The Palace Saloon

117 Centre Street, Fernandina Beach, FL 32034
904-491-3332   |

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About The Palace Saloon

Between 1880-1910, Fernandina's docks were among the busiest in the south. Basking in her heyday, she welcomed ships from the far corners of the globe. Of the many saloons that lined the lively streets of the harbour district - and there were over 20 at the time - only one bore the distinction of being the "Shipcaptain's Bar." and that was the Palace.  Originally constructed as a haberdashery in 1878, Louis G. Hirth bought the Prescott building in 1903 and replaced shoes with booze and named it the Palace Saloon.  

The Palace continues to bring folks together. Old friends still gather here rubbing elbows with passing ship's Captains and local well-to-do. And once news is swapped and formalities concluded, they get down to the more serious business of dustin' the sea spray off their jackets and enjoying the long-awaited shoreside beer. Go ahead, belly up to the bar, and as the bartender slides a mug of suds to you, the ghosts from ten decades past join in drinking to your health. 


Meals: N/A

Specialties: Craft beer, artisan cocktails, Pirate's Punch and Sunday special Bloody Marys.

Hours: Every day, 12pm - 2am

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256 Reviews

Mar 19, 2019 by Karen G

Not So Great

Read the history of the Saloon from the internet otherwise don't bother. Service was not good and the place wasn't even busy. Went up to the bar to order what I wanted and bartender forgot; served...

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Mar 06, 2019 by koalakove

Don't Be A Fool

Walk in and look around, but do not sit down. Very saddened by our experience. There is sooooo much potential here for a great experience on the island, but they don't seem to care. My husband and...

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Feb 23, 2019 by Badgerjim

Not a local? Don't bother.

We stopped in hoping to have a beer on a Sunday afternoon. The interior is interesting and the place is historic. We first sat at a table and got no service, other than he bartender removing some...

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