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29 South Eats

29 South is located in a re-purposed old Fernandina Beach house in the Historic District, with an organic garden out back. This eclectic bistro can best be described as having creative cuisine with an au naturel twist.

Classic world cuisine with a modern twist prepared with ingredients sourced from local farms and onsite garden. Signature items include Lobster Corn Dogs with Spicy Horseradish Ketchup spiked with Kettle One Vodka, Sweet Tea Brined DelKat Family Farm Pork Chop on Macaroni Gratin with Warm Blackberry Preserves, and Grilled Heart of Romaine Salad with Maytag Blue Vinaigrette with House Cured Applewood Bacon and Toasted Walnuts.

With Chef Schwartz being a member of the Slow Food Movement it is no surprise that 29 South is a proud supporter of the farm to fork concept utilizing produce and cuts from local and regional farmers and ranchers and the procurement of the freshest possible ingredients. Located on site behind the restaurant, a garden provides fresh organic fruits and vegetables seasonally grown. Comprised of fourteen beds, and various potted plants, the garden is always in bloom and visitors are welcome. It is managed by Nan Kavanaugh with the help of the 29 South crew.

Ask for Arnando “Papi” Gonzalez’s Puerto Rican specialty Sancocho, a sumptuous Caribbean meat and vegetable stew that contains plantains, yucca, sweet potatoes, mélanges, pork, corn, cilantro and much more, served over rice and topped with freshly sliced avocado.

Children’s menus always available. Good wine selection. Full Bar.

29 South Eats
Reservations recommended.
29 South 3rd Street, Fernandina Beach, FL 32034,

4th Street Deli

Downtown’s 4th Street Deli and Desserts build its reputation at the former Sunoco Station on Sadler Rd. several years ago, where their fresh tasty sandwiches gained a lot of local following.

Great hot and cold sandwiches, soups and salads with a nice salad bar and desserts, fresh and homemade.
Open daily for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Indoor-outdoor limited seating. Downtown street side parking.

4th Street Deli
3 N 4th St, Fernandina Beach, FL 32034

Amelia Island Coffee

Amelia Island Coffee is located in the heart of downtown, 2 blocks from the waterfront and the Intercoastal Waterway.

Coffee, ice cream, deserts and light fare. 2 Outside tables and small park next door. Great place, eclectic sandwiches. Air conditioned inside. Sit for 15 minutes outside and you will meet Felix, our harmonica playing town’s ambassador. Limited immediate parking.

Did I mention they now sell wine?

Amelia Island Coffee
Address: 207 Centre St. Fernandina Beach Fl. 32034
Hours: open until 9:30-10 pm
Payment: Major CC’s
Price: $$
Phone: 904 321-2111

Amelia Tavern

The Amelia Tavern is a micro brewery pub and restaurant offers small plates and simple dishes, based on coastal GA and FL recipes, using locally sourced ingredients in a stylish modern bistro environment. The Brewpub offers up to 8 fresh, craft beers made on site, fermented, kegged, and poured right into your pint glass! Salmon Burgers and candied bacon point at a menu that offer some interesting not everyday fare surprises.

Amelia Island Tavern
Address: 318 Centre St, Fernandina Beach, FL 32034
Hours: Lunch, Dinner
Payment: Visa, American Express, Mastercard, Discover and Cash
Price: $$

Arte Pizza

Much more than only pizza, Arte Pizza’s is fabulous and real Italian.
Oven-fired thin crust, big salads, variety of Italian pastas and casseroles. Beer, wine, sangria, sodas. The new dining room can accommodate about 60 guests with outside terrace seating capacity of about 30 as well.
Definitely one of our personal favorites, Arte is located just a block north of Center Street on 3rd Street. Real Italian atmosphere. Thin wheat crust is magnificent and the Vegetarian Pizza is to die for. But if you really want a dish that explodes in delicious flavors try Tony’s Macaroni and Cheese. Jalapeño, shrimp, bacon and three cheeses. What a feast! Also his Seafood Lasagna and Bacon wrapped Shrimp is beyond words.

