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Merge Restaurant

510 S. 8th Street, Fernandina Beach, Amelia Island, FL 32034
904-2778797
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Hours:
Sun - Thu 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Restaurant details
Good for: Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Description: Newly opened about two months ago. Dinners nightly plus Brunch on Sunday.
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Florida
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64 reviews 64 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

I never wish a small business ill, but for the life of me, I could never understand the high marks for this place. The restaurant itself was strange, in disrepair, (mildewed back walls), bathrooms next to the table where we were eating, thrown together with weird décor and zero ambiance (concrete floors & stark walls in the back, Spanish style... More

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Brampton, Canada
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73 reviews 73 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
84 helpful votes 84 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

First, food and wine were outstanding. Everything other reviewers said about this chef is true. We spoke with his wife, who was in charge of the wine "cellar." She said he got an offer from one of the chains and couldn't turn down the promise of a steady paycheck. Sad he couldn't have found some investment capital somewhere. The building... More

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Fernandina Beach, Florida
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25 reviews 25 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

Very sorry to hear that the restuarant is closing. Hopefully Chef Adam is moving on to bigger and better things. We had many fine meals at this restaurant. Good luck!

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Waycross, Georgia
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014 via mobile

I'm so sorry to hear that Merge is closing. Chef Adam Sears was by far the most creative and most importantly talented chef, as in I mean he truly created the best Tasting with a capital T dishes, on the island. His name will be well known in the culinary world one day, if it's not already. He is a... More

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Bethesda, Maryland
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15 reviews 15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

We went to Merge last evening - it is our favorite place to dine on Amelia Island - and learned that the restaurant will be closing Monday September 1. Chef Adam has received an offer he can't refuse! He will still be teaching his trade and coming up with outstanding menus - for not for his own restaurant! Good Luck,... More

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Oswego, IL
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

My wife and I selected this restaurant based on reviews and wanted to experience a local restaurant. When we travel we typically try to stay away from food chains. To us, dining is part of the overall travel experience. Merge is a quaint, very small restaurant with only 8 tables that seat a total of about 30 people. Definitely worth... More

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Amelia Island, Florida
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21 reviews 21 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

Came here during the busy tourist season after being turned away from another restaurant that couldn't seat us until 9PM. What a find! Service was quick and entertaining, and the food was spectacular! We will definitely return!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

Way better than the average food than I've typically found in small resort towns on the east coast. Really enjoyed the quality of flavors and portion sizes that are not huge but just right. More is not better, better is better and the Merge delivers. I would recommend the Merge to any business traveler looking for a delicious meal.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

More intimate, relaxed atmosphere, service was good, along with the food. Portions were a little on the small size, limited but interesting menu- would go again!

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jacksonville, fl
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

If you are visiting Amelia Island, this is a MUST. The food is fantastic, this chef is so talented. The new summer menu has a slider trio, to die for! You will not be disappointed in the food, service or pricing. Come and enjoy a fabulous night out.

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Additional Information about Merge Restaurant

Address: 510 S. 8th Street, Fernandina Beach, Amelia Island, FL 32034
Phone Number: 904-2778797
Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Amelia Island  >  Fernandina Beach
Open Hours:
Sunday 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Monday 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Tuesday 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Wednesday 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Thursday 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Friday 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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