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Beautiful Waterfront Dining at Cap’s on the Water

Cap's on the Water is one of the best restaurants in St. Augustine for waterfront views

Florida cuisine is known for being indulgent and flavorful with fresh seafood, international influences, and creative preparations. One of the best restaurants in St. Augustine is Cap’s on the Water, an institution on the Tolomato River with stunning waterfront views, fantastic indoor and outdoor seating, and the perfect view of the sunset. With more than 1,500 five-star reviews on TripAdvisor, you can trust that the location is nothing short of unforgettable. 

Dining in St. Augustine will be a highlight of any visit to the nation’s oldest city. As a popular tourist destination, many talented and innovative culinary professionals bringing a wealth of knowledge and fantastic flavors have flocked to Florida, opening impressive restaurants, bars, and cafes. You’ll also enjoy the lively atmosphere as most of these establishments host live music. Cap’s on the Water is just one of the fantastic choices!

Our bed and breakfast in St. Augustine is the perfect place to plan a getaway to the oldest city in the nation! Relax, slow down, and unwind at our historic property, which is set up with your ultimate comfort in mind. You’ll rest well in our guest rooms, eat a hearty breakfast, and have lots of options for places to lounge. Check out our upcoming availability and book your lodging today! 

Cap's on the Water for elegant waterfront dining in St Augustine

Head to Cap's on the Water & More St. Augustine Restaurants

Cap’s on the Water just recently reopened for the spring season with freshly sanded bars, coats of paint, and spruced-up digs. The staff is rested and ready to welcome visitors and locals alike to belly up for a scratch-made margarita, locally famous crab cakes, and stunning sunset views. 

Depending on the vibe you’re hoping for during lunch, drinks, or dinner at Cap’s on the Water, you can choose to sit inside in the modern dining rooms, out on the covered pavilion, or at the casual oyster bar. They don’t take reservations, so seating is all based on a first-come, first-served basis. Be prepared that you may encounter a wait depending on the time of day. 

More St. Augustine Restaurants Worth a Trip: 

Cap’s on the Water is just one of the great restaurants in St. Augustine for seafood, sunsets, and smiling service. Here are a few other stops to add to your itinerary: 

  1. Casa Reina: Located right at the foot of the Bridge of Lions, this local favorite offers a diverse mix of Mexican, Latin-American, and Florida coastal cuisine. 
  2. Llama Restaurant: For artfully presented Peruvian specialties, this charming newcomer to the St. Augustine restaurant scene has been a hit! This location is in the top 100 restaurants on Open Table. 
  3. River & Fort: This St. Augustine restaurant and rooftop lounge is such a great date spot for an afternoon drink or a full seafood feast. If you’re visiting the Castillo de San Marcos, this is one of the best places to head after a tour. 
  4. Collage Restaurant: Known as one of the most romantic restaurants in St. Augustine, this is the perfect spot for couples to enjoy an intimate meal. This is also one of our favorites, so we even have a romantic package that includes a voucher for dinner for two at Collage. 
  5. The Floridian: If you’re craving classic Southern cuisine, the menu changes with the seasons and offers guests a casual-fun atmosphere and welcoming hospitality. 
  6. Catch 27: Located in the heart of the historic St. Augustine, this seafood eatery is perfect for an elevated, fine dining experience in the Nation’s Oldest City. 
Cap's on the Water is one of the best restaurants in St Augustine, our bed and breakfast is pictured here

The Best Bed and Breakfast in St. Augustine

Our bed and breakfast in St. Augustine is ready to welcome you to the oldest city in the nation! The St. Francis Inn is just steps from many attractions, points of interest, restaurants, and shops in the historic district. And just a quick drive from places in Vilano Beach, like Cap’s on the Water. It’s also an iconic part of this dynamic city’s history, being built in 1791, and is often referred to as the town’s “oldest inn.” After a day of exploration in the oldest city in the nation, you’ll have peace of mind knowing that you are returning to a quiet, casual, and elegant space. 

At our bed and breakfast in St. Augustine, we offer a variety of rooms and layouts adorned with classic and elegant decor that takes you back to an earlier era. Each room has its own unique design, furnishings, and facilities, which makes your stay even more exceptional. You may prefer a room with a private deck and outdoor seating, or perhaps you’d like an electric fireplace, a private front porch with garden views, or a whirlpool tub with a shower.

The seemingly endless list of amenities we offer will help make your stay that much more memorable. You’ll enjoy a dip in the swimming pool to cool off on a hot day. The pool is temperature-controlled, and so maintains a temp of about 85 degrees for year-round fun, or if you’d like to head to nearby St. Augustine Beach, we can set you up with beach towels, chairs, and off-street parking. We offer these and many more amenities to make your stay as comfortable as possible! Book your lodging today! 

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