AJ's Kitchen & Cocktails

1 King and Bear Dr, St. Augustine FL 32092
$ American Recommended New Private Room View Outdoor Seating

Welcome to AJ's Kitchen & Cocktails! Located at the King & Bear clubhouse designers call this space "Southern Coastal with a Low Country Charm." A functional space with an open concept will have a relaxed atmosphere with large communal tables. There will also be small intimate tables and a private dining room, helping make for a more pleasant dining experience, whether it is dinner for two or a group. The bar area will be expanded to twenty seats with the addition of three mounted TVs on the wall. Outside, the patio will have covered and non-covered seating and fire pits with a cozy, relaxing area on the lawn overlooking the 9th and 18th greens.

AJ's will serve lunch daily, dinner service Tuesday through Saturday, and Sunday brunch. The menu is comfort food with a local twist that will feature tasty big plates, and small plates will hit the spot. Whether you want something light or hearty, this menu has a variety of dishes ranging from smaller plates perfect for one, to larger plates to share with friends. Specialty drinks, beer samplers, and a wine wall will be available for enjoyment as well.

Reservations

Business Info

  • Address: 1 King and Bear Dr, St. Augustine FL 32092
  • Cross Street: 1 King and Bear Dr
  • Cuisine: American | Seafood | Steak |
  • Cost: | Very Inexpensive
  • Category: Upscale Casual
  • Star Rating:
  • Reservations: Recommended
  • Dress Code: Casual
  • Meals Served: Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner |
  • Parking: Private Lot |
  • Payment Options: VISA | Amex | MasterCard | Discover | Cash | Debit |
  • Corkage Fee: N/A
  • Phone: (904) 940-6200
  • Features: Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Private Room, Working Fireplace, Free Wi-Fi,
  • Occasion: Child Friendly, Romantic Dining, Dining Alone, Meet for a Drink, People Watching, Special Occasion, Quick Bite, Celebrity Spotting, Date Night,

Photos

AJ's Kitchen & Cocktails - AJ's Main Dining Room
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Business Hours

Reservations Available
Monday
Closed
Tuesday
Lunch - Restaurant 11 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Wednesday
Lunch - Restaurant 11 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Thursday
Lunch - Restaurant 11 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Friday
Dinner - Restaurant 5 p.m. - 10 p.m.
Saturday
Dinner - Restaurant 5 p.m. - 10 p.m.
Sunday
Lunch - Restaurant 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.
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Customer Reviews & Ratings

4.66 out of 5 stars based on 255 votes

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May 07, 2022
Anita L.
Melinda seems to be making a difference already. Swordfish was outstanding and nice to be offered a special for dinner. Wine served chilled and in correct glass. Service - could not ask for better! Although many golfers in the room, they were controlled and not yelling….whoever is responsible for that deserves a medal.

Overall: 10/10
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May 02, 2022
Simon D.
My wife and I love it there.

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Jan 23, 2022
Kelly P.
It was a little dark

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Jan 15, 2022
Nolan V.
AJ’s is always awesome! Love it

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Dec 04, 2021
Gene W.
Another great night of food, drink, and atmosphere. We eat here often and have never been disappointed.

Overall: 10/10
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Nov 28, 2021
Kathy S.
We love going to AJs. It reminds me of a mountain lodge but in Florida. The menu is always updated but consistently great. The best perk is the excellent entertainment. Consistently someone great.

Overall: 10/10
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Oct 30, 2021
Mary C.
You would have to really search to find something wrong with this lovely restaurant. From the friendly greeting at the entrance to the "Come see us again" as we departed, the evening was top notch. There were eight of us in our party and we were all thrilled with the service, the meal(s) and just the entire package. We'll return, for sure!

Overall: 10/10
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Oct 05, 2021
Patricia D.
Great service and wonderful food! Will definitely go back

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Jul 11, 2021
Anita L.
Big 10! John the bartender mixed a wonderful drink so I could adhere to my diet-who does that! Jordan packs bread for our son because we don’t eat it-who does that?!? Chris lets my husband try tequila to see if he likes it. We love AJs. Beautiful setting, excellent food, professional staff who know their job and take great pride in doing that job well. Best place in Saint Augustine.

Overall: 10/10
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Jun 23, 2021
Robert D.
We've been back to AJ's two weekends in a row after we discovered the brunch menu!! Outstanding! We love it. Excellent food, choices and service. We will definitely be back again soon.

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Jun 19, 2021
Scott A.
Loved it, great service, great food!

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Jun 12, 2021
John R.
We love AJs, it is one of our favorite places!

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May 15, 2021
Mary C.
AJs has become our favorite restaurant. We've had both lunch and dinner there; we've taken friends and relatives. We have never had a bad meal; never had less-than-wonderful service. In fact, the wait staff is superb! Counting the days 'til we go back again. -- Mary

Overall: 10/10
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May 15, 2021
Randy B.
We had a group of 10 service was Fantastic. The food iwas good as well

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May 09, 2021
Kim B.
Always a great experience. Love having a nice place nearby.

