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BlackFly - St Augustine

4.5
4.5
2353 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.

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Booked 33 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Seafood, Steak, Caribbean

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Thu, Sun 5:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (904) 201-6300

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Private party facilities

    Our private event room, The Shores Room, can comfortably seat 40 guests in a private dining area. Featuring a fully stocked bar, the Shores Room is the perfect venue for any corporate function as well as rehearsal dinners and birthdays.

  • Private party contact

    Nick Massie: (904) 201-6300

  • Neighborhood

    St. Augustine

  • Cross street

    Zorayda Ave

  • Parking details

    Ample parking is available in our lot and on the street.

  • Public transit

    A very short taxi ride from downtown.

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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Menu

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What 2,353 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.5
4.5 based on recent ratings
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.3Ambience
  • 4.2Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Jacksonville / Northeast Florida

    Seafood

  • St. Augustine

    Best Service

  • St. Augustine

    Fit for Foodies

  • St. Augustine

    Healthy

  • St. Augustine

    Neighborhood Gem

  • St. Augustine

    Notable Wine List

  • St. Augustine

    Vibrant Bar Scene

  • St. Augustine

    Most Booked

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Orlando

    10 reviews

    4.0

    10 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    Double date

  2. BB

    BeckyB

    Fort Lauderdale

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The conch fritters were outstanding. Our waiter Jarred was fun and knowledgeable helping us to decide. Food was delicious and we were not rushed. A wonderful dining experience shared with my husband and lifelong friends

  3. CG

    ChuckG

    Jacksonville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Anniversary

  4. RC

    RebeccaC

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall1food1service1ambience1

    In desperate need of a makeover. Sub par food. Sad decor.

  5. JS

    JeffreyS

    Jacksonville

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Excellent food and our server Skylar was friendly and extremely helpful with deciding on our selections. Be prepared it is a little pricey, but worth it.

  6. BG

    BarbaraG

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The place had a very relaxing atmosphere. Pasta with shellfish was amazing. The tuna was yummy. Great lemon martini. Very creamy crème brûlée. Service was excellent

  7. JH

    JoeH

    Orange County

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on May 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Food and service excellent!!! Noise level very high , enough that we couldn’t hear what our table mates were saying, but that is a small detail

  8. B

    Bill

    Tampa

    35 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    35 reviews

    Dined on May 14, 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience2

    Appetizers were very good. Entrees we’re typical beach food. Big, but not flavorful. Service was so slow, understating shortages in staff following pandemic. Wouldn’t Recommend to friends.

  9. DY

    DennisY

    Pittsburgh

    21 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on May 14, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4

    Food and service were terrific as always. Unfortunately the noise level was so high we couldn’t hear each other from across the table

  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 13, 2022

    overall2food1service3ambience3

    I had heard such good things about the restaurant that I was surprised how bad the food and service was. First, the appetizer we ordered never arrived.. The stuffed flounder was overcooked and dry. There was more breading than fish. The coconut cake was frozen and when it came out it was a little hard and the frosting crumbled off the cake. The table bread and vegetables were good. Overall, a bad experience. Will never go back.

  11. j

    jamesw

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    food is very good..Ireland our waitress was excellent . Had a great anniversary.

  12. R

    Rickyderick

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 9, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience4

    One our favorites places to go for a special time. Normally 5 stars across-the-board.

  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Orlando

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Always a great meal and service

  14. RR

    RalphR

    San Francisco

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 9, 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience3

    My wife and I don’t like spicy hot food and they cook with a large presence of curry. I requested her coconut lobster with the curry sauce on the side and they brought it with the sauce on the lobster. The waitress took it and had the plate redone when she returned it was less the curry but they didn’t offer butter for the lobster. The waitress did her best and gave us a desert to try to salvage the dinner. My steak was good the drinks were good and we couldn’t ask more of the waitress. I don’t think we will return with all the options available.

