Dining on Amelia Island

Resort Dining in Fernandina Beach, FL

Amelia Island Resort has a reputation for excellence in Florida resort dining. With ten restaurants, the resort offers guests a wide range of offerings, from casual to fine dining, for couples, business gatherings, and families.


Here are some suggested links for great dining experiences on the resort and around the areas:

Bob’s Steak & Chop House
A Prime Steakhouse featuring prime steaks, stiff drinks, and fine wine in Amelia Island, FL, serving dinner Tuesday – Saturday.

Scallops at Verandah
Casual yet elevated dining focusing on coastal Mediterranean-inspired seafood and house-made pasta in Amelia Island, Florida, serving dinner daily.

Drink at Paloma & Pico
Offering counter service and views of the Atlantic Ocean with authentic artisanal tacos and cocktails. Serving lunch and poolside bites.

BBQ Plate at Falcon’s Nest
Meet your friends for the best happy hour in town. Falcon’s Nest in Fernandina Beach, Florida, offers delicious family-friendly pub-style menu items, including Old School Burger and Sky High Nachos.

Pizza at Natural Slice
A surf-inspired pizza joint and shop at our beach resort, Natural Slice in Fernandina Beach, Florida, serves only the freshest ingredients on hand-tossed dough. Dine-in and take-out are available.

Salmon Bagel at Marché Burette
For a casual dining experience, guests can dine outside under the covered porch at Marché Burette in Fernandina Beach, Florida. This restaurant and gourmet shop is excellent for breakfast, lunch, or afternoon snacks while enjoying the Florida sunshine. It features an all-day menu and is open daily.

Pancakes at Sunrise Café
Wake up to the sunrise over the Atlantic Ocean with breakfast at Sunrise Café in Amelia Island, Florida. Enjoy The Morning Table, our signature buffet, or an á la carte menu available at the restaurant. They serve breakfast daily.

Drinks at Seaglass
Enjoy an elevated dining experience with our small plate specialties at Seaglass in Amelia Island, Florida, offering a refreshing take on locally sourced ingredients. The bar experience further awakens your senses with an innovative cocktail list featuring hyper-local ingredients sourced from The Sprouting Project, home to an onsite aquaponic greenhouse and organic gardens, and an expansive scotch, bourbon, and whisky list. The restaurant serves breakfast and small bites, and outdoor seating is available.

Dee’s Local Favorites and Suggestions

Salt-At The Ritz Carlton

Fine Dining at its BEST!

“Savor the spice of life” at one of the best upscale restaurants in Amelia Island. The Ritz Carlton restaurant Salt uses simple elements of the earth, seasoned properly and beautifully prepared. The dining room is lush, with an incredible view over the water.


Specializing in American Fare, Fine Wines, and Cocktails served in a cozy bistro with a patio environment.

“Our reopening this summer 2021 will take us back to my original vision I had ten years ago. We are going back to the basics: creating an extensive wine list to live up to the name as a wine bar and bringing back the upscale but comfort food you loved back then in a tapas-style menu.”
4924 1st Coast Hwy
Amelia Island, FL 32034
For reservations 904-310-6620



Specializing in Louisiana, French Creole uses the term “lagniappe” to describe something that’s “a little something extra,” that’s precisely what chef-owner Brian Grimley knows it takes to transform a dish from mere food into an experience you never forget. Inspired by the culture and flavors of New Orleans, Charleston, and Savannah, Chef Grimley’s Lagniappe Restaurant combines the traditions of French Creole with unique twists on Southern culinary staples using only the freshest local ingredients. Should you wish to elevate your experience by imbibing one of the many cocktails on the menu, you’ll choose from a range of classic and new-wave cocktails inspired by the eclectic spirit of the South.

4810 1st Coast Hwy
Amelia Island, FL 32034
For reservations 904-844-2634


Brett’s Waterway Cafe
They specialize in Southern-style fare such as fried green tomatoes, local fried shrimp, and shrimp and grits.

American, Bar, Seafood
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Outdoor Seating, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Waterfront, Dog Friendly
1 S Front Street
Fernandina Beach, FL 32034


España Restaurant & TapasSeafood, Mediterranean, Spanish, Catalan
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar

The traditional flavors of Spain and Portugal are highlighted in all our dishes here in the heart of historic Fernandina Beach. Sip on homemade Sangria or enjoy a glass of wine from a list of hand-picked selections (International and Californian). Choose from a menu of hot and cold tapas, “just caught” fish, or meat entrees, including the national dish of Spain, Paella. You can choose to dine in our cozy main dining room, bright enclosed patio dining room, or lush garden dining area, which is generally open Thursday – Sunday, weather permitting 🙂 Chef Roberto is a second-generation restaurateur with over 28 years of experience.


Bob’s Steak & Chop Househttps:
A Prime Steakhouse featuring prime steaks, stiff drinks, and fine wine in Amelia Island, FL, serving dinner Tuesday through Saturday.
80 Amelia Village Circle
Amelia Island, FL 23034
For reservations 904-432-2201

T- Ray’s Burger Station

Local cuisine, Quick Bites, American, Diner, Vegetarian Friendly
“They have specials like meatloaf, but once they sell out, it’s gone for the day…”Best Fried Shrimp!”… weekly specials such as Monday is Fried Fish plate, Tuesday is meatloaf day.” BEST fried shrimp – PERIOD” Specializing in the best southern breakfast, hamburgers, and fried shrimp you’ve ever put in your mouth. 202 South 8th St.
Fernandina Beach, FL 32034
For Takeout, 904-261-6310 — Closes at 2 pm


Moon River Pizza
We have been in business for over 30 years, specializing in thin-crust pies, specialty pies, beer, and wine. 
925 S. 14th St.
Fernandina Beach, FL 32034
To order: 904-321-3400

Here are some additional favorites:

There are many great restaurants to choose from on Amelia Island, Florida. Some of the most popular options include:

  • Salt, a contemporary American restaurant that offers delicious seafood dishes, grilled meats, and fresh local produce.
  • The Beach House Restaurant, a casual eatery with a relaxed beach vibe that serves classic American fare such as burgers, sandwiches, and salads.
  • Cafe Karibo, a quirky cafe that offers an eclectic menu featuring dishes inspired by a variety of global cuisines, including Mediterranean, Latin American, and Asian.
  • Timoti’s Seafood Shack, a fun and lively seafood restaurant that serves a variety of fresh, locally caught seafood, including oysters, clams, and shrimp.
  • España Restaurant, a traditional Spanish restaurant that offers an extensive menu of tapas, paella, and other classic Spanish dishes.
  • Pogo’s Kitchen, a cozy cafe that specializes in breakfast and lunch fare, including omelets, pancakes, and sandwiches.

These are just a few of the many great dining options available on Amelia Island. No matter what type of cuisine you’re in the mood for, you’re sure to find something to your liking.

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