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Dine by the Waves: Best Restaurants in Fernandina Beach on the Water

Indulge in the captivating allure of the Atlantic with our guide to the best restaurants in Fernandina Beach on the water. From the casual charm of beachside grills to the refined elegance of waterfront dining, Fernandina Beach, FL, hosts a plethora of dining experiences that combine delectable cuisine with stunning ocean views. Whether you’re in the mood for fresh seafood, expertly crafted cocktails, or simply a panoramic sunset view with your meal, our selection of waterfront restaurants in Fernandina Beach will not disappoint.

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Premier Dining Spots: Restaurants in Fernandina Beach on the Water

Salt at The Ritz-Carlton

Amelia Island offers an award-winning fine dining experience:

  • Address: 4750 Amelia Island Parkway; Tue-Sat 5 p.m. – 9 p.m.; $$$$
  • Highlights: Exquisite dishes with fresh ingredients, including truffles, caviar, fish, and shellfish, often finished tableside.

Brett’s Waterway Café

Stands out for its picturesque waterfront location:

  • Address: 1 S Front Street, Mon-Sun: 11:30 AM – 8 PM, W: $$,
  • Highlights: Iconic and known for its variety of delicious seafood, American, southern, and more. Plus, enjoy a full bar and wine list.

Sliders Seaside Grill Oceanside Restaurant & Tiki Bar

Renowned for its beachside location, tiki bar, weekly live music, casual atmosphere, children’s sandbox and playground, and delicious food.

  • Address: 1998 S Fletcher Ave, Mon-Sun: 11 AM – 9 PM, Fri-Sat: 11 AM – 10 PM; $-$$
  • Highlights: Seafood, burgers, and more. Fresh squeezed cocktails.

Down Under Restaurant

Enjoy its cozy and laid-back marina wildlife atmosphere. It offers a variety of southern seafood dishes, entrees, and more made with local, fresh ingredients. Ask for daily specials.

  • Address: 96106 Wades Pl; Sun-Thurs: 11 AM – 9 PM, Fri-Sat: 11 AM-10 PM; $$
  • Highlights: gluten-free options and a menu featuring fresh seafood, burgers, and salads.

Cantina Louie Mexican Street Food

It is a popular dining spot known for its vibrant Mexican cuisine, lively atmosphere, and an extensive menu featuring tacos, burritos, and margaritas.

  • Address: 960062 Gateway Blvd; Tue-Sat: 11 AM – 10 PM, Sun-Mon: 11 AM – 9 PM; $$
  • Highlights: Happy hour, 2 – 5PM; two tacos + side special; and drink specials.

Shuckers Oyster Bar & Grill

Shuckers Oyster Bar is a family-friendly seafood restaurant offering beautiful waterside seating for outdoor enjoyment with games and live music.

  • Address: 96008 Wade’s Pl, Daily: 11 AM – 10 PM; Happy Hour: 3 PM – 6 PM; $$
  • Highlights: Serving fresh oysters, Mayport shrimp, and spirits.

Enhance Your Luxury and Style at The Fairbanks House

The Kitchen Suite porch view of the pool

Exploring the best restaurants in Fernandina Beach on the water is the perfect complement to your Amelia Island getaway. With a variety of dining options offering breathtaking views and exceptional cuisine, your experiences here will become cherished memories. After delighting in the tastes and sights of Fernandina Beach, retreat to the comfort and elegance of The Fairbanks House.

Our gorgeous accommodations provide the ideal backdrop for unwinding after your culinary adventures. From luxurious amenities to personalized service, we ensure your stay is as exquisite as your dining experience.

Ready for an unforgettable island escape? Check availability and secure your reservation today at The Fairbanks House, where luxury meets coastal charm.

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