Residents of Vilano Beach Welcome a New Casual Restaurant, Beaches on Vilano

A New St. Augustine restaurant is offering a casual indoor and outdoor dining atmosphere, on Vilano Beach. They're providing beach cuisine, and this laid-back eatery features seafood, burgers, steak, pasta and salads. Located next to the Vilano Pier.
Beaches On Vilano
Beaches On Vilano
May 3, 2011 - PRLog -- St. Augustine, Fla.  – Beaches on Vilano is the latest restaurant to open on Vilano Beach in St. Augustine, Fla. Offering a casual indoor and outdoor dining atmosphere, Beaches on Vilano sits next door to the Vilano pier at the Inlet Marina. Providing beach cuisine, this laid-back eatery features seafood, burgers, steak, pasta and salads.

Owners Maureen Blanchfield Bellantoni and Rick Gibson jumped at the opportunity to add a casual dining restaurant to the growing list of venues that Vilano has to offer. Bellantoni, the owner of Donovan’s Irish Pub in St. Augustine, loves the restaurant business and is anxious to start this thrilling venture. “When I see an opportunity I seize it. I strongly believe that if you give the crowd what they want, you can’t possibly fail,” said Bellantoni.

Beaches on Vilano provides a mouth-watering menu, and allows boaters to dock their boats and stroll up to the welcoming dining area. They offer catering and custom platters for customers wanting the beach themed cuisine for any event. Putting a spin on the term “drive-thru”, boaters have the option to call ahead and have platters fresh and ready for pick-up; perfect for a relaxing day of on the water.  

“I live out here and have wanted a restaurant at the inlet marina for some time now; when Maureen asked to me to partner with her, I was more than happy to do so,” said Gibson.

Beaches on Vilano is conveniently located at the Inlet Marina, next to the Vilano Pier and Bay Ray Boat Rentals. They are a leisurely stroll from the Hampton Inn, for guests that want to experience the beach lifestyle. You can arrive by car, bike, boat, or on foot to Beaches on Vilano. They have an open deck for outdoor dining and plan to have bands perform on occasion in their outdoor tiki style stages.  This is the place to be for those wanting to relax, chat, eat and make memories.

“Beaches on Vilano, is just what this beautiful island has been waiting for, an affordable restaurant for the entire family to enjoy. We love it that boaters can dock their boat and walk on up to the restaurant to enjoy a nice cold one, or feed their hearty appetite,” says Bellantoni.

Beaches on Vilano will be open May 4, 2011. Their hours are Sunday through Saturday, opening at 11 a.m. for lunch through dinner and your late night snack.  

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