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Joe's 2nd Street Bistro

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14 S 2nd St, Fernandina Beach, Amelia Island, FL 32034-4202
904-321-2558
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11:00 am - 3:00 pm
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
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Hours:
Wed - Mon 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Late Night, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
Description: Located in historic downtown Fernandina Beach, Joe's 2nd St. Bistro serves...
Located in historic downtown Fernandina Beach, Joe's 2nd St. Bistro serves innovative cuisine in a relaxed, island atmosphere. Enjoy fresh seafood specialties in a 1900's home, or outside in a New Orleans inspired Courtyard.
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  • 320
    Excellent
  • 116
    Very good
  • 59
    Average
  • 14
    Poor
  • 6
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Tasty Food

The restaurant was almost full and my glass never got close to empty. The food is excellent with very good flavor and seasoning. The menu is creative and the crab cakes where cooked perfectly. I cant wait to go back and try more items.

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 19, 2015
Tj W
Good for:
  • Large groups
  • Romantic
  • Doing business
  • Special occasions
  • Local cuisine
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English first
Dallas, Texas
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11 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

I really wish I could give this place a terrific review but when I took my husband there for his birthday we found the service lacking and the food quality was definitely not worth the price

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Delray Beach, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 143 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

Our hotel recommended this place and as their other restaurant recommendations were spot on, we gave this place a try and had dinner there. Yuck. no thanks. Average quality meat at gourmet prices. My shrimp cocktail served in a martini glass was laughably just a martini sized portion of bland cocktail sauce and four not so large shrimp sticking out... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

The restaurant was almost full and my glass never got close to empty. The food is excellent with very good flavor and seasoning. The menu is creative and the crab cakes where cooked perfectly. I cant wait to go back and try more items.

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Plano, Texas
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63 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

Set in an old house, Joe's is very cozy, but with a touch of sophistication. You can dress casually, but the food is white tablecloth good. My wife had the grouper, it was wonderful. And the bartender had come up with his own lemonade cocktail which was refreshing and tasty. Go!

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Charlotte, North Carolina
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

Food was amazing. From tasty appetizers (crab cakes and clams), drinks (grapefruit fizz), to our meals (seafood pasta and rib eye), and dessert (crem brûlée and chocolate mousse cake), everything was done to perfection! The best meal we had all week, and trust me, we had some great dinners. Stephanie, our server was friendly, attentive, and very knowledgable about the... More 

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Fernandina Beach, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

We recently tried Joe's for the first time. The food was very good but the restaurant does not have very good acoustics, which makes it very loud when there are a number of people in the restaurant. We had a group of 12 and most got something different. Everyone had high compliments for their dinner. I especially enjoyed the Cajun... More 

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Peachtree City, Georgia
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15 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

Pros: Decent wine list, good food and well prepared. Try the shrimp and grits, they were exceptional! Cons: We made a reservation (with a hostess at the restaurant) at around 11:30am for dinner that evening. Somehow, they "lost" any record of our reservation, but since someone else didn't show up they seated us right away.

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Long Beach, California
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

Food was great and Stephanie our waitress was the BOMB!! WE had reservations for 2 but we had people unexpectedly join us and the hostess was so accommodating .Stephanie was right on on ALL of her wine and meal recommendations . We had dined there the night before and came back a second night!!!

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Fernandina Beach, Florida
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98 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

So nice to find a restaurant that is suitable for conversation. Great acoustics and no piped in music. Four of us were able to enjoy both conversation and a wonderful meal. My prime rib was just right; others ordered duck and snapper. Everyone's plate was wiped clean. Probably would have been licked clean, but we have just a tad more... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2015

This restaurant has a nice atmosphere. It is small, so if you go, make a reservation. We went with friends. We all ordered seafood dishes...what else do you get at the beach?? The food was ok, not great. My husband got shrimp and grits and was not impressed. A friend got fish and said it was over cooked. I got... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 14 S 2nd St, Fernandina Beach, Amelia Island, FL 32034-4202
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Amelia Island  >  Fernandina Beach
  • Phone Number: 904-321-2558

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 29 to 31
  • Cuisine: French, American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Good for: Large groups, Romantic, Doing business, Special occasions, Local cuisine

Description

Located in historic downtown Fernandina Beach, Joe's 2nd St. Bistro serves innovative cuisine in a relaxed, island atmosphere. Enjoy fresh seafood specialties in a 1900's home, or outside in a New Orleans inspired Courtyard.
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm

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