What Our Customers Have To Say
Kayleigh Bell – Sept 2023
I made the decision to have my welcome party at their upstairs banquet room for 125 people and to say it went perfect is an understatement. Sheri was fantastic to work with! She understood our budget and alerted us promptly if we wanted to up the bar tab for our guests when we hit our “limit”. I was too busy mingling that I didn’t get a chance to have any food but my guests couldn’t stop raving about the bacon wrapped scallops we had passed. It was alittle warm but it was on the second floor in August in Florida so not their fault lol. It was also VERY spacious, I never felt crowded with 125 people plus the patio was a huge bonus. Would highly recommend anyone use Kingfish grill for their event/dinner!!
Passero Associates Christmas Party
Thank you Danielle for a wonderful dinner. The venue looked awesome, and the food and service was top notch. Everyone had a great time. I hope you and your family have a Very Merry Christmas.
Had our son’s wedding rehearsal dinner in early Oct. Event was scheduled for less than a week after hurricane Ian flooded St Augustine. Sherri and her team had the banquet room cleaned up and ready to go for the event. Room has been tastefully renovated. Food and service was outstanding. Sushi platter was especially good. Sherri and Danielle were present for the entire event to ensure everything went smoothly. Would definitely recommend Harborview (above Kingfish Grill) for a large gathering.
We send this note to express our gratitude to Mindy and the entire staff who made our party everything that we wanted. The evening exceeded our expectations and was perfect in every respect. The view from the Harborview room was spectacular. The food and appetizers were delicious and so pleasing. We especially enjoyed the bacon wrapped scallops and the salmon platter. Mindy was accommodating on letting us in to decorate and answered every question we had.
We highly recommend this venue to anyone considering a party. Every guest was delighted. It will truly be an event you will always cherish and remember.
Thanks again for everything. YOU WERE THE BEST!
Larry and Diana Kaiser
Mindy is amazing!!! Having our wedding reception at the Harbor View Banquet Room above King Fish Grill was one of the best decisions we made. I cannot express enough how wonderful the entire staff was, how breathtaking the views were, and how delicious the food turned out. We could not have asked for a better wedding reception location!!!! Seeing all my friends and family come together with amazing food, music, and views made for such a perfect day.
Thank you, Mindy, for making our special day memorable.
Ken & Melissa Saufl
Just reflecting on the wedding weekend and all the wonderful things you did to make the rehearsal dinner perfect.
Thank you again!
Our wedding was truly magical! Mindy and her staff made our reception so magnificent that our guests are STILL talking about it!!!! The venue looked wonderful with the matching linens and lighting throughout, and the table configuration was perfect for our sweetheart table! I did have an abundance of décor and favors, and Mindy was so helpful in making sure every detail was just what I wanted. Oh, and the food was so delicious; there was not a single complaint! Mindy and her staff really went above and beyond our expectations! Thank you, Mindy, for making our dream wedding come true!
Kenny and Jaciel Higgins 10.31.20
Thank you so much for making our event, perfect, relaxing and just so awesome. You and Chef and your staff worked so hard!! It was perfect. And I have to say I had many many comments that the food was AMAZING. And the apps are still being talked about. I can’t say enough good things about your venue and you and your staff, so thank you so much!
Bill and I want to send you note thanking you again for making our wedding reception perfect! Your suggestions and help with planning, your responsiveness and the special touches that you offered were VERY much appreciated. I loved that you let us give the Hawaiian leis to our daughters. That meant alot to them…and to us. The pastry chef was exceptional too…thanks for the recommendation.
We loved everything – except that it went by too fast!
We give you 10 stars! 5 + 5 for being extra awesome! 🙂
I wish you the best and hope to see you soon!
Kathy and Bill Shay
A huge THANK YOU to Mindy Foster and her Team! We had a rehearsal dinner in the HarborView Room. The room was absolutely beautiful! The tables were nicely laid out so we didn’t feel crowded, nor did we feel lost in the big room. Mindy and her Team did an amazing job handling every single detail!! They were kind, professional and stayed one step ahead of me so I didn’t have to worry about anything. The food was fantastic and the view was spectacular! From the initial reservation to the night of the dinner, the whole process was incredibly easy, thanks to Mindy. I highly recommend having an event with Mindy at the Kingfish Grill’s HarborView Room!
On September 15, 2017 we held our Son and Daughter-in-law’s wedding rehearsal dinner, (Meet & Greet) in your HarbourView Banquet Room atop the Kingfish Grill. We loved the location of your venue because it’s easy to get to and your facility and Marina are beautiful.
