10 of the Most Romantic Restaurants on Amelia Island

January 21, 2022
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With over 70 independently-owned restaurants, along with a beautiful backdrop, it's no wonder couples flock here to pop the question, wed, celebrate milestones and simply enjoy reconnecting. Here are our suggestions of 10 of the most romantic restaurants on Amelia Island, in no particular order...
 
Cucina South Italian Bistro


Fresh, authentic Italian-style cuisine featuring pasta, pizza, seafood, and an extensive beer and wine list. “Years of experience culminated with a passion for food, wine and love for people!” Located in Palmetto Walk Shopping Plaza. 4828 First Coast Hwy

Verandah


Enjoy house made pasta and seafood with a coastal Mediterranean influence along with an extensive wine list in a relaxing setting. Delivering the flavors of the Atlantic Ocean and neighboring farmers directly to your plate for the finest and freshest local ingredients. 142 Racquet Park Drive

Lagniappe

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Lagniappe combines the traditions of the French Creole with unique twists on Southern culinary staples using only the freshest local ingredients. Located on the south end of Amelia Island. 4810 First Coast Hwy
 
Bob's Steak & Chop House

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Located at Omni Amelia Island Resort, dinner at Bob’s isn’t just a meal, it’s an experience with a lively atmosphere and simple elegance. Serving prime steaks, chops and seafood by a friendly staff. 80 Amelia Village Circle
 
Salt
 
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The Salt dining experience features simple ingredients from the earth and sea, properly seasoned, artfully prepared and served in a contemporary coastal setting. Reserve the chef’s table for an unforgettable culinary experience at the Ritz-Carlton, Amelia Island. 4750 Amelia Island Pkwy
 
Burlingame Restaurant 
 
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The made-from-scratch menu is small by design to focus on a handful of exquisite dishes each season. At Burlingame, we realize that dining out is about more than just the food on the plate. 20 S 5th Street
 
Pogo's


A cozy, casual restaurant featuring banquet seating, a covered outdoor patio, private dining room, full bar, and extensive wine selection. Step into southern refinement with a bend. 1408 Lewis Street

David's Restaurant & Lounge

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For a special evening, discover this elegant, darkly-lit and upscale fine dining establishment specializing in steak and seafood with an extensive wine list. Visit the lounge for unique cocktails. 802 Ash Street
 
Joe's 2nd Street Bistro

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Sample fresh seafood specialties in a 1900's home, or outside in a New Orleans-inspired courtyard. Chef and owner Ricky Pigg is a local history expert who is happy to share stories of Amelia Island's past as the evening winds down. 14 S 2nd Street

España Restaurant & Tapas

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Flavors from Spain and Portugal make this a local favorite. Enjoy each other's company (and the paella) in the cozy main dining room, on the enclosed patio or in the lush outdoor garden. 22 S 4th Street
 
Le Clos

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Bon vivants delight in the flavors of Provençal France. The charming cottage with quaint ambiance boasts the perfect vichyssoise, a cool, creamy delight on a sultry night. 20 S 2nd Street

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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.