  15. PS

    PatS

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 7, 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience4

    My wife and I went there and ordered two entrees for dinner. My wife had the Beef Tenderloin which was excellent. The potatoes and vegetables that came with it were not that great. No seasoning and what she thought was a carrot was dark discolored and over cooked. I had the baked Flounder which was horrible. Tasted like the fish had been frozen and was freezer burnt. The fish was swimming in a sea of butter which was over powering. The potatoes and vegetables with my entire were the same as my wife’s minus the over cooked carrot. We have loved our meals there in the past and would still give them another try. Just not the Flounder.

  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Jacksonville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great time was day was had by all

  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We went for our wedding anniversary. We got the royal treatment, our server was amazing, making great recommendations and being so kind and attentive. And the food was spectacular! I can’t wait to go back!

  18. G

    Glen

    San Antonio

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We made reservations for 7:30, but arrived 30 minutes early and decided to sit at the bar. Manager had no problems with us arriving early. Everything was great…service, drinks, apps and entree. We’ll definitely be back!!!

  19. C

    Christine

    Orlando

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 30, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience3

    Sad to say this was a disappointing meal except for the shrimp appetizer which was delicious. My entree of grilled mahi was overcooked and dry, and the shellfish in my husband's entree of spicy seafood pasta was similarly overdone and rubbery. I had eaten here a few years ago and had a really good meal so this was a let down. For $40/entree I expect better attention in the kitchen.

  20. V

    Vortex

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    My husband and I had dinner at the Black Fly over the weekend. We both ordered the Ahi Tuna and we’re not disappointed. The tuna was so tender and delicious. It came with rice and vegetables cooked to perfection in a wonderful sauce. Highly recommended.

  21. BN

    BethN

    Charleston

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 28, 2022

    overall3food2service2ambience5

    I have been here many times. It seems to be going downhill, both the food and the service. The staff rotates frequently. The last 3 times I have been there, the food has been a disappointment - relatively tasteless/bland. I hate to write this review, but I am concerned that the standards are slipping. The ambiance and art are the best things about it.

  22. RM

    RobinM

    Montreal

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on April 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    A must! The food was superb. I had the Mexican corn salad and cobia special and the flavors were delicious. A great place to dine and celebrate special occasions. Located outside the historic downtown area.

  23. CS

    CSquared

    Richmond

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on April 25, 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience4

    Have eaten here before and it was awesome. That was a couple years ago. A good amount has changed with their food. Calamari and poke appetizers were quite good. My big letdown was the 3 coconut and crusted main lobster tails. I ate that a few years ago and it was amazing. This time they were tiny, about the size of a highlighter around and they were covered with a sicky sweet sauce. Couldn't even taste lobster at all. Not sure they were even cold water tails. Service was excellent and nice ambiance. May go back. May not.

  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 25, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4

    Salmon was wonderful, vegetarian Wellington was disappointing (I expected more variety of vegetables and more flavor), beef tenderloin was very good. Service was excellent.

  25. RA

    RachelA

    Jacksonville

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 24, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience3

    BlackFly will become a new local favorite! Our waitress recommended the clams which were amazing and the Mutton Snapper was the best I've ever tasted! Can't wait to go back!

  26. BB

    BrianB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3

    Food and service was great. The quality of some of the neighboring patrons however was not!

  27. JC

    JeffreyC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Prom Date dinner service was excellent and food was the best.

  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Jacksonville

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on April 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    BlackFly is my go-to place. They have never let me down. It was very busy last night with prom goers, but no problem with service. Food and drinks always good.

