Salt Water Cowboys

Experience real Southern dining and waterfront views at Salt Water Cowboys on Anastasia Island!

Overlooking the Intracoastal Waterway, south of Cobblestone Plaza on Anastasia Island.
299 Dondanville Rd, St. Augustine, 32080
(904) 471-2332

Hours of Operation

Sun - Thu: 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat: 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
  • Salt Water Cowboys located on the Intracoastal in historic St. Augustine has been serving great seafood, steaks, and more for over 35 years! This unique southern Florida-style restaurant offers indoor dining in one of their four dining rooms and outdoor dining on the deck to take in the amazing view.

    Surrounded by marshland, Salt Water Cowboys offers a true Southern dining experience. With mouthwatering dishes like Alligator Tail, Rock Shrimp, fresh seafood, and an open pit barbeque option, everyone's taste buds will be satisfied!

    Decorated with snake skins and other native wildlife, Salt Water Cowboys gives you a real feel for a Florida, turn-of-the-century fish camp, complete with rusted tin ceilings and handmade willow twig furniture. Looking for something different on your trip to the nation's oldest city? Stop by Salt Water Cowboys on the picturesque Intracoastal and catch a spectacular sunset while enjoying your fresh seafood or barbeque and much more!

    Call Salt Water Cowboys for more information.

    Salt Water Cowboys is located on Anastasia Island south of the Cobblestone Plaza; turn onto the road with the BP gas station.

  • Reviews


    on every trip to florida, regardless of destination, we make it a point to stop by either coming or going . we've been doing this since the early '80's. the atmosphere is unique rustic and the food is superb. try the stuffed snapper - it's to die for.


    Enjoyed dining there Dec 2010 with my grandchild Food was great .Excellence service . Will return next trip to St. Augustine


    While we weren't pleased at the looks of this restaurant when we arrived, over a swamp, ferrel cats everywhere, unpaved road,


    I was shocked the health dept. Allowed cats in the dining area. In our party, we had two of us that were allergic to cats. Not a good situation. Food was good but the cats done that in!


    Always a must when visiting St. Augustine, located on a tidal marsh, you enter through a cool shaded wooden deck. Its the best place in town to enjoy a tropical drink, served from an outside window. A place where a short wait is a blessing. The local seafood is always fresh and prepared perfectly. Our guests often sample the gator and frog legs, not found anywhere else. The ambience is all old Florida inside and out. Beautiful sunsets over the marsh fed by the intercoastal in the distance; a place you don't want to leave and where you will always want to return because its so relaxing.


    while yes there were cats--they were on the outside, unlike some Disney restaurants that have birds pooping all over. But it gave to the atmosphere. We sat outside and watched the sunset over dinner. We are heading south te begining of Dec and this will be on our agenda. See ya'll soon...


    The food was cold and even the coffee. A waiter for another table dropped his seafood sauce and kept on go and when we told him about it IT WAS NOT HIM, well we saw it drop and the sauce got all over one of our shoes and booth, but he did not do it, Our waiter was okay but I saw some of them reading a book in plain sight. Over priced for the food you ger


    The food is delicious and the atmosphere is great. We come here every time we come to St Augustine. Not located in the 'old' historic downtown location, off the beaten path. But still a great place to eat. The house salad with green apples, walnuts, citrus dressing, etc is the best house salad ever. The Jambalaya is the best I have ever had. Yes there are cats there, but they are located outside and do not come to your table to beg for food cause they are well feed there. Sunsets are fabulous here. Just wished they were open for Lunch.


    No steamed oysters, server said it was normal to be out of them all the time.Ordered shrimp, told was out of that too(WTF?).On a friday too.What we did order we suspected was flash frozen and cooked, and not very well.Bread cold and old,Potato was cooked way earlier and almost cold.Had a weird flavor.hush puppies were good. Ruined our second honeymoon dinner,as it was supposed to be a highlight.Never will be back.Not even close to the food we got in the 1990's.Just sad. good luck.


    I have eaten at Salt Water Cowboys many times and have NEVER been dissapointed. The atmosphere is different but interesting, not the norm, the food is great and the prices are good. I enjoy the cats but they like fish and thats what they serve. If you are allergic to them and dont want to be around them, then eat inside the resturant! Very comfortable and clean.


    Love this place! We live in SA and it is always a treat for us to eat here. When ever we have out of town guests we bring them here and they always love it. Great food. Good prices. Always great staff. View is outstanding at sunset. Hey...the cats are outside and they do not even get close to people. Lighten up and enjoy!


    Scenic views, sunsets and savory seafood. I will have to venture back to try the BBQ.

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