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Brett’s Waterway Cafe

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1 S Front St, Ste 2, Fernandina Beach, Amelia Island, FL 32034-4296
904-261-2660
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11:30 am - 8:30 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:30 am - 8:30 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Drinks, Dinner, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible

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  • 355
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  • 156
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  • 64
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  • 32
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Enjoyed our lunch

Brett's offers good food at reasonable prices. We visited for lunch and sat outside and enjoyed the view of the water. Although the birds were obviously used to people and came close, they never bothered our food or us. My husband enjoyed fish tacos and I was surprised by how good the barbeque was... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
Teresa R
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Greenwood, South Carolina
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Greenwood, South Carolina
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Brett's offers good food at reasonable prices. We visited for lunch and sat outside and enjoyed the view of the water. Although the birds were obviously used to people and came close, they never bothered our food or us. My husband enjoyed fish tacos and I was surprised by how good the barbeque was! I would definitely recommend.

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Thank Teresa R
Lawrenceburg, Indiana
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Located on the city's riverfront, there are birds and boats to watch while you dine. Service was friendly and portions were ample...just average entrees.

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Thank jbla1951
Indianapolis, Indiana
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Prime location right on the water. Boat watching was very relaxing. Lunch was excellent and very reasonable. The shrimp salad on croissant was full of big shrimp pieces and the homemade chips were great. The calamari salad was huge and delicious. Service was fast.

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Thank SueGtoo
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The decor and views are lovely. The service was good. The food was nothing to write home about. Given the prices, I expected better.

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Thank Lumpkinite
Napa, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Lunch is great in this harbor side spot. Nice views. Great southern service. Typical fried fish menu. All the dishes were good, very large portions.

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Thank Napafoodlover
Waycross, Georgia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I love to eat at Brett's and watch the yachts, boats and birds come in. The restaurant has a very relaxing feel. There is a full bar--great drinks and wonderful wine list. I love the carrot muffins they bring to your table while waiting to order. The fish and chips is really yummy. The Key Lime Chiffon is to die... More 

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Thank Susanne G
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Food menu was very small and limited. The fish sandwich I got was average and nothing fabulous. Not going back.

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Thank Katie H
Harrisonburg, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a very comfortable place to enjoy the bar or table seating. The menu offers lots of local seafood, prepared anyway you like. The staff is very attentive, polite and not at all pushy. Being situated on the local waterway invites pleasure boat docking for dinning. The items we selected were good value for the price charged.

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Thank Bob W
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Great location and one of our favorite stops to watch the sunset, but the vodka martini was watered down. The cost for two drinks was $20+. Also, the bartender did not let the patrons raise the shade for 5 minutes to watch the sun set over the marsh. She has apparently forgotten who pays her salary. The chairs outside are... More 

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Thank Todd P
Clearwater, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Brett's Waterway Cafe served a group of 27 - a bit of a wait as we each ordered from a limited menu. Service was good, certainly pleasant and courteous. Good food and good variety of selections

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1 S Front St, Ste 2, Fernandina Beach, Amelia Island, FL 32034-4296
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Amelia Island  >  Fernandina Beach
  • Phone Number: 904-261-2660

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 15 - 20
  • Cuisine: American, Seafood

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romantic, Large groups, Families with children, Bar scene, Scenic view, Business meetings
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 am - 8:30 pm
Monday
11:30 am - 8:30 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 8:30 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 8:30 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 8:30 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 8:30 pm
Saturday
11:30 am - 8:30 pm

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