5 Places to Drink and Dine in Amelia Island
Jul 26, 2022 at 8:00 AM in Where to Eat
In northern Florida, Amelia Island offers beautiful beaches, award-winning accommodations and fun for the entire family. A unique mix of southern charm and Floridian culture, Amelia Island quickly becomes a favorite destination for many first-time visitors, prompting them to revisit year after year.
If this is your first time visiting the island, you’ll find lots to see and explore, but where do you go when you're hungry? Try one of these five restaurants or cafes — you might just discover a favorite spot to return back to, time and time again.
1. Start your day with a fresh cup of joe (and maybe a sweet treat or two) at Amelia Island Coffee
Amelia Island Coffee is a local favorite that’s been a community staple for nearly two decades. In addition to the hot and cold coffee and espresso drinks, you’ll also find fresh pastries and breakfast and lunch served until early afternoon. From biscotti to biscuits and gravy, you’re sure to see something to tempt you here.
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2. If tea is more your drink of choice, visit Amelia Island Tea House
Make a reservation (reservations are required) and enjoy an upscale afternoon tea experience, complete with a three-tiered teatime spread featuring multiple tea sandwiches and pastries.
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3. Head to The Amelia Tavern for dinner
When dinnertime rolls around (or suppertime, since we’re in the South), The Amelia Tavern offers classic American pub fare paired with brews from Amelia Island Brewing Company. Since the tavern is the brewing company’s main location, you can expect a wide selection of fresh brews — just the thing to hit the spot after a day spent exploring in the Florida sun.
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4. Or The Beech Street Grill!
As soon as you lay eyes on The Beech Street Grill, you’ll be charmed. This upscale eatery with its picturesque front porch serves a delectable menu of southern favorites and seafood, all with a high-end twist. Think fried green tomatoes served with a spinach and fire-roasted red pepper salad, drizzled in a basaltic reduction, or fried oysters with a horseradish hollandaise.
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5. Don’t forget dessert at Bliss Cakery
Craving something sweet? Stop by the veteran-owned Bliss Cakery for a wide array of dessert options, from gourmet cupcakes to keto desserts, gluten-free and vegan options, too. Beyond the classic cupcakes, the cakery offers whoopie pies, brownie bites, macarons, cake pops and more.
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Amelia Island’s culinary scene hardly ends here. Check out all your dining and drinking options in the Amelia Island Discovery Map guide. Beyond restaurant recommendations, the guide (which comes in both print and digital formats) will also offer top picks for things to do, places to stay and spots to shop. It’s your one-stop resource for planning an Amelia Island vacation.