BlackFly - St Augustine

4.6
1943 Reviews
$31 to $50
Seafood
If you're looking for a seafood restaurant in St. Augustine, this unique fly-fishing themed restaurant offers daily fresh fish specials using locally caught fish that you don't usually see on most restaurant menus. The kitchen at BlackFly is a "Scratch Kitchen"; everything is fresh, as local as possible, seasonal and made to order. The menu at BlackFly includes Chop House selections as well as an extensive wine selection. Mike and Cindy, partners in BlackFly and owners of the Famous Collage Restaurant in downtown St. Augustine are the operational managers. The menu is the grand result of their combined expertise, their years of experience in bringing the best possible product to the table and the imaginative input of our talented culinary team. The restaurant is under the internationally known BlackFly Brand of Vaughn Cochran, a Florida artist who lives and paints in St. Augustine, Florida and who developed the famous BlackFly Logo.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 1943 people are saying
Overall ratings and reviews
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4.6based on recent ratings
4.6
food
4.7
service
4.4
ambience
4.3
value
Noise · Moderate
91% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipRobertL
Miami
6 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful food, great service! Love the coconut crusted Lobster tails.....AMAZING!!

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jonw
Denver
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall3food4service3ambience3

We have not been to Black Fly for over a year and were glad to see they made it through the pandemic. The food was very good and expensive as in the past, service acceptable. However, waitstaff where not wearing masks properly when they served the table. Mask under their nose. We'll probably not go back for a while, until more folks have had vaccines.

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BarbaraW
New York Area
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had friends from out of town and they just loved Black Fly

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ScottG
Orlando
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went for the first time on a busy Saturday evening. They have a good sized parking lot, but still had to park on the street in the neighborhood behind. Despite that start everything else in the evening was too notch. I had a special of pan seared scallops with fried Brussel sprouts al served with a wonderful sauce. I also had the Bahamian chowder as a stater which was excellent. Our drinks were great and the service was spot on. Also the whole meal was timely without undue waiting you experience with some fine dining. Highly recommended!

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TammyK
Orlando
4 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall2food1service4ambience3

I was looking forward to the experience and was disappointed in my meal. it was the seared flounder and it didn't have any flavor, I had to add salt. which I don't do. My husband's meal was also the special of the night and his carrots was not cooked and the potatoes were cold. His meals was nothing special about it. My waiter was good and I have no issues with that. I don't plan on going back. This is my 2nd time here

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DimpleDan
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Server was a delight, food was great, will go back again when in St Augustine

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DanaH
New England
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great experience except for high noise level. Amazing dessert.

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AngieM
Atlanta
11 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall2food2service3ambience4

3 small lobster tails $38, was a rip off.

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Hoddie
Jacksonville
3 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Food and service was outstanding. Wanted crab. No crab. Wanted Brussel sprouts. No Brussel sprouts. The dining room was very noisy. We were there for q quiet anniversary dinner and it was so noisy.

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BillS
Hawaii
12 reviews
Dined on April 14, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We love this place! It's in our top 5 places to eat here! Food is consistently amazing! Always cooked perfectly. I always get the fresh catch when I do. I always love it but was not a huge fan of the flounder this time. It was cooked perfectly but would have loved more spices, maybe some salt? They make the most perfectly cooked rice every time! We love the coconut creme brulee too. Its a great place to go if you need to eat gluten free too. There are lots of options for me and they are very accomodating,

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HollyH
Orlando
1 review
Dined on April 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

just wonderful experience. would recommend to anyone.

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OpenTable Diner
Charlotte
1 review
Dined on April 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Don’t judge a book by its cover. A great place for an upscale dinner.

MI
vipMITIMAN
Naples
67 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Excellent food and good service. Scallops and flounder, fresh and tender. Salads crispy with excellent dressing.

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vipSonny
Indiana
45 reviews
Dined on April 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome experience in every way! Our waiter Jerrod was very knowledgable concerning the menu items and was very attentive to our needs.

