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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: Late Night, Dinner, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for: Romantic, Special occasions, Large groups, Families with children, Business meetings, Local cuisine
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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  • 131
    Very good
  • 62
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  • 16
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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
Good food!

Surprisingly good food, nice service, and ambiance was good. If very busy, it can be loud. I recommend it to locals as well as visitors to Amelia Island.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
Lillian S
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Fernandina Beach, Florida, United States
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Fernandina Beach, Florida, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Surprisingly good food, nice service, and ambiance was good. If very busy, it can be loud. I recommend it to locals as well as visitors to Amelia Island.

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Palm Coast, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Ambiance is very relaxing and tables are covered with white linens. Service is great, not intrusive, very attentive. Oyster soup was delicious. The chicken cordon bleu was also good, a large portion breaded and cooked to perfection. Mashed potatoes and vegetables were a nice compliment. The shrimp and scallops in garlic sauce with pasta was outstanding. No need to add... More 

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Fernandina Beach, Florida, Usa
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104 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Hadn't been here in about a year and a half, but here goes- 1. Parking is limited. There is a lot next to Joe's, but understand it is "over flow" parking for hotel across the street. Be prepared to walk a distance from parking to restaurant 2. Reservations strongly recommended since there appears to be nowhere to wait, except to... More 

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The food was wonderful. The staff is very friendly and efficient. The salads are large and fresh. The bouillabaisse was delicious, and the bread pudding was the best east of New Orleans.

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Happy Valley, Oregon
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Three of us shared three excellent dishes here. The roasted pepper and onion salad was much tastier than it sounded, and enough for three. We then had shrimp and grits, the daily special of flounder, and a seafood risotto. All were delicious and with large portions. Dessert was a wonderful chocolate gateau. Wine list was extensive, and service was excellent.... More 

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Amelia Island, Florida
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23 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We have enjoyed Joe's several times, both indoors and out. We can always count on having a wonderful selection and great service. The crab cake salad was exquisite. My friend said the gumbo was awesome. Wonderful shady courtyard for alfresco dining.

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1 Thank LSU32034
Fernandina Beach, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Have lived on the island for years but have never made it into Joes, boy were we missing something special. The food was incredible, the portions were more than generous, Chef Rick and his wife Mary made us feel more than welcome while our server Steffanie couldn't do enough for us. Everything combined for a very special weekend!!! We will... More 

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54 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Our first visit to Joe's as we thought we'd try out someplace new to us. Our party of 6 had Saturday lunch reservations for 12:30 and were seated promptly, 15 minutes ahead of schedule. The interior has a nice, bright, homey feeling, with some wonderful outdoor seating available. We chose the "Fernandina Mac and Cheese" and the "Grilled Salmon BLT",... More 

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1 Thank RLCROBERT
Fernandina Beach, Florida
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Saturday's dinner experience was fantastic. Had a magnificent prime rib that melted in my mouth. Can't return soon enough to be spoiled by our fabulous waitress Stephanie! Thank you!

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St. Johns, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

First time lunching here during restaurant week; a table of 4 - two chose from the restaurant week fixed price menu and two from their regular menu. Food and service was excellent and reasonably priced except for the dessert. We did not ask for a dessert menu; if we had we wouldn't have ended up with $24 worth of key... 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 - 31
  • Cuisine: American, French

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Good for: Romantic, Special occasions, Large groups, Families with children, Business meetings, 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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