Monday, March 19, 2012

Beaches on Vilano

We visited St. Augustine recently and decided to drive just north of the city along the ocean. There we came upon the small beach town of Vilano, and we had dinner there at Beaches on Vilano. It was pretty decent food for a beach town.

Beaches on Vilano is actually located by the marina and pier, right on the Intracoastal Waterway with a great view of the high-rise bridge that brings A1A from the mainland to the sandbar. It's very typical in decor for such a place, kind of laid back. But our service was certainly not laid back and the food was actually quite decent.

My friend Tommy ordered a chicken sandwich and it was delicious. A generous portion of white meat was nicely grilled and blackened, topped with bacon, lettuce, tomato, onion, and some provolone. Nothing too spectacular, but definitely good eats. The fries that accompanied it were very good, seasoned fries. They were quite tasty. The coleslaw was pretty ordinary, but overall, this meal hit the spot.
I started with a salad. It was good and somewhat on the fancy side for a beach town supper club type of place. Mixed greens were topped with tomatoes, cucumber, cheese, green peppers, and diced red onions. The balsamic viniagrette was served on the side. It was a good salad.
For my main dish, i had one of my favorites, Shrimp N Grits. It was very good. The grits were very creamy and tasty and a bit cheesy. The shrimp was well cooked, maybe a half minute too long, but not rubbery. Fresh diced tomatoes topped the dish. It was very good and I ate every last drop. Overall, a very nice lunch here, I was impressed. Nice place, nice atmosphere, great service, and good food. And the beer was cold! 
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