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“Nice watering hole right on the water”
Review of Beaches at Vilano

Beaches at Vilano
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$ 10 - US$ 20
Cuisines: Seafood
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Dining options: Breakfast, After-hours, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
Description: Welcome to the 'NEW' Beaches! Beaches had a restaurant makeover this past season. Along with our beautiful beach front location and the best sunsets in St. Augustine we now have a remodeled restaurant, new menu, fresh seafood daily, new wine list, new outside bar & deck and the friendliest staff in town! Beaches is great for the whole family, the kids love our beach! There is dining inside or outside on our huge deck and tables to dine right in sand. We also feature two fun bars and live music every weekend out on the party deck. Beaches is truly a fun, relaxing establishment. So if your looking for a waterfront restaurant & bar that serves great food, fresh seafood, creative cocktails, friendly service, beachfront dining & the best sunsets in St. Augustine leave your stress behind and come to Beaches!
Reviewed 6 April 2018

excellent and friendly bartenders...great open vista overlooking the water. Prices are normal....try the conch fritters. Live band and no cover charge. Kid/family friendly too

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Reviewed 5 April 2018

The previous several times we have been to Beaches the service was excellent and the food above average - even when they were super busy. Today was different, we stopped for lunch at 1:35pm on a thursday, it was not terribly busy, there were empty tables so we were seated right away. Twenty minutes later (yes, 20 minutes!) a waiter came by to get our drink order - at this point I'm already not happy. We ordered one ice tea, one chardonnay and one glass of water, and two orders of fish and chips. About twenty minutes later the waiter brought the ice tea and chardonnay - at this point there are several empty tables as it's now after 2:00pm and the lunch crowd has been leaving. About thirty minutes later our food arrives. The glass of water must have been too much to ask for! In the past the fish and chips were very good, however, today they were mediocre, greasy with very thick breading . During all this time our waiter NEVER stopped back by! I had to ask another waiter for our check and a to go box. This entire time I am watching other tables and two other waiters. The other waiters were constantly coming back to their tables to check on the patrons. One table next to use was seated just a few minutes after we were, after maybe 30 minutes one of the staff came to their table and reported they lost the "ticket" for that table. Another table near us had equally bad service and waited even longer than we did, we could hear them complaining amongst themselves - by the time we left they were TRYING to get another round of drinks and their food still had not arrived (same waiter as us). It's understandable to wait a little longer for the food if it's busy, but it wasn't that busy, the waiter we were unlucky enough to get should seriously think about a different line of work. I know this all sounds harsh, but it was truly NOT a good experience. Maybe the manager should pay more attention to how the patrons are being treated (or NOT treated) and motivate the wait staff to work a little harder.

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Reviewed 3 April 2018

The staff was very friendly. Our drinks were delicious and the food was fantastic. The shrimp, scallops and fish tacos were awesome! The patio was nice and right on the water. We will definitely be back on our next trip to Florida.

Thank Mandy H
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Reviewed 2 April 2018

We stumbled upon this Beaches Restaurant and what a nice surprise! My Wife and i ate lunch here the first day we arrived in town and it was so good we returned for lunch the next two days. We did not want to be disappointed with anywhere else after finding Beaches we did not have to look any further! We will be back next year! Can't wait!

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Reviewed 2 April 2018 via mobile

My parents took us here when we visited them, and it was a great experience. We sat outside at dinner and the sunset view on the water was pretty near perfect. The service was spotty, but understandable being Easter. It was fairly crowded. Everything we had was delicious. Highly recommend both the fish and shrimp tacos.

Thank Blair H
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