Details for Six Mile Marina and Restaurant - Closed due to Hurricane Matthew

Six Mile Marina and Restaurant - Closed due to Hurricane Matthew

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Average rating 4.0 stars from 28 reviews

Address 8155 County Road 13 N
St Augustine, FL 32092-2405


After hours contact

Facility type

Marina - YES
Club - NO
Fuel - NO
Repair - NO
Municipal - NO
Other - NO


VHF channel

Web site

Email contact

Owner, manager



Payments acceptedCredit cards - NO
Checks - NO

Payment info

Payment discounts

Operation (seasonal or year-round)

Additional info:






Tide & current additional info


Approach: 10
Transient dockage: Unknown
Fuel dock: Unknown

Other depth info: Palmo Cove, at the mouth of Six Mile Creek has an area with 4 foot depths. Deep draft vessels should approach with caution. Tide can help up to 1 foot, and the rainy season provides deeper water. Plenty of water at the docks.
If you eat at the restaurant, dockage is free. However, there is no longer a restaurant as it has been bulldozed. Nice docks but there is no electric.

Dock typesWood - NO
Concrete - NO
Floating - YES
Fixed - NO
T/Alongside - YES
Other - NO

Additional info: Dock is about 1500 feet long. Well built. Free for diners, lunch or supper.

Size restrictionsLOA max: 100
Beam max: 30

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Transient: Unknown
Total: Unknown
Transient price: Unknown

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Transient: Unknown
Total: Unknown
Transient price: Unknown

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AC power30 amp - NO
50 amp - NO
100 amp - NO

Additional info: No power

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Cable TV (and pricing)


Phone hookup (and pricing)


Water (and pricing)


Dinghy access


Liveaboard info



Fuel brand:

Gas priceUnknown

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Diesel priceUnknown

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Pets welcomeYes

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Disability access


Launch service


Pump out













Yes - Travel about a mile down the road to Buddy Boys' for limited grocery items and fuel.



No - Outback Crab Shack at the head of the dock has been bulldozed. There is no dining outside or inside.


No - Full bar in restaurant has been bulldozed.

Hotels or motels

Repair capabilities

Haul out capabilities

Storage facilities


Fishing supplies


Chartering capabilities

Internet access

Yes - Strong Verizon signal.

Boat ramp availability


Other services


Reviews for Six Mile Marina and Restaurant - Closed due to Hurricane Matthew
Dock still there., 2017-07-09
Captain: , Jacksonville Fl (1550)

Did a car drive by couple weeks ago. Restruarant still closed but docks still there.

would make a great HURRICANE HOLE!, 2017-05-05
Captain: , Key Largo (5457)

Great place to ride out a storm , long, long dock, no electric or h2o but . put your dingy in the water and go up the creek, great.

Called resturarant , number disconected.

Apprently Out of Business, 2016-12-10
Captain: , Spruce Head (582)

Never saw less than 8' MLW. We arrived to a near empty dock, a very empty parking lot and an abandoned restaurant. Very disappointed. Two stars because the dock is still apparently still available.

very enjoyable Stay but not a marina!, 2016-07-08
Captain: , Burns Harbor Indiana (881)

With a 3.9 draft we very carful lay negotiated the entrance to the creek, following the deep water marks on our chart. We saw 4.7 several times but once in the creek saw no less than 15 ft even near the dock where it is marked 3.9. Food was really good, Florida prices but not bad. It is NOTa marina. We need dingy gas so rode our bikes to buddies country store and gas station 1/2 mile over bridge. It is quite the country store with breakfast and dinner for take out. Dinner are homemade smoked ribs.

several times

Free and quiet !, 2016-04-28
Captain: , Satsuma (40)

Great night at the free dock at Outback Crabshack. We went to the restaurant for dessert, yummy. The entrance to the creek got as low as 4.5' under my keel nut I draft 4.5' and had no issues.

Five stars for Free Dock in a nice protected waterway,, 2015-05-19
Captain: , Jekyll Island Ga (482)

Stayed overnight, Came in with no less than 5ft at bar. Stay in center of creek. Easy tie up to dock with minimum current. No amenities or services! Had Verizon. Some wifi at the resturant. Lots of dock walkers and lookers. Good service and steamed sea food. $18.95 plate is a lot of seafood for $$

Good tasting fried food!, 2015-02-26
Captain: , Jacksonville (190)

Made it in and out with a 3'9" draft, at low water had a minimum of 2'8" crossing the bar. As others have said it is a great place, tasty food and friendly folks. Highly recommend for an over night. I am looking forward to the summer and some good bands!

As they say - free is best , 2015-01-02
Captain: , Trenton ON (668)

Free dock, good food. We were here for NYE 2014/2015 and were treated to fireworks and live music.
Lots of room on the floating dock.
Lowest we saw coming into the creek was 5.5' - just stay in the middle, follow your charts and you will be fine.
Once over the shallow spot there is lots of water in the creek right up to the dock.
Watch for those pesky crab pots.

Free dock and dine, 2014-02-12
Captain: , Camp Lejeune, NC (180)

Free 1800 ft floating dock with a meal. The food was excellent and plentiful. We were yhe only boat for the night. The staff was very friendly. Lunch for two was about $25.00. The approach to the creek is shallow but we stayed in the center with our 4 ft draft and always had about 2 ft under the keel. Once in the creek the depyh increases to 15 ft plus.

Decent food, fun place, 2013-04-06
Captain: , Richardson, TX (552)

We anchored in Palmo Cove and took the dinghy up the creek to eat at the restaurant. We wanted to explore the creek anyway. We sat at the bar and ate which was great because we got to chat with some of the locals. The employees were very friendly. The food was decent, we had the Low Country grilled plate which was huge and we ate most of it. Wouldn't call it upscale food but after anchoring out for 5 days, we were ready for a meal out and this satisfied our craving.

Scary approach, nice floating docks, GOOD food, 2013-04-02
Captain: , Lighthouse Point, FL (227)

We opted for the grilled platter for four. There were four of us. Lots of leftovers and the food was really quite good. No water and no electric, but the price of the dinner and the beautiful trip up the creek make this a unique spot. Enter carefully.

Good Docks, Beautiful Creek, OK Restaurant, 2013-02-23
Captain: , St. Augustine, FL (4307)

The price and location makes this a great stop. For less than you would pay at a marginal marina, you get a nice floating dock and a meal. The beer is cold, the staff helpful/friendly, the food OK. The creek is one of the prettiest spots on the lower St. Johns. A dinghy or kayak exploration up Trout Creek from the restaurant will take you through a forested area full of wildlife.

Quiet creek on a deserted dock, 2012-11-28
Captain: , charleston (831)

Free dock at the restaurant. We were there on a Sunday so no crowds. Food adequate but nothing special. Disappointed they weren't open for breakfast even though they were supposed to be. Fog on the water the next morning was beautiful in this serene setting.

Great Dock - Great Food!, 2012-06-17
Captain: , Cleveland (2083)

We arrived early afternoon on a Saturday (6/2). With a 1500 foot dock, it was not a problem at all with space. The entrance to the creek has what we found to be a 5' bar. Once over this, the creek itself is quite deep.

Food was excellent and reasonably priced for seafood. The owner served us coffee the next morning as we had arrived before the cook! Fun venue for people watching. Most arrive by car although there were a dozen or so boats docked at any given time. Most were smaller boats rather than traveling cruisers.

A delicious, beautiful, protected stop!, 2012-04-29
Captain: , baltimore md (644)

We stopped here mid and late April 2012 on our "tour" of the St. Johns. Great docks, no power or water, Good Crabs & cold beer. It was a 20 kt day the first time we stopped and this creek is the ultimate in protection. Follow your chart plotter in we saw no less than 5' then much deeper at the docks. Chrissy was our server both times. She and the rest of the staff were very attentive. Check in with Cheyene at the bar. We asked permission to stay both charge. Small resident alligator on the back side of the docks. This stop shows you a little of all there is on the St. Johns. We would come back again. In fact maybe we will go back tomorrow. Just joking.

Wonderful stop!, 2012-04-17
Captain: , Stone Mountain, GA (180)

I stopped here for the night and decided to stay a few. Beautiful, scenic setting, quiet (except for the weekends when lots of boats show up to enjoy the food and weather). And the food is a bonus.

They are also about the nicest people you could want to meet. I had a minor engine problem which kept me from leaving and they went out of their way get a local mechanic to come down and get me going but I decided to give it a few days to make sure the problem didn't return. In total, I spent a week here and began to feel like family.

This is a great alternative to staying on the hook. it's not a marina, though, and there are no facilities and no shopping within walking distance. Enterprise will come and get you if you want to rent a car.

And ask for Margaret Tuttle, the owner. Let her know that their reputation for food and hospitality has been noted!

Nice restaurant, 2012-03-17
Captain: , MV Red Head (61833)

We anchored before the creek and took our dinghy into the restaurant (4.5' bar at entrance to creek scared us from coming with the boat). Although dogs aren't allowed at the restaurant, a phone call and a little begging gave us permission to bring our canine crew for outside seating.

Service is laid back. Food is good. We'd come back (and will).

The dock is pretty good - surely good enough to spend the night.

great swamp spot, 2012-03-15
Captain: , St. Lucie River (158)

Showed up on a Wed. night and was the only boat there. No water or electric, but zero cost as well. 6 ft. was the worst case comiing in. Plenty of water at the dock. Walking the dock is an opportunity to experience the Florida swamp ambiance. Just loved it. Dinner was great and breakfest for two was under $13. Free WiFi in restaurant.

Another Great stop, 2012-03-10
Captain: , Cincinnati (1810)

We and the friends we were traveling with were the only 2 boats here this night. The dock is now 1500 feet long and the resturant is very good. It is nice that it is free to stay even though there is no electric or water. There is plenty of depth all the way back to the dock. The food is great and the place is a great taste of Old Florida. An unique place and not to be missed traveling the St. Johns. Well worth the diversion. This will be a must stop on our way back out of the St. Johns river. We stopped again on our way up the St. Johns and were equally impressed the second time.

Great seafood!, 2011-10-21
Captain: , N Fort Myers, Florida (516)

This little gem is hidden a ways up 6 mile creek, with plenty of water depth except the entrance, which is in the range of 6-7 feet. Just watch your charts. When you get there, there is a 1500 foot dock, which is free for patrons of the restaraunt (Outback Crabshack). There is no water or electric on the dock, but since we ate at the restaraunt, it was free, and the docks are great!
Four of us had 3 pitchers of beer, and two 1/2 platters of as good seafood as you could ever hope (took plenty back to the boat, too!) The restaraunt is rustic, but a 5 star in quality. Our bill for beer, a feast, a night's dockage was $65 per couple. We will be stopping back on our way back through, without doubt. We also had breakfast there, 2 eggs, hashbrowns (Excellent, with onions!) choice of meat, choice of toast and coffee, $5 per person.

Great Food, manatees, gators & more, 2011-07-14
Captain: , Sanford, FL (657)

Very long dock that is packed with groups at times (sponsored by the restaurant), we arrived mid day, mid week, no other boats, a manatee close enough to touch. Food was great, prices very reasonable, and the staff very helpfull. When they are not busy you can tie up to the dock and spend a night or two.

Great Stop!, 2011-05-13
Captain: , Mattituck, NY. (391)

Had no problem getting into Six Mile Creek saw nothing less than 5 feet. Esay docking, 1000 foot long. We were the only ones there, stayed over night. Restaurant is called Outback Crab Shack and a fun place, food good. Interesting area to dingy up.

We love this dock and The Crab Shack, 2011-04-19
Captain: , Nashville,TN (437)

Really nice floating dock, fun eatery with many friendly people. A great evening meal and overnight spot. Watch the charts and your depth carefully when entering Six Mile Creek, though.

1000' dock, 2011-03-23
Captain: , Stratford, CT (658)

1000' dock in great condition with good cleats. Many day boats were there, coming and going all day, but we were the only ones there at night(Us and a critter sacratching at our hull as we slept). We were able to walk our dog but the road in front of Outback Crab is challenging. Many diners walk the dock after their meal and are eager to chat.

Outback Crab Shack, 2010-12-18
Captain: , Wickford, RI (1637)

Great location for dinner and a free dock IF you can get in. The Palma Cove entrance appears to have much less water than shown in the guide books. We know for comparison of the guide book charts and the latest NOAA downloads and our own experience. We got in with 4.3 ft at mid tide, but not by much!
Once in the creek the water is quite deep (approx 8 to 18 ft). The length of the dock is impressive and the food was not bad.

Outback Crabshack - great destination, 2010-02-24
Captain: , Welaka,Fl (60)

Given the shortage of boating 'destinations' in the greater Jacksonville area, the Outback Crabshack is a winner. Long floating dock in a deep creek with excellent weather protection. This is a great place to tie up, go into the Crab Shack for some good eats, and spend the night. Ataraxy (42'/4' draft) has been there many times.
The dock tends to fill up on good boating weekends, and, because it is sheltered, overnighters are better off anchoring in the cove to get some breeze and escape the bugs (unless you run the A/C).

6-Mile Rest & Dock, 2008-11-21
Captain: , On the water (1501)

Not sure why someone said only 30' or less boats?? You could park a 200' boat on these docks if you don't draft more than 6'! Great palce to visit, just to see the 1000' dock if nothing else!

Reaturant, 2008-01-18
Captain: , Jacksonville Florida (125)

The restaurant is the only thing on this senic creek. It has a long floating dock free to restaurant patrons. Docks are suitable for 30 ft and under vessels. Local seafoods mostly fried. Can be quite busy on weekends. Party atmospere. Lots of small alligators around docks.

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