Get ready to dive into the local culinary scene on Amelia Island! There are a wide variety of downtown Fernandina Beach restaurants near The Addison on Amelia Island. Whether you’re craving fresh seafood or authentic Italian, you’ll have no problem finding it in our beautiful historic district. Continue reading for information on our favorite Amelia Island restaurants. You won’t want to miss these eateries!   

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12 of the Best Amelia Island Restaurants 

1. Burlingame Restaurant  

Steak and wine dinner

Open Monday – Thursday 5:30pm – 9:00pm; Friday & Saturday 5:30pm – 9:30pm | Modern American 

Burlingame is open for dinner starting at 5:30 p.m. every Monday through Saturday. Featuring American cuisine with a modern twist, Chef Chad prepares everything with the freshest ingredients available. The made-from-scratch menu is small by design to focus on a handful of exquisite dishes each season. Included in The Addison’s Romantic Getaway Package.  

Reservations Required 

2. David’s 

Open Wednesday – Monday 5:00pm – 9:00pm | Steakhouse and Seafood

David’s serves the finest seafood and meats available on Amelia Island. Their elegant presentation with a southern flair makes dining at David’s a unique, intimate experience. Included in The Addison’s Romantic Getaway Package.  

Reservations Required 

3. España  Restaurant and Tapas  

Seafood paella in a pan

Open Tuesday – Sunday 5:00pm – 10:00pm | Old World Spanish and Portuguese

España is located in the charming historic district of Fernandina Beach, just a few blocks from The Addison. Enjoy an evening of authentic Spanish and Portuguese dishes. España is known for its incredible paellas that are made in traditional paella pans imported from Spain. We recommend ordering a few things to share with the whole table. Accompany your meal with a fine wine from their Select Wine List or try a homemade sangria. Included in The Addison’s Romantic Getaway Package.  

Reservations Required 

4. Joe’s 2nd Street Bistro  

Open Wednesday – Sunday 5:30pm – 9pm (closed temporarily for lunch) | American Seafood 

Relax on Joe’s charming, New Orlean’s-inspired patio and enjoy fine cuisine with Southern flair.  This bistro offers elevated dishes for lunch and dinner. You’ll love the fresh-baked bread, homemade ice cream, sorbets, and signature desserts. Included in The Addison’s Romantic Getaway Package.  

Reservations Required 

5. Les Clos 

Steak and scallops dinner

Open Tuesday – Saturday from 5:00pm – 10:00pm | French

Get ready for an upscale date night atLe Clos. Enjoy French cuisine as you settle in with a generous pour of wine and take in the romantic atmosphere. Whether you select the steak and scallops or the ahi tuna, you’ll surely enjoy a wonderful evening. Included in the  Romantic Getaway Package.

Reservations Required 

6. Café Karibo  

Open Monday – Saturday 11am – 9pm; Sunday 10:30am – 3pm | American 

Head to Café Karibo for a relaxing bunch on their beautiful outdoor patio. Between their refreshing cocktails and crab cake eggs benedict, this casual café knows how to brunch with the best of them! It offers a bit of everything, and everyone is sure to find something to devour. 

7. The Patio Place 

Crepes and coffee breakfast.

Open Wednesday – Sunday 8:30am – 2:00pm | French 

Planning a busy morning on the island? If you can’t catch breakfast at The Addison, be sure to stop by The Patio Place. Order a cup of coffee and relax on their outdoor patio! This spot is known for its delicious crepes. Ranging from pumpkin and banana to veggie and sloppy joe, you’ll find sweet and savory crepes that will keep you wanting one more bite! 

The Patio Place also offers Asian-inspired bubble tea, locally roasted coffee, assorted bottled sodas, international wines, beers, and French-inspired hard cider.  

8. First Love Brewing  

Open Wednesday – Friday 4pm – 9pm; Saturday 12pm – 9pm; Sunday 12pm – 7pm | BrewPub and Pizza 

First Love Brewing is a neighborhood gem that’s only one block from The Addison. It’s our go-to spot for craft beers!  The staff will help you find the perfect craft beer to go with your pizza, wings, fries, or smash burger. Enjoy your craft beer outside at one of the picnic tables or watching your favorite sports team at one of the many tables inside. You don’t want to miss this brewery! 

9. Salty Pelican Bar and Grill 

American food spread.

Open Monday – Friday 11am – 11pm; Saturday & Sunday 10am – 11pm | American and Seafood

The Salty Pelican Bar & Grill is a no-frills restaurant where you can enjoy beautiful views and sunsets in a laid-back atmosphere. With river views and cold brews, The Salty Pelican is the perfect spot to catch a sports game or relax at the end of a long day.  

10. Wicked Bao  

Open Tuesday – Thursday 4pm -8pm; Friday & Saturday 4pm – 9pm | Southeast Asian 

Located in downtown Fernandina Beach, Wicked Bao pairs southeastern Asian street food with draft beers and wine. A local favorite, it’s great for a quick bite to eat after a fun day out on the beach.  

11. Amelia Island Brewing Co.  

Open Tuesday – Thursday 11:30am – 9pm; Friday & Saturday 11:30am – 10pm; Sunday 11:30am – 8pm | American Brewpub  

The Tavern by Amelia Island Brewing Company pairs great beers with elevated bar food in a fun dining atmosphere. We love the Mahi tacos and the cinnamon and sugar pretzel!  

12. The Addison on Amelia Island 

Breakfast at The Addison on Amelia Island

Ready to get a taste of the island? Stay near all the best restaurants on Amelia Island at our bed and breakfast. Located in the heart of downtown Fernandina Beach, The Addison offers complimentary breakfast and happy hour for all overnight guests. We use the freshest ingredients whenever possible, so you can delight in the local flavors of each season. 

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