O’Steen’s Restaurant

Managers Timmy Colee, Johnny Cleary, Charlene Burnett and Bobby Fales have each worked at O'Steen's for over 25 years. The St. Augustine seafood shack opened in 1965, the same year that owner Lonnie Pomar (not pictured) started working there. Photo: Brad Stookey, 2010

What does it mean when you see a bench full of people waiting outside of this Hwy. A1A landmark? Simple. O’Steen’s is open. The place is small, it fills up fast, and it’s a cash-only enterprise. Most diners wait for the fried shrimp. They’ll sell you a small portion, but don’t kid yourself. The 24-piece order is what you want. Oh, and don’t pass on a cup of the peppery Minorcan clam chowder.

205 Anastasia Blvd., St. Augustine, 829-6974 • Inducted 2009