Each year, locals and visitors alike look forward to the highly anticipated Amelia Island Restaurant Week! Popular dining establishments feature a selection of thoughtfully crafted dishes on their prix-fixe lunch and dinner menus. Treat your tastebuds to an eclectic array of vibrant flavors. Revel in the relaxing atmosphere on Amelia Island. There’s no better way to get a taste of Northeast Florida than enjoying restaurant week dining at local eateries.
Read on to learn more about this 10-day affair. Then, be sure to check out our free Vacation Guide for more local insights into the best things to eat, see, and do on the island!
Experience a 10-Day Culinary Showcase on Amelia Island
This annual week-long affair brings together locals, traveling foodies, and award-winning chefs. Kick back and enjoy curated lunches and dinners at some of the best restaurants on Amelia Island. It’s the perfect opportunity to experience an array of unique flavors.
Attend Special Events
The Salt and Savor Kickoff Dinner
Enjoy artfully prepared plates at the Salt and Savor Kickoff Dinner at the Ritz Carlton’s restaurant, Salt.
The Sea and Sky Finale Dinner
To celebrate the close of Restaurant Week, consider purchasing tickets to the Sea and Sky Finale Dinner at Omni Amelia Island Plantation Resort. The four-course menu will feature fresh local seafood, farm-to-table poultry, and organic garden and greenhouse produce.
Dine at Award-Winning Establishments
Encounter the flavors of Old World Spain, Southern France, and the South at some of the best eateries in downtown Fernandina Beach. Indulge in freshly caught seafood prepared with a creative flair. From Shrimp Po’ Boys and Cajun-style potato salad to seafood bouillabaisse, you’re in for quite the treat. With dozens of establishments to choose between, you’ll find no shortage of menus that appeal to your appetite! Here are just a few participating restaurants that we recommend trying:
- Burlingame Restaurant: Creative, modern takes on American cuisine.
- Cafe Karibo: Vibrant plating and eclectic culinary highlights
- Le Clos: Delicious fare inspired by Provencal, France
- España: Family recipes from Old World Spain and Portugal
- Joe’s 2nd Street Bistro: A diverse, menu and extensive wine list
- Wicked Bao: Authentic Asian recipes featuring noodle bowls and small plates
- The Salty Pelican: Casual eats and seats with a sunset view
- Amelia Tavern: Relaxed, gastro brewpub in the heart of downtown
Stay in the Heart of Downtown Fernandina Beach
If you’re planning to visit for Amelia Island Restaurant Week, consider staying with us at Fairbanks House. Our charming, historic Victorian mansion sits near all of the best things to do and places to eat on the island. Choose between our 12 beautiful rooms, stunning suites, or cozy cottages to call your home away from home during your stay! Each one is uniquely appointed with antique furnishings and elegant decor. Our guests often come back for the delicious, two-course breakfast that we offer each morning. We also have coffee, tea, and hot chocolate ready in the dining room each morning at 7:30 a.m. so that you can get your day started on the right foot!