Where to Eat in Amelia Island, Florida

Fernandina Beach Restaurants — Casual Dining

29 South 

This casual, neighborhood bistro offers “island” food with southern flair. 29 South has a pork chop that they marinate in tea brine for three days and then grill it and serve it over a bed of macaroni and cheese with berry compote. I’ve also heard that the warm donut with hot custard, served in a coffee mug with mocha ice cream is worth a trip to the beach.

29 south 3rd Street, Fernandina Beach FL, 32034, 904.277.7919

Timoti’s Seafood Shack

Timoti’s is a classic seafood shack with a cool, slightly hipster vibe. They offer minimal indoor seating but have a family-friendly, covered patio eating area with a playground. The food is casual, focusing on wild-caught seafood including fried fish baskets, tacos, sandwiches and salads. I tried the fried oyster po boy (yum), and others in my group really enjoyed the seaweed salad, fish tacos, and the poke bowl.

21 N 3rd Street, Ferdinanda Beach, FL 32034, 904-310-6550

Oyster po boy at Timotis Fernandina Beach restaurants

Oyster po boy at Timoti’s

The Salty Pelican

One of my Floridian friends recommended The Salty Pelican. This beach bar also offers fresh oysters, catch of the day, as well as a variety of sandwiches, salads and starters. At night it turns into a happening hot spot.

12 North Front Street, Fernandina Beach, FL 32034, (904) 277-3811


Sliders is located right on the ocean front in Ferdinanda Beach, with a large indoor dining room, outdoor tiki bar and patio seating. Plus, they have a fun playground for the kiddos. You’ll want to try one of their specialty drinks for some beach fun. The menu is diverse, making decisions tough, but I’d recommend the shrimp tacos, grouper sandwich or the steak and fry salad.

1998 South Fletcher Avenue, Fernandina Beach, FL 32034, 904-277-6652

Bang shrimp at Sliders | Fernandina Beach restaurants

Shrimp tacos at Sliders

La Mancha

La Mancha offers Spanish-Portuguese cuisine with Brazilian flare. Paella is the dish to get, with all you can eat paella on Sundays. They also offer an appetizer with shrimp in a cut out pineapple and an amazing flan.

2709 Sadler Rd, Fernandina Beach, 32034, 904-261-4646  

Amelia Island Restaurants — Breakfast

Beach Diner

If you are like me and enjoy a good breakfast, all the locals I asked suggested Beach Diner, serving specialties like “eggs on the bayou” benedict from 6 am to 2:30 pm.

2006 S 8th StreetFernandina Beach, FL 32034, 904-310-3750

Ms. Carolyn’s
Another place the locals recommended for breakfast is Ms. Carolyn’s but they told me you should plan on getting there before 9. Her specialties include quiche, cinnamon rolls, pumpkin cheesecake, and coconut cake.

2120 Sadler RoadFernandina Beach, FL 32034, 904-261-6277

Fernandina Beach Bars

Green Turtle
The Green Turtle is great for drinks with a large outdoor patio and live music. Just keep in mind that the patio bar has a limited selection so you many need to wait on the line inside for the good stuff.
14th South 3rd Street, Fernandina Beach, FL 32034, 904 321 2324
Amelia Tavern beer flight | Where to eat in Amelia Island Florida

Amelia Tavern beer flight

Amelia Tavern

Amelia Tavern does offer some amazing looking food but I put it under bars because they have a great selection of local beers, including some they brew. I had fun trying out a beer sampler flight but my friend would also recommend the Key Lime pie martini.

318 Centre St., Fernandina Beach, FL 904-310-6088

So that is my round up. Do you have any others to add? Please leave a comment below!


Where to eat in Amelia Island Florida | Fernandina Beach restaurants | Jacksonville Florida

Note: My trip was hosted by Amelia Island Tourism and our Chef’s Adventure Tasting Dinner was hosted by The Ritz-Carlton, Amelia Island. My taste buds and opinions are wholly mine 🙂

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  1. Mariana on Center St. in downtown Fernandina is GREAT!!!

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