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Brett’s Waterway Cafe

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1 S Front St, Ste 2, Fernandina Beach, Amelia Island, FL 32034-4295
11:30 am - 8:30 pm
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Sun - Sat 11:30 am - 8:30 pm
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81 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

My wife and I stopped in to make a dinner reservation. The restaurant was between lunch and dinner but would accommodate us for drinks, After deciding to sit out on the porch, Sarah took out drink order and suggested we try the peel & eat shrimp. We did and found them to be delicious. Relaxing in the shade overlooking the... More 

Thank DelrayJack07
2 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

The view was great sitting out on the terrace. We ordered the grit sampler to start which was the best part of the meal. We both had the fresh catch - the grouper seemed dry. Our bill came to around $100 - def not worth the price!

Thank Nicole B
Debary, United States
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We just wandered in to this place because it was close to our hotel. It is right in the Marina. We got a table right by the window and watched the sun set over the boats and water. Great atmosphere! Great food! Great service! We both had grilled Mahi over mashed potatoes. Very Fresh and done perfectly!

Thank Gerard B
Charlotte, North Carolina
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5 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We would give this restaurant a better rating, but we visited for an early dinner (4:00) and dinner service was offered a little later. There was a very limited menu. Our meal was excellent, but not what we hoped for. That was our fault for not checking in advance. The scenery is really nice and a very relaxing atmosphere. We... More 

Thank Colleen C
Mableton, Georgia, United States
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187 reviews
133 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

You can't go wrong eating here. Lovely views and delicious food. Never had a bad meal here and we eat here every time we visit. Great seafood boil, always a good porkdish on the menu and their shrimp scampi is unique and tasty. Good vegetables too. And of course the biscuits are like dessert.

Thank 518ATLCouple
Taylors, SC
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76 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We came here while on business at Amelia Island. The food is very good - I got the grilled Salmon with grits. The view can't be beat and probably is the best part. The prices were a little bit high, but I suppose you're paying for the location.

Thank esd87
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We ate a Brett's for lunch and dinner and loved it. The views of the harbor are nice, and the food is really good - big portions too! You can save some for lunch the next day :-).

Thank Got_to_Travel_Donna
Orange Park, Florida
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We went with friends to celebrate a birthday and an anniversary. Got seated immediately. The service was great, the drinks good and the food outstanding. A great place to celebrate.

Thank charleshU7207GX
Phoenix, Arizona
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36 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Was looking for a good restaurant with a view of the water and shrimp and grits, which is a favorite of mine. Brett's Waterway Cafe fur the bill. Situated right on the water, looking at the island across and I am sure they get some beautiful sunset views although I was early for that. The shrimp and grits were delicious,... More 

Thank jmsgaz
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3 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Nice views but food not so good. Would have had a drink instead. Too much fried foods there, need more healthy foods.

Thank bunbun1017

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$15 - $20
American, Seafood, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Business meetings, Families with children, Scenic view, Large groups, Local cuisine, Bar scene, Special occasions, Romantic
Open Hours
11:30 am - 8:30 pm
11:30 am - 8:30 pm
11:30 am - 8:30 pm
11:30 am - 8:30 pm
11:30 am - 8:30 pm
11:30 am - 8:30 pm
11:30 am - 8:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1 S Front St, Ste 2, Fernandina Beach, Amelia Island, FL 32034-4295
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Amelia Island  >  Fernandina Beach
  • Phone Number: 904-261-2660

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?