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The 5 Best Casual Restaurants on Fernandina Beach

Finding fun casual eats in Fernandina Beach is easy! Whether you’re looking for a light lunch or a hearty dinner, there’s something for everyone. From American fare to seafood, these top six casual restaurants in Fernandina Beach will definitely hit the spot. If you’re planning a trip to the Fernandina Beach area, grab your copy of our Vacation Guide! Inside, you’ll find all of the top must-do attractions of the area! Be sure to get your copy and begin planning your getaway today!

The Salty Pelican

This beachfront eatery is the perfect place to enjoy fresh seafood. The menu features a variety of dishes, including shrimp and grits, fish tacos, and oysters Rockefeller. The relaxed atmosphere makes it the perfect spot for hanging out with friends and enjoying the fun and friendly atmosphere! Stop by and see why The Salty Pelican is a must-visit restaurant!

Friends eating at restaurant

The Patio at 5th and Ash  

An old favorite is getting a refresh! This restaurant has welcomed locals and visitors alike for a few years, and the restaurant recently sold to new owners Scott and Trish, who are ready to serve delicious cuisine. The Patio at 5th and Ash’s menu features casual American fare that will put you in a relaxed mood and keep you coming back for more! Enjoy their blackened grouper, black and bleu cauliflower flatbread, or the Islander Burger. You’ll enjoy fresh ingredients and incredible flavor regardless of your choice!   

Hola Café 

Hola Café offers up Cuban classics in a warm and inviting setting. Owners Chris Garcia and Marisol Triana were raised in Cuban households and expressed the traditions they hold close in their authentic cuisine and coffee. Some dishes include Empanadas, pastelitos, pressed sandwiches, and more! Pair your meal with a great Cuban coffee, and you’ll be hooked! Review their entire menu for all the delicious dishes!  

La Surena  

This Mexican grocery store also doubles as a restaurant offering flavor fare from tacos to soups and everything in between. La Surena is located in Fernandina Beach’s historic district, and this restaurant is the perfect place to enjoy fresh cuisine and grab some Mexican favorites!  

Arte Woodfire Pizza & Grill  

Sometimes enjoying pasta, pizza, and salads is what you need. Luckily, we can satisfy your Italian cravings here on Amelia Island! Arte Woodfire Pizza & Grill features fresh dishes. Start with garlic knots or fried calamari. Then, combine various pizza options with a new and flavorful salad. They also offer handhelds, desserts, and a kids’ menu so everyone can find their go-to!

Akari Sushi

Akari Sushi is located in the heart of downtown Fernandina Beach and offers fresh and mouthwatering sushi! The menu features a variety of sushi rolls, as well as traditional Japanese entrees. This is the place to go for a casual sushi dinner or to enjoy happy hour with friends. Akari Sushi also offers a variety of vegan and vegetarian options, making it an excellent choice for everyone in your group!


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