About BlackFly - St Augustine

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 chef Matt Brown. 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.

108 Anastasia Blvd
St. Augustine, FL 32080
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Seafood, Steak, Caribbean

Hours of Operation:
Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 9:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm

Full Bar open daily at 4:00pm

Cross Street:
Zorayda Ave

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(904) 201-6300

Website:
http://blackflytherestaurant.com/

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

Public Transit:
A very short taxi ride from downtown.

Executive Chef:
Matthew Brown

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

BlackFly - St Augustine Ratings and Reviews

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4.5

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.6

service

4.5

ambience

4.1

value

4.0

Noise

Moderate

93% would recommend it to a friend

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Casual (22)
Bar Seating (19)
Fit for Foodies (19)
Good for Anniversaries (19)
Good for a Date (17)
Neighborhood Gem (16)
Good for Birthdays (14)
Authentic (14)
Notable Wine List (14)
Worth the Drive (13)
Handcrafted Cocktails (11)
Fun (10)
Good for Groups (9)
Pre/post Theatre (8)
Happy Hour (7)
Vibrant Bar Scene (7)
Healthy (6)
Quiet Conversation (6)
Kid-friendly (5)
Hot Spot (5)
Great Beer (5)
Business Meals (4)
Cozy (4)
Great for Lunch (4)
Romantic (3)
Good Vegetarian Options (3)
Comfort Food (2)
Disabled Access (2)
Gluten Free Options (2)
Late-night Find (2)
Quick Bite (2)
Tapas (2)
Tasting Menu (2)
Vegan (2)
Spicy (1)
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·Dined 2 days ago

The Trio is a must, presentation and taste wonderful. Try the conch fritters as an appetizer.
The shrimp were huge and tender with a great remoulade sauce.
If you are in St Augustine and are looking for excellent seafood...go here!

Tags: Tasting Menu, Fit for Foodies, Casual, Notable Wine List, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Local Ingredients, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Orlando)·Dined 4 days ago

Fantastic restaurant. Great food, great service, up beat and lively. Delicious food, prepared as requested. Cocktails outstanding. Will go back next time we are in town.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Vegan, Great for Lunch, Good for a Date
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 (Jacksonville)·Dined 6 days ago

We have been dining at Black Fly since their opening. The food and service is always consistent and professional. Good food at fair price points with a great staff. My only issue, on a personal level, is that the apps and entre menu is fairly static in their offerings.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Good for Groups, Casual, Authentic
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 (Montreal)·Dined 6 days ago

First we were offered a front row view of the kitchen door when we had reservations and other tables were available. We declined and were reseated elsewhere. The noise level was such that the two of us had to shout to hear each other. While the food was locally sourced, it was so heavily sauced that one could not taste them properly.
Great if you want a loud bar scene with food. Not so great if you want an upscale dinner and conversation.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Local Ingredients
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·Dined on November 16, 2017

The food more than met my expectations. The taste color and textures of the dishes were exceptional. And a very nice wine list added to the dining experience

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 (Jacksonville)·Dined on November 15, 2017

My first visit and staff was excellent. Will go again!

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 (Orlando)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Excellent cuisine, service, presentation and affable ambience. What more could one ask? Owners of Black Fly also own #1 rated restaurant in St. Augustine - Collage - and chef is shared by both restaurants.

Tags: Vegan, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Great food and service but, we asked for a booth and did not get it. We were trying to escape the noise so we could converse while dining. It was so loud we could barely hear each other speak. Surely something can be done for noise abatement! Our perfect and beautifully presented meals helped, but we may look for another restaurant that allows us to hear.

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 (Jacksonville)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Excellent food and staff ask for Hannah as your server

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 (Orlando)·Dined on November 11, 2017

The meals and service were both excellent. I highly recommend Blackfly for casual atmosphere with great food.

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 (Toronto)·Dined on November 10, 2017

The seafood soups were excellent and all of our fish cooked perfectly.

