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Sat, 5/26
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BlackFly - St Augustine

4.5
934 reviews
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$30 and under
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Seafood
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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.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Seafood, Steak, Caribbean
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Hours of operation
Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 9:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm

Full Bar open daily at 4:00pm
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Phone number
(904) 201-6300
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Matthew Brown
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Zorayda Ave
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Parking details
Ample parking is available in our lot and on the street.
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Public transit
A very short taxi ride from downtown.
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
What 934 People Are Saying
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4.5
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4.2
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4.3
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92% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0Dined 2 days ago

I’ve been wanting to try The Black Fly for a couple of years now, we finally did and we are glad we did. My husband hand the Seafood Trio and it was beautiful. He said it was delicious 😋. I had the sugar cane skewed diver scallops. They were cooked to perfection. We will return next year when we are back in town.

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5.0Dined 2 days ago

Very tasty, great service.

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5.0Dined 5 days ago

Nice place, good service and food selection.

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5.0Dined 6 days ago

This was my first visit and I loved everything about this restaurant. The food is fresh and delicious , service was spot on and such a great atmosphere. I had a Caesar salad and pizza my husband ordered sushi which he said was some of the best he has ever had. The restaurant offers a great selection of wines . Our friends enjoyed the fish entree and carrot bisque soup. They also enjoyed the banana bread pudding and cream brûlée. I look forward to my next visit .

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5.0Dined on May 19, 2018

Excellent food. We were on vacation and ate there three separate times. Each time was very enjoyable.

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5.0Dined on May 18, 2018

In town for a family wedding and we had dinner here on the night we arrived. Pizzas for appetizers were delicious. All of the main dishes were excellent. We had the Pork chop, scallops, battered shrimp and skirt steaks. The wine list was phenomenal and well priced and the sommelier (Nick) was friendly and accommodating. Overall a great time.

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5.0Dined on May 17, 2018

My husband had the conch chowder, which he declared is “ the best I’ve ever had”. The waitress , Lisette told us the recipe is an authentic recipe from the Bahamas. It was awesome. We both enjoyed a beet and goat cheese salad with grilled mahi mahi. The fish was tender and cooked to perfection. Delicious ! The salad was perfectly dressed. We will definitely return when in St Augustine. It was a nice walk from the Bayfront Marin B & B.

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5.0Dined on May 16, 2018

Everything was Spot On from the moment we walked in the front door!
Nice Wine list with a $20 per bottle special on Wednesday’s.
Beet Salad was excellent as were the crab cake appetizer and the Pan Seared Scollops.
The Scollops were special as they were cooked to a perfect medium and served with a sweet onion sauce and arugula salad.
Seafood Trio Entree was excellent.
It consisted of a crab cake, mahi filet and 3 grilled shrimp. All this topped with a spicy jicama salad. A fantastic fusion of flavors.
I will defiantly be back for more.

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5.0Dined on May 14, 2018

We went for Mother's day night out. Lovely food, good service. i would highly recommend, and will go back when I'm in the area.

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4.0Dined on May 14, 2018

Pretty good food, great wine selection, loud, food is a 4 compared to other local places with similar pricing $$.

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5.0Dined on May 13, 2018

Mother’s Day

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5.0Dined on May 13, 2018

We had the Chile-Lime shrimp appetizer for two nights in a row because it was so amazing. The pork chop is delicious, very tender, and huge. My wife loved the Mahi dish. I don't think you can go wrong with anything on the menu. The chef knows what's going on with food!

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5.0Dined on May 13, 2018

Being a chef, I’m kind of critical. Every dish we had was absolutely delicious- we’ll seasoned, great appearance. Will definitely go back. 😁

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5.0Dined on May 13, 2018

Special date with my wife and it was EXCELLENT!!!! Our waiter was the best and we love this restaurant for any occasion.

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5.0Dined on May 12, 2018

Great service! Food, cooked to perfection,( twin lobster tails; delicious with veggies that were not over cooked). 6 of us enjoyed and will definitely return! We had reservations and even though we were running late the server was not upset, very accommodating!

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5.0Dined on May 10, 2018

We enjoyed ourselves. The only drawback was the noise. It was too loud at the start.

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5.0Dined on May 9, 2018

Exceptional food and service. It’s one of our two “go to” restaurants in St Augustine. Always pleased with the evening.

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4.0Dined on May 9, 2018

We eat here every time we come to our condo in St. Augustine. Food is very good. Our waitress, MC, was friendly, attentive and efficient.We would have preferred to sit in a booth but were told that they were all "reserved" although several remained empty during our stay. Not top level ambiance, but fine for a casual restaurant.

