Amelia Island Local Dining

Amelia Island Courtyard Dining

29 South Eats

This eclectic bistro has inviting ambiance, delicious food, an extensive wine list and reasonable prices. Perfect for romantic dates, family gatherings or casual meals, offering small plates for sharing, as well as grilled pizzas, sandwiches and creative nightly specials. Three-time winner of the “Best of Jacksonville,” 29 South was recently awarded a “Snail of Approval” and “Spirit of Slow Food” by Slow Food USA.

29 S. 3rd St., Fernandina Beach, Amelia Island, Florida 32034



Sunday Brunch: 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Lunch: Wednesday – Saturday 11:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.
Dinner: Sunday – Thursday 5:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m., Friday & Saturday 5:30 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.


Barbara Jean's

Specializing in both seafood and made-from-scratch, home-style cooking, Barbara Jean's provides courteous service and a friendly, casual atmosphere. At the heart of Barbara Jean’s is the very real Barbara Jean Barta. She is the creative force behind the menu that features veggies, home-style Southern entrées and a wide variety of seafood, homemade soups, sandwiches and desserts.

960030 Gateway Blvd., Amelia Island, Florida 32034

Sunday – Thursday: 11:00 a.m. – 8:30 p.m.
Friday & Saturday: 11:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Breakfast on Weekends & Holidays: 8:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.


Brett's Waterway Café

Experience Amelia Island sunsets at Brett's overlooking the Fernandina Harbor and Marina while enjoying fresh local seafood and American cuisine. Indoor and outdoor seating available.

1 South Front St., Fernandina Beach, Florida 32034

Open Daily 11:30 a.m.


Café Karibo

Located inside a charming historic building, Café Karibo's eclectic palette of colors and furnishings and large garden patio shaded by oak trees add to the relaxed ambience. Featuring theme nights, trivia, Pad Thai and curry specials and its own brewery.

27 N. 3rd St., Fernandina Beach, Florida 32034

Monday: 11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Tuesday – Saturday: 11:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Sunday: 11:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.


Ciao Bistro

Ciao Bistro features the best homemade Italian dishes in Northeast Florida and is famous for its lasagna. Luca, the owner, greets every guest, every night at the door with a large smile and hearty welcome, which is followed by impeccable service and cuisine. Located just off the island, this restaurant is a must-go-to.

302 Centre Street, Fernandina Beach, Amelia Island, FL 32034

Open Nightly for Dinner


España Restaurant

Savor the traditional flavors of Spain and Portugal in the heart of downtown historic Fernandina Beach at Espana. Sip on homemade sangria or enjoy a glass of wine from a list of handpicked selections. Choose from a menu of hot and cold tapas, fresh fish or a variety of meat entrées, including the national dish of Spain, paella. You can dine inside, on the bright enclosed patio or in the lush garden dining area. Family owned and operated since 2004.

22 S. 4th St., Fernandina Beach, Florida 32034

Monday – Sunday: 5:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.


Joe's 2nd Street Bistro

Joe Robucci's Bistro on 2nd Street is a pleasant stroll from many of Fernandina's landmarks. Dine by the fountain in the New Orleans-inspired courtyard, in the restored 1900s home or watch the sunset from the covered front porch overlooking the Intracoastal harbor. Joe's menu features contemporary American cuisine with influences from various heritages, including Italian, French, Creole, Asian and South of the Border. You’ll love the fresh-baked bread, homemade ice cream, sorbets and signature desserts.

14 South 2nd St., Fernandina Beach, Florida 30234


Lulu's at the Thompson House

Serving lunch, dinner and brunch, Lulu's features salads, sandwiches, seafood and nightly dinner specials that change weekly to feature the freshest local ingredients. Executive Chef Brian John Grimley is a self-taught chef who moved to America 25 years ago from England. His dishes exhibit a Southern flair with tastes inspired by New Orleans and Charleston.

11 South 7th St., Fernandina Beach, Florida 32034

Tuesday – Saturday: 11:30 a.m.
Sunday Brunch: 10:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.


Le Clos

Located in Fernandina's Historic District, Le Clos serves delicious French-inspired dishes by candlelight in a charming, intimate 1906 cottage. Menu items are prepared carefully and presented beautifully with an emphasis on local fresh seafood. The eclectic wine list offers the perfect accompaniment for every menu selection.

20 South 2nd St., Fernandina Beach, Florida 32034

Monday – Saturday: 5:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.


Pablo’s Mexican Grill & Cantina

Authentic Mexican cuisine in a friendly, festive and fun atmosphere. Pablo's offers a range of dishes including shrimp a la diabla, seafood fajitas, fish tacos and its own specialty tequila. Service available indoors or outdoors on the open-air courtyard.

12 North 2nd St., Fernandina Beach, Florida 32034

Open Daily: 11:00 a.m. – 10:00 p.m.


Sliders Seaside Grill

Known for its historic location, the Seaside Inn opened in 1945 as a traditional American “roadhouse.” By 1980 the restaurant and lounge adopted the name Sliders, but had been known by various names, including the Seaside and Breaking Horizons. Today, it is proud to be Fernandina Beach's only oceanfront Tiki bar and dining establishment, just steps away from the beach. Kids will love the outdoor playground and sandbox, and adults will appreciate the pub-style cuisine and views of the ocean. Local area musicians play daily. Now features a completely remodeled second-floor bar and dining area.

1998 South Fletcher Ave., Fernandina Beach, Florida 32034


The Happy Tomato Courtyard Café and BBQ

Located off Centre Street in the historic district, the eclectic courtyard setting of The Happy Tomato is warm and inviting. Serving breakfast, lunch and early dinner menu, including its famous BBQ sandwiches with pimento cheese.

7 South 3rd St., Fernandina Beach, Florida 32034

Monday – Saturday: 11:00 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.