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The Amelia Island Lighthouse is considered the oldest structure on the island. First constructed in 1820 on Georgia's Cumberland Island, it was dismantled and moved in 1938 and reconstructed on Amelia Island. Construction was completed in 1839.

For those interested in a closer look, lighthouse tours are offered on the first and third Wednesday of each month at 10:00 a.m. Tours depart from the Atlantic Recreation Center. The cost is $5.00 for adults and $3.00 for children age 12 and under.

The Amelia Island Museum of History is housed in the historic Nassau County jail and showcases some 4,000 years of Florida history, including its eight flags of occupation. The museum offers exhibits, educational lectures, walking tours and ghost tours.

233 South Third Street
Fernandina Beach, Florida 32034
(904) 261-7378


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Amelia Island Restaurants, Dining, and Places to Eat
Amelia Island Breakfast and Brunch Restaurants
Amelia Island Seafood
Amelia Island Casual Dining
Amelia Island Local Flavors and Cuisine
Amelia Island Outdoor Dining

Amelia Island Restaurants
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Breakfast and Brunch

Cafe 4750, The Ritz-Carlton, Amelia Island

4750 Amelia Island Pkwy
Amelia Island, FL 32034
Phone: 904-277-1028

Experience the coastal charm and Southern hospitality of Café 4750. With the warmth and liveliness of an intimate seaside bistro, enjoy the picture postcard views of the Oceanside pool, rolling sand dunes and Atlantic Ocean. Reservations recommended.

Marché Burette - Amelia Island Plantation
6800 First Coast Hwy
Fernandina Beach, FL 32034
Phone: 904-432-2212

Step back in time at this deli/grocery/wine shop. From breakfast to lunch to a late afternoon snack, Marché Burette offers something for everyone. Dine inside or out on deli sandwiches, gourmet pizzas and sweet iced-tea. Follow it up with a scoop of homemade ice cream!

Jack & Diane's
708 Centre Street
Fernandina Beach, FL 32034
Phone: 904-321-1444

A diner with a bit of an attitude. Tastiest spot on Centre Street.

Parkway Grille
1411 Gerbing Road
Amelia Island, FL 32034
Phone: 904-277-6614

Fresh baked goods and a complete breakfast menu. Lunch offers deli sandwiches, burgers and homemade salads and soups.

Barbara Jean's
960030 Gateway Blvd.
Amelia Island, FL 32034
Phone: 904-277-3700

Barbara Jean's features "easy southern dining"! You'll find terrific home-style cooking at modest prices, providing service that is prompt and courteous, and a friendly, casual atmosphere. The menu features 14 veggies, home-style Southern entrees, a wide variety of seafood, homemade soups, sandwiches, and sweet desserts.

Bright Mornings
105 South 3rd Street
Fernandina Beach, FL 32034
Phone: 904-491-1771

Open for Breakfast 7:30 a.m. - 11 a.m. weekdays and Brunch on weekends from 8 a.m. - 2 p.m. Lunch served weekdays 11:30 a.m. - 2 p.m.

Shoney's Restaurant
2709 Sadler Road
Amelia Island, FL 32034
Phone: 904-277-3768

Open 6 a.m. - 9 p.m. Sunday through Thursday and 6 a.m. - 10 p.m. Friday and Saturday. Breakfast buffet served until 11 a.m. Monday through Friday and until noon on weekends and holidays. Seafood Buffet served Friday and Saturday from 5 p.m. - 9 p.m.

T-Rays Burger Station
202 South 8th Street (Exxon Gas Station)
Fernandina Beach, FL 32034
Phone: 904-261-6310

A local favorite for breakfast and lunch.


Seafood

Bonito Grill & Sushi
Not just a sushi restaurant, a fine dining experience. Featuring seafood, beef, pork, chicken and vegetarian entrees. 904-261-0508

Marina Seafood Restaurant
101 Center Street
Fernandina Beach, FL. 32034
Phone: (904) 261-5310
Open For Lunch & Dinner
7 Days A Week 11:00am to 9:00pm

The best home cooking and family restaurant on Amelia Island, Florida.