We booked the event through your Banquet Coordinator, Mindy Foster. Mindy was very pleasant and professional to work with and extremely knowledgeable. Without me asking her too, Mindy called and kept me updated on the status of Hurricane Irma. She also called me again on the day power was restored, to let me know everything was a “go”. We were all so relieved and grateful for her timeliness and reassurance.
Mindy did a wonderful job guiding us in selecting a nice variety of food for our event and the amount of food she suggested was perfect. Your Sushi tray, that she highly recommended, was incredible. I wish we would have ordered two! All our guests commented on how delicious the food was and it was wonderful to be able to order children’s meals for the little ones.
My husband and I were thrilled when Mindy told us she would be there the night of our event. All the tables and high tops were decorated just as we had asked and everything ran smoothly. Mindy was so helpful and pleasant no matter what we asked her to do.
I would highly recommend Mindy Foster and your facility again. We will definitely be back if we have another banquet to book in the St. Augustine area.
Brett and Cindy Harper
Sept. 15, 2017
I wanted to thank you again for all your help with our Rehearsal Dinner at The King Fish Grill! Everyone had a great time, and the food was delicious! Since I planned the whole event long distance, I could have never done it without your quick response time and suggestions to make everything run so smooth!
I really thought the room looked great!
June 6th, 2017
Mindy, those members of the West Point Class of 1961 who held their annual golf dinner at the Kingfish grill were unanimous in praising your facility, your staff, and particularly you personally for making our reunion a most pleasurable and memorable time. From the introduction to the Kingfish to your assistance in planning for the occasion and then to the dinner itself your dedication to the effort and your hands on assistance made the reunion an unqualified success. You are a great representative and reflect great credit the organization you work for. We look forward to a return visit next year.
Respectfully Bill Tobin
I recently hosted my daughter’s wedding reception at the Harborview Banquet Room at the Kingfish Grill. I was very pleased with the entire experience. Mindy, the banquet coordinator was helpful from my first contact with her through to the last. Throughout the entire process she answered all of my questions, always returned my phone call or e-mails promptly. She had great suggestions in regard to menu planning and even accommodated the children in my party with their own menu. The facility was clean and beautiful. There were many special touches including pictures with sayings relating to marriage which gave it a special feel. There were also beautiful candles in the fireplace and the lighting was nice. The food was outstanding and the wait and bar staff were wonderful. If I were to have a need for a banquet room again in the future, I will most definitely return to The Kingfish Grill.
Jim and I don’t know how to thank you enough for such a perfect evening at the Kingfish Grill. Everything was exceptional. I feel like I have known you for much longer than the 9 months we have worked together and planned this special event for our son and his new wife. The food was FANTASTIC, the service was UNBELIEVABLE and the atmosphere was simply beautiful. I so appreciate all of your hard work and personal advice that made the evening one that we will remember forever. You’re one in a million, Mindy. The Kingfish Grill is so lucky to have you!!! Hope to see you really soon. Oh, and thank you so much for the generous gift certificate you so kindly gave to us. You’re the best!
Jim and Suzanne Greer
Mindy, I am writing to thank you for organizing such a wonderful retirement party on April 10, 2016. The atmosphere and view were great, and the food was more than I ever expected. The servers were attentive and kept everything filled and going. Two weeks later and everyone who attended is still telling me what a great event that was. Compliment after compliment about the delicious food. Thank you again for helping to make this party such a success. I will gladly refer your banquet facilities to anyone.
When we decided to start planning a 60th birthday party for my brother we weren’t sure how to start. We live in New York State and my brother’s party would be in St. Augustine, Florida. Obviously we would have to do a lot of research over the internet. We identified many places; even tried an event planning website – but no one was very willing to work with us (or for that matter even call us back!). Until we came across the Harborview Banquet Room at the Kingfish Grill. Not only did banquet coordinator Mindy call us back she was a wealth of information with great suggestions and ideas (even giving us the name of a place for having a great birthday cake delivered). Needless to say we booked the room and date immediately; site unseen!
Over the next few months we corresponded by email to finalize plans for the party; Mindy was always prompt with her replies. Upon arrival we were ecstatic with our choice: the venue was beautiful – a lovely room with amazing views. The party was a great success; the guest of honor was blown away and all the guests commented on the wonderful food, fantastic setting and outstanding service. (One guest even jokingly asked if we had to pay extra for the spectacular sunset!) Thank you to the entire crew for making our family celebration such a tremendous experience for everyone; we would highly recommend the Harborview Banquet Room for anyone’s special event.
