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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
+1 904-261-2660
11:30 am - 8:30 pm
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Sun - Sat 11:30 am - 8:30 pm
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Florida City, Florida
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20 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

We stopped in here for a beer over the weekend and after coming here previously we were looking forward to grabbing a beer and watching the boats in the marina but saw first hand what damage the storm did,,, I hope they are able to get things fixed quickly and people can go back and enjoy this place!

Thank Tampa T
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16 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Nice "on the water" place. Outdoor dining was under repair so we dined next to a temporary chain link fence. Food was very good but pricey. The wine was very reasonably price - something I found to be universal in Fernandina.

Thank Frederick G
Jacksonville, Florida
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47 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We have been to Brett's several times. Unfortunately, Hurricane Matthew took away the dock and the restaurant is surrounded by fencing. It was a beautiful day so it was still nice to sit outside. We had the Mahi Mahi sandwich which was a bit dry. The french fries are always delish. Service was good. Emily was very accommodating.

Thank JaxTinkerbell
Port Orange, Florida
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19 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Enjoyed this Cafe for lunch! Jessica was very personable and attentive to our needs. Too many choices on the menu, and even more daily specials. Looking forward to going back!!

Thank Oldhawk77
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Location was great. Service and food were very good. We had the special-- turkey/bacon/Avacado on naan bread. Yum! Would definitely go back.

Thank Karen J
Wilmington, North Carolina
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71 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We were at a meeting at the Ritz-Carlton. This establishment was recommended by our daughter. She had been here recently. We also went with another couple We got there after dark. With the return to standard time we missed the great views. I got the shaved prime rib sandwich with blue cheese potato salad. It was very good with large... More 

Thank Wayne K
Galena, Ohio
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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a very nice waterfront restaurant. The views from outside seating are great and sunset views are amazing. The food is very fresh. They have some innovative specials. Don't hesitate to try them. Service is very attentive. One of my favorite restaurants on the island. In fact, I ate there twice during my one week stay.

Thank prg455
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

A recent visit to Fernandina Beach took us to a lovely waterfront eatery / Brett's Waterway Cafe. Nice interior and really great porch overlooking the water & great sunsets. Unfortunately, recent damage by Hurricane Matthew has this place with a lot of repairs to deal with on the exterior- and outside patios. Unattractive steel fencing should soon be replaced with... More 

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Rochester, Minnesota
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179 reviews
107 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We came to Brett's to enjoy sunset and a drink. The views from the restaurant are a bit obstructed right now due to the Hurricane Matthew and damage it dealt to the pier, so be aware it's now surrounded by chain link fence. It's still a great locale though.

Thank epi007
Florahome, FL
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123 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Venue is certainly top notch, being over the water. Service was good, nothing special. Food was good, nothing special. They do put a different twist on key lime pie that is worth trying (very good). My group was four people, four different dinners and no one bragged about how outstanding anything was, but no one complained about anything either. I... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$15 - $20
American, Bar, Seafood, Pub, 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
Bar scene, Scenic view, Business meetings, Romantic, Special occasions, Large groups, Local cuisine, Kids, Families with children
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: +1 904-261-2660

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