Before fishermen discovered the edibility of fish, they used each catch as bait for larger species, hoping in the end to hook the biggest fish of all—friendship. Satisfy cravings for companionship and freshly caught fare with today’s deal for seafood and drinks at Barnacle Bill's, with locations on Castillo Drive and Beach Boulevard in St. Augustine. Choose between the following options:
- For $10, you get $20 worth of dinner fare.
- For $5, you get $10 worth of lunch fare.
Barnacle Bill’s menu supplies aquatic fare fresh from the Atlantic as well as terrestrial eats and homemade desserts. Begin dinner with the tomato based minorcan clam chowder spiced with local datil peppers ($3.59 for a cup, $4.59 for a bowl) before sending seafaring taste buds to the sweet-and-savory shores of the caribbean mango mahi mahi, grilled and topped with fresh mango salsa ($12.95). Land lubber grub such as the 7 oz. blackened sirloin steak, spiced and topped with blue cheese crumbles, keeps palates high and dry and safe from the threat of mutinous molars.
For dessert, the airy banana delight ($5.29) layers bananas with vanilla pudding and whipped cream on a crunchy pecan and vanilla crust. The midday menu offers lighter incarnations of the same catches, including the char-grilled shrimp teriyaki ($8.95) on a bed of seasoned rice, while introducing lunch fare such as the fresh fish sandwich ($9.99) on a ciabatta roll, served with fries and a sea captain's wistful smile.
Enjoy a glass of Beaulieu Vineyard merlot ($4.59) amid the rich wooden tones and down-home atmosphere of the Castillo Drive location, then head out for a stroll through St. Augustine's historic downtown. Meanwhile, Beach Boulevard diners can complement the restaurant's sundrenched Caribbean motif with a cocktail before enjoying a long walk on the beach, good listeners, and cats.