Embark on a tantalizing journey through Amelia Island's diverse culinary landscape. Casual eats, fresh seafood, fine dining and Southern specialties are just a taste of the many ways to dine. Begin your day with a locally roasted coffee and made-from-scratch pastry. Enjoy a leisurely lunch on the water, and the only thing that will rival your meal is the ocean view. For dinner, head to downtown Fernandina Beach for a myriad of choices and something for everyone. Then kick back with a craft beer brewed in-house, or take the kids for home-made fudge. Whatever you’re craving, it’s all served with a heaping side of small-town charm.
Around the island
With the freshest seafood, a farmers market, tasting tours and over 90 independent restaurants, this Northeast Florida barrier island is a feast for all of your senses. Bring your appetite and start exploring.
Celebrate the destination’s rich shrimping heritage by taking the Amelia Island Shrimp Challenge. Simply visit participating island restaurants, order their signature shrimp dishes, check in on your phone, and win fun prizes.
On a sun-lit patio. Under the stars. On the water. With mild year-round temps, outdoor dining is always in season on Northeast Florida’s Amelia Island. Enjoy breakfast, lunch and dinner with a view.
Amelia Island may be small, but this enchanting Northeast Florida barrier island is big on options. American or international. Farm-to-table or fresh from the sea. Craft beer or creative cocktail. With over 90 independent restaurants, and choices for hotel dining, satisfying every palate in your party is a breeze.
Have a question about Amelia Island? Whether you're curious about the best times to visit, things to do, or recommendations for dining and accommodations, you're likely to discover the information you need here. Take a look at our most frequently asked questions to the right. If you can't find what you're looking for, send a message to Info@AmeliaIsland.com and we'll get back to you as soon as possible.
What are the most popular restaurants on Amelia Island?
Many of the most popular Amelia Island restaurants offer Southern dining with a twist, seafood prepared any way you like it, elegant dinners by candlelight, and ice cream after a day at the beach. If you prefer a different kind of cold one, you’ll love our craft beer scene. Find more delicious inspiration with our Dining & Nightlife Travel Guide.
What are the best restaurants on Amelia Island that provide takeout?
Many Amelia Island restaurants offer takeout services. We always recommend that you check our website for the most up-do-date information, including takeout menus and operating hours. Plus, we provide contact information for every one of our dining partners, so you can always call the restaurant directly.
Are there highly rated restaurants on Amelia Island?
Amelia Island offers a wide range of highly rated restaurants to satisfy every taste. From award-winning seafood establishments to upscale steakhouses, cozy bistros and charming waterfront eateries, people continually rate Amelia Island as a great foodie destination.
Are there restaurants on Amelia Island with outdoor seating?
With year-round pleasant temps, Amelia Island is the perfect place to dine outdoors. Whether you prefer dining al fresco with ocean views, overlooking a serene marsh, or in a tranquil garden, there are plenty of options to choose from.
Are there family-friendly restaurants on Amelia Island?
Many eateries on the island provide a welcoming atmosphere for guests of all ages. Our family-friendly establishments offer children’s menus with kid-friendly dishes, high chairs, and some even have play areas to keep your little ones entertained. Additionally, some restaurants organize special events or themed nights for families, making dining a fun-filled affair for everyone.
Are there vegetarian or vegan dining options available on Amelia Island?
Many restaurants feature vegetarian or vegan dishes on their menus, and some are committed to plant-based cuisine, ensuring that those with specific dietary needs can enjoy delicious meals. Please check our website or call the restaurant directly if you need more information.