Accessible Restaurants for Persons with Disabilities

Check out these accessible restaurants on Florida's Historic Coast!

December 8, 2020
Outdoor restaurant with rooftop view

As the nation’s oldest city, there are many streets and roads that were built and laid out long before cars, tour buses, and millions of visitors made their way to St. Augustine. Things have changed.

This historic town, and many of its attractions, hotels and restaurants, continues to welcome and make every effort to accommodate the accessibility needs of visitors. Be sure to call restaurants for the latest updates on accessibility for those with disabilities, as well as current hours of operation.

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On the Beach

Atlantic Grille at the Club at Hammock Beach Restaurant

This oceanfront restaurant offers great seafood with wheelchair accessibility. There is handicap parking available close to the restaurant’s paved lot entrance, the walkways are spacious, and the restaurant is easy to maneuver. The Atlantic Grille offers fresh food ranging from breakfast items to lunch and dinner.

The Reef Restaurant

Located on Vilano Beach, this oceanview restaurant has its own parking that include handicapped spaces. An accessible ramp leads into the restaurant; however, there are multiple floor levels so talk to a staff member about your accessibility needs when making a reservation.

Salt Life Food Shack

Located on A1A in St. Augustine Beach, this restaurant is a beachy oasis. Every area of the restaurant is wheelchair accessible with wooden ramps outside, plenty of visible handicap parking, and an elevator that leads to the upstairs dining area. Salt Life serves a wide arrangement of seafood dishes and specialty drinks. They also have a small apparel and souvenir gear by the hostess stand. Stop by when you need a break from the beach or to enjoy a nice meal. Hint: If you go upstairs, you will see a beautiful view of St. Augustine Beach and the ocean that cannot be beat.


The Floridian

The Floridian has an accessible a ramp at its entrance, bringing guests directly into this restaurant, which is known for its farm-to-table fare and southern cuisine. Wheelchair-bound guests will find accessible seating on the first floor and at the outside tables, which also include low tables. The restaurant does not have its own parking lot; however, there are two pay lots nearby, both with handicapped spaces. Call ahead to assure first floor reservations.

Harry’s Seafood Bar & Grille

Located on the bayfront overlooking the Matanzas Inlet, the downstairs of this restaurant is wheelchair accessible with no steps or ramps. Since 1987 this upscale restaurant has offered the best in Louisiana-style food and Cajun, southern, and creole flavors. Offering accessible and spacious indoor and outdoor seating in a beautiful courtyard, it’s a perfect place to take a break from downtown shopping and sightseeing.

Ice Plant Bar & Restaurant

Located in the old ice plant of St. Augustine, this upscale restaurant is wheelchair accessible. There are smooth cement access ramps that lead to the entrance with a functional elevator inside from the 1920s. Dining here will bring you back in time as the staff and beautiful décor have a 1920s vibe, complete with healthy food prepared with fresh local ingredients as well as unique hand-crafted cocktails.

Pizzalley’s Chianti Room

Pizzalley’s is a popular restaurant serving pizza and other Italian dishes. The restaurant has its own parking lot that includes handicapped parking and is wheelchair friendly with accessible entrances, low tables, and spacious room for dining both inside and outside.

Preserved Restaurant

This award-winning upscale restaurant is located in Lincolnville and has easily accessible mobile ramps to accommodate wheelchairs. The parking lot is paved, so wheelchairs and walkers can easily move across to the restaurant from accessible parking spots. Bring your dog with you on the porch and enjoy authentic southern cuisine and hospitality.

Prohibition Kitchen

This “vintage gastropub and lounge” on St. George Street in the St. Augustine Historic District has a vibe based on the prohibition era. The décor takes visitors back to the time of speakeasies, flappers, moonshine, and swing. Prohibition Kitchen has ground floor dining and is completely wheelchair accessible, with low tables available for wheelchair-bound guests.

Raintree Restaurant

This upscale restaurant is located in a historic Victorian House on San Marcos Avenue. There are handicapped parking spaces right next to the brick sidewalk leading to the restaurant, however the parking lot is stone. Raintree offered both indoor and outdoor seating. However, the inside of the restaurant has multiple levels, so prior reservations may need to be made to guarantee first floor seating. You can sit outside on the lighted patio or inside the charming dining room. Since the dining room has several levels, it’s best to talk to a staff member about your accessibility needs when making reservations.