Blackfly The Restaurant
We are pleased to announce that we will be re-opening Wednesday, July 1st.
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Effective 6/27/2020: The City of St. Augustine requires all guests to wear a face mask unless seated at a table. For more information please click here City of Saint Augustine Face Mask Requirements



Fine Dining at Blackfly

Blackfly The Restaurant: If you're looking for a seafood restaurant in St. Augustine, Blackfly is one of St. Augustine's newest and most unique seafood restaurants. Having opened in June of 2012, Blackfly has won favors with the local community and tourists alike. We're known for our daily fresh fish specials using locally caught fish which aren't usually seen on most restaurant menus along with our select fillets of Wahoo, Mahi, Hog Snapper and other specialty fish. The kitchen at Blackfly is a "Scratch Kitchen", everything is fresh, as local as possible, seasonal and made to order.

We know you'll be back because you'll have a hard time deciding what to order every time you come to Blackfly.

Pie The menu at Blackfly is as varied as shells on a beach in the Bahamas. Mike and Cindy, partners in Blackfly and owners of the famous Collage Restaurant in downtown St. Augustine are our operational managers. By clicking on this menu link you can view the grand result of their combined expertise, their years of experience in bringing the best possible product to the table and the imaginative input of our incredible chef Matt Brown.

Vaughn and Jean Cochran are also partners in Blackfly The Restaurant. The menu and tropical flavors at the restaurant reflect their travels as fishing resort managers in Mexico, Belize, Costa Rica, Key West and the Bahamas. Some menu items are shared from Vaughn and Jean's fishing lodge in the Bahamas, Blackfly Bonefish Lodge. Vaughn's internationally recognized artwork and murals can be seen throughout the restaurant along with his Blackfly merchandise in the retail area.

Fresh Swordfish Our other partners, Doug and Charlene Bunnell, are long time friends with many successful businesses to their credit. Doug and Charlene were instrumental in completing and directing the various stages of construction while helping us execute the final vision of the entire Blackfly team.

The restaurant is under the internationally known Blackfly Brand of Vaughn Cochran, a Florida artist who lives and paints in St. Augustine, Florida and who developed the famous Blackfly Logo. Blackfly is also represented by the Blackfly Outfitter, a fly fishing shop in Jacksonville, Fl and Blackfly Lodge, a bonefishing lodge in Abaco Bahamas. Give us a try, you'll love the artful presentation of our food and the comfortable atmosphere.

Blackfly Logo The Blackfly image itself was born on a sunny afternoon in Key West after a painting session where Vaughn was practicing his Japanese Sumi-Brush techniques when the thought came to him to try painting a fishing fly using the same method. It was as if he had been struck by a lightning bolt from the "Muse", painting feverishly for the rest of the day on any paper he could find until paper grocery bags became his canvas. Nearly 300 fly paintings later, one fly painting inspiring the next, for hours and hours, the Blackfly was born. 20 years later the Blackfly has become one of the most recognized brand logos in saltwater fly fishing and licensed worldwide.


Click on the Old City Life banner below to read the article about the beginnings of Blackfly The Brand. The article begins on page 44.

Old City Life

The Blackfly Mark is used under a license agreement with Vaughn Cochran.

Fighting the Coronavirus

To our loyal customers now and in the future, we want to let you know that BlackFly the Restaurant and Staff will be doing the utmost possible to keep our environment safe. We will be constantly sanitizing menus, table tops, seats, glassware, condiment containers and any surface that could harbor the C-19 virus. Obviously we cannot guarantee that any of us will not become infected but we want to assure you that we care and procedures are in place to try and avoid any adverse situations...

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Dining Room

Sun. - Thurs.
5:00 to 9:00 pm
Fri. & Sat.
5:00 to 10:00 pm
Angler's Bar
4:00 to Until...

Happy Hour
7 nights a week
4pm - 6:30 pm

Martini Mondays
A specialty list of
craft martinis for $7
all night

Winey Wednesday
20 or more bottles
of wine $20 or less.

108 Anastasia Blvd.