About

Welcome to Barnacle Bills Online

A local tradition since 1981 when Chris Way, 24 years of age was encouraged by the local mayor to expand on his talents and put what he learned working in the restaurant industry to use on a grander scale. Chris was prompted to open up his own restaurant and Barnacle Bills was born at 14 Castillo Drive, in the historic district of St. Augustine. Now, 26 years later and thousands of fried shrimp dinners served; Barnacle Bills has expanded to an additional location on St. Augustine Beach, 451 A1A Beach Blvd. During the busy months, even 26 years later, we still have waiting lines out the door and customers calling to see if our famed Banana Delight and Spinach Casserole are the daily feature.

Chris Way is also the creator of Datl Do It hot sauces, made from St. Augustine’s own datil peppers, the sauce was served tableside and used to accidently disappear as the customers exited. So if Datl Do It was worth snatching maybe it was worth buying- today Datl Do It hot sauces, mustards, and jellies have international distribution.

Consistently voted as the most referred seafood restaurant in St. Augustine by hotel front desk staff and managers. Barnacles offers a family oriented atmosphere and serves only fresh seafood complemented with the finest ingredients.

Long-Term Honored Employees

Simon Kraft, Kitchen Manager- 26 Years
Melissa Connor, Dining Room Manager – 26 Years
Andrea Tedder, District Manager – 23 Years
Cheryl Kazmierski, Server – 22 Years
Sandra Frahm, Bartender – 22 Years
Angie Threet, Kitchen Manager – 19 Years
Anna Anderson, Kitchen Staff – 19 Years
Anna Hancock, Kitchen Staff – 19 Years
Chris Hughes, Kitchen Manager – 18 Years
David Green, Kitchen Staff – 15 Years
Kathy Beebe, Server – 17 Years
Robert Washington – 15 Years
Scott Racine, Kitchen Manager – 11 Years
Garvin Therson – 11 Years
Robert Jones – 11 Years
Community Service

Cathedral Parrish School Festival
Junior Service League of St. Augustine
Kids Bridge- Supervised Family Visitation Center
St. Augustine Sunrise Rotary
Epic-“Tips for Kids”
ABC Honor Roll Program for St. Johns County Elementary Schools

Donation Requests
You will notice that we have several charitable organizations that we support. Our donations are not limited to the functions of these organizations. If you would like to request a contribution, email us your donation request at least one month prior to your event and attach a letter on letterhead explaining the purpose of the function, event date, mailing address and contact phone number. Barnacle Bills has a quarterly donation budget so the earlier you get your request in, the better your opportunity.

We will contact you if your request has been approved. Thank you for your interest in our restaurant.