Overall: 10/10
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May 08, 2021
Steven T.
Exceptional service by David and exceptional food! EVERYTHING was excellent!

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Apr 09, 2021
Anthony M.
Dinner and service was wonderful! Actually everything was amazing and we can’t wait to come back!!!

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Mar 19, 2021
Robert O.
Your Chef is excellent. Thanks, Bob @ Christa Owen

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Mar 19, 2021
Susan E.
EXCELLENT AS ALWAYS! Cecilia did a wonderful job! She is such an asset to AJ's!

Overall: 10/10
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Mar 13, 2021
Dottie V.
Great experience. Eat there all the time.

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Feb 27, 2021
Anita L.
It is always a “10” experience at AJs. Food well prepared, fresh and innovative; service over to top perfect-professional but friendly; best value. The restaurant itself is chic-upscale with beautiful views. But what we love most is the obvious pride each person takes in doing a far exceeds job! Guess only thing we’d like is to see a changed menu-not because we have not enjoyed current menu, but we’d like to try some new items. But hear that is coming!

Overall: 10/10
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Feb 14, 2021
Steve H.
Everything is great--the food, atmosphere,staff and service. A fun place to be. The staff are always so friendly. A thoroughly pleasant dining experience.

Overall: 10/10
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Feb 08, 2021
Norman K.
Great wait staff, great food.

Overall: 9/10
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Apr 19, 2022
Gary G.
Everything was great except for the temperature of the food. My Salmon and Grits were a little too cool. The grits were undercooked a bit also. Other than that everything else was good. Our guests thoroughly enjoyed their meals.

Overall: 9/10
Food: 8/10
Service: 10/10
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Value: 7/10
Dec 20, 2021
Susan E.
First and foremost: Cece provides the BEST service...always! The Gumbo was great...how about adding a little andouille sausage to it?! Love it! The salmon was a bit bland and the pork chop was good but maybe a bit tough. If a salad or a cup of soup was included with dinner that would improve the value of the dishes. The bread is good but we liked the old one a bit better.

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Jul 16, 2021
Teresa M.
I love AJ’s. Come here often. Love the location, the personal touches, most know my name, food is excellent, service always superb. Definitely one of my favs!

Overall: 9/10
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Value: 8/10
Apr 03, 2021
Kristen H.
Food tasted great. Service was a little spotty, but the manager checked on us about 3 times and was super friendly. Can't wait to see how far it comes.

Overall: 9/10
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Feb 05, 2021
Ed B.
Staff was very attentive - We are planning on returning.

Overall: 8/10
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Apr 23, 2022
Mark R.
The service was great, the quality of the food was good, the menu was a little funny for Easter

Overall: 8/10
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Value: 8/10
Mar 20, 2021
Jean W.
Portion sizes were small, with lots of potatoes and not much meat. A member of our party ordered a second dinner because she was still hungry after eating the first dinner served.

Overall: 8/10
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Mar 08, 2021
Diane A.
Grouper was alittle dried out. Scallop meal was not hot. Took longer than expected to get meals but overall we would still come again.

Overall: 8/10
Food: 7/10
Service: 9/10
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Value: 8/10
Mar 07, 2021
Diane R.
Ambience was amazing and we had a wonderful time with friends. Drinks at bar before dinner and a friendly bartender. Fireplaces going inside and out. Our table was ready and we were greeted by our server promptly. After we placed our orders (a few of us ordered the special) were told they were out of it. Our steak was over cooked but flavorful. Prices were average and there were a good amount menu options. The staff was great from the minute we walked in. Overall we enjoyed our time and food and will try them again.

Overall: 8/10
Food: 8/10
Service: 8/10
Ambience: 9/10
Value: 7/10
Feb 22, 2021
Haley S.
Overall our experience was good. But, on my reservation I indicated it was my husband’s birthday, so it would have been nice to have been offered a free dessert or something. We had a group of 10, and we stayed after our checks. It wasn’t crowded at all, and it would have been nice if the server had brought us more water. The food was good, but the portions are pretty small for the price. Overall, nice change from the usual crowded, loud restaurants.

Overall: 7/10
Food: 7/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 3/10
Value: 7/10
Nov 27, 2021
Craig O.
Live music was performed well but 50% too loud; disrupted dinner conversation with guests. Fish (Grouper) slightly overcooked. But good flavors overall. No view of golf course - why not spotlight the two greens? View that was available was through dirty windows. Service was very good.

Overall: 7/10
Food: 6/10
Service: 8/10
Ambience: 6/10
Value: 8/10
Mar 19, 2021
Charles C.
Corned beef was tough but very good flavor.