76043 Sidney Place
Yulee, FL 32097
Phone: (904) 225-2600
Fax: (904) 225-1966
Located across the street from the Cumberland Island National Seashore Visitor Center, this pretty two-story seafood restaurant faces the St Marys River, marshes and marinas. Diners can enjoy fresh shrimp and fish or grilled steaks and chicken while watching the water traffic. Full bar service is available for those who would like a drink after strolling around the surrounding shops. On Friday and Saturday nights from May through October, live entertainment plays late. -Natasha Lawrence
Green Papaya offers a range of Asian food items, although the focus is on Thai cuisine. Here you can sample exotic dishes from various Asian countries as the chefs put in all efforts to offer dishes with the freshest ingredients. Whether you love your meals just as they are, or you'd like to kick-in a few different spices, there is something on the menu for everyone. This is a great place in North Jacksonville for a casual lunch.
Located on Borrell Creek on the way to St. Marys, this charming rustic style restaurant with a wraparound porch is a great place for lunch or dinner to watch the sun set on the marshes. Watch for wildlife on the banks such as alligators or egrets. Appetizer options include alligators tidbits, pan-seared scallops. The menu for entrees ranges from seafood to chicken, steaks, lamb, pasta or pork. The food is well prepared and the service is friendly and attentive. Homemade desserts include blueberry cobbler with vanilla ice cream. The restaurant is large enough to hold large parties. Family friendly, there is a kids' menu. Full bar service and on-site parking is available. - Natasha Lawrence
Located at the foot of Center Street at the Fernandina Harbor Marina, elegant Brett's Waterway Cafe is a local favorite, being the only restaurant with a view of the Intra coastal Waterway. Daily lunch and dinner specials are offered and the menu features a wide variety of chicken, beef and a selection of Florida fresh seafood. Thursday through Saturday, a pianist entertains and the restaurant has a full bar offering beer, wine and cocktails. Casual resort wear is the preferred dress code.
A local favorite restaurant that is open daily for breakfast, lunch, and dinner and features the best and freshest local seafood on their menu, as well as delicious beef, chicken, and pork dishes.
French for "The Enclosure," Amelia Island's premiere French restaurant adds a dash of European culture to this small community. Light music adds intimacy to this cozy spot that comes complete with candlelight and a cottage setting. Master Chef-owner Katherine Ewing was trained in France and creates such treasures as a chicken and pork liver pate, escargots, or Crabe Farci, a crabmeat cake served with assorted peppers and pineapple relish. Entrees might include Coquilles St Jacques a la Provençal or a catch of the day with an irresistible sauce.
The American fare you get to savor at Joe's 2nd Street Bistro takes inspiration from many sources, of which French and Italian cuisine are just two. A casual eatery with a friendly vibe, it comes complete with a lovely courtyard where you can enjoy your meal under an umbrella, surrounded by plants. Lavender brined pork tenderloin, Amelia Island shrimp and grits, grilled filet mignon Diane and linguine with shrimp and scallops are a few of the many enticing preparations you could relish for dinner, coupled with a wine from the extensive list. The dessert list features delectable confections like fresh strawberry shortcake and apple bread pudding, which are sure to leave you wanting more.
Specializing in blackened, fried, and broiled seafood, this restaurant also serves chicken and steaks, as well as oysters year round. A pub style bar is also on site located on the upstairs level. They are open nightly for dinner and reservations are highly recommended.
29 South is a casual eatery that serves American fare crafted from the freshest local produce. Pulled pork spring rolls, lobster corn dogs and other small plates are perfect for sharing with the group before moving on to the more filling menu items. Entrées like sweet tea brined pork chops, slow smoked short rib and pan-roasted scallops are delicious, and taste even better when complemented by a wine from the extensive list. Those with a sweet tooth will love confections like the fried peach pie and coffee and doughnuts.
In addition to the great Japanese dishes and a 37 item sushi bar, this restaurant also serves steaks, chicken, and seafood entrees nightly for dinner. You can watch the ancient art of Teppanyaki cooking as the chef prepares your meal right in front of you.
A Downtown Fernandina Beach restaurant, España serves Portuguese and Spanish cuisines. The eatery features a lovely garden as well as enclosed patio where you can enjoy the many delicacies the menu features, complemented wonderfully by the many wines on offer. The tapas menu is long, and comprises many tasty appetizers like calamari a la plancha and chorizo encebollado. Tenderloin with Madeira wine, spicy grouper and shellfish casserole are a few of the past entrées featured on the menu. There are also many varieties of the popular Spanish preparation, paella.
Located in a historic 1889 home, this restaurant has a local flavor with an international reputation for excellence. Patrons can choose from the daily blackboard specials featuring ethnic dishes and specialties such as the Mayport Scamp Grouper with Roasted Macadamia Nuts and the Seared Veal Loin. Piano entertainment is provided Thursday through Saturday evenings and the restaurant is open nightly for dinner. Reservations are recommended.