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1 S Front St, Ste 2, Fernandina Beach, Amelia Island, FL 32034-4296
904-261-2660
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11:30 am - 8:30 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:30 am - 8:30 pm
Good for:
Romance
Bar scene
Entertaining clients

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  • 256
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  • 275
    Very good
  • 119
    Average
  • 53
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  • 25
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Large Portions, Great Views

I enjoyed my seafood enchiladas and my husband liked his seafood salad. Service was prompt and efficient. For a waterfront restaurant, prices were reasonable! Very relaxed lunch!

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 14, 2015
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Cleveland, Ohio
Good for:
  • Romance
  • Bar scene
  • Entertaining clients
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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English first
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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015 NEW

Surely this restaurant is an institution by now! We've been going there for years and never tire of the cleanliness and view, not to mention the large helpings of delicious food. The wait staff has also been with Brett for years and enjoy new faces and old! Salads, burgers, sea fare galore and many tables have a good view of... More 

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Cleveland, Ohio
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71 reviews 71 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015 NEW

I enjoyed my seafood enchiladas and my husband liked his seafood salad. Service was prompt and efficient. For a waterfront restaurant, prices were reasonable! Very relaxed lunch!

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Atlanta
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50 reviews 50 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015 NEW

Beautiful location on the harbor, but my husband got violently ill two hours after the meal. No fever, just lost everything in his stomach. Definitely food poisoning. I didn't get sick, but thankfully I didn't taste his plate. He was fine the next day. I went back to the restaurant to tell the head hostess/ manager there what happened, and... More 

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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015 NEW via mobile

Great location on the waterfront. Service was excellent. A friend and I both had the shrimp scampi and thought it was fabulous. The shrimp were cooked to perfection, as was the pasta. Scampi sauce was nicely seasoned. They accommodated members of our group who requested their grouper be prepared like Brett's "special of the day" entrée.

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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015 NEW

Awful, awful service. It took 20 minutes for him to take our order and another hour for our food to arrive at our table. Food was decent at best. The only thing this restaurant has going for it is the location.

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Lakeland, Florida
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015 via mobile

My boyfriend and I stumbled across Brett's while wandering around beautiful historic Fernandina Beach. He was hesitant to try because he thought it would be a typical Pier Cafe but it was anything but typical. The food was amazing! We enjoyed a great bottle of wine and a fine meal. I was laughing at him because he was enjoying his... More 

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VIRGINIA BEACH
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89 reviews 89 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

Brett's is located at the marina and offers inside and outside seating. We chose outside for lunch because it was a beautiful day. The view was great with boats coming in and pelicans floating in the harbor. The waitress was very courteous and friendly. We were first served these great mini-muffins and our meals were fantastic. I ordered shrimp and... More 

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3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015 via mobile

Over hearing a nice couple discussing Brett's, resulted us into leaving a spot we where about to have lunch. Hurrying done our drinks, properly excusing ourselves, got direction and heading over. From the moment we where greeted to leaving, service was excellent. I highly recommend eating outside, great view of the oceans and boats arrivals with their daily catch. Food... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

Great service from our waiter. A water view from every table. Nice selection of fresh, local seafood. The view is included in the prices, but worth it for anyone visiting the area.

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24 reviews 24 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

When ate at Brett's Waterside for lunch on a Tuesday, when several other downtown restaurants are closed. It was not our first choice, but we were glad we stopped in! The location on the Amelia River and marina made for lovely views. Even though we ate inside, we still had good views. At our server's suggestion, I had the oyster... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1 S Front St, Ste 2, Fernandina Beach, Amelia Island, FL 32034-4296
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Amelia Island  >  Fernandina Beach
  • Phone Number: 904-261-2660

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 15 - 20
  • Cuisine: American, Steakhouse, Seafood

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romance, Bar scene, Entertaining clients
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 am - 8:30 pm
Monday
11:30 am - 8:30 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 8:30 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 8:30 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 8:30 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 8:30 pm
Saturday
11:30 am - 8:30 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?