Robert Chase, Albany, New York
On a scale of 1 – 10, my experience with Mindy and the Harborview Room for my wedding reception was absolutely a 10! I planned my wedding within 6 weeks and had a last minute hiccup with the venue for the reception. Mindy was recommended to me by someone at another local restaurant. Thankfully, she had an opening that would work for us and pulled everything together in less than 3 weeks. She was responsive, pleasant to work with, had great suggestions and the event was truly just perfect! The guests had nothing but nice things to say about the venue and the food. The Harborview Room is cozy and warm with a great view – just what we had hoped to find. I couldn’t have asked for a better consultant to help me put the plan in place and on such short notice. I really feel like Mindy played a big part in making our wedding day special and enjoyable.
Destination Wedding. St Augustine on the water.
Kingfish Grill is my choice for a destination wedding without the hassle. The banquet room was spacious with beautiful views, room for our classic rock band, dancing, a bar and seating for 75. Mindy took care of so many of the details; I can’t thank her enough for being my partner. My family loved the food and the chef made everything on site with something for everyone including the vegetarians. And my friends stayed at the Inn at Camachee Harbor literally 50 steps away. The views at the Kingfish Grill are so beautiful – like being in the islands. My favorite photo is of me in my gown holding a beer with my handsome groom with the water and the yachts behind us.
Mindy, Bob and I wanted to thank you for making our son’s rehearsal dinner such a success. The venue was beautiful with an outstanding view of the water. Everything was elegant but also allowed for freedom for people to mingle and get to know each other. Our guest could not say enough about the food and how delicious every course was that night. The service you provided was above and beyond for the entire event – from beginning to end. I had to do everything from out of town and you made it a pleasurable experience for me. You and your employees get 5 gold stars from our families! Thank you for everything,
Bob and Lynn Williams Gainesville, Florida
It was a pleasure meeting you and we had a great time at your restaurant. The food was delicious, especially the amazing bread!!! Service was great, I loved that everything was setup up on time for our arrival since we were 30 in our group and the view from the room was spectacular. We will definitively be back.
Regards, Elsa C. Rios
When choosing a venue for our wedding this past November, my husband and I searched the internet for days looking for the perfect place to accommodate everything we wanted for our special day. With its waterfront setting, the amazing food, the convenience of the Camachee Inn within walking distance and the most amazing coordinator (Mindy), we looked no further than the harbor banquet room over the Kingfish Grill. Mindy worked with us every step of the way and even married us on the lawn in front of the restaurant while our guests enjoyed a birds eye view from the balcony above. The room was beautiful, our guests raved about the service and the food. We would definitely recommend the harbor banquet room to anyone looking for a very affordable, waterfront wedding. We can’t wait to go back again soon.
I can’t believe it’s been almost FOUR months since we were married!!! Wow does time fly. I can’t thank you enough for the GREAT time and WONDERFUL service we received; I truely felt special thanks to you and your staff. I’m so glad we decieded to go to Kingfish Grill … my Mom told me you guys even had someone taking people back and forth to their cars on a golf cart… AWESOME!!!
Again, Thanks for everything : )
Gary and Suzanne(Hazen) Johnson
I want you to know how happy we were with the venue, the food and the service Saturday night, Nov 30th. Thank you so much for your help and assistance. We were so pleased with everything and feel it was the perfect little wedding planned in a week! Ha! Ha! We all thought the food was excellent, so please let your Chef know how happy we were. We also appreciate how nice, friendly and helpful the servers were.
Please let your manager’s know that David and I thought you did an excellent job for our daughter’s wedding, (Stormi and Ryan Morina)! We will certainly recommend the King Fish Grill to friends, family and others considering a wedding or party venue.
Thank you again so much!
Joy and David Winters
We would highly recommend the Harborview Banquet Room at Kingfish Grill for any special event. We recently had our wedding there and it was the perfect venue. The prices were reasonable and the food was great. The staff was a pleasure and the banquet manager, Mindy, was absolutely amazing!! We don’t think there is anything she can’t do. She worked with us every step of the way, was always quick to respond and handled everything. From allowing and helping us to set up the day before, loaning us some décor to complete our look, accommodating the menu to suit our tastes, packing up all of our decorations and food, and even working as our bartender; Mindy really did it all. We don’t know what we would have done without her. If you’re looking for a cozy, full-service, romantic venue; with a beautiful view — this is it!
Heather & Edilberto
My siblings and I hosted a 50th wedding anniversary party for our parents at the Harborview Room on May 26, 2013. We were so pleased with everything! Mindy went above and beyond organizing the event, offering suggestions and making sure everything was perfect. The staff was attentive and professional. The food was delicious! Our parents had a wonderful time! Many of our guest were from out of state; they enjoyed the beautiful scenery, food and lovely tables. It was an event our family will cherish for years to come. Thank you Mindy!
