The Salt Life Food Shack in St. Augustine FL is known for it’s Savory Sea Food, “Take it Easy” atmosphere, and Live Music. The location itself is completely multifunctional, whether you are bringing your kids to grab a bite to eat (Patio Seating), entertaining a business client (Inside Seating) or celebrating something special (Roof Top Deck)… there’s a seat for you.
Patio Seating (Level 1): This is where we enjoyed our food, listened to live music and just relaxed. The outdoor patio is very casual, bench style seating is available, each table has an umbrella (blocking that Florida sun) and the Live Music is set up in the corner. Directly in front of the Music there is a first come first serve seating area (cushioned seating) where families and couples can sit and wait for their table, or even enjoy a full meal. The staff will bring you drinks, food and even help entertain those little ones who can’t sit still at a table.
Arriving at Salt Life Food Shack, you have the option to vallet your car or find the additional parking on the back side of the building. We got lucky, and found a spot as soon as we pulled in. The building itself is one of a kind, and highlights the versatility of the restraunt, before you even walk through the doors. As we walked in, we were immediately greeted by the hostess and shortly after brought to our outside table where live music was already playing. Something worth noting, is that the staff is really there to serve you and make the experience as memorable as possible. You won’t mind the wait, appetizers are brought out to the parties waiting to be seated on busy nights. (are you hungry yet?) Once seated, our waitress started us of with the Drink Menu… I ordered a glass of Sangria and My Fiance Joseph ordered an Angry Orchard Cider (so exciting right?) If you aren’t a plain jane like him, you will love the fruity island concoctions from the bar. ~Happy Hour Information: Happy Hour (4-6:30 pm) Monday through Friday. $1.00 Off All Liquor Drinks, House Wine & Drafts.~
Now it is time for the Teasers (aka Appetizers), I ordered the Fried Calamari and it was amazing. The calamari was fresh, tender and best dipped in the Shack Sauce. This was my first time trying calamari, so thank you Salt Life for hooking me!
A few Teasers that might interest you:
- Bahamian Conch Chowder
- Tuna Tostada
- Shrimp and Chorizo Nachos
Now onto the Main Menu, I went fried for the appetizer so I decided to go fried for dinner too. I ordered the Southern Fried Shrimp: Seasoned Hand-breaded Shrimp Fried to absolute perfection.
And Joseph ordered the Wood-Grilled Mahi Fish Sandwhich with a side of Black Bean Orzo… which he devoured in 3 minutes.
After we listened to a few more songs on the patio, we found ourselves eyeing the desert menu. Pineapple Upside Down Cake won my heart. Hands down, the best I have had in my life. For those of you who are not sure what it is, let me break it down: Rum soaked yellow cake served warm, infused with crushed pineapple. (Basically short definition: Heaven on a plate)
After we finished our desert, we got our picture taken and placed on a Salt Life Post Card! This is something that is free to all customers, on the post card itself you will find your picture in the center, the current specials, and a coupon for a Free Appetizer during your next Visit. Your photo is also available for Purchase. See ours below!
This guy was amazing, and usually plays on Wednesdays and one Saturday a month.
Did you know?
The Salt Life Food Shack is a SCRATCH kitchen. They can cook anything and everything you want, however you want it. Food allergies? No problem Gluten Free Menu: HERE
Excuses you can use to eat at Salt Life Food Shack:
- Your Birthday
- Date Night
- Girls Night Out
- Engagement Celebration
- Retirement Party
- New Job
- Just Because
Full Menu: HERE
Visit Salt Life Food Shack’s Website: HERE
Follow Salt Life Food Shack St. Augustine on Instagram: HERE
A Huge THANK YOU to Salt Life Food Shack St. Augustine for having us, and Marcos, you and your team were amazing!