Tags: Disabled Access, Kid-friendly, Local Ingredients
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 10, 2017

We had an early reservation for a pre-concert dinner for 6. The service was not friendly at all. We were celebrating my husband's bday- which I mentioned when making the reservation and also to the hostess, but it was never acknowledged. When one of our party asked the server whether a sauce was spicy, she groused back "spice is relative, some people think water is spicy" and that was it. She was serving a table full of people who worked in the food service industry for years, and we were all flabbergasted! Training is lacking or maybe we hit it on a bad night, but I wouldn't recommend it, which is unfortunate because we frequently go to shows at the amphitheater and it would've been convenient.

Tags: Casual, Bar Seating, Kid-friendly
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 (Savannah)·Dined on November 7, 2017

Always great food.Nick is s great host.

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 (Baltimore)·Dined on November 4, 2017

My meal (Tuna) was outstanding! Service was excellent. I did find the cost per glass of wine high. The meal cost was also on the pricey side, but was worth it.

Tags: Worth the Drive
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 (Orlando)·Dined on November 4, 2017

Kate our server was Trenendous

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 2, 2017

Some menu items were a little pricey...but the food was excellent...

Tags: Spicy, Casual, Good for Birthdays
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 (Key West)·Dined on October 29, 2017

The food was great and the service was excellent. Management very friendly and
knowledgeable about the wine list.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Fun, Bar Seating, Good for Anniversaries, Happy Hour, Good for a Date, Casual, Business Meals, Good for Birthdays
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 (Jacksonville)·Dined on October 29, 2017

Extremely loud

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 (Northern MI)·Dined on October 29, 2017

The food was phenomenal.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Authentic
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 (Orlando)·Dined on October 29, 2017

Great drinks and food.

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 (Jacksonville)·Dined on October 28, 2017

Overall the restaurant was fine; the food was well prepared, the service attentive. Now only if they could get a bartender who knew how to make a mixed drink. One of their specialty cocktails on the menu was a disaster. I didn't think this was possible to do but the wrong proportions and a taste that in no way resembled the classic drink.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion
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 (Indiana)·Dined on October 28, 2017

Excellent food and service! We were a group of 9 and we ALL raved about our meals. I ordered the ahi tuna along with my sister and the fresh catch of the day was popular as well. Our server was very tolerant of our boisterous group.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Good for Groups
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 (Jacksonville)·Dined on October 25, 2017

Food was good, reasonable value..service poor..server was overextended, unable to follow up on service until meal was complete.. benifit ot the doubt, could have had Call in’s, may return one day

Tags: Casual
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 (Jacksonville)·Dined on October 22, 2017

The food is always good. We recommend getting there early to enjoy their Happy Hour. They have a good variety of drinks. Had wonderful service. Always friendly in a casual atmosphere. Good place to take guest from out of town. With plenty of parking.

Tags: Late-night Find, Fun, Gluten Free Options, Neighborhood Gem, Vibrant Bar Scene, Happy Hour, Creative Cuisine, Handcrafted Cocktails, Quick Bite, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Bar Seating, Local Ingredients, Hot Spot, Notable Wine List, Great for Lunch, Casual, Fit for Foodies
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 (Jacksonville)·Dined on October 20, 2017

My wife and I really enjoy the Black Fly every time we go. Never an off-note in the experience. The staples of the menu are treated with care and the specials are always special. I had the three tailed fish, baked with a spiced panko coating. Just delicious. Wine list is good with extremely reasonable prices for some excellent wines. Highly recommend Black Fly whether you're visiting or locals.

Tags: Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine
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 (Orlando)·Dined on October 19, 2017

No complaints, but the cauliflower puree that I had was rich.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Late-night Find, Business Meals, Bar Seating, Pre/post Theatre, Cozy, Happy Hour, Notable Wine List, Authentic
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 (Jacksonville)·Dined on October 16, 2017

As always, the food was creative and excellent. Out waitress was very good. She had a great sense of humor and provided excellent service.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Happy Hour, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine
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 (Charleston)·Dined on October 15, 2017

Lovely atmosphere, great service, beautiful presentation and fabulously cooked and tasting food.

Tags: Tasting Menu, Authentic, Bar Seating, Casual, Worth the Drive, Handcrafted Cocktails, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation, Good for Birthdays, Notable Wine List, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date
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 (Orlando)·Dined on October 14, 2017

While a bit noisy, this is a great place to enjoy gourmet food and good drinks. The chef at this place also works at the #1 rated restaurant in St. Augustine, so you know the cuisine will be tasty.

Tags: Authentic, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Notable Wine List, Creative Cuisine
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 (Jacksonville)·Dined on October 14, 2017

Our first time dining here and it didn’t disappoint. The food was not only delicious but gorgeous! It was pricy though but I’m sure we’ll be back.

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 (Jacksonville)·Dined on October 14, 2017

Very nice place and we would go there again. The service was excellent as was our meal. We were just starting our main course when a group of 7 young people were seated next to us; they were very loud, boisterous, and used loud language not appropriate for a nice place like BlackFly. I couldn't even hear my wife across the table from me. Our server apologized and offered to serve our dessert in the bar area (which was quiet). Having a good time with friends is certainly, okay but not to the point of being an annoyance to other patrons.

Tags: Casual, Creative Cuisine
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 (Jacksonville)·Dined on October 13, 2017

This is my fifth dining experience at blackfly. I’ve dined with large groups and small. The food has always been exceptional. My friends had the scallops and I had the pork . Just talking about it makes my mouth water. Check out the energetic Florida art work.....

Tags: Worth the Drive, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion
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·Dined on October 7, 2017

A bit on the pricey side and a little noisy. The art was the best part of the evening.

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·Dined on October 6, 2017

Our waiters name was will
he made us feel like we were his only customers.
The food was very good, the service was top notch.
owner takes time to stop and see everyone. .

Would definitely return

Tags: Good for a Date, Cozy
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·Dined on October 6, 2017

This was our first time at blackfly. It came highly recommended and we truly enjoyed it. The ceviche served in the conch shell was awesome. The Bohemian jerk rubbed hog snapper was spectacular and full of flavor.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Handcrafted Cocktails
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·Dined on October 6, 2017

food was great, and we will return...we eat out several times each week, so finding this restaurant will definitely improve our list of places to go.....

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (Jacksonville)·Dined on October 5, 2017

This is a very nice casual, Florida fishing outfitters styled restaurant, with a superb continental menu, great service, a very nice wine list and bar menu. It is easily one of the top restaurants in NE Florida.

Tags: Fun, Notable Wine List, Bar Seating, Good Vegetarian Options, Good for Anniversaries, Great Beer, Casual, Handcrafted Cocktails, Neighborhood Gem, Vibrant Bar Scene, Local Ingredients, Comfort Food, Good for Birthdays
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on October 2, 2017

The food as always was fabulous. Our waiter was friendly and very helpful

Tags: Good for a Date, Handcrafted Cocktails, Notable Wine List, Good for Groups, Casual, Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined on October 2, 2017

My wife and I love BlackFly. Cost is more than your average restaurant, but we've never been disappointed.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries
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 (Jacksonville)·Dined on September 30, 2017

The food is amazing! Good wine list. This is our 2nd time dining at Black Fly. If it had been our first, we might not go back, though. The service was awful. Our waitress started out fine, we ordered a bottle of wine, an appetizer and asked for water. After the wine and water were served, she said she would bring bread - finally got the bread after our dinner come and we'd asked 3 more times. She did not stop by to check on us at all. We had to ask another waiter for more water. We poured our own wine, the service was so bad we considered not leaving a tip at all. Ended up leaving $10 just because we know they share tips with the other restaurant staff.

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