THANK YOU! Julie Bunk
We hosted a reahearsal dinner for our son’s wedding on May 24, 2013 in the Harbor View Room above the Kingfish Grill. The room was beautiful and the tables were arranged nicely and my centerpieces looked great. The view was perfect and the A/C kept the room nice and cool. The buffet was beautiful and the food was delicious. We had many compliments on all the parmesan encrusted mahi and pork loin, along with roasted potatoes and fresh vegetable and salad. The open bar was perfect, you did a great job keeping up with all the drinks and the staff was attentive and wonderful.
Several locals were not aware of this venue and are interested in future bookings.
Thanks so much! It was perfect.
Deb and Bob Bergstrom Rehearsal dinner for Eric and Cassidy Bergstrom
I wanted to give you some well deserved feedback from my Wedding reception we had at Kingfish Grill on May 25th, 2013. Everything turned out wonderful. The flowers that I brought the day before we’re place perfectly on each table. The cake table was positioned in such a perfect spot for pictures!! The staff was very professional and kept things moving. Every detail was taken care of ahead of time so that I had no worries on my special day. I can’t express enough the attention to detail Mindy showed when working with me in the months leading up to the event, that really took a lot off my back. Everyone was very please at the space we had, not to mention the food was awesome.kudos to Mindy and her team and thank you for such a wonderful event we had at Kingfish Grill.
We had our wedding reception at the Harborview Room. Everything was spectacular. We planned our wedding long distance, and Mindy was always a wonderful help throughout the entire process, even putting us in contact with a musician. All throughout the event, she was on top of everything, providing special touches to make our big day even more enjoyable. The morning after the reception, we returned to gather the items that had been left in the room. Everything was waiting for us by the door, and Mindy had boxed up all the leftover food, labeled it for us, and even carried it to our car. She was extraordinary and we would recommend this venue to anyone, largely due to her outstanding customer service. Thanks for making our day even more special.
Jennifer and Donny
We had our wedding reception held at the Harborview Room at the Kingfish Grill in May of 2013. It was everything we could have wanted and more! The banquet coordinator Mindy Foster was amazing with her professionalism, timeliness, and attention to detail. She went above and beyond with making sure we had everything we needed not only on the day of, but in all the days and weeks leading up to the wedding. We are not St. Augustine local, so communication was of big importance for us. Mindy was always quick to reply to e-mails and phone calls, and was never difficult to contact. She made us feel like we were the only party she was planning and made a lot of suggestions to make our wedding personalized and cost effective for us. The food and wait staff at the reception was high quality, and I have only heard amazing things from my guests. We also stayed at the Inn @ Camachee which was just perfect. I will not hesitate to recommend this location for your next big event!
Stephanie and Lesley
Reviewed May 8, 2013 on Tripadvisor
Super Banquet Location
We have dined in the restaurant countless times over the last several years for their outstanding meals and views of the intracoastal waterway. This past weekend we took advantage of the banquet facility for a wedding reception and were equally pleased with the extensive menu options. The Banquet Coordinator, Mindy Foster, couldn’t have been more pleasant, offering several desert, appetizer, meal and wine tastings for the engaged couple to select from. We were provided ample time to decorate and arrange the seating to our liking, as well as time to remove our items during the following morning. There is ample room to seat 80, with an additional 20 or so standing either indoors or on the exterior balcony facing the intracoastal waterway. The dance floor can accomodate 30-40 with additional space for a DJ. I’d encourage anyone looking for a casual venue, for any event, to seriously consider the Kingfish Grill
Mindy, I can’t thank you enough for making my daughter’s special day spectacular! Everything about the Harbourview Room was perfect, and it was all at an amazing price. We searched everywhere for a venue with style in our price range, and I must say yours is the best kept secret in town…but not for long! While the venue was lovely, though, it was the staff that made the difference. Your attentiveness, communication and ideas leading up the event were really helpful – especially regarding how to keep a handle on bar costs. During the wedding reception the staff was very professional, particularly the server assigned to the bride and groom. I loved that she prepared a box of their favorite treats and had them waiting in their room. The next morning we realized her bridal bouquet was missing – we were thrilled that your staff found it while cleaning up and placed it in the cooler rather than disposing of it. You can be sure that we will recommend this location to everyone for their special events, including my workplace for holiday parties!
Patsy Heiss, St. Augustine .