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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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Hours:
Wed - Mon 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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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Good for:
Casual Elegant
Romance
Large groups
Doing business
Local cuisine
Outdoor seating
Special occasions
Entertaining clients

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  • 262
    Excellent
  • 103
    Very good
  • 47
    Average
  • 12
    Poor
  • 5
    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
A really nice restaurant

This little place is tucked away down a side street and had excellent meals. The staff are top notch and super friendly. Meal portions are large and have lots of flavor and veggies.

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 9, 2015
tek1025
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Washington, DC
Good for:
  • Romance
  • Large groups
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
  • Outdoor seating
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
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429 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
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15 reviews 15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

This is an older house on Second Street. We love to sit out side when the weather is right - most of the time!. The servers are wonderful, the food is excellent and if you sit inside you will be equally pleased. Many restaurant are closed on Mondays, but Joe's closes on Tuesdays - much to the delight of the... More 

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Washington, DC
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44 reviews 44 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

This little place is tucked away down a side street and had excellent meals. The staff are top notch and super friendly. Meal portions are large and have lots of flavor and veggies.

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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78 reviews 78 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

Well we returned from December for the Shrimp/Grits and I had a great steak. Friendly staff, clean restrooms on 1st floor, right in historic area, parking was near or on street. Hotel across street. White linen too.

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Fernandina Beach, Florida
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55 reviews 55 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

after all positive reviews---was our one time visit a fluke? here goes- no diet Coke (pepsi only), unfamiliar gin brand, not sure what the bread was & the dipping oil needs some help-too bland... gumbo with beef-more resembled a stew..in all our travels to nola & making gumbo ourselves-never with beef.. the portions are generous..rack of lamb was good, grits... More 

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Des Moines
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116 reviews 116 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

Read several reviews of Joe's and was encouraged that all of the recent ones were very positive. We wanted somewhere within walking distance of our hotel and with Joe's right downtown it fit the bill. It also delivered on the positive reviews. Our server Katelyn was full of positive energy and really gets hospitality. We went with her suggestion of... More 

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Gainesville, Florida
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62 reviews 62 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

Enjoyed our 9th anniversary dinner here during our long weekend in Amelia Island. The food was amazing! I cannot say enough about how fantastic everything was. We enjoyed the prime rib (a house specialty they make on weekends) and the pork chop. All cooked to perfection, melt in your mouth. The sides were delicious also (and the grits served with... More 

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Scituate, Massachusetts
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44 reviews 44 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

This is the place to go when you want a deliciously prepared meal. The food tastes like an upscale restaurant and the atmosphere is casual and comfortable. It is rare that a restaurant cooks a steak as well as I do (on a grill, at least) but Joe's served one of the tastiest steaks that was cooked to perfection. Highly... More 

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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Joe's Bistto changed hands recently and has been beautifully and crisply redone. The fireplace is gone but this opens up the room. A full bar is now available and the menu has been redone with a good selection and variety. Service is warm and professional. Prime rib continues as a staple...big enough for two. My farfalle with salmon and lobster... More 

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Holderness, New Hampshire, United States
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11 reviews 11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

We enjoyed a wonderfully delicious meal at Joe's -- interesting combination of flavors with very much a southern/Florida flare!

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New Hampshire
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

We had dinner Sunday Night after the car show and had just an outstanding meal. The Staff, Food and Operation was just the best. If you are in the area this is a Must Go To Place.

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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: French, American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Good for: Romance, Large groups, Doing business, Local cuisine, Outdoor seating, Special occasions, Entertaining clients

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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