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Joe's 2nd Street Bistro

14 S 2nd St, Fernandina Beach, Amelia Island, FL 32034-4202
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Certificate of Excellence 2013
Price range: $29 - $31
Cuisines: American, French
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Good for: Romance, Large groups, Doing business, Local cuisine, Outdoor seating, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Dining style: Casual Elegant
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.
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83% Recommend
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  • English first
  • French first
  • Any
English first
Pembroke Pines, Florida
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

This restaurant was absolutely delicious! We enjoyed meeting the owners wife, Mary, who is so friendly and absolutely wonderful. With the husband doing the cooking and the wife welcoming the guests, this restaurant will be around for many years to come! I can't forget our waitress, Lauri, who was perfect!

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London, United Kingdom
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137 reviews 137 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014 NEW

Really nice restaurant with indoor/outdoor dining and a good choice of dishes and wines. The seafood linguine and slow braised rib of beef (weekend special) were delicious.

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Jacksonville, Florida
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2014

Had our wedding dinner here. It was the best food we have had in a long time. Patrick our waiter was awesome and was very attentive and took care of everything without us evening required to ask. And the food was outstanding prices were good and i will be back and we will definitely recommend this to others.

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8 reviews 8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2014

I had recently discovered this gem, which is nestled right in the heart of Downtown Fernandina and could not have been anymore pleased with the dining experience. You walk into a beautiful space and are immediately greeted by friendly and upbeat staff at every turn. You truly feel like you are being welcomed into someone's home. We sat inside, and... More

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Seattle, WA
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50 reviews 50 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2014

We had reservations for a large group of 16 for dinner during the Amelia Island Concourse D'Elegance. Cocktails came quickly and our orders were taken in a timely way. Then things fell apart. Unfortunately the restaurant was understaffed for this busy weekend and it took over 1 hour to receive our entrees. I had fresh fish and my husband had... More

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Orange Park, Florida
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302 reviews 302 reviews
137 restaurant reviews
99 helpful votes 99 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2014

We came for lunch and decided to sit outside because the inside of the restaurant had a funny odor to it. The inside decor is very primitive with white tablecloths and simply unmemorable. We sat towards the fountain but then over the fence we smelled smoke so we moved to the far end as you come in. Supposedly there is... More

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Leicester, United Kingdom
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51 reviews 51 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2014

Had an excellent dinner at Joe's. Food and service were great - Gumbo was tasty and meaty and a real revelation about what this dish could be like. Prime rib steak was perfectly cooked and very tender. Salmon also well cooked with an really good sauce - a perfect balance of tart, citrous and sweet. Coast was $100 for two... More

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21 reviews 21 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2014

We began our meal with the Chicken and Andouille Wantons. Very unusual pairing of favors that had us all wanting more. Our meals included the Linguine with shrimp and scallops. I shared this meal with my daughter and we both loved it. The scallops were cooked to perfection. My husband had the Cajun Carbonara. Wonderfully unique dish that had me... More

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6 reviews 6 reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2014

This bistro was a bit more upscale than we expected. We had a lovely lunch. I had the crabmeat and eggs and husband had shrimp po boy. Both were delicious. Good Pinot Grigio. Great service. Hope we get the chance to dine here again.

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Wilbraham, Massachusetts
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62 reviews 62 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2014

This restaurant was a good place to dress up if you feel like it. Very up-scale looking place. The food was very good and presented well. The wait staff was friendly, but on this nite I think a little rushed. I'd go back.

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