Waterfront dining

Experience Amelia Island’s Best Restaurants

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 modern American, 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!  We strongly encourage making a reservation prior to arrival

Local cuisine is an essential part of every getaway, but there’s so much more to see and do. Allow us to show you! We’ve put together a free Amelia Island Vacation Guide just for you.  This resource makes it easy to start planning the Amelia Island escape of your dreams!  

Top 11 Restaurants to Savor the Best of Amelia Island

1. Burlingame Restaurant 

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 

Steak and wine dinner

2. David’s 

Open Sunday – Saturday 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  

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 1 – 2 weeks in advance

Seafood paella in a pan

Reservations Required 

4. The Patio at 5th and Ash

Open Monday -Saturday 11 am – 9 pm (Closed Tuesday) | Seafood, Specials, & Homemade Dishes

Get ready for a fun date night at The Patio at 5th and Ash. Enjoy fresh seafood and homemade dishes as you settle in with delicious cocktail and take in the romantic atmosphere. 

Reservations Required

Steak and scallops dinner

5. 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. 

6. Beech Street Grill

Open 11am-9pm Tuesday -Thursday; 11am-10pm Friday & Saturday; closed Sunday & Monday  | Southern cuisine with eclectic flares 

Beech Street Grill reflects the abundance of fresh ingredients from local farms, fields, and waterways and marries this with a tightly curated wine and cocktail list.

7. 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! 

8. The Boat House 

Open Monday – Thursday 4:30pm – 9:30pm; Friday 4:30pm – 10pm; Saturday 3pm – 10pm; Sunday 3pm – 9pm

This restaurant is perfect for those looking for a fantastic outdoor experience! The Boat House features a wide selection of delicious food and a menu for kids! Two outdoor bars, live entertainment, and outdoor games make this a fun culinary destination! Come and experience tasty dishes and friendly faces!

9. 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.  

10. 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!  

11. 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. 

Check our availability to start planning your foodie vacation to Amelia Island! 

Breakfast at The Addison on Amelia Island