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“Great night out!” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Joe's 2nd Street Bistro

Joe's 2nd Street Bistro
14 S 2nd St, Fernandina Beach, Amelia Island, FL 32034-4202
904-321-2558
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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.
North Carolina
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61 reviews 61 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 29 cities Reviews in 29 cities
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
“Great night out!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2013

We went out to dinner here on a Friday night with another couple. We had an excellent and knowledgeable waiter. We all enjoyed the calamari appetizer and all of our meals. Would go back anytime.

  • Visited March 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Chef Ricky P, Owner at Joe's 2nd Street Bistro, responded to this review, April 21, 2013
Thank you for taking the time to give us a review. Our staff takes a lot of pride in your dinning experience at Joe's. It always amazes me that they are continually taking it upon themselves to learn as much as they can about our wine and food to help with your dinning experience. We look forward to seeing you again.
Mari and Ricky
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  • French first
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English first
Fernandina Beach, Florida
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25 reviews 25 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
“small town nibbles”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2013

this restaurant is under new management and with a new menu, the chef certainly knows how to cook a steak and the seafood does not get any fresher, are also serving lunch which are very in season choices

  • Visited February 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Chef Ricky P, Owner at Joe's 2nd Street Bistro, responded to this review, April 21, 2013
Thank you for taking the time to give us feedback and the kind words. I enjoyed speaking with you. I am glad you had a chance to come downtown and see us. We look forward to seeing you in the near future.
Mari and Ricky
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Cartersville, Georgia
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6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Nice location. Great service”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2013

And great food! We enjoyed our last evening at Amelia Island here. Our wait staff was very knowledgable and friendly. Very clean, very good food.

Visited April 2013
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Chef Ricky P, Owner at Joe's 2nd Street Bistro, responded to this review, April 23, 2013
Thank you for spending your last night on the island here with us at Joe's 2nd Street Bistro. We are glad you had such a great experience and look forward to seeing you again on your next trip.
Mari and Ricky
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“Excellent food, excellent service.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2013 via mobile

My husband and I ate at this restaurant on our honeymoon. It was highly recommended by the hotel we were staying at. The food was fantastic. We both got the prime rib special. Steak was cooked perfectly and the accompanying sides were delicious. The manager came by and told us congratulations on our wedding and gave us a free dessert in celebration of our nuptials. I would definitely go back and would recommend it to anyone staying at Amelia Island.

  • Visited April 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Chef Ricky P, Owner at Joe's 2nd Street Bistro, responded to this review, April 23, 2013
Thank you for spending such an important day with us at Joe's. We were honored to be a small part of such a big event. I am glad you got to try our prime rib. It is a favorite with the locals here. Congrats and we look forward to seeing you on your first anniversary.
Mari and Ricky
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Clifton, TN
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7 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“You pay for atmosphere. Not good.”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2013 via mobile

My wife and i stayed at the Hampton which is across the road from the bistro. The outside of the place gave it more of a deli feel so we were surprised to walk in and find most people dressed up. However that was ok with us. We were taken to a beautiful outside area. The atmosphere was great. Even the service....to a point. However that's were the excellence of this place stopped. My wife ordered a tenderloin and I ordered the leg of lamb. The lamb was good. However they brought my wife a sirloin steak. We told the waiter that she ordered the tenderloin and he looked at us like we were stupid.
The steak was horrible. Also, your choices of beverage is either alcohol or water.

    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 2 of 5 stars Food
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Chef Ricky P, Owner at Joe's 2nd Street Bistro, responded to this review, April 23, 2013
I am sorry that we did not live up to your expectations. Thank you for your feedback. We will be making our non alcoholic beverages more visible on our menu. Hopefully next time you are in town you will give us another try.
Mari and Ricky
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