Street side parking and parking in back of building or walk from library parking lot. Owner/chef Tony hails from the Amalfi/Capri area just south of Naples, the birthplace of real pizza, and it has never disappointed us.

Arte Pizza
Address: 109 N 3rd St, Fernandina Beach, FL 32034
Hours: Mon-Fri 4pm-9pm – Sat-Sun 12noon-10pm – Sun 12-9
Closed on Tuesday
Payment: Visa, MC, Discover
Phone: 904 277 1515
Price: $$

Bistro Le Clos

Le Clos serves delicious Provençal dishes by candlelight in a charming, intimate 1906 cottage. Chef-owner Katherine Ewing received full degrees 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.

Le Clos is petite and cozy. Diners are seated in either a smaller side room with four tables or the larger room with more than a dozen tables. Both rooms are tasteful and understated, with salmon walls and white trim matching the snowy table linens. Candlelit tables add a dash of amoré, while background music includes scatterings of pop and jazz (Billie Holiday, Ella Fitzgerald & Steve Tyrell).

The menu items are prepared carefully and presented beautifully with an emphasis on impeccably fresh seafood. Chilean Bass is an often a repeated house specialty. Small interior, small portions, grand on taste, grand on wallet.

The extensive wine list offers the prefect accompaniment for every menu selection. Downtown street parking.

Address: 20 S 2nd St, Fernandina Beach, FL
Hours: Dinner only
Payment: Major CC’s
Phone: 904 261 8100
Price: $$$

Bright Mornings Café

Since Swiss expatriate Walter Cereghetti bought Bright Mornings Café, this favorite local breakfast lunch hangout also serves dinner. This quaint American indoor/outdoor Key West feeling café is located on the south side of 3rd Street. A place for the whole family; artsy and friendly with a pretty courtyard. Nice atmosphere and good selection. Parking is limited. Dog friendly backyard!

Address: 105 S 3rd Street Fernandina Beach, Fl 32034
Hours: Mon – Fri 7:30 – 2:00 pm Breakfast and Lunch
Sat – Sun 8:00am – 2:00 pm Brunch
Payment: Major CC’s
Price: $$
Phone: (904) 491-1771

Brett’s Waterway Café

Overlooking the Fernandina Harbor Marina, Brett’s offers an upscale atmosphere with outstanding food. Served with traditional Southern hospitality, the extensive luncheon and dinner menus feature daily specials, fresh Florida seafood, chicken and aged beef. Enjoy the captivating piano music while viewing fabulous sunsets from the veranda and dining room.

Reservations are recommended for parties of six or more. Cocktails, beer, wine. Casual resort wear. V/MC/AE.
Indoor air conditioned seating and large porch for cocktails. Large parking area.

Address: 1 S Front St, Fernandina Beach, FL 32034
Hours: Su-Sat 11:30-2:30, 5:30-9• Su-Sa Bar and snacks 2:30-5:30
Payment: Major CC
Price: $$$
Phone: 904 261 2660

Burlingame Restaurant

The idea behind Burlingame Restaurant came from many years of “foodie traveling”, both domestic and international, learning proper preparation with top notch kitchen training. Burlingame Restaurant offers relaxed fine dining in the Historic District. Seasonal menus created by a talented young local chef delivered by attentive and unpretentious servers in a casually elegant setting are the makings of your special dining experience. Dinners are served in the three quaint dining rooms, or just enjoy a beer or glass of wine at the bar or on the deck beneath the magnolias and towering live oak. Downtown parking

Burlingame Restaurant
Address: 20 S 5th Street, Fernandina Beach, Fl 32034
Hours: Tue – Sat 5:30 – 9:30 pm last seating; Sunday brunch 10am – 2 pm
Payment: All Major CCs
Phone: (904) 432 7671
Price: $$$

Café Karibo

Cozy interior and lovely naturally shaded outdoor dining patio with a great selection of eclectic sandwiches, salads and soups at lunch. Nightly specials include fresh fish, theme nights (Wed: pad Thai, Thu: curry), and live music on the patio most Friday and Saturday nights. Two spacious Pétanque Courts in the gardens. Vegetarian dishes available. Full Bar.

Fresh on site micro brewed beer in restaurant and pub. Air conditioned upstairs dining room with full bar for parties and ceremonies with outside balcony seating overlooking the courtyard. Ample parking.

Cafe Karibo
Address: 27 N 3rd St, Fernandina Beach, FL 32034
Hours: Tu-Sa 11-9, Sunday Brunch 10:30-2, Mo 11-3
Payment: Major CC
Price: $$
Phone: 904 277 5269

Ciao Bistro

Ciao Bistro’s new location adds ample seating. The food is authentic rich Italian. The service is friendly and accommodating into the details that make a great dining experience. Plenty of parking space. Dinner only.

Hours: Sun – Thur : 5pm – 9pm
Fri and Sat : 5pm – 9:30pm
Payment: Major CC’s
Phone: (904) 206-4311
Price: $$-$$$

España Restaurant

Enjoy traditional Portuguese and Spanish cuisine at España Restaurant in an intimate, cozy setting. Offers a taste of the Old Country prepared for today’s diners. Features wonderful tapas and entrees.
Come and enjoy Spain’s Old World cuisine in a quaint and intimate atmosphere.

Let Chef/Owner Roberto impress you with his family recipes. Some favorite entrée choices include Paella Valencia style, Veal Chops or Filet Mignon with Cabrales Sauce, Shrimp or Scallops al Jerez or Snapper a la Madrid. Accompany your meal with a selection of fine wines or homemade Sangria. Downtown with convenient on-street parking. Join us early beginning at 5:30 or late into the evening until Midnight. Choose to dine in the cozy main dining room, enclosed patio dining room or in the lush outdoor garden. Fabulous deserts.

Address: 22 S 4th St. Fernandina Beach, FL
Hours: Su-Sa 5p-10p
Payment: Major CC’s
Phone: 904 261 7700
Price: $$-$$$

Green Turtle Tavern

Very cool hangout with live music, the Green Turtle features a large bar area and limited food menu served Wed-Sun from 7pm to midnight. Menu is mostly “Pub Grub”. Flat bread pizza, $7.00; Howlin’ Dog, a 100% all-beef wiener, pickle relish, mustard, tomatoes, red onions, pickled banana peppers and a bag of chips, $5.00; ham and grilled cheese sandwich with chips, $5.00; tortilla chips, salsa and cheese sauce, $3.00, Cajun boiled peanuts, $3.00; sea salt and pepper dirty chips, $2.00; and the pretzel with whole grain mustard and cheese sauce for $3.00. Mostly indoor/open air atmosphere with outdoor porch seating arrangements. Limited parking space as it is located smack in the heart of historic downtown.

Address: 14 S 3rd St. Fernandina Beach, Fl 32034
Hours: 6pm – 2am
Payment: Major CC’s
Phone: 904 321-2324
Price: $

Hola! Cuban Café

If you are looking for a flavorful lunch, stop in to the Hola Cuban Cafe in Fernandina Beach, Florida. Their authentic Cuban food is made fresh, with succulent slow roasted meats that are cooked in-house, Cuban style. They offer an array of Cuban sandwiches and pastries for your dining pleasure and brew up a “mean” robust Cuban coffee (cafécito)! Inside seating counts 10 seats while the outdoor patio comfortably seats 25 diners on tables with umbrellas.

Hola! Cuban Café is located next door to the Palace Saloon on 2nd Street North. Owners Chris Garcia and Marisol Triana are both born and raised in Miami, Florida, to exiled Cuban parents. Brought up in rich Cuban traditions, it is no surprise that Hola Cuban Café is known for its authentic Cuban cuisine and coffee. Call ahead at (904) 321-0163 for take-out and large orders. Delivery only inside the Historic Fernandina Beach District. The outside patio is dog friendly.

Address: 117 Centre Street, Fernandina Beach, Fl 32034
Hours: Monday 9:00am to 4:00pm; Wed –Sat 9:00am to 4:00pm; Sun 10:30am – 4:00pm. Closed on Tuesday
Payment: All Major CCs
Phone: 904 321 0163
Price: $-$$

Jack and Diane’s

A very Key West style feel “diner” serving breakfast and lunch with a varied and interesting menu. Inside dining room is air conditioned. Porch seating allows for people watching on Centre Street. Pet friendly and full bar.

