8th Street Corridor

If you know of a restaurant, diner, or other eatery we’ve missed, please email Judie Mackie.

Aloha Bagel and Deli

Aloha Bagel and Deli has gotten off to a great start in Fernandina Beach and they offer something the island has been in need of for quite some time… great bagels.

Located near downtown’s historic district, the service is awesome, the portions are generous, and the food is amazing!!!

Address: 432 South Eighth Street, Fernandina Beach, FL
Phone: (904) 432-8934

Beach Diner

Beach Diner is located on the corner of 8th street and Sadler Rd., open for breakfast and lunch. First impressions since opening in the spring of 2015 have been very favorable. Large indoor air-conditioned seating area that will vaguely remind you of the typical lay-out of an Apple Bee’s restaurant. Great choice of breakfast and lunch items on the menu, home cooked and fresh.

Address: 2006 S 8th Street, Fernandina Beach, FL 32034
Hours: 6:00 am – 2:30 pm
Payment: All Major CCs
Phone: (904) 310-3748
Price: $-$$

Burger King

This Burger King is different. It’s NOT your usual Burger King Chain restaurant after the rebuild. Very home-style, great interior, magnificent service. Check it out.

Drive thru. Breakfast, lunch, dinner, late night. Ample parking.

Address: 1940 S 8th St Fernandina Beach, FL
Hours: 6:00am – Midnight daily
Payment: All Major CCs
Phone: (904) 277 7151
Price: $

Cantina Louie

Cantina Louie is a fun, affordable Mexican Cantina serving authentic Mexican street food (tacos, sope, tostadas, and tortas) and specialty cocktails.Creative appetizers, enchiladas, burritos, quesadillas, salads, and specialty tacos (Surf & Turf, Mahi, and Ceviche Tacos, for example) can be ordered à la carte so you can mix and match. Also choose from steak, chicken, pork and seafood entrées. Every Mexican dish on the menu, except Flautas (my favorite), which hopefully will be added soon.

Located immediately over the bridge on the island in the office park that also houses the Chamber of Commerce, they have a full bar featuring daily drink specials as well as specialty tequilas and icy margaritas, a selection of Mexican beers and wine. Plenty of parking.

Address: 960062 Gateway Blvd., Fernandina Beach, Fl 32034
Hours: Mon 11:30 am – 9:00 pm , Tue 11:30 am – 10:00 pm, Wed 11:30 am – 10:00 pm, Thu 11:30 am – 10:00 pm, Fri 11:30 am – 10:30 pm, Sat 11:30 am – 10:30 pm, Sun 11:00 am – 9:00 pm.
Payment: All Major CC
Phone: (904) 310 9675
Price: $-$$


David’s is located almost downtown. Executive Chef Robert Camp, formally of PLaE has taken his almost 20 years of experience and created a spectacular New York Style Steakhouse and Seafood Menu. A Prix Fixe Menu is offered 7 days a week from 5:00 to 6:30 featuring a three course dinner for $35.00 per person.

The comfortable roomy lounge opens at 4:00 pm offering a Bar Menu and special Martinis. Dinner, dedicated to prime steaks & unique seafood featuring items such as Filet Oscar, New York Strip Steak, double bone-in Rib Eye all grilled to your liking and dressed with a variety of greens and starches, will be served from 5:00 to 10:00 pm.
The Seafood side of the menu offers Dover Sole, Chilean Sea Bass, Maine Lobster and other delicacies from around the world as well as local Shrimp and items from local organic growers.

Banquet Room and Wine Room are available for special occasions. Ample street side parking. MAKE A RESERVATION

Address: 802 Ash St., Fernandina Beach, Fl 32034
Hours: Daily 5:30pm –
Payment: All Major CCs
Phone: (904) 310 6049
Price: $$$

Dunkin Donuts

The Dunkin’ Donut menu is full of great-tasting items that will get you going and keep you running throughout your busy day. Plus, they’re always made to order — just the way you like.

Address: 1954 S 8th St, Fernandina Beach, FL 32034
Daily: 5:00am – 12:00am
Phone: 904-491-1085

Dunkin Donuts Speedway

3100 S 8th St, Speedway
Fernandina Beach, FL 32034
Daily: 5:00am – 10:00pm
Phone: 904-432-7594

Firehouse Subs

A fireman’s favorite, Firehouse Subs is located in a strip mall of S 8th St. this franchised chain has air conditioned dining room and drive thru service. Ample parking. Serving firemen tested Sub combinations, many served hot.

Address: 1982 S 8th St., Fernandina Beach, FL
Hours: Su-Th 10:30-9:30, Fr-Sa 10:30-10
Payment: Major CC’s
Price: $
Phone: (904) 491-8095

Gilbert’s Underground Kitchen

Celebrity Chef Kenny Gilbert’s Underground Kitchen features rotating monthly menus showcasing different culinary themes, while also serving as a Culinary Think Tank for local and traveling talent. With over 20 years of professional culinary experience, Kenny rose to fame in 2010 as one of the fan favorites on season seven of Bravo’s Top Chef. Since then, he has cooked for the likes of Oprah Winfrey, Gayle King, Stedman Graham, Samuel L. Jackson and A.J. Calloway, just to name a few. For an in-depth review of Chef Kenny check out this article on SearchAmelia. His new venture is located at 510 S. 8th Street, Fernandina Beach, Fl 32034. It is rumored that his BBQ specials are to die for.

