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Foodie Seeking Suggestions for Amelia Island

MrsTaylor212 Apr 22, 2014 11:37 AM

It's my 1st time to visit Amelia Island + I'm wondering what places I should check out over my 5 day adventure. I'm having brunch at The Ritz on Sunday with a friend, but would like to know if I should keep my dinner reservations at 29 South + PLaE. Thanks!

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  1. steve h. RE: MrsTaylor212 Apr 22, 2014 12:10 PM

    Joe's 2nd Street Bistro gets my vote for lunch or dinner (closed Tuesdays).

    The room is handsome and inviting, the food is of very high quality and the service is polite and attentive. The crab cake is a thing of beauty, the shrimp and grits are a Sunday lunch staple. Fish, pastas and meats are expertly prepared. "Go with the special" is sound advice. Leave room for dessert. Wine list is short but of good quality. Say hi to the chef.

    I'll be back to the island in four weeks (last there in February), Joe's will be my first dining stop.

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    1. re: steve h.
      MrsTaylor212 RE: steve h. Apr 24, 2014 11:58 AM

      Thanks so much Steve! Will definitely check it out.

    2. TonyO RE: MrsTaylor212 Apr 23, 2014 04:02 PM

      As Steve H. said, Joes' 2nd St. Bistro is a great option. Other options are Timoti's (mostly an outdoor seating place with great fired seafood, ice cold beer, and friendly staff), Merge (creative cuisine, location is odd), Tasty's (simple but well prepared burgers, fires, and shakes), David's (have not been there but have heard good reports). Best advice, ask the locals and eat plenty of locally caught fish and shrimp.

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        MrsTaylor212 RE: TonyO Apr 24, 2014 11:59 AM

        Thanks Tony! Will also check out Merge, Tasty's + David's.

      2. sal_acid RE: MrsTaylor212 May 12, 2014 07:38 AM

        Best food Dinner ...LeClos, Merge, David's

        Lunch....29 South...Barbara Jeans

        Search Amelia Island and you'll find a few other threads on CH

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          MrsTaylor212 RE: sal_acid May 13, 2014 07:25 AM

          Thanks so much!!!

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          MrsTaylor212 RE: MrsTaylor212 May 13, 2014 07:37 AM

          Thanks everyone for the suggestions. Sadly, I'm allergic to shrimp, crab + lobster, but that leaves plenty of room for oysters, fresh fish + other local delicacies!!!

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            MrsTaylor212 RE: MrsTaylor212 Jun 25, 2014 12:05 PM

            You were all so right about Joe's 2nd Street Bistro! Met the owner + his wife + had a great dinner, then lunch the next day, too! Wouldn't hesitate to recommend.

            Also went to 29 South + was less impressed than I thought I'd be; food was good, but not as great as the reviews indicated.

            Tasty's was perfect for lunch one day; nothing fancy, just plain ol' good burgers + fries.

            Timoti's similarly AOK for an easy dinner; great fresh fish tacos + sides.

            Didn't get to David's or Merge, because I wanted to keep this trip somewhat casual, but did go to Carlos for lunch one day + really enjoyed dining in the back patio 'neath an umbrella on a hot day.

            Thanks everyone for the suggestions .. much appreciated!!

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            1. re: MrsTaylor212
              steve h. RE: MrsTaylor212 Jun 25, 2014 03:01 PM

              Sounds like a good time. Thanks for reporting back.

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