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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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11:00 am - 10:00 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

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

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Visitor rating
  • 129
    Excellent
  • 126
    Very good
  • 86
    Average
  • 25
    Poor
  • 43
    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
Most recent review
Best Beer Batter Fried Shrimp

Sandy Bottoms is a local spot, good fresh seafood, right on the beach, very informal.....more popular with locals than upscale tourists. I live in north Florida and adore fresh fried shrimp. These were the best I ever had. Our waitress, Britianny told us they use different beers on different... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 27, 2015
Iwannago
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Jacksonville, Florida
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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409 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Jacksonville, Florida
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14 reviews 14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015 NEW via mobile

Sandy Bottoms is a local spot, good fresh seafood, right on the beach, very informal.....more popular with locals than upscale tourists. I live in north Florida and adore fresh fried shrimp. These were the best I ever had. Our waitress, Britianny told us they use different beers on different days for variety. She provided us with friendly service and we... More 

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Greenville, South Carolina
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

Rather than drive somewhere for dinner, I chose to go to the restaurant by the hotel. Margaritas were the special drink, and they were good. I chose the Florida shrimp plate as they said they were beer battered, but they weren't. I don't mind the bread crumb topping, but I love beer batter so don't say it is if it's... More 

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Brevard, NC
Top Contributor
65 reviews 65 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015 via mobile

it is a beach bar first and foremost. It is after all right on the beach including tables and chairs in the sand. So, location is their biggest draw. Service seem to be overwhelmed and was slow and tables around us custom orders mixed up. However my wife and I both enjoyed what we ordered very much. I had a... More 

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Bracebridge, Canada
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44 reviews 44 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

With mediocre food and very poor service , Sandy Bottoms is not on my list of places to return to again. We waited to get served after getting our own menus, and then waited an hour and 15 minutes to get our food that was good for some but not for all so " mediocre " is my description. The... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

My wife and I had dinner tonight at Sandy Bottoms. The food was excellent and the service, DJ was our waiter, was hands-down one of the best waiters I have ever had. Prompt, professional, an courteous are a few adjectives that describe this truly outstanding individual. I will definitely go back and when I do, will ask for DJ.

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Cincinnati, Ohio
Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

Our bartender and server Leslie was awesome! She was so friendly and made us feel at home. She was very attentive and we really enjoyed meeting her. The fried pickles, shrimp and cheese sticks were delicious. We will definitely be back here again.

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Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015 via mobile

3 meals here during our stay. Interesting food items. Preparation tasty. Servers all were excellent. Entertainment on Wednesday night was very enjoyable. Very beachy atmosphere. Could use a little updating but overall pleasant. Very clean. Quick service even when busy.

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Kingsland, Georgia
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

My wife and I stopped by for an appetizer and a few drinks. The "frickles" came out piping hot and the Clam chowder was delicious. Our bartender was Leslie. She an excellent bartender and server. We definitely will return.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

I had the mango pecan salad with catch of day,snapper. It was amazing!!! Service was great. She was quick to refill drinks and food was hot and fresh! Great lunch.

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King of Prussia, Pennsylvania
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

It was our first time to Amelia Island. Kinda breezy but warm enough that we wanted to eat outside by the ocean. Although Sandy Bottoms outside area was not set up to welcome eaters, we were able to put some tables together and the waitress, Leslie, welcomed us with a warm smile. My family, which included my twin 6yr olds,... More 

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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?