Embark on a culinary journey along Florida’s Historic Coast that’s perfect for your next family reunion. This region, rich in both history and flavor, offers a variety of dining experiences that cater to all ages.
Whether you’re seeking seafood by the scenic riverbanks, traditional dishes in historic settings, or casual eateries with award-winning menus, these family-friendly restaurants combine delicious cuisine with a welcoming atmosphere.
Each spot is carefully selected to enhance your family gathering, making meal times not just about food, but about creating lasting memories together. Join us as we guide you through the best dining options for a memorable family reunion on Florida’s picturesque and historic coastline.
AUNT KATE’S ON THE RIVER
Continuing more than 100 years of serving the finest in local seafood, Aunt Kate’s pleasures both the eye and the palate. Situated in a grove of live oaks on the bank of the Tolomoto River, guests can dine on the outside decks under the trees or inside in either the main dining room or the Victory bar.
THE COLUMBIA RESTAURANT
The oldest restaurant in Florida, The Columbia Restaurant has been owned and operated by five generations for more than 115 years. This exquisite restaurant sits in the heart of St. Augustine in the historic district. Guests can enjoy award-winning Spanish/Cuban cuisine while eating lunch or dinner in dining rooms filled with hundreds of hand-painted tiles and Spanish-style fountains.
PIZZALLEY’S CHIANTI ROOM
For two generations, the Pizzalleys family has served award-winning pizza and old-country entrees. Pizzalley’s received the National Award of Excellence from the American Culinary Federation, one of only 20 restaurants across the country that were selected. Guests can follow an alleyway through a secluded courtyard and enjoy wine from an extensive wine list, complete liquor bar and excellent food.
THE SUNSET GRILLE
With a menu that can be described as honest and simple, the Sunset Grille offers award-winning chowders, fresh seafood, datil chicken wings and even tasty baby back ribs. Featuring both indoor and outdoor dining (with a lovely view), the Sunset Grille also offers a full-service bar that features local wine and spirits.
THE SPANISH BAKERY & CAFÉ
Nestled under St. Augustine’s famous historic Cedar tree for more than 37 years, the Spanish Bakery and Café serves empanadas, picadillo and sandwiches made daily by on-site chefs. The bakery also serves homemade soup, gazpacho and salads and freshly baked bread.
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