Enjoy the Best Restaurants & Bars on Amelia Island
Restaurants on Amelia Island
Joe’s 2nd Street Bistro
- Chef Ricky Pigg offers a diverse menu including local seafood, steaks, pasta, and game at Joe’s 2nd Street Bistro. Bread is baked daily and all desserts are made in-house. Extensive wine list. Dine in the intimate dining rooms or in the New Orleans-inspired Courtyard. Open for lunch and dinner five days – closed Monday and Tuesday. Beer, spirits, and fine wines are available. Featured in our Romance Package.
- Spain’s Old World cuisine in a quaint and intimate atmosphere. Let chef/owner Roberto impress you with his family recipes. Entree choices include Paella Valencia style, Veal Chops or Filet Mignon with Cabrales Sauce, shrimp, scallops and snapper. Tapas bar, fine wines, and homemade Sangria. Open nightly 5pm – 10pm. Featured in our Romance Package.
- One of the newest arrivals to the Historic District, David’s Restaurant serves fine seafood and meats in an upscale setting. Menu items include Filet Oscar, Prime Rib, Rack of Lamb, New York Strip Steak Special, Dover Sole, Truffle Scallops, Soft Shell Crabs and Seafood Risotto. Attire: Sophisticated casual in the dining room, casual in the lounge. Lounge opens at 5 pm, dining room open from 6pm-10pm seven nights. Featured in our Romance Package.
- One of the newest entrants to the Amelia Island restaurant scene features Chef Chad Livingston’s seasonally inspired, modern American food with a twist. The menu is small by design to focus on a handful of exquisite dishes each season. The vision for Burlingame is simple: great food from fresh ingredients, unobtrusive service, in a relaxed environment. The atmosphere is casually elegant and comfortable whether dining in the intimate Glass Room, the lively Bar/Lounge, quiet Ethel’s Room or on the Back Deck under the magnolia and live oaks. Open Monday through Saturday 5:30 – 9:30 pm. Closed Sunday (except for some holidays).
- With authentic Asian family recipes, noodle bowls, and delicious small plates, Wicked Bao is a great new Asian street food downtown restaurant with a fun and comfortable atmosphere. It’s a little bit off the beaten path – located 3 blocks north of Centre Street – but it’s so worth the 15 minute walk from the inn, even just for the sake sangria of the month. Open for dinner only, Mon – Saturday, 4-9pm.
- 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 very casual setting. There is also a brewpub on site. Open six days a week for lunch and dinner – Monday, lunch only.
- A great addition to the casual scene in Fernandina, the Pelican overlooks the river and offers great views for sunset from the decks – if you’re lucky enough to get a seat. Sunset or not, the casual menu is sure to please with a good mix of burgers, local seafood, oysters, tacos and craft beers. Multiple large-screen TV’s make this a good spot to catch your game. Open all day beginning at noon.
- An in-town gastro brewpub. From the website: “We create beers and plates that add to the American experience, standing atop the classics, poking and prodding, tinkering for the greater good. Our kitchen serves amped up southern comfort food, where you’ll see enough diversity to be surprised without losing sight of the simple stuff you love. The collection of house brews and craft beer options are curated to match the menu, with plenty of pairings to fit any palette”. Open daily 11am – 10pm. opening at 4 pm on Monday.
The Patio Place
- This creperie and wine bar is a fresh service bistro with extensive outdoor patio seating, great for gathering and relaxing with friends and family. With a focus on fresh and healthy cuisine, we feature global tastes served in crepes, salads, appetizers, soups, and plates. Our beverage selection includes beer, wine, hard cider, smoothies, coffee, iced tea, and soda. Open Tue – Thur 11 am – 8 pm, until 9:30 on Fri/Sat, until 3 pm on Sunday, closed Monday.
Cucina South Italian Bistro
- Cucina South is a classy Italian bistro with indoor and outdoor seating. Indulge in the flavors of Italy with a hearty beef braciole and follow it up with a slice of limoncello cake for dessert. No matter what you choose, feel confident that you are choosing correctly at Cucina South Italian bistro.
A trip to Amelia Island is incomplete without visiting the oldest bar in Florida! The Palace Saloon has welcomed weary travelers looking to take a load off since 1903. First known as the “Shipcaptain’s Bar,” it now continues to bring folks together! The tin ceiling, exposed brick walls, and a gorgeous wooden bar give this establishment a lot of character. In addition to ordering a drink or night, you might also be able to see some live music while you’re there!
Side Note: This establishment is just a 10-minute walk from Fairbanks House!
Green Turtle Tavern
Equal parts funky and friendly the Green Turtle Tavern is the perfect spot to kick back and enjoy a couple of drinks! If you’re lucky, you might catch a local band playing one evening. They pride themselves on using fresh, local fruit and ingredients from their own garden to concoct tasty cocktails. You’ll also find an eclectic mix of locals and visitors with whom you can extract some great ideas on what to do around Amelia Island!
The Decantery is an excellent option for those who might enjoy a sleek, upscale atmosphere combined with historic surroundings. This establishment is a relatively new addition to the downtown scene. They offer wine, craft beer, cocktails, and dessert! Wine dispensing machines allow for a personal selection of type as well as the volume of your pour. It’s an excellent option for before or after dinner. They also offer tastings throughout the week!
PJD’s Beer & Wine Garden
Local character and entrepreneur, Pajama Dave, welcomes locals and visitors alike to his self-ascribed “hole in the wall” beer and wine garden. What used to be an outdoor-only venue now boasts an indoor bar that gives patrons the ability to partake in the ever-changing list of craft brews while also enjoying live music, rain or shine. This local favorite invites island visitors to come in for easy listening, football, and the occasional pop-up beer and yoga session!
Side Note: You’ll find quite an exciting array of local restaurants at which you can grab a drink as well!