The Fairbanks House is located within walking distance of 25 Amelia Island restaurants, from casual to fine-dining. The closest restaurant is a two-minute walk and the farthest will take you ten minutes. With so many great choices, you’ll want to extend your stay. We’ve narrowed the field a bit for you and compiled a list of some of our guests’ favorites.
- Chef Joe Robucci offers a diverse menu including local seafood , steaks, pasta and game. Breads are baked daily and all deserts are made in house. Extensive wine list. Dine in the intimate dining rooms or in the New Orleans-inspired Courtyard. Open for dinner daily. Beer and fine wines are available. Featured in our Romance Package.
- Inside a charming old building on Third Street, an eclectic palette of colors and furnishings add to the relaxed ambiance that is Café Karibo. A large garden patio shaded by huge oak tree invites you to a fun and unique culinary experience in a friendly relaxed and casual setting. Trivia nights, themed menus and a brewpub keep things lively. Open six days a week for lunch and dinner – Monday, lunch only. Featured in our Romance Package.
- Chef-owner Katherine Ewing serves delicious provencale dishes by candlelight in an charming, intimate 1906 Amelia Island cottage. The menu items are prepared carefully and presented beautifully with an emphasis on impeccably fresh seafood, The extensive wine list offers the perfect accompaniment for every menu selection. Open for dinner Mon – Sat beginning at 5:30.
- Spain’s Old World cuisine in a quaint and intimate atmosphere. Let chef/owner Roberto impress you with his family recipes. Entree choices include Paelha Valencia style, Veal Chops or Filet Mignon with Cabrales Sauce, shrimp, scallops and snapper. Tapas bar, fine wines and homemade Sangria. Open for dinner nightly 5pm – 10pm. Featured in our Romance Package.
- Festive, fun and offering a full bar, Pablo’s offers the traditional and the unexpected. Don’t miss the Florida Shrimp Burritos. Open for lunch and dinner daily. You can find them at 12 N. Second Street.
- A chic neighborhood bistro with a little something for everyone… Chef Scotty Schwartz prepares classic world cuisine with a modern twist. Open Tues – Sat for lunch and dinner, closed for Sunday dinner and Monday lunch.
Chef and owner Brian John Grimley was born in the west country of England and moved to America 25 years ago. His influences exhibit a southern bias with his love of the cuisine of New Orleans and Charleston. Brian and his wife, Melanie used to live in the Victorian town of Colonial Beach, Virginia where they owned and operated a full service restaurant. At LuLu’s, every dish is created using only the freshest, finest ingredients. Serving lunch and dinner and Sunday brunch.
This recent addition to the pub scene here on Amelia Island features lots and lots of beers on tap. Specializing in microbrews, they also feature late-night bands and a full liquor license. There are dartboards in the back and some garden seating, as well.
Florida’s oldest continually operating saloon continues to quench the thirst and entertain the ears of all who come through her saloon doors. Featuring a full bar – where Carnegies and Rockefellers once bellied up – nightly entertainment and occasional special events, this is a must-visit stop while you’re in town. Beware of the smoke and Pirates Punch… you’ve been warned.
Local hangout with a Key West vibe. Very casual, local musicians, outdoor seating, pet-friendly.
Good pub food, full bar, tv’s for sporting events and Monday night trivia. Okanes has been a welcome fixture in Fernandina for many, many years. They pour a good pint.