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Barbara Jean's Restaurant

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960030 Gateway Pkwy, Fernandina Beach, Amelia Island, FL 32034-9152
+1 904-277-3700
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Mon - Fri 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Sat - Sun 8:00 am - 9:00 pm
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8 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

If you like lots and lots of sugar in your food, including meats and vegetables that were never meant to be sugary, then maybe you'll like the food here. Some of their food tastes like it came out of a can, some is over-cooked, most of it is inedible. The place appears to be run by teenagers who don't know... More 

Thank OceanbirdBoating
Newport News, Virginia
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200 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

After reading the positive reviews on T/A and our friend also recommending the place we decided to give it a try. We sat outside so we could see the sunset, unfortunately once it set it got a little cold, also we were the only people who sat outside and we did not see our server that often. Of our 4... More 

Woodworth, Louisiana
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41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We received excellent service and we were really looking for some home cooked food. We were very disappointed. Everything tasted like it was frozen and just pulled out of a package.

Thank 115dennisw
Mark L, Public Relations Manager at Barbara Jean's Restaurant, responded to this review

We are proud to hear that the service you received was excellent. However, I am sorry the food was not on par with your expectations. I can assure that our food is made with fresh ingredients and not frozen from a package. Thank you for sharing your experience with us. More 

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

This restaurant is a little out of the way but worth it. I had dinner and came back for breakfast. Both were fantastic. The service is Ok. Outside seating is the best. It is like being in a tropical garden.

Thank prg455
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100 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 30, 2016

If you want comfort home cooked meals they have it. Great service. Advise you not to sit outside if you don't want mosquito bites!

Thank FamOf9
Harare, Zimbabwe
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34 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 26, 2016

We sat in the restaurant & I found it a