Fun Places to Eat Seafood ~ Hang Out on the Water (maybe even funky places to shop!)
European Cafe & Schnitzel House ~ eat ~ beer ~ wine
210 S. Atlantic Ave. (A1A - on the beach)
Be prepared for stuffed birds stapled to the walls and killer schnitzel. Definitely not a seafood restaurant - but a blast of old world German cuisine and hospitality. Apple strudel, real whipped cream, soup, rye bread, wurst, potato pancakes - all homemade. All of this in the dining room of an old 2 story house.
St. Augustine ~ on Anastasia Island
Nalu's Tropical Takeout ~ eat ~ picnic benches
This is about 1 mile south of the St. Augustine Bridge of Lions. They're somewhere in the parking lot of the Surf Station on the east side of the road.
These guys were around before the food truck craze hit on the food TV channels. They have a pretty small rig and it's tucked into a small parking space right off the main drag on the island. It looks, well, funky.
The menu is centered around fish and tortillas. Take some blackened fresh fish, put it in a tortilla with other goodies, and you're good to go. The other goodies include some combination of beans, cheese, Baja sauce, chopped cabbage, lettuce, picante sauce, cilantro sauce, or rice. All of the dishes have a "tropical" name, which are a little kitchy – but the Baja Fish Tacos are wonderful! Take a look at their full menu on their website – better yet, stop by and see what's on their specials board.
St. Augustine (mainland)
Ann O'Malley's Pub ~ beer ~ wine ~ eat ~ entertainment
Just west of the Old City Gates on Orange Street.
A true "locals" pub, this boasts as being Downtown's Oldest Authentic Irish Pub. This pub and eatery is small, historic, loud, funky and wonderful. Just hang on the porch and watch the tourists and the horse drawn carriages go by. Or sit and talk to the "Re-enacters" in full blown period garb. Good brew and good company here.