- William Fox
Any really fine restaurants on, or very close to, Amelia Island Plantation?
Other than the Ritz, none of the restaurants in the $16/plate and above range are worth it. However, there are some Chowhound finds on the island.
First, Ribs & Barbeque. I think the place is called "Beachcomber". It is the most seedy little motel on the island with a depressing bar in the back, which turns out the most awesome barbeque. Get it take out and sit on the beach
Second, Pizza - Moon River Pizza. Not fancy, but owned by a displaced New Yorker who puts out good pie and quality beer on tap.
Lastly, margaretta's. I can't believe I can't remember that name of the most famous bar on the island, but its on the main drag in historic fernandina. Its the place that burned down recently.