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Old 14-01-2010, 10:53   #1
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Best Place in St. Augustine, FL?

I am heading to Florida for my mid winter visit with my wife.
We will be in St. Aug. for Sunday/Monday Jan 17/18.
Where is the best place for a potential set of Liveaboards/Cruisers to have some small taste of the life. Not looking to impose, just buy you your choice of beverages to hear you tell your tale, at a waterfront gathering place.

Even if you did not want to subject yourself, where is the most likely place?

Thanks,
Frank and Gail.
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Old 14-01-2010, 11:11   #2
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I live 30 miles north west of there on a boat and you would be welcome to stop by for a visit and if I have the time I may be able to meet you down there and show you around. PM me and I will give you my number.


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Old 14-01-2010, 12:41   #3
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We will be in St. Aug. for Sunday/Monday Jan 17/18.
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Stop by the St. Aug. Lighthouse Museum and say hi to the Lighthouse Archaeology Maritime Program (LAMP) team there. Tell 'em IMH sends regards from Maryland!

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A couple of places come to mind:

1) Kingfish Grill at Camachee Cove marina (where I have my boat) has good food/drinks and wonderful view. It is at the NW side on the Vilano bridge, by the ICW and St Augustine Inlet.
2) Conch House marina is supposed to have a good restaurant - haven't been there myself but heard good things about it. It is straight across the main (Bridge of Lions) bridge that's undergoing renovation - can't miss it. Need to follow the highway (Anastasia, I think) and turn left by the water. Best to look for it @ mapquest, it is shown clearly.
3) Hurricane Patty's - by US1, South of King Street. www.hurricanepattys.net
if the link fails, try google'ing hurricane patty's St Augustine. Southern cooking, beer drinking place.

I will be at St Augustine at the same time but don't quite know what the admiral has signed me up to yet Will you have internet access? or PM me your phone number and if things work out, we can at least have a drink and talk about boats.

Safe travels!

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Old 15-01-2010, 14:25   #5
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...Conch House marina is supposed to have a good restaurant ...
I've been there-- very pleasant, but the food's a bit pricey.

As for restaurants, I'd recommend the Beachcomber Restaurant in St. Augustine Beach if the weather's nice-- Rte. 312 across the bridge to A1A. Very informal, and they have the best alligator around, according to the locals. Not a marina, though.

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I'll go with the Beachcomer we were there in Aug. good food, right on the beach, but like Kirok says watch the weather. if yuo want a nice restaurant Colombo's in town real nice food but pricey.
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A1A Ale House - A brew pub with good food (creative menu) downtown angled across the street from the St. A municipal marina. A little further to the North the Tradewinds Tropical Saloon, one of my favorite semi-dives. Either one of those occasionally fill up with cruisers. My favorite restaurant is Gypsy Cab Company, on the beach side of the Bridge of lions about a mile out on the left. Lots more to discover in St. Augustine, which is a great walking town. Both the fort (Castillo de San Marcos) and the St. Augustine Alligator farm (out past Gypsy Cab restaurant) are way beyond tourist traps. They are not to be missed.
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Thanks for the advice, what a whirlwind.

Had a great time, took sailndive's advice, wound up at Hurricane Patty's. Great place. Had a blast with the wife. Had 2 days in St A.
No phone, no nothing but a fun time with my wife. Now back to the grist mill!

Thanks again,
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Had a great time, took sailndive's advice, wound up at Hurricane Patty's. Great place. Had a blast with the wife. Had 2 days in St A.
No phone, no nothing but a fun time with my wife. Now back to the grist mill!

Thanks again,
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Glad to hear you guys had a good time! BTW, thanks for asking the question at the first place, it added a few places to my list to check out as well

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