A 5 star rating given by the Jacksonville Times Union. The seafood here is great, you can order grouper topped with scallops with a garlicky wine sauce and budgeters will love the $10 and under list of southern favorites, such as country-fried steak and breaded veal cutlet. Meatloaf with tomato-and-basil gravy, stuffed peppers with a Greek-style tomato sauce, and other lunch specials come with three fresh country-style vegetables, which are themselves worth the price of the meal. Located at Front and Center St for 48 years in historic downtown Fernandina Beach, Florida.
Open For Lunch & Dinner
7 Days A Week 11:00am to 9:00pm

Murray's Grille
Another local favorite! Serving steaks, seafood and homecooked favorites. Features a full bar and live music on the weekends. Located just off the island. 904-261-2727

Pompeo's
Authentic Italian food, complete with homemade pasta and sauces. Great seafood too! 904-261-7490

The Surf
Seafood, steaks, chicken wings, pizza... you name it. Fantastic outside deck! 904-261-5711

The Verandah
At the Amelia Island Plantation. Fine dining in a resort atmosphere. Great seafood! 904.321.5050

Safe Harbor Seafood Market
4378 Ocean Street
Mayport, FL. 32233
Phone: (904) 246-4911

Safe Harbor Seafood Market is the best fish market for freshest seafood in Northeast Florida.

It's worth the drive, only 20 minutes south of Amelia Island on A1A to Ft George, cross the St. Johns River on the ferry, Safe Harbor is only a 1/4 of a mile south on the right hand side in Mayport, Florida.


Casual Dining

Applebee's Restaurant

2006 S. 8th Street
Amelia Island, FL 32034
Phone: 904-206-4300

A friendly neighborhood atmosphere featuring a variety of steaks, seafood, salads, children's menu and full service bar with daily happy hour for the complete casual dining experience.

Arte Pizza
109 North 3rd Street
Fernandina Beach, FL 32034
Phone: 904-277-1515

Great Pizza made in a wood fire stove. Wonderful Italian specialties. Monday - Friday, 3-9:30 p.m. and Saturday - Sunday, 12-9:30 p.m.

Beef O'Brady's
1916 S. 14th Steet
Amelia Island, FL 32034
Phone: 904-261-0555

It's a neighborhood, family sports grill featuring chicken wings, sandwiches, and comfortable atmosphere. TV's throughout for sports viewing and video games for the kids.

Domino's Pizza
2020 Sadler Road
Amelia Island, FL 32034
Phone: 904-277-2200

Eight, Contemporary Sports Lounge, The Ritz-Carlton
4750 Amelia Island Pkwy
Amelia Island, FL 32034
Phone: 904-277-1100

Open Monday through Friday from 4 p.m. to midnight Saturday and Sunday 12 noon to midnight. Exciting, casual new venue to relax and unwind watching sports, playing pool and enjoying your favorite beverages. Flat screen televisions, billiard tables, extensive beer and wine lists, comfortable, residential-style furniture. Direct TV satellite service ensures access to all major sporting events in every season. Menu features burgers, sandwiches, soups, salads, chicken wings and nachos. Signature cocktail, the Eight martini. Free parking for local guests.

Falcon's Nest - Amelia Island Plantation
6800 First Coast Hwy.
Amelia Island, FL 32034
Phone: 904-491-4242

Aviation themed pub offering daily happy hour, the famous Falcon burger and the best martini menu around.

Jade's Bistro
1484 Sadler Road
Amelia Island, FL 32034
Phone: 904-321-2777

Jade's Bistro is a recent addition to Amelia Island, and is located on Sadler Road in Fernandina Beach. Offering modern Thai and Chinese cuisine, Jade's offers dine-in and take-out options for the entire family. Menu items include Pad Thai, Mango Shrimp, Mongolian Beef, and other well known favorites such as Sweet and Sour Chicken and Moo Shu.

Kabuki Japanese Steakhouse & Sushi Bar
1766 South 8th Street
Amelia Island, FL 32034
Phone: 904-277-8782

Enjoy the show as your chef, a master of the ancient art of Teppanyaki cookery, prepares your meal in front of you. Entrees include steak, chicken or seafood. The 37-item sushi bar adds another unique Japanese dining experience.

Marche Burette - Amelia Island Plantation
6800 First Coast Hwy
Fernandina Beach, FL 32034
Phone: 904-432-2212

An old-fashioned gourmet food and wine market offering indoor/outdoor seating for breakfast, lunch, and early evening dinners. Enjoy wood-oven fired pizza, salmon club sandwich, orange BBQ shrimp wrap, artichoke and goat cheese salad, and our can't miss key lime tart dessert! Take home gourmet cookware, kitchen accessories, premium wines or liquor, or other specialty food products.

O'Kanes Irish Pub & Eatery
319 Centre Street
Fernandina Beach, FL 32034
Phone: 904-261-1000

Authentic Irish Fare as well as steaks, seafood and sandwiches. Enjoy casual dining in pub or dining room. Serving food, open to close, seven days a week. Offering beer, wine & liquor.

Pablo's Mexican Restaurant Grill & Cantina
12 N. 2nd Street
Fernandina Beach, FL 32034
Phone: 904-261-0047

Enjoy Mexican-style food in a friendly and fun atmosphere. Pablo's offers Shrimp a la Diabla, Seafood Fajitas, and Fish Tacos and much more, served indoors or our open-air courtyard.

Papa John's Pizza
1721 S. 8th Street
Amelia Island, FL 32034
Phone: 904-261-8080

Parkway Grille
1411 Gerbing Road
Amelia Island, FL 32034
Phone: 904-277-6614

Fresh baked goods and a complete breakfast menu. Lunch offers deli sandwiches, burgers and homemade salads and soups.

Shoney's Restaurant
2709 Sadler Road
Amelia Island, FL 32034
Phone: 904-277-3768

Sonny's Real Pit Bar-B-Q
642 East State Road 200/A1A
Fernandina Beach, FL 32034
Phone: 904-261-6632

The Golf Club of Amelia Island
5456 First Coast Highway
Fernandina Beach, FL 32034
Phone: 904-277-8015

T-Rays Burger Station
202 South 8th Street (Exxon Gas Station)
Fernandina Beach, FL 32034
Phone: 904-261-6310


Local Flavors and Cuisine

29 South Eats
29 S. 3rd Street
Amelia Island, FL 32034
Phone: 904-277-7919

29 South is a chic, neighborhood bistro perfect for dates, a quick bite or a casual dinner with old friends and family. This eclectic bistro has it all; great ambiance, fantastic food, an extensive wine list and reasonable prices.

Beech Street Grill
801 Beech Street
Amelia Island, FL 32034
Phone: 904-277-3662

A good choice for fresh local seafood served in a casual dining atmosphere. A children's menu is also available. Browse their extensive wine list. Reservations recommended.

Bonito Grill and Sushi
614 Centre Street
Amelia Island, FL 32034
Phone: 904-261-0508

Brett's Waterway Cafe
1 S. Front Street
Amelia Island, FL 32034
Phone: 904-261-2660

Dine on beef or seafood dishes served in a casual dining atmosphere. Enjoy the view as you overlook the Fernandina Harbor and marina on the Amelia River. Open for lunch and dinner. Specializing in martinis.

Cafe Karibo
27 North 3rd Street
Amelia Island, FL 32034
Phone: 904-261-2660

Home of the "Big Bella" and the "Worked Over". We also feature our famous Cajun Gumbo and Papa's Chili. Salads are an explosion of flavors and change according to season. Desserts are worth a trip alone and we offer a full espresso bar to compliment the experience. Come for the food and stay for the ambiance!

Crab Trap
31 North 2nd Street
Amelia Island, FL 32034
Phone: 904-261-4749

Serving your favorite seafood: blackened, broiled, or fried along with chicken, steaks, and oysters year 'round. Proprietor Max Wohlfarth welcomes his guests personally, taking the opportunity to thank each for choosing The Crab Trap.

FernanDeli
17 S. 8th Street
Fernandina Beach, FL 32034
Phone: 904-261-0008

FernanDeli is the culmination of over 30 years experience in the restaurant business combined between owners Craig & Donnalea Scott. We have combined our years of experience & our passion to serve to bring you our vision of re-visiting the past while doing what we love. Whether you live here or you are just visiting the area we are sure that you will love the nostalgic charm & our fresh & simple menu choices. Nothing too fancy, just good food.

Le Clos
20 South 2nd Street
Amelia Island, FL 32034
Phone: 904-261-8100

Located in Fernandina's Historic District, Le Clos serves delicious French dishes by candlelight in a quaint 1906 cottage. The food is impeccably prepared and presented fresh seafood. Offers an extensive wine list.

Marina Seafood Restaurant
101 Centre Street
Amelia Island, FL 32034
Phone: 904-261-5310

Charming resturant in historic downtown Fernandina Beach. We invite you to join us for a wonderful dining experience and old world charm.

Sliders Seaside Grill
1998 South Fletcher Avenue
Fernandina Beach, FL 32034
Phone: 904-277-6652

Oceanfront dining on Fernandina Beach. Grown-ups love our oceanfront tiki bar and kids love our oceanfront playground! Lunch items include the famous crab cake and Dirty Martini Burger.

The Surf
3199 S. Fletcher Ave.
Amelia Island, FL 32034
Phone: 904-261-5711

A favorite destination on Amelia Island. Extensive menu featuring delicious steaks, seafood, salads, sandwiches, burgers and wraps. Dine in-house or out on our huge torch-lit deck across from the ocean. Live entertainment.

The Verandah Amelia Island Plantation
6800 First Coast Hwy
Amelia Island, FL 32034
Phone: 904-321-5050

The Verandah alone is worth the trip to Amelia. Sample delicacies from the sea, the wonderful signature house salad prepared table side and served with roasted sesame seed dressing, free range chicken, filet mignon and pan roasted lobster tail with drawn butter. The Verandah boasts something for everyone, and a dining experience to remember!


Outdoor Dining

Espana Restaurant
22 S. 4th Street
Fernandina Beach, FL 32034
Phone: 904-261-7700

Enjoy traditional Portuguese and Spanish cuisine in an intimate cozy setting or outdoor closed patio. Daily and nightly chef specials.

Happy Tomato Café
7 South 3rd Street
Fernandina Beach, FL 32034
Phone: 904.321.0707

Outdoor relaxing atmosphere featuring fresh salads & deli sandwiches accompanied by the best BBQ your mouth will ever taste. Monday -Saturday 11 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.

Horizons
4828 First Coast Hwy
Amelia Island, FL 32034
Phone: 904-321-2430

Located on the south end of Amelia Island. Between The Ritz-Carlton and the Amelia Island Plantation, our restaurant offers traditional continental fare with a twist. Enjoy dining al fresco or inside where great food always prevails.

Joe's 2nd Street Bistro
14 South 2nd Street
Amelia Island, FL 32034
Phone: 904-321-2558

A cozy sophisticated blend of dining experiences from Joe's intimate dining rooms, front porch overlooking the harbor, to the New Orleans inspired courtyard. The diverse menu includes local seafood, steaks, pasta and game. Breads are baked daily and all desserts are made in house.

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Getting to Amelia Island
Amelia is only 30 minutes from Jacksonville International Airport. By auto, two bridges connect Amelia Island with the mainland. From I-95, take Fernandina Beach Exit 129, turn east onto A1A and travel 15 miles, cross the Intracoastal Waterway into the heart of Amelia Island.

Visitors traveling from the south may prefer to take A1A north of Jacksonville to the Mayport auto ferry which crosses the St. Johns River, or take A1A farther north to J. Turner Butler Blvd., then north on Hwy 115 over the Dames Point Bridge. Both options continue on A1A north over Big and Little Talbot Island onto Amelia.

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Golfing on Amelia Island and Fernandina Beach is a splendid pleasure, with natural surroundings, oceanfront golf courses and pristine golf resorts that challenge skilled golfers and reward those lucky enough to experience all the wonderful golfing that Amelia has to offer. Public and Private courses abound as well as Golf Lessons and Instruction from the Pros.

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