Our Favorite Restaurants on Amelia Island
All of the Amelia Island restaurants have reopened and the majority of them offer outdoor dining, dining-in, and takeout. Even though the governor issued an executive order to increase inside occupancy to 100%, these restaurants are small and/or are still complying with social distancing so reservations are HIGHLY recommended. Please contact us if you would like assistance with reservations.
The local restaurants on Amelia Island offer a wide range of cuisines that will suit any palate. You’ll discover mouthwatering bites, breathtaking views, and the friendliest service around! Plus, many of the leading restaurant owners are also the chefs, ensuring that every meal is served as the owner intended. Amelia Island restaurants are quite small and do tend to fill up quickly, even during the slower months. We will be happy to make any reservations for you in advance! You can contact the Amelia Island restaurants directly or allow us to do the hard work with our concierge service.
Take a peek at some of our favorite, top-recommended restaurants in the Historic Downtown of Fernandina Beach. Some other Amelia Island dining options listed here are perfect for lighter meals or more casual dinners. You can truly get a taste of anything!
Looking for additional recommendations on where to eat and what to do during your stay? Then, our Free Vacation Guide is perfect for you!
Recommended Amelia Island Restaurants
Burlingame Restaurant – Open Monday – Saturday
Beautiful Food in a Comfortable and Inviting Atmosphere
Burlingame is open for dinner from 5:30 pm Monday to Saturday. Chef Chad’s seasonally-inspired cuisine is modern American food with a twist. He wants our guests to find new excitement in classic dishes and goes to great lengths to deliver with every plate. The made-from-scratch menu is small by design to focus on a handful of exquisite dishes each season. Included in the Romantic Getaway Package.
David’s – Open Wednesday – Monday
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 dining experience. Included in the Romantic Getaway Package.
Espana Restaurant and Tapas – Open Tuesday – Sunday
Old World Spanish and Portuguese cuisine
España is within the charming historic district of Fernandina Beach, just a few blocks from the Addison and the shopping, art galleries, lively historic taverns, and so much more. Roberto and Marina, owners and chefs, have over 20 years of restaurant experience. They prepare their paellas in traditional imported paella pans from Spain. The chefs take great pride in their recipes, taking their travels to Spain and bringing those flavors to your table. They utilize only the freshest seafood, herbs (some grown on-premises), and spices for their paellas. Other menu highlights include varied cold and hot tapas, steaks, nightly specials, and homemade desserts. Accompany your meal with a fine wine from their Select Wine List or try their homemade sangria. Included in the Romantic Getaway Package.
Joe’s 2nd Street Bistro – Open Wednesday – Sunday; Lunch & Dinner
Joe’s Bistro on 2nd Street is a pleasant stroll from the Addison. You can savor a special moment while enjoying dinner by the fountain in the New Orleans-inspired courtyard or the restored 1900’s home. Watch the sunset from the covered front porch that overlooks the scenic intra-coastal harbor. It boasts the legends and secrets of over 400 years of history. Living up to many critically acclaimed culinary reviews that exclaim “…masterful, expertly prepared and truly memorable,” Joe’s creative menus have thrilled fans from New England to Aspen, Texas, and Florida. The New American cuisine incorporates influences from Italian, French, Creole, Asian, and South of the Border. These recipes will tempt even the most discerning guests. You’ll love the fresh-baked bread, homemade ice cream, sorbets, and signature desserts. Included in the Romantic Getaway Package.
Les Clos – Open Tuesday – Saturday
Located just a short walk from the Addison, Le Clos serves delicious Provençal dishes by candlelight in a charming, intimate 1906 cottage. Chef/Owner Katherine Ewing received full honors in both pastry and cuisine from Le Cordon Bleu and L’Ecole de Gastronomie Francaise Ritz-Escoffier, Paris, and trained at the Ritz Hotel, Paris, France. The menu items at Le Clos are prepared carefully and presented beautifully with an emphasis on impeccably fresh seafood. The eclectic wine list offers the perfect accompaniment for every menu selection. Included in the Romantic Getaway Package.
Café Karibo – Open Mon 11 AM – 3 PM, Tues – Sat 11 AM – 9 PM, Sun 10:30 AM – 3 PM
Inside a charming historic building on Third Street in downtown Fernandina Beach is Café Karibo with its perfectly relaxed ambiance. Luckily, it’s just a few short blocks from our inn! A large garden patio shaded by spectacular oak trees invites you to a unique culinary experience in a friendly, comfortable setting.
The Patio Place – Open Tuesday – Sunday 8:30 AM – 2 PM
You won’t want to miss anything that this eclectic wine bar and eatery has to offer. With cuisine inspired by a variety of diverse countries, you can find a taste of just about anything. Plus, everything is better with wine, right?
You’ll find Asian-inspired bubble tea, locally roasted coffee, assorted bottled sodas, international wines, beers, and French-inspired hard cider. Prepare to be blown away by the sheer creativity that you’ll discover here.
First Love Brewing – Wed – Fri 4PM – 9PM, Sat 11AM – 9PM, Sun 11AM – 7PM
This neighborhood gem, only one block from the inn, is the place to go for craft beers. Kevin and Jessie will assist with your selection of 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!
Salty Pelican Bar and Grill – Mon – Fri 11AM – 11PM, Sat & Sun 10AM – 11PM
The Salty Pelican Bar & Grill is a fun, casual restaurant where you can enjoy the beautiful views and sunsets while drinking a refreshing cold drink and enjoying one of their exceptional menu items. Their menu showcases the great Fresh Local Seafood that is available in our area, as well as great burgers, wings, salads, and sandwiches. The Salty Pelican features all of your favorite sporting events on the island’s largest flat-screen HD TV’s, live music, and weekly trivia. Through great food, cold drinks, and excellent customer service, they hope to become everyone’s favorite hangout!
Arte Pizza – Open Sunday – Thursday11AM – 9 PM; Friday & Saturday 11 AM – 9:30 PM
Following an old recipe from one of Napoli’s most famous pizzerias, Arte’s pizza is light, crispy, and full of flavor. They use only the finest flour, imported cheeses, Italian plum tomatoes, and burn-cured oak for smokiness. A pizza and a salad from Arte’s makes a perfect shared meal for two. They don’t take reservations, but the food is worth the wait.