Top Places to Eat on a Budget

August 23, 2023
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Amelia Island is known not only for its stunning beaches and rich history but also for its diverse and wallet-friendly culinary scene. With over 90 delicious eateries to choose from, dining around our island doesn't have to break the bank. From mouthwatering burgers to international specialties, let's dive into some of the best places to eat on a budget while still indulging your taste buds.

T-Rays Burger Station

Located in a former Exxon service station, T-Rays is a local favorite serving up good home cookin' at a great price. Known for mouthwatering burgers and comfort food, the menu is simplistic, eclectic and oh so good. 202 S 8th Street

Hola Cuban Cafe

If you love authentic Cuban cuisine, Hola is the go-to spot to make your stomach and your wallet happy. Dine on classic Cuban sandwiches, empanadas, Cuban coffee, authentic desserts and more. 31 S 5th Street

Nana Teresa's Bake Shop

Got a sweet tooth? Nana Teresa's Bake Shop is a must-visit. This irresistibly tasty bakery offers an array of delectable desserts like cupcakes, Macaron cookies, fudge, milk shakes, cheesecake and pupcakes for your furry friends! 13 N 3rd Street

Parkway Grille

Enjoy breakfast or lunch at the PARKWAY GRILLE. This “down home” family-run restaurant welcomes you like they were feeding you in their own kitchen. Large portions at a great price! Photo credit: Parkway Grille. 5517 S Fletcher Avenue

La Surena Restaurant

Experience the flavors of Mexico without straining your budget. La Surena is a yummy gem of a restaurant specializing in authentic Centro-American plates and tacos as well as a grocery store with a variety of Hispanic products. Photo credit: La Surena. 22 S 8th Street

Beach Diner

With fast friendly service, a downhome atmosphere and mounds of food, the BEACH DINER serves hearty daily specials as well as breakfast, and lunch entrees at prices that won't leave a dent in your wallet. Photo credit: Beach Diner. 2006 S 8th St​reet


Not your average fast food burger joint, Tasty's offers a variety of burgers (including black bean) along with fries, tator tots, house-made sauces, chili dogs, an assortment of sandwiches, and handspun milkshakes! Photo credit: Tasty's. 710 Centre Street

4th Street Deli

Voted Best of the Best Sandwich Shop & Deli, 4th Street Deli is "Fernandina's Original Sandwich Shop" serving delicious deli sandwiches on a variety of breads as well as unusual and diverse salads. Photo credit: 4th Street Deli. 3 N 4th Street  

The Happy Tomato

Craving barbecue and southern comfort food? From pulled pork sandwiches, chicken salad, and homemade cookies, The Happy Tomato offers affordable options that hit the spot. Photo credit: The Happy Tomato. 7 S 3rd Street

Moon River Pizza

Who doesn't love pizza? Lucky for you the fine folks at Moon River Pizza have the art of making mouthwatering pizzas down to a science. Pop in for lunch or dinner and enjoy pizza, salad and an ice cold beer. Photo credit: Moon River Pizza. 925 S 14th Street

From hearty burgers to international flavors, dining around Amelia Island can be affordable and so delicious. Check out all the dining options here. Bon appétit!

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Located just off the coast of northeast Florida, Amelia Island is easy to reach, but hard to forget. With 13 miles of beautiful beaches, abundant native wildlife, and pristine waters, this barrier island has long been a beloved destination for visitors and residents alike.