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Sandy Bottoms Beach Bar and Grill

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2910 Atlantic Avenue, Fernandina Beach, Amelia Island, FL 32034
+1 904-310-6904
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Today
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Takeout, Delivery, Late Night, Dessert
Description: Amelia Island's only TRUE restaurant that is located directly on the beach...
Amelia Island's only TRUE restaurant that is located directly on the beach and has oceanfront dining where you can put your toes in the sand. There is a large covered patio right on the the beach, tables in the sand, and the Ocean Oasis Beach Bar that has the only unobstructed view of the beach and ocean on the island. There is live entertainment on the patio almost every night, featuring everything from Reggae to original music by some of the best local artists in town.
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Good for:
Families with children
Bar scene
Large groups
Outdoor seating
Scenic view
Dining on a budget

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  • 137
    Excellent
  • 131
    Very good
  • 96
    Average
  • 29
    Poor
  • 46
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Terrible service

We went on a Thursday night & the place was not crowded. Yet we had to wait forever to get our drinks & food. Our server was Sarah & I do not blame her for the lack of help-- she was running the entire night running between two floors, inside & out. Food is mediocre at best but they have... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed April 16, 2015
becky M
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Pennsylvania
via mobile
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Bar scene
  • Large groups
  • Outdoor seating
  • Scenic view
  • Dining on a budget
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Takeout
  • Delivery
  • Late Night
  • Dessert
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439 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Pennsylvania
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015 NEW via mobile

We went on a Thursday night & the place was not crowded. Yet we had to wait forever to get our drinks & food. Our server was Sarah & I do not blame her for the lack of help-- she was running the entire night running between two floors, inside & out. Food is mediocre at best but they have... More 

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015 NEW

The place is packed and there is smoking outdoors. The service was so slow. The food was over priced and did not taste good at all. This is more for a drinking crowd not a sit down and have a meal crowd

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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015 NEW

Me and my lover stumbled upon this restaurant because it was close to our hotel. However, we stopped by Sandy Bottoms again two more times while on vacation. It has the BEST seafood on the whole island. It's a true diamond in the rough. Thanks Sandy Bottoms for the memories!

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Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015 NEW

I don't understand how this place gets a bad rap for poor service. I think if people stop the entitlement and realize there are 50+ other people with the exact same timing & idea to eat as you, patience would last longer and the focus would be on time spent with family rather than clock-watching and snarling at these hard-working... More 

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New York City, New York
Senior Contributor
28 reviews 28 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015 NEW

I had the seafood but there must be some outrageous steak going on judging by the aroma. I had a late lunch. I hihighly recommend the mahi mahi wrap with black bean salsa with a side of hush puppies. I also had the key lime pie with raspberry glaze drizzle which was fantastic. This place is frequented by locals who... More 

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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015 via mobile

Love love love location! Right on beach! Very convenient location to get to. Parking was easy. Large variety of options on menu. Staff very friendly. ...but mgmt. could have had more staff scheduled on two of our three visits. Local music was great fun! Fun outdoor bar and restaurant seating. We'll be back!

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Duluth, Georgia
Senior Contributor
42 reviews 42 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015 via mobile

Decent for bar food. Quesadillas and wings were good, the drinks better. Good service. We've been here many times and the food has improved over the years.

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Madison, New Jersey
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

Enjoyed lunch at Sandy Bottom sat outside and enjoyed the view of the ocean while listening to local musicians. You were served a nice amount of food and the service was very good.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015 via mobile

We were excited about the location, however they fell well short on what we came here for-food. Nothing we ordered was interesting, in spite of what the menu described.

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Wilmette
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

The food was awful. McDonald's would have been better. It was dirty, service was slow and it did not live up to the hype. I cannot imagine anyone wanting to go back or try it.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 2910 Atlantic Avenue, Fernandina Beach, Amelia Island, FL 32034
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Amelia Island  >  Fernandina Beach
  • Phone Number: +1 904-310-6904

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 5 - 20
  • Cuisine: Seafood

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Bar scene, Large groups, Outdoor seating, Scenic view, Dining on a budget

Description

Amelia Island's only TRUE restaurant that is located directly on the beach and has oceanfront dining where you can put your toes in the sand. There is a large covered patio right on the the beach, tables in the sand, and the Ocean Oasis Beach Bar that has the only unobstructed view of the beach and ocean on the island. There is live entertainment on the patio almost every night, featuring everything from Reggae to original music by some of the best local artists in town.
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?