8155 County Road 13 North, St Augustine, FL 32092-2405
AVERAGE USER RATING
Cuisine: Fish & Seafood
Overlooking the scenic Six Mile Creek, this rustic eatery specializes in delicious, fresh seafood with items on the menu including boiled, broiled, ... More
Outback Crab Shack
Overlooking the scenic Six Mile Creek, this rustic eatery specializes in delicious, fresh seafood with items on the menu including boiled, broiled, and fried seafood, catfish, crawfish, shrimp, clam strips, raw and cooked oysters, steaks, chicken, and fresh fish. They are open daily for lunch and dinner.
My wife grandson and I stopped in for shrimp Po Boy, Stone Crab claws, and blue crabs. We got plenty of food but the quality left a lot to be desired. I have had stone crab where you crack open the claw and dip a lollypop of crab in butter and enjoy. These however were so dried that they crumbled into tiny flakes and they had an off flavor. I really believed they were frozen. The shrimp in my wifes Po Boy were dried she thought they were reheated in a microwave I tasted one and had to agree almost shrimp jerky. I knew the blue crab southern style i.e. Boiled would be disappointing. I'm originally from the Chesapeake region and blue crabs are steamed. The meat was mushy and had very little flavor. For both crab selections you received corn, potatoes, mushrooms, sausage, etc. all boiled. Was filling but we gave up on the crab and brought it home I will let it dry out and make soup with it. The waitress was nice and kept us stocked however chef Ramsey would really have a lot to say about a chef that would let that kind of quality leave his kitchen. Especially for over $50.00.
if you like sea food and casual dress this place is the best!!!!!!!! i drive over an hour to eat there. the place is so good they run out of room to park. since it is located on the water i just drive up there in my boat.
I have been going here for some 15 years. Used to love it. Now the parking is a major problem. 11 of use went on a Saturday at 5:30. We were seated near the the fella that spun CD's the music was so loud we could'nt here the person next to us talk. We asked to be moved but were told that we would have to get in the back of the waiting line. Having done that already we opted to tolerate the situation. The food was ok but pricy for what it was. The server had absolutly no personality not even a fake smile. Our group was very congenial 18 to 55 year olds. The absolute worst of it was the nats. Not a few nats but the kind that made us cover our food with napkins and reach under to eat with one hand and continuously swat them with the other. We finally got 5 carry out containers and salvaged what we could to bring home so we could eat as leftovers without having to eat nats with each bite. Add to that the drunks and the floor spitters around us and it was easily the worst eating experience I can remember. By the way the bill for this agony was $300 and usually tip 20% but everyone suggested 10% to be polite, I did 15% out of pity for the waitress. I live in St Augustine and I put this last on a list of tons of places to eat.
I like down and dirty, a hole in the wall kind of places but this place could use a little make up. Granted they're trying to create a certain ambience, but every restaurant should have clean restrooms. This one doesn't. The waitress we had that night wasn't up to par eventhough the place was half empty. What does a man have to do to get a nice cold beer? This place isn't for everyone. Think twice before you go.
We used to love going there, but the last time it was dirty, underneath our table was not clean, the table had other people's food still left on it. The bathrooms were dirty. It smelled terrible. There were alot of drunk people in there and we had small children with us that did not have to see that. The food tasted bad and it was way to expensive.
From the excellent food to some of the hottest young ladies in the area as wait staff, I can not think of a better place to relax and have a great meal. Chilling on the deck with a buckets of brews and tearing through the lowcountry boil or diving into one of the most succulent sandwiches (I highly recommend the Philly Cheese Steak or Da Cutter burger), the first bit of warm weather usually signifies the start of fun filled months of hanging out here and enjoying great food with some of the greatest people around. There is not many places around that can compete with the whole experience that you will surely be remembering for quite some time after eating here.
As a St. Augustine resident who is usually profoundly disappointed by the local restaurants - which seem to cater mostly to a transient snowbird clientele and care less if they return - the Outback Crab Shack is really no exception.
Interchangeable with Clark's Fish Camp in Jacksonville, it is full of the same kitschy decor (including video games to set the mood). This is definitely not a place for fine dining!
The location is beautiful, with wild gators floating nearby but large plates of grossly overpriced, overfried seafood and frozen fries (I've never found decent hand cut, fresh potato fries in this area even though it claims to be "Florida's Potato Capital) are the main reason that people seem to travel out of their way to eat here.
You can do much better for the obscene amount of money you are going to spend by sticking with local places like the South Beach Grill in Crescent Beach.
This is a great place! I have been making special trips to the Outback crab Shack, St. Augustine for 12 years. (It was called 6 Mile Crab Shack way back then.) I Live in Indian River County, FL.
We tell all of our friends and family to go when they are in St. Augustine. THEEEE BEST crawfish east of New Orleans. We stop on the way out of and in to Florida when traveling by car making sure it's dinner time in St. Augustine. I'm Serious!
To get there, the drive along the St. John's River is a beautiful drive. Don't miss it. Order the crawfish boil platter!!!
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