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A Taste of Luxury: 5 Must-Try Fine Dining Restaurants on Amelia Island

Updated: Dec 18, 2023

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Located just off the coast of northeast Florida, Amelia Island is a luxury travel destination with picturesque beaches, beautiful resorts, and some of the best restaurants on the East Coast. Since your whole experience on Amelia Island is already one of luxury, why shouldn’t your dining level up?

Here are 5 of the best fine dining destinations on Amelia Island to consider – bon appetit!

The Golf Club At Amelia Island

Address: 4700 Amelia Island Parkway Amelia Island, Florida 32034

Why You Need To Go:

The premier golf resort of Amelia Island offers Sunday Brunch from 10am to 2 pm, and lunch every day from 11am to 3pm. Making this a great place to start your day or to visit for a midday pick-me-up. They also serve craft cocktails daily from 8am to 6pm.

The Golf Club puts a fresh spin on familiar favorites like sandwiches, wings, and salads: the Brie & Apple Sandwich, Lemon Arugula Salad, and the Buffalo Shrimp Wrap are a few standout dishes on their menu.

If you’re going for cocktails, you’ll find a wide selection of classics like Whiskey Sours, Margaritas, Espresso Martinis, and of course, brunch staples, Bloody Marys and Mimosas.


Address: 4750 Amelia Island Pkwy, Fernandina Beach, FL 32034

Why You Need To Go:

Salt is a dining experience unlike any other. Located inside the Ritz-Carlton and a AAA Five Diamond award winner, Salt features dishes that highlight the natural elements of the sea and land. Fresh halibut, snapper, Wagyu, and lamb are just a few options from their dinner menu that are sure to leave a lasting impression.

Highly recommend that you make a reservation online or book the chef’s table for a truly personal experience ( perfect for date night).


Address: 142 Racquet Park Dr, Amelia Island, FL 32034

Why You Need To Go: Verandah offers the ultimate fine dining experience with a Mediterranean-style menu, filled with fresh dishes like house-made pasta and seafood. This fine dining destination is located inside the Omni Amelia Island Resort with an extensive beer, wine, and cocktail menu. Not to mention, their lunch and dinner menu brings the “farm to table” element into their Mediterranean inspired dishes – or should I say “sea to table”?

Bar Zin // Amelia Island Wine Company

Address: 4924 1st Coast Hwy, Fernandina Beach, FL 32034

Why You Need To Go:

This 2-for-1 experience is the perfect opportunity for a date night. The Bar Zin restaurant is next door to the Amelia Island Wine Company, where you can sample local wines and even purchase bottles to take home. This is also a great chance to select the wine you’ll be enjoying with dinner next door at Bar Zin.

Bar Zin is a locally-owned bistro and wine bar on Amelia Island that serves up five-star dishes. Their specialty is seafood, and the menu features local favorites like oysters, calamari, mussels, and scallops. If seafood isn’t your thing, they also offer their delicious version of chicken piccata, wagyu burger, and short rib.

David’s Restaurant & Lounge

Address: 802 Ash St, Fernandina Beach, FL 32034

Why You Need To Go:

David’s Restaurant & Lounge encompasses all of the best fine dining elements available and is sure to leave a lasting impression. David’s Restaurant & Lounge is the quintessential fine dining experience with dim lighting, local wine and craft cocktails, and elegant dishes.

David’s menu explores the four elements: water, fire, wind, and ice as well as a fifth element of extra specialties. You’ll find caviar and all accouterments attributed to “ice”, light seafood and vegetables-based starters with “wind”, seafood specialties under “water”, and prime steaks, lamb, and duck for “fire”.

Dining at David’s is truly an experience; your server will ensure you have the best wine or cocktail to accompany your meal.

Not to mention, the atmosphere at David’s restaurant is unforgettably luxurious, which is how it should be on Amelia Island!


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