  29. j

    johnm

    Savannah

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 21, 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience4

    Restaurant has a good vibe and some good fresh seafood, however customer service and kitchen has a way to go. The poke appetizer was good however served with store bought mexican chips. We each ordered one of the fresh catches of the night, one came with the wrong sauce and the other was over cooked and had no sauce with it. The server, who only showed up three times throughout the whole dinner, appeared when we were half done with our entrees. We asked about the sauces, she said she would check with the kitchen, that was the last we saw her until she brought the bill and said the appetizer was on the house. No manager, chef etc. ever came to the table and was really no apology from the server other than taking the appetizer off the bill. One would think a fresh seafood restaurant would know how to cook fish and secondly would know what goes on the fish, especially if it is the catch of the day.

  30. BS

    BillS

    Hawaii

    18 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on April 20, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4

    Service great. Food great I wish you guys had more gluten free vegetarian options. Last night I had soup and vegetables

  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Savannah

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Excellent place on Anastasia!! Great cocktails- I had the Black Fly Old Fashioned and a Manhattan. For an appetizer we had the Street Corn Salad. Entrees were the Seared Tuna and Salmon. Everything was great. Wonderful and knowledgeable waitress.

  32. j

    jmbzabinski

    Chicago

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on April 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    I would highly recommend the sand perch. It was delicious! The restaurant has a great Fly Fish theme.

  33. DD

    DanD

    New England

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on April 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Great restaurant we happened upon during vacation. House made pizza for my young son was delicious - as were our mahi mahi and tuna ahi. Steamer clams in broth were a perfect appetizer.

  34. AH

    AliceH

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Lovely decor and fabulous pizza and scallop appetizer.

  35. SL

    SteakLover

    Jacksonville

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on April 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Had an enjoyable time, food was excellent and so was Service.

  36. DS

    DarcieS

    Jacksonville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Generous portions. Cooked exactly as I requested exceptional service. Super waiter, Skylar. Very good menu choices we had a wonderful dinner and dining experience and would highly recommend to friends

  37. GA

    GeorgeA

    Washington DC

    51 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    51 reviews

    Dined on April 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    This is a fantastic restaurant in Saint Augustine. The menu is diverse, the wine selection is awesome, and the food and service are tremendous! We will definitely make this one of our regular go to restaurants.

  38. F

    Foodaholic

    Western NC

    18 reviews

    4.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on April 16, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience3

    Food was excellent, our waiter Skyler was attentive. The only thing is the restaurant is very noisy and prices seem a little high. $42 for grouper is simply too much.

  39. BB

    BusyBeachMom

    Jacksonville

    9 reviews

    2.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on April 16, 2022

    overall2food2service5ambience5

    A bad night for the kitchen! 3 of us had the grouper special & one arrived totally raw. Sent it back but entree was not served till we were eating dessert. Now for $42, I expected my new entree to be served without delay. Very sad as we are fans of Black Fly for many years. Worker shortages have affected restaurants since Covid & we understand that there are "off" nights but inconsistency is not a good precedent--get out a thermometer! And manager who circulates the restaurant asking how the meal was seemed to be nonplussed about it & was not overly concerned. Not a good look. Our server, Skyler, was wonderful.

  40. X

    Xiomy

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Everything was AMAZING. Conch chowder my husband had and fell head over heals. I had the cesar salad and it was so crisp and fresh. The bread and butter were great! My husband had the ahi tuna and i had the ny strip! AMAZINGGG

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

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

BlackFly - St Augustine is rated 4.5 stars by 2353 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

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Booked 33 times today
Google Map for BlackFly - St Augustine

108 Anastasia Blvd St. Augustine, FL 32080

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Zorayda Ave

  • Neighborhood

    St. Augustine

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Thu, Sun 5:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Seafood, Steak, Caribbean

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Ample parking is available in our lot and on the street.

  • Public transit

    A very short taxi ride from downtown.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (904) 201-6300

  • Private party facilities

    Our private event room, The Shores Room, can comfortably seat 40 guests in a private dining area. Featuring a fully stocked bar, the Shores Room is the perfect venue for any corporate function as well as rehearsal dinners and birthdays.

  • Private party contact

    Nick Massie: (904) 201-6300

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