Amelia Island

Restaurants in Amelia Island

Restaurants in Amelia Island specialize in Southern cuisine spiced up by a little Cajun influence, so look forward to a lot of fresh and fried seafood. Shrimp and grits is a local staple and for an excellent serving, try The Marina, which has been around for 100 years. If you’re lucky enough to visit the first weekend of May, be sure to see the Isle of Eight Flags Shrimp Festival. Eat your fill of delicious shellfish, and watch (or partake) in the festive Pirate Parade and costume contest. Due to its heavy tourist population, there are plenty of options for dinners other than traditional southern cooking at restaurants in Amelia Island. David’s at Fernandina Beach is one of the finest Amelia Island restaurants, which has fine wines, high-end interpretations of classic seafood dishes, and tasty desserts like bananas foster. Check out the list below to find the best restaurants in Amelia Island.

This 100-year-old family-owned restaurant dishes up hearty Southern grits-filled lunches.

The Southern restaurant does excellent grits and hash, but its shrimp-garnished Bloody Marys are the true draw. Enjoy live jazz weekends at the beachy and relaxed casual Café Karibo (try the chili prawns).

Enjoy live jazz weekends at the beachy and relaxed casual joint (try the chili prawns).