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3.0Dined on May 6, 2018

We LOVE Collage their sister restaurant. Prices are comparable. But nothing else compares to Collage. Bar atmosphere. I am allergic to gluten and they did accommodate me for that. The waitress was excellent but I ordered a side of avocado for a charge and it was minuscule to say the least. She did bring me another portion that was the same size. Very small. For the prices, we expected much more. Will go to Collage again but not here.

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5.0Dined on May 6, 2018

Love it there, vegetarian choices are great!

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1.0Dined on May 5, 2018

Specified birthday dinner, not even a verbal. Noise level way too loud. Food was mediocre at best and over priced. Website implies water location. Not even close.

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3.0Dined on May 5, 2018

It was nice but not running to go back. Too many other great places to try. Owner came over to check on table which was very cool

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5.0Dined on May 5, 2018

Black Fly is hands down my favorite restaurant in St. Augustine. The food is amazing, service is excellent, and the owner is usually making the rounds, personally ensuring customers are happy. A rare phenomenon!

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5.0Dined on May 4, 2018

Stopped in for a quick dinner before concert. Great food! Loved the ceviche app served in a conch shell!
Fast friendly service!

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5.0Dined on May 4, 2018

My Wife and We’re celebrating our 32nd Wedding Anniversary, that weekend. We Rented a condo in the Tidelands at Palm Coast. I am a fisherman and I have seen this resturant recommended on many a fishing show. We drove about 40 minutes to the resturant. We have been going to St. Augustine and Palm Coast for 25 yrs so we know the area and all its testurants etc.... The Black Fly is comfortable and reservations are easy to setup vua smart phone as well as directions. We had the conch fritters and salads for starters, both were fresh and tasty. My wife had the Scallops which were very large and excellent. I had the Yellow Fin tuna sushi excellent.
We will be back 🙂

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4.0Dined on May 4, 2018

all Entrees were very good, good options to choose from

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5.0Dined on May 4, 2018

Our waiter was fantastic and made our evening enjoyable

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5.0Dined on May 1, 2018

Nick, the manager, made several excellent recommendations and my wife and I had a very pleasant evening and a wonderful meal.

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5.0Dined on April 30, 2018

Wonderful service and delicious meal! I highly recommend for the seafood dishes.

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3.0Dined on April 29, 2018

This is the third time we've eaten here. My wife really enjoyed the Achiote Chicken. It had great flavor and was well-seasoned. I had the Seafood Trio, and would definitely not recommend it in the future. The crab cake was nothing special, the fresh-catch was decidedly not fresh, and there were three shrimp on the plate. For a >$30 entree, the Seafood Trio was incredibly underwhelming.

Their wine, cocktail, and whiskey menu is very thorough, and reasonably priced. I would come back for appetizers and drinks, but probably not dinner again.

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5.0Dined on April 23, 2018

WOW - every single thing we ordered, from Martinis to appetizers to entrees to deserts was fabulous!

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4.0Dined on April 23, 2018

Delicious scallops! Well prepared and presented. Very attentive wait staff.

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5.0Dined on April 21, 2018

Great food, service was fantastic. Had the catch of the day and blueberry margarita - both delish!

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5.0Dined on April 20, 2018

We were seated quickly. Service was a little slow, but not bad overall. The food was delicious. We'll be back soon.

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5.0Dined on April 20, 2018

Excellent meal at Blackfly! We were seated promptly at our reserved time and or server Jessie was attentive without being overbearing and made great suggestions when asked. The menu is extensive so we opted for several small plates instead of traditional entrees so we could sample more of the menu. Everything was fresh and preparation was spot on. Vaughn Cochran, partner and the artist behind the Blackfly art work spent the time to give us some helpful tips for our upcoming Bahamas trip. Great experience overall, will definitely return.

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5.0Dined on April 15, 2018

Delicious food, as usual! Sushi is so fresh and tasty. Chili lime shrimp is outstanding. Must have bread with it to sop up all of the extra sauce!

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5.0Dined on April 14, 2018

A wonderful restaurant, marvelous service, and superb cuisine!

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4.0Dined on April 13, 2018

Excellent service and food. We were very pleased since we are not local and simply did a bit of research beforehand. There are many options; I think we picked a good one.

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5.0Dined on April 13, 2018

I was told about this restaurant Thursday afternoon. I went to their website and changed my Friday afternoon/evening plans and made reservations for 6:00 Friday evening! Tight parking but, WOW! The service and meal were fantastic. Even got brave and ordered the Grilled Cauliflower Steak. Get a ramekin of their datil pepper bbq sauce and you are in gourmet heaven. We will definitely be back.

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4.0Dined on April 12, 2018

Excellent value and service. My only complaint was that it was extremely cold in the restaurant.

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