JB
vipJosephB
Jacksonville
45 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall4food3service3ambience4

I frequent the restaurant because there’s a reason I come from Long Island and I like good food I know good food I come from a restaurant family if you restaurants that are owned by the same people are excellent blackfly has quality quality food right now you for the dollar and their other place collage is also excellent looking for to the top restaurants in Saint Augustine this is it

Incredible fried shrimp and coconut lobster along with the fried rice and shrimp that right there is an amazing meal

Scott B
Saint Augustine

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Malissa
1 review
Dined on April 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Made a reservation for dinner and it was wonderful. Our server Kaitlyn was attentive and knowledgeable. Food was outstanding bar service was quick. The pizza was great as well as the scallops. Hope we can return the next time we are in town

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StAugustinediners
Jacksonville
9 reviews
Dined on April 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The quality is always superb, noise level was rather high. Cocktails were a little pricey.

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OpenTable Diner
Jacksonville
1 review
Dined on April 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food and service!

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
6 reviews
Dined on April 8, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience3

Very Tasty!! Great Service!!!!👍👍👍👍

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vipjanet
Seattle
7 reviews
Dined on April 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food was great - service outstanding - the salads were remarkable.

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RobinL
1 review
Dined on April 7, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience5

We have eaten at The Blackfly in St. Augustine many times. The menu items have changed and they removed some of our favorites, the sushi and the crab cakes. Overall the food was good, however, in the past it has been better.

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StephenK
San Diego
1 review
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall3food5service4ambience3

Best ever Brussel sprouts and scallops, and crab cakes

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vipDeniseN
Jacksonville
14 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Staff was professional & friendly from the time we entered until we departed - fried flounder was very good as were the desserts (crepe brûlée & key lime pie).

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SkipW
Cincinnati
2 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

All was fine. Food as usual was very well done. Drink was also done well.

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OpenTable Diner
Raleigh
2 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Nice place. Good food. Not outstanding but good.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Orlando
4 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

This was a nice restaurant. The bread and butter and desserts were delicious. My sister got the scallops special which was tasty but all it had was scallops and a lot of brussel sprouts. The pork shoulder was just okay. Nothing spectacular. Service was great and the food came out quickly. Worth giving a try.

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LizB
Cincinnati
3 reviews
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great wine list! Friendly atmosphere! Food was delicious! My husband had Strip steak cooked perfectly medium rare and I had the crab carbonara! Would go back weekly if we lived in St. Augustine. Liz and Gordon

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OpenTable Diner
Jacksonville
1 review
Dined on March 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was amazing and our server (Alex) was outstanding.

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joeNT
New England
20 reviews
Dined on March 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Eclectic menu
Excellent service
Added bonus Martini Monday

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PamelaK
1 review
Dined on March 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Tables could gave been farther apart during covid. The food and service was outstanding. Haven't had a better piece of beef in a long time.

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vipWestchesterfoodlovers
Miami
23 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Probably one of the best restaurants in St. Augustine. Food , service great
Wish they had a bigger selection of fresh fish . But all in all very good.

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vipMIKEJ
Jacksonville
11 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This restaurant does a fantastic job. The food, service and atmosphere was outstanding. Our server, Jessie did a fabulous job in serving us. Highly recommend BlackFly for an enjoyable dinner.

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gdog17
New York Area
21 reviews
Dined on March 24, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Everything was well prepared and service was very good. Just as we’ve experienced previously and as expected from the professional staff at Blackfly.

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Jermaine561
Miami
1 review
Dined on March 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a wonderful time for our 5 year anniversary!! Food was top notch and service excellent l! We’ll definitely be back

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vipButch
Orlando
269 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Seafood is great as usual! But let's not forget about the pizza too!

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OpenTable Diner
Jacksonville
1 review
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

All around great food and experience. Will always go back

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful, as always!

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vipGO4GREATFOOD
Orlando
17 reviews
Dined on March 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fun place for dinner and drinks. Great food surrounded with ideal ambiance. One of our top 5 in all of St. Augustine and # 1 for the Banana Bread Pudding!

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Cotylady
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on March 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Black Fly never disappoints!
The food was delicious, the ambiance was wonderful and the service was on point. Thank you for a great dining experience.

JR
vipJeffreyR
Miami
3 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food and service!! The lobster was especially good.

FAQs

BlackFly - St Augustine offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (904) 201-6300.

BlackFly - St Augustine is rated 4.6 stars by 1943 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.