The tradition of island hospitality keeps getting stronger with these recent additions to Amelia Island’s offerings, rich in local products and known for creative twists on Southern favorites as well as internationally-inspired fare.
A great chance to try several is coming up: the annual Amelia Island Restaurant Week
(January 20-29, 2017.)
- On Centre Street in the heart of Historic Downtown Fernandina Beach, the Amelia Tavern Restaurant and Brewpub offers small plates and simple dishes, based on coastal Georgia and Florida recipes, using locally sourced ingredients in a stylish modern bistro environment.
- Growing up in Fernandina Beach, Chef Chad Livingston is no stranger to the island's culinary treasures Now, Livingston is leading the culinary operations at Burlingame. Enjoy the simple menu of perfectly executed dishes like steak and frites and seared scallops in the inviting dining room, comfortable lounge, or outside under the trees on the patio. Burlingame makes an ideal spot for a celebratory dinner or a romantic evening.
- When it comes to enjoying a glass of wine in a comfortable, warm setting The Patio Place is the new place to go on the island. Paired with a sweet or savory crepe or any of the restaurant’s shareable plates, the spacious patio is welcoming after a long day on the beach. A gluten-free menu and vegetarian options are available along with unique beverages such as craft sodas, bubble tea, and ciders.
- This spring, Luca, owner of the Centre Street Italian staple Ciao, opened the doors to Luca’s Restaurant & Bar. The European-style bistro offers an antipasto bar, raw bar, and classic entrees like steak frites, seared fish, and roast duck.
- The Picnic Basket is exactly what you would expect to see in downtown Fernandina Beach– charming, welcoming, and fresh. The bakery features breakfast pastries and Desserts in a Jar, and the daily menu offfers fresh soups, salads, wraps, and charcuterie along fresh juices and smoothies. Signature favorites are the picnic baskets – with several different options, each comes with all the essentials (and can even be ordered to include the use of beautiful place settings and glasses.)
- Opened during Shrimp Festival Weekend, Lechonera El Coquí on North 2nd street is a brand-new addition serving up authentic, family-style Puerto Rican dishes including pulled pork sandwiches, codfish fritters, turnovers, seafood and more Latin favorites.
The historic district isn’t the only area seeing new restaurants emerge, further south on Amelia Island...
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- At The Shops of Amelia Island Plantation, a new steakhouse has arrived. Bob’s Steak & Chop House is serving up prime steaks, big portions and stiff drinks. Recognized as one of country's top steakhouses, Bob’s is known for their house-made pickles, top quality beef and their signature carrot. (Don’t miss the chance to dine under the canopy of live oaks on the back patio.)
- Also new to the resort scene at the Ritz-Carlton, Amelia Island is Coast, a “Modern American” eatery that offers a fresh take on coastal cuisine with a seasonal menu including local seafood, steaks, fresh pasta, salads and small plates. The culinary team’s focus is to create heartfully-crafted food, prepared with passion and with a variety of healthy options. The casual restaurant offers indoor and terrace dining and is open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner.