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Joe's 2nd Street Bistro


Ratings and reviews

Certificate of Excellence2015 - 2018 Winner

Food and ambience

Local cuisine, Seafood, American, Fusion, Vegetarian Friendly

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Maryland Crab Cakes
With remoulade sauce
Tuna Martini
Seared ahi tuna tossed w/ fresh mango, pineapple, avocado & a ginger infused oil
Fried Calamari
With our homemade marinara & remoulade sauces
Clams Casino
Fresh clams on the half shell, baked w/ a sweet pepper & garlic butter, topped w/ crispy apple wood bacon
Shrimp Cocktail
Five local jumbo shrimp poached in court bouillon w/ Joe's special cocktails sauce & lemon
Chicken & Andouille Wontons
Fried wontons stuffed w/ roasted chicken, andouille sausage & rich leek cream cheese, drizzled w/ our homemade BBQ sauce
Roasted Peppers & Onions
On a bed of mixed greens w/ fresh mozzarella & balsamic vinaigrette
Caesar Salad
With shaved romano & garlic croutons
Spinach, Orange & Macadamia Salad
Honey dijon dressing
Bistro Salad
With creamy tarragon vinaigrette & fresh chopped vegetables
Joe's Gumbo
Soup Du Jour
Linguine w/ Shrimp & Scallops
In a white wine sauce w/ garlic, clam broth, parsley, olive oil & asiago cheese
Farfalle w/ Smoked Salmon
In a gorgonzola cream sauce w/ peas & garnished w/ roasted pepper rouille
Roasted Chicken Penne
With spinach, mushrooms & fresh tomatoes in a light basil pesto sauce w/ asiago cheese
Spaghetti Carbonara
With pancetta, roasted shallots in tomato sauce w/ wine & basil
Grouper Filet Grilled in Corn Husk Wrapper
With roasted jalapeno/lime/cilantro butter served w/ black beans, rice & salsa fresca
Amelia Island Shrimp & Grits
Local shrimp & fresh stone ground grits, served w/ a white vermouth tasso ham sauce
Seafood Bouillabaisse
Shrimp, scallops, lobster, fresh fish & little neck clams in saffron, tomato broth w/ aromatic vegetables
Grilled Salmon Filet
With‎ sweet pepper-fennel relish, roasted new potatoes & garnished w/ candied apple wood bacon
Fresh Catch of the Day
Sauteed Veal & Shrimp
With sherry wine sauce, roasted shallots & melted cheddar over mashed red bliss potatoes
Grilled Leg of Lamb
Rubbed w/ black pepper, garlic, fresh herbs & sliced.Served w/ tomato mint chutney, mashed bliss potatoes & cotton fried onions
Grilled Bone in New York Strip Steak
With three sauce, roasted shallot & bacon butter, gorgonzola butter, glace de viande
Grilled Bone Mignon Diane
Wrapped in apple wood smoked bacon w/ brandied-dijon mushroom sauce
Lavender Brined Pork Tenderloin
Tea & lavender brined pork tender loin. Sliced & glazed w/ apple brandy sauce, served w/ mashed bliss potatoes & vegetable of the day
Chicken Cordon Blue
Boneless breast of chicken stuffed w/ black forest ham & gruyere cheese. Lightly breaded & sauteed w/ demi glace, mashed bliss potatoes & fresh vegetables
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.
$29 - $31
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
Lunch, Dinner
Seafood, American, Fusion
Takeout, Reservations, Free Wifi, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service
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Reviewed today via mobile

I’ve been here several times, mostly for lunch. The crab cakes are delicious!! The service has typically been average, but certainly going downhill. When dining out, for me it’s about the whole experience. Good menu, tasty food, nice wine and great service. This restaurant has...More

Date of visit: May 2019
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Reviewed 2 days ago

We had been to Joe's last year, and the food and service were very good. This time, we arrived about 1:30pm for lunch, and the restaurant closes at 3pm. We waited a long time before a harried waitress finally seated us.This happened to other people...More

Date of visit: May 2019
Thank csaDallas
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Excellent service. Food and atmosphere amazing! Celebrating our Anniversary at this restaurant was perfect. Prime rib was the Best I ever had. Focaccia Bread with olive oil was a welcomed beginning. Key lime pie was superb. Do not miss your opportunity to visit this restaurant...More

Date of visit: May 2019
1  Thank ridge06
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We were visiting Fernandina Beach for the weekend of the Shrimpfest. Not wanting to wait in long lines for Dinner, we made reservations for the two evenings while we were there. I highly recommend reservations. We left a message with our name, phone number and...More

Date of visit: May 2019
1  Thank flaglyn
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Went there based on great reviews. Waiter indifferent and absent often. Food less than stellar. Appetizer with "fried" green tomatoes, shrimp and crab stuffing was good but not cooked as described. We had the duck breast for dinner. We were asked if medium was okay...More

Date of visit: April 2019
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I had a reservation so we were seated immediately upon arrival. Our waiter was quick, attentive, and knowledgeable about the menu. My food was delicious; however, my husband has a dairy allergy and there wasn’t much accommodation other than leaving off all...More

Date of visit: April 2019
1  Thank collettegrafton
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Best BLT and crab cake in Amelia Island. Service was pleasant. Good menu. Great food fresh off a late flight from NYC. Lunch and dinner. Eat outside in quaint area with fountain.

Date of visit: April 2019
1  Thank MelinaHinton
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Everything we had was 5 star including service. Would definitely eat here again, expect to spend about 30$ per person, not counting drinks. Worth every penny.

Date of visit: April 2019
1  Thank TravelingDeacon
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This was our 5th trip to Amelia Island for Spring Break and our third time eating at Joe’s. Tonight’s service was abysmal. We did not have reservations and felt fortunate to get a table. This is where our good fortune ended. We were seated at...More

Date of visit: April 2019
Thank Mocmmo
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a golden nugget down on 2nd st in Fernandina. I had the prime rib and my daughter had the shrimp, lobster pasta. The tea was delicious as well. Best food I have ever eaten here!! They spare no expense with the quality of...More

Date of visit: April 2019
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February 23, 2019|
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Response from Shovel H | Reviewed this property |
If so, not apparent. Have to call them.
December 22, 2018|
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Response from tdear666 | Reviewed this property |
Maybe, they do specials everyday. I’m not sure if the have regular gluten free dishes? I would call first.
December 1, 2018|
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Response from TheBates | Reviewed this property |
Street parking, easy.
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