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All 130 Amelia Island Restaurants

Baxter's Bar & Grill

4919 First Coast Highway, Amelia Island, FL 32034
904-277-4503
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Ranked #75 of 130 Restaurants in Amelia Island
Hours:
Sun - Sat 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Cuisines: American, Steakhouse
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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Charlotte
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014 NEW

Went to dinner with friends and sat at bar, which was totally jammed with people. Ordered steak dinner and was brought steak sandwich. Sent back to kitchen for re-work. In the meantime my friends had to start eating. By the time I got my food, they were finished and I got to eat alone. As a reward for this, we... More

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Honolulu, Hawaii
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51 reviews 51 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

I lived on Amelia Island back in the mid-90's and Baxter's was around then. It's still there and so is the same bartender Mike. He did a good job then and still takes care of his bar guests. Reasonably priced food and drinks, but the preparation lacks a little something. Stopped in one night for a burger at the bar.... More

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Fernandina Beach, Florida
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59 reviews 59 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

Baxters has always has the best, best skinny French Fries I have ever had. When I asked Michele the owner why he said it is because they change their frying oil weekly and believe me you can tell it. Their fried shrimp are great. They have excellent burgers which is the best value on their menu. They are advertised as... More

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Fernandina Beach, Florida
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76 reviews 76 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014

Suppose to have the best steak in town. NOT...far from after returning the steak returned with a well done 20 plus MINUTES later. Tough as leather. No way!!!! My soft shell crab dinner was not recognizable. Looked like a meal from a cafeteria. Not sure what I was eating. Bottom line we are locals and not going back ever!!! Restaurant... More

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Yulee, Florida
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69 reviews 69 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

As far as restaurants go Baxter's was ok. The service was good and the food was good but there were no home run moments and nothing to draw us back again and again. I would not call myself a steak expert but even in my limited knowledge I have had better steak at other establishments on the island. You do... More

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Newnan, Georgia, United States
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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

Baxter's is a pleasant surprise. If you are looking for gourmet dining with fine china and linen table cloths then by all means go to the Ritz. If you are looking for above average pub food with great atmosphere and friendly service then Baxter's is the place to go. Everyone in our party of five had a different entree and... More

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Jacksonville, Florida
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112 restaurant reviews
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

The bar is definitely a hangout for the older local crowd. There wasn't a single seat available and it looked like everyone was enjoying themselves. The restaurant itself was a little on the empty side for a Friday night. Our food was good. The steaks were cooked as ordered and our waitress was attentive. I'm not at all impressed with... More

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14 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Wife and I stopped in on a recommendation that the food was very good. We sat at the bar to eat as most times that is what we like to do, more interaction with folks. They have a large sign by the road saying best steaks on the island so we came in to try one. The grass needed to... More

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Leesburg, Georgia
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

Service is slow and awful . The restaurant was at half capacity ... Spilled waitress spilled beverages all over our feet ... The grounds are overgrown ..and the steaks have no flavor, just meat.. Even Angus certified beef needs seasoning ... Order a prime rib medium rare... Tough as shoe leather ... We don't mind spending money for good food...... More

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Fernandina Beach, Florida
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3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Excellent food , drink and friendship.Kay,our server, is always efficient and helpful. Also the location is good for me and my friends. ee

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Additional Information about Baxter's Bar & Grill

Address: 4919 First Coast Highway, Amelia Island, FL 32034
Phone Number: 904-277-4503
Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Amelia Island
Open Hours:
Sunday 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Monday 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Cuisine: American, Steakhouse

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