The Surf Restaurant and Bar

The Surf Restaurant & Bar has served Amelia Island and Fernandina Beach residents and guests since 1957. A favorite local spot bringing great service and great food. We are proud to offer a wide variety of menu favorites focusing on fresh local fish and shrimp. Our large bar and Tiki Bar are favorites for locals and visitors alike.

Whether you are here for our live entertainment or to watch our College and NFL Football packages, we are your #1 local hot spot. Come and feel the ocean breeze. “Life is Good” at The Surf.

  • Key Details
  • Price Range: $$
  • Meals: Lunch, Dinner
  • Hours of Operation:
  • MON: 7:00 AM - 10:00 PM
  • TUE: 7:00 AM - 10:00 PM
  • WED: 7:00 AM - 10:00 PM
  • THU: 7:00 AM - 10:00 PM
  • FRI: 7:00 AM - 11:00 PM
  • SAT: 7:00 AM - 11:00 PM
  • SUN: 7:00 AM - 11:00 PM



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September 12, 2023

Very good lunch.

After a somewhat disappointing visit with friends for appetizers on the deck a few months ago ($12 glass of wine, so so appetizers) my friend and I enjoyed an excellent lunch recently. My friend had the fried shrimp with fries, and I had the salad with grilled grouper. Both were excellent and I look forward to my next visit to The Surf.

August 06, 2023

Don’t fall for the hype.

Went twice. Sorry I did. Had only one good meal and it was a salad. Service was non-existent - too busy chatting up other servers to tend to customers. Couldn’t even get a second drink. Ridiculously loud band on Saturday night. Don’t fall for the hype.

June 11, 2023

Good place

We ate with a party of 10 and a dog. Our waiter was fast and our food came quickly. Nice to sit outside and listen to music. Our food was pretty good, not great, but I’d eat there again.

May 21, 2023

Good spot, dog friendly.

Dog friendly with indoor and outdoor dining. Across the street from the beach but houses block most of the view. I had fried shrimp and waffle fries, very good. Wife had a veggie burger, a little bland. No entertainment that evening. Lots of tv screens around. Menu had lots of options. Good place.

April 25, 2023

Decent place for a meal

Grouper was good. Pirate burger was very good, as was the pirate punch. Jalapenos margarita was not good (too much margarita mix).
Good option if staying at the hotel across the street. I would go back.