Address: 510 S. 8th Street, Fernandina Beach, Fl 32034
Lunch – Monday/Wednesday – Saturday – 11am – 2pm
Dinner – Monday/Wednesday – Saturday – 4pm – 9pm
Closed – Tuesday & Sunday
Check out the Gilbert’s Underground Kitchen menu
Payment: All Major CCs
Phone: (904) 310 6374
Price: $$-$$$

Kabuki Japanese Steakhouse

The Kabuki is a Hibachi grill with performing chefs and sushi bar. No MSG. Beer and wine. Air conditioned dining room. Ample parking as it is located in the Winn Dixie /Wal-Mart Shopping Center called Amelia Plaza. Many couples specials. Open for dinner only.

Address: 1722 S. 8th St. Fernandina Beach, Fl 32034
Hours: Tu-Th 5:30-9:30 • Fr-Sa 5:30-10:30
Payment: Major CC
Price: $$-$$$
Phone” 904 277 8782

La Sureña Mexican

In the little strip mall, next to Gilbert’s Underground, a small Mexican grocery store called La Sureña Mexican serves some of the best tacos in town. They also serve great steak and other Mexican home made food delicacies such as caldo de res (a beef stew) and various chicken dishes.

To call it a restaurant in a traditional way maybe a little stretch, but the reviews on social media for the cuisine are outstanding. Open for late breakfast and lunch.

Address: 528 S. 8th Street, Fernandina Beach, Fl 32034
Hours: Breakfast and lunch
Payment: Cash and CC
Phone: (904) 261-2844
Price: $-$$


McDonald’s is known for burgers, chicken and salads, and especially their fries. The remodeled McDonald’s has a 24/7 drive through and a Redbox Video Rental kiosk by the south entrance. Ample parking.

Address: 1896 S 8th St, Fernandina Beach, FL 32034
Hours: 24 HOURS
Payment: All major CCs
Phone: (904) 261 7288

New China Buffet

New China Buffet is just what it sounds like, a nice Chinese buffet spread. Located between Winn Dixie and Walmart. A la Carte menu available. Nicely decorated, air conditioned dining room, with ample parking. Open 7 days a week. No Buffet on Sunday evening. After 2pm they deliver.

Address: 1013 Amelia Plaza, Fernandina Beach, Fl 32034
Hours: Mon-Thur: 11:00AM – 10:00PM • Fri-Sat 11:00AM – 11:00PM
Sunday: 12:00PM – 10:00PM
Payment: Major CC
Phone: (904) 261-6598
Price: $-$$

OPS – Pizza Kitchen

OPS is one of a rapidly growing chain restaurants in the area with extensive Italian type menu and pizza with indoor-outdoor seating facilities.Pizza, salads, calzones, subs, Italian lunch and dinner entrees, desserts.

Organizes on set dates children’s activities. Nice Salad Bar. Daily Specials. Wine and beer served.
Ample parking

Address: 2030 South 8th Street Fernandina Beach, FL 32034
Hours: Mon – Thu 10:30am-10pm; Fri – Sat 10:30 am–10:30 pm; Sun 11am – 10pm
Payment: Major CC
Price: $$
Phone: (904) 277-8665


Subway is a national franchise known for their wide variety of 6 and 12 inch sub sandwiches. The one here is as good as any other one in the chain. They’re located on the main road entrance into the city where most fast food chains are located. Perfect for a quick lunch, a carry out when you don’t want to cook, and perfect for parties.

Good Parking. Drive Thru Window.

Address: 1702 S. 8th Street, Fernandina Beach, FL 32034

Taco Bell

Taco Bell is a Mexican fast food franchise with nationwide representation. Fare is typically burritos, nachos, chalupas, gorditas, quesadillas, refried beans and of course, Tacos and Tacos Salads. Outside seating and inside air conditioned dining room. Open for Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner. No alcohol served. Ample parking.

Address: 1858 S 8th St, Fernandina Beach, FL 32034
Hours: Breakfast, Lunch Dinner – Daily
Payment: All Major CCs
Phone: (904) 277-2263
Price: $

The Galley Bar-Grille

A local waterfront tavern and grille, The Galley Bar is located in the Amelia Yacht Basin just East of the Thomas Shave Bridge offering fresh seafood and great sunsets. Typical waterfront menu of burgers and fresh seafood, BB, hot dogs and Southern Fried. Available for private functions and yacht catering. Happy Hour daily from 2:30 – 6:30pm

Address: 251 Creekside Drive, Fernandina Beach, Florida 32034-8676
Hours: Tue-Thur 11:30am-8:00pm; Fri-Sat 11:30am-9:00pm; Sunday Noon to 8pm
Payment: All Major CCs accepted
Phone: (904) 261 7447
Price: $$

T-Ray’s Burger Station

Close to downtown, T-Ray’s is a Southern country breakfast and lunch served from a converted gas station. A local favorite that is being kept quiet without too much success. Delicious burgers and daily specials, their breakfast biscuits are amazing.

Grilled to mouth-watering perfection, topped with Portobello mushrooms, Swiss cheese or any number of other toppings, the burgers are the reason T-Ray’s is packed six days a week. Burger and Seafood lunch. No dinner. T-Ray’s was named one of USA Today’s 51 Best Burger Joints in the U.S. several years ago. Weekly lunch specials.

Small with only a handful of tables where you will find locals starting their day. High paced kitchen and loud. Cash only and sometimes the air is on, sometimes not. Oh, and yes – it looks like an old, closed gas station.

Address: 202 S 8th St. Fernandina Beach, FL 32034
Hours: Mon – Fri 7am – 2:30pm; Sat 8am – 1pm; Closed on Sunday
Payment: cash preferred
Price: $
Phone: 904 261 6310

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