St. Augustine Seafood Company now open for business


Serving dishes ranging from a fish and chips burrito and chowder fries to Florida citrus salad and a buffalo shrimp basket, (SASco) is now open and ready to serve the community.

Located on St. George Street within the Colonial Quarter and Colonial Oak Music Park, the restaurant offers a small, focused menu chock-full of classic seafood favorites inspired by the city’s rich culinary and fishing history. St. Augustine Seafood Company boasts two dining options: a full-service lounge with full bar in the Triay House and a fast-casual, counter-service eatery in the Florencia House with outdoor seating available. The restaurant opened its doors Dec. 22.

“When creating the menu for SASco, I kept in mind the cornerstone of our concept, which is local, sustainable food for the people,” explained Chef John Whitworth, head chef at St. Augustine Seafood Company. “It is a simple menu that shines with its focus on fresh and local ingredients; modern twists on time-honored seafood favorites.”

The restaurant’s commitment to sustainable, local seafood means that its menu boards will be updated daily to include the name of the boat that caught the shrimp, snapper or other seafood that ends up on your plate.

“We’re dedicated to supporting the St. Augustine community in any way that we can,” said Michael Croce, president of Pat Croce & Company, which owns the restaurant. “We’ve partnered with the St. Augustine Lighthouse & Maritime Museum to donate $1 from every sale of our Lighthouse Lemonade to the museum’s maritime archaeology programs. We were also pretty excited to win second place in the recent Great Chowder Debate, a St. Augustine institution. Not bad for newbies on the scene!”

Regular business hours are Sunday through Thursday from 11 am to 9 pm and Friday and Saturday from 11 am to 11 pm. Call 904-217-8947 or visit for more information. Follow on Instagram @saseafoodco and Facebook @saseafoodco.