Available for private parties, meetings, seminars, rehearsal dinners, and more.

Address: 708 Centre Street
Hours: Weekends for breakfast and lunch
Payment: Major CC’s
Price: $-$$

Joe’s 2nd Street Bistro

Innovative French style cuisine in a relaxed island atmosphere. Dine on fresh seafood, game, and specialty dishes in a charming 1903 home, or outside in a New Orleans inspired courtyard. Extensive wine list. Street side Parking.

Address: 14 S 2nd St. Fernandina Beach, FL 32034
Hours: Open for lunch Wed-Mon 11am – 3pm – dinner 5:30p-9:30p. Closed on Tuesday
Payment: Major CC’s
Price: $$$
Phone: 904 321 2558

Leddy’s Porch

After extensive renovations by the Saltmarsh family after they took over several years ago, the restaurant opened again for lunch with Southern/Soul, Sandwiches/Subs and Soups/ and a brandnew Salad Bar in the courtyard and the air conditioned dining room.

The restaurant offers Free Wi-Fi, is Kid Friendly, features Live Music on occasion and is available for Private Parties, Romantic dinners and patrons that look for Vegan Friendly choices. Parking in streets and back lot.

Address: 22 S 3rd St Fernandina Beach, FL 32034
Hours: Wed-Fri 11am – 2:30pm; Sat-Sun 10am – 3pm
Payment: All Major CCs
Phone: (904) 277-8665
Price: $$

Lulu’s on 7th Street

Tucked away next to the Thompson House on South 7th St. is Lulu’s; beautifully revived by the talent and commitment of Melanie and Chef Brian Grimley. A limited seating capacity on the inside is augmented by a great garden setting dining room with a unique selection of Little Plates, Salads, Sandwiches and PoBoys.

Currently undergoing remodeling.

Address: 11 S. 7th Street, Fernandina Beach, Fl. 32034
Hours: Tue-Thu from 11:30 – 9pm
Fri-Sat from 11:30 – 10pm
Sun 10:30am – 3pm
Payment: Major CC’s
Phone: 904 432 8394
Price: $$

Marina Seafood Restaurant

Old world charm in one of the oldest restaurants on Amelia Island. A local favorite, the Marina is open daily for lunch and dinner, featuring fresh local seafood as well as delicious entrees. Located at the end of Centre Street in the Historic District there is ample street side parking. The dining room is air conditioned and the atmosphere is truly old time fishing village reflection.

Full bar. Open for breakfast, lunch and dinner.

Address: 101 Centre Street, Fernandina Beach, Fl 32034
Hours: Mon. – Sun. 11 a.m. – 9 pm
Payment: Major CC
Price: $$
Phone: (904) 261-5310

Nana Teresa’s

Nana Teresa’s Bake Shop is a… bakery. They bake wedding cakes, sports cakes, birthday and smash cakes, celebration cakes, cupcakes, pies, tarts, cheesecake, cookies, macarons and more!

Address: 13 N. 3rd St., Fernandina Beach, FL 32034
Phone: (904) 277.7977

Hours: Monday – Wednesday: 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Thursday: 8:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Friday – Saturday: 8:00 AM – 9:00 PM
Sunday: 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Pablo’s Restaurant

Authentic Mexican Food in town. Large patio in the back with the best Margaritas in town can easily seduce you to an afternoon of goofing off or a long evening with friends. Tasty tappas, great service.

The historic atmosphere is downtown authentic and parking readily available next door. Upstairs and downstairs options for small and large parties. Extensive Tapas Menu and Full Bar.
Besides a wide array of Mexican dishes, Pablo’s also offers Shrimp a la Diabla, Seafood Fajitas, and Fish Tacos and much more, served indoors or our open-air courtyard.

Address: 12 N. 2nd street Fernandina Beach, Fl. 32034
Hours: Daily 11am – 10pm
Payment: Major CC
Price: $$
Phone: (904) 261-0049

Peppers Mexican Grill

Part of a regional chain of fun loving Mexican Cantinas and Grills in North Florida and across the river in St.Marys, Georgia, operated out of Fernandina Beach. You know it is a lot of fun when the occasional authentic Mariachi band livens up the place. Choose from many authentic Mexican dishes and salsas.

Indoor-outdoor seating. Ample Downtown parking. Full bar with Bar Specials and Happy Hour is Seven Days a Week.

Address: 530 Centre St., Fernandina Beach, FL 32034
Hours: Su-Sa 11am to 10pm
Phone: (904) 277-2011
Payment: Major CC
Price: $-$$

Pi Infinite Combinations

Across from the Florida House Inn and Green Turtle, locates now the latest downtown Pizza Parlor named “Pi”. The combination concept is simple, delicious and very affordable. Their slices make New York slices look like miniature triangles.

Beautiful Tuscany setting with indoor-outdoor dining options. Fare is Pizza with Infinite Combinations. Street side downtown parking.

Address: 19 S 3rd Street, Fernandina Beach, Fl. 32034
Hours: Monday to Saturday 11:00 am – 3:00 pm, 5:00–9:00 pm
Payment: Major CC’s
Phone: (904) 432-8535
Price: $$

Pozzi Wine and Coffee Bar

Pozzi Coffee Wine Bar and Bistro is a new “Old World” style restaurant. Espresso bar and café by day and a restaurant and wine bar by night. We feature house made pastries, espresso drinks, blended shakes, specialty beverages, and sandwiches each day. In the evening, come and taste charcuterie, cheese, and wine, or enjoy a relaxing meal in our dining room or on our outdoor patio. We feature a simple but varied menu of appetizers such as onion soup and baked brie and main courses of beef, chicken, crab cakes and lobster. Listen to Frank Sinatra in the background or watch old movie clips while you relax and enjoy a night out at the Pozzis’. Top off your evening with one of our house made desserts. Our goal is to make everyone who dines with us feel like a member of the Pozzi Family. Come and experience “La Dolce Vita” as we bring a little bit of “Old World” charm to Amelia Island and Fernandina Beach!

Address: 300 Ash St., Fernandina Beach, FL. 32034
Phone: (904) 310-3779

Hours:​ Monday and Tuesday: Closed
Wednesday: 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Thursday – Saturday: 9:00 am – 9:00 pm
Sunday: 9:00 am – 8:00 pm


Capri/Amalfi born Owner/chef Tony of Arte Pizza got a wave of energy a couple of years ago and turned his little family type pizzeria into a full fledged Southern Italian restaurant and now went a step beyond while opening a Greek flavored Mediterranean street food restaurant, just about six doors down from Arte, called Sabbia. Sabbia opened its doors in the summer of 2016 and is quickly building a solid reputation of fresh, creative Greek inspired dishes. The establishment follows the newest trend of counter ordering and table delivery, that has become hugely popular in recent years.

Sabbia has plenty of parking options in and around Downtown; prices are reasonable and the food is fresh and tasty.

Address: 11 N 3rd St, Fernandina Beach FL, FL 32034
Hours: Lunch hours
Payment: All Major CCs
Phone: 904-624-7447
Price: $-$$

Tasty Burgers

Considered one of the top three burger restaurants on the island and located on the corner of 8th Street and Centre, Tasty Burgers brought fresh burgers to the Historic District. Kid friendly, free WIFI and great burgers. Very casual. Limited parking. Inside / outside dining.

Address: 710 Centre Street, Fernandina Beach, Fl 32034
Hours: Mon-Thur 11am-8pm; Fri-Sat 11am-10pm; Sun 11am-2pm
Payment: Major CCs
Phone: (904) 321 0409
Price: $

The Crab Trap

Fresh local seafood and steaks. Casual family dining. Two floors of dining in an old waterfront staple structure. Friendly atmosphere. Dinner served 7 days a week starting at 5:00 p.m. Serving fresh local seafood: blackened, broiled, grilled or fried; also chicken; steaks; and raw oysters year ’round. Beer, wine, cocktails.

