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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Overall Rating

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4.6

service

4.5

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4.1

value

4.1

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Moderate

92% would recommend it to a friend

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Good for Anniversaries (21)
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Fit for Foodies (17)
Neighborhood Gem (17)
Notable Wine List (16)
Authentic (16)
Bar Seating (15)
Good for Birthdays (15)
Worth the Drive (14)
Good for Groups (12)
Handcrafted Cocktails (12)
Vibrant Bar Scene (10)
Fun (9)
Cozy (6)
Happy Hour (6)
Quiet Conversation (6)
Hot Spot (5)
Pre/post Theatre (5)
Great for Lunch (5)
Kid-friendly (4)
Good Vegetarian Options (4)
Business Meals (3)
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Comfort Food (2)
Gluten Free Options (2)
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 (Atlantic City)·Dined 3 days ago

We were in St. Augustine for Nights of Lights and boat parade. This is a great restaurant especially since it is on Anastasia Island and we stayed in hotel on the beach. Decor is cute. Food is fresh and beautifully presented.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Creative Cuisine
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 (New England)·Dined 3 days ago

Black Fly is our favorite St. Augustine restaurant. Food is amazing - fresh and creatively prepared. Service is also top notch.

Tags: Comfort Food, Business Meals, Good for Groups, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Vibrant Bar Scene, Handcrafted Cocktails, Special Occasion, Local Ingredients, Good for Birthdays, Bar Seating, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Casual, Creative Cuisine
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 (Charleston)·Dined 4 days ago

It was one of the best meals we've had in a long time! The mahi dish was outstanding. We always eat at Collage whenever possible, but they were booked that night and decided on Black Fly their sister restaurant and were extremely happy that it worked out that way. Thank you we will be back soon.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Authentic, Good for a Date, Special Occasion
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 (Orlando)·Dined 4 days ago

The service and restaurant was wonderful . Food presentation was beautiful. Only thought was when we asked the the waiter questions about the dish we ordered he was not sure and had to go back and ask someone else or refer to the menu. Which made me the price we paid for the food was a little high compared to the service we received. Don’t get me wrong I loved the place but if I am paying $32 for a plate I just expected a more knowledgeable staff. Over all bill was $72 plus tip. Not drinks and we shared one desert between the two of us. Add tip and it’s $85 and no drinks.

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 (Miami)·Dined 4 days ago

We were here during the Nights of Lights and celebrating my birthday. Started with the conch fritters which were a little gummy and okay, not something I'd order again. We did notice the ceviche appetizer was very popular among diners. Fresh catch was Mahi Mahi, and I went w the triple, shrimp crab cake n mahi. The sauce was yummy and the shrimp and Mahi were delicious, crab cake tasted fishy and lacked a nice seared crust. Hubby went with the dynamite salmon dish, which he enjoyed but I thought was okay. Waited about 15 minutes for dessert, the banana bread pudding wasn't even warm, and coffee was cold.

Tags: Casual
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 (Orlando)·Dined 4 days ago

We went on a recommendation of a friend. Typically we find "recommendations" to be spotty at best as no two couples share the same expectations. On this occasion, however, we were blown way. The ambiance, service and food were exceptional. Although BlackFly is almost 40 miles away we will be going back regularly.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Creative Cuisine, Notable Wine List, Casual, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date
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·Dined 4 days ago

We think it is a favorite restaurant in St.Augustine. We come here every winter for a couple of months and have tried many many restaurants. We have many that we really enjoy, but we save this one as our go to for the very best. We have Blackfly coffee cups at home , we have hats, we have t shirts.........we like it like a rock band or something........

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Worth the Drive, Creative Cuisine, Fun, Casual, Good for a Date, Cozy
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 (Raleigh)·Dined 6 days ago

Decided to dine here after my graduation. Had a great overall experience, the owner came by and was very attentive, pleasant, and friendly. Would definitely recommend when you are in the area.

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·Dined on December 3, 2017

We were the noisy ones. We had a wonderful evening. My shrimp was perfect. Our friend had salmon and he said it was outstanding. Thank you for your attention to detail in all matters. This is our second time dining at BlackFly. We would highly recommend it as a favorite dining spot.

Tags: Good for a Date, Healthy, Great for Lunch, Cozy, Fit for Foodies, Late-night Find, Worth the Drive, Sunday Lunch, Notable Wine List
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 (Western NC)·Dined on December 3, 2017

Had heard that this was a good restaurant but was still surprised and pleased by the great service. Food was great and desert good also. Good wine selection.

Tags: Good for Groups, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive
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·Dined on December 2, 2017

From the moment we entered we were greeted by friendly and knowledgeable staff. Our server knew the menu by heart and the chef is superb!! had a perfectly cooked (medium rare) Flat Iron steak with scallops, shrimp, and melt in your mouth mashed potatoes; the best meal I've had since forever. Had ad date that night and her Ahi was superb!!!! ERZ

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Hot Spot, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine
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 (Jacksonville)·Dined on December 2, 2017

Service was very good , food was very good

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·Dined on December 2, 2017

BlackFly was "Off The Hook"! The frequent table comment was " Everything was spectacular"!

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 (Orlando)·Dined on December 2, 2017

Food over priced for seafood flown in from who knows where. Food was not served hot.

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 (Miami)·Dined on November 26, 2017

Awesome seafood!

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 (Birmingham)·Dined on November 26, 2017

Bartenders are best in town !
Menu has good variety but needs to be changed once in a while to represent the season.
Survived two hurricanes and bounced back quickly.
They need however check their dishwasher exhaust and Kitchen hood filters . That would improve the air in the restaurant.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Good for Groups
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·Dined on November 26, 2017

Excellent server. Friendly. Food could have come out quicker. Portions weren’t huge.

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·Dined on November 26, 2017

Two words: Dragon Roll

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·Dined on November 26, 2017

Best restaurant ever!! I’ve been there many times and would recommend it to anyone!

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Worth the Drive, Local Ingredients, Authentic
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·Dined on November 25, 2017

Great place. Great and unique food. Atmosphere was warm and inviting.

Tags: Healthy, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Spicy, Kid-friendly, Creative Cuisine, Pre/post Theatre
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 25, 2017

Great food and service, really nice wine list!
I would recommend this restaurant to friends visiting St Augustine.

Tags: Authentic, Local Ingredients, Handcrafted Cocktails, Hot Spot
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 (Miami)·Dined on November 24, 2017

We Had a wonderful thanksgiving meal there.... thank you... very impressed with the service and the view! Wow! Right on the water...

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 (Jacksonville)·Dined on November 24, 2017

Our first visit was a wonderful experience great service, fantastic food!!
We tried several items and every one was fabulous!!! Great flavors with creative ingredients and seasoning. Can't wait to go back!!!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date
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·Dined on November 22, 2017

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 on November 19, 2017

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 on November 18, 2017

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 on November 17, 2017

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 17, 2017

Been several times and have never been disappointed

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Tasting Menu, Authentic, Creative Cuisine, Worth the Drive, Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Casual
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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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