Casual dress. Pub bar located upstairs with seasonal entertainment. Closed on Tuesdays between October 1st and March 1st. All major credit cards accepted. Family-owned and operated since 1979.
Ample parking and very close to downtown.

Address: 31 N 2nd St, Fernandina Beach, FL 32034
Hours: Su-Sa 5pm-til the bar closes down
Payment: Major CC’s
Price: $$-$$$
Phone: 904 261 4749

The Happy Tomato Café

Located on South 3rd Street, the Happy Tomato has a funky courtyard setting. Street side parking and small parking lot. Serving American lunch and early dinner fare including a delicious BBQ sandwich. Order inside and it will get delivered to your table.

Address: 7 S 3rd St. Fernandina Beach, FL. 32034
Hours: Mon-Sat 11:00 am – 5:30 pm; Sunday Closed
Payment: Major CC’s
Price: $-$$
Phone: 904 321 0707

The Patio Place

The Patio Place Creperie
With great outdoor seating and fabulous food, this new restaurant will please your senses while whisking you away to a French Bistro! easy to read menu for both food and beverages. Cozy, The Patio Place is a fresh service bistro with extensive outdoor patio seating, great for gathering and relaxing with friends and family.

With a focus on fresh and healthy cuisine, we feature global tastes served in crepes, salads, appetizers, soups and plates. Our beverage selection includes: beer, wine, hard cider, smoothies, coffee, iced tea and soda.
We help promote the community by sourcing food from local farms, working with Nassau Schools, and contributing to local initiatives and organizations. We will be located in the historic district of Fernandina Beach, one block off Centre Street (5th and Ash).


The Picnic Basket

Downtown got another eatery in The Picnic Basket. Headed by Lisa Langshaw and Brenda Vijuk, the menu offers enticing deli style salads, rustic breads, wraps, cheeses, desserts, Farmer’s Market cheese and charcuterie plates, soups, smoothies, catering and more. Lisa is well known in the downtown area for fresh salads and baked goods, both in catering as well as restaurant style. She also started the health crave with the Mustard Seed Café in the Nassau Health Store.

The seating area is bright and airy and the deli cases are filled with rustic breads, cheeses, salads, desserts and charcuterie plates. There are a few tables inside and outside, but take outs are encouraged as well as food gift baskets prepared to order. For the shoppers there is a variety of kitchen items artfully displayed around the store, including linens from Lithuania, folding cheese boards, and of course picnic baskets.

Address: 503A Centre Street

The Salty Pelican

In the building on Front Street that once used to house the Dinghy Club, The Salty Pelican Bar & Grill is a fun, casual establishment where you can take in the beautiful views and sunsets, enjoy excellent food, make a choice out of many draft beers. Fresh Local Seafood that is native to our area, top-notch burgers, wings, salads and sandwiches. No reservations, so get there early to get your seats for the magnificent view of the sunset!!

They feature all of your favorite sporting events on more than 15 flat screen HD TV’s, live music and trivia weekly. Upstairs and downstairs dining, as well as outside. Cuisine is considered American Bar food but consumed with gorgeous sunsets. Street and parking lot parking.

Address: Front St. North, Fernandina Beach, Florida 32034
Hours: Mon – Sat 11:00am – midnight; Sun 10:00am – midnight
Payment: Major CC’s
Price: $$
Phone: (904) 277-3811

Timoti’s Seafood Shack

Timoty’s Seafood Shack is a welcome Seafood Specialty addition to Historic Downtown. It expands the eclectic food choices with a quick reasonably priced selection of grilled and fried seafood, fish and salads.

There is a Pirate ship for children’s entertainment and the decorum is very islandly and inviting. Menu orders are placed inside and seating is on outside covered patio. Parking is plentiful in the Library Parking Lot across the street. Closed for Sunday Dinner.

Address: 21 N. 3rd St, Fernandina Beach, Fl. 32034
Lunch and Dinner
Monday-Thursday: 11:00am to 8:00pm
Friday-Saturday: 11:00am to 9:00pm
Sunday: 11:00am to 7:00pm
Payment: Major CC’s
Price: $-$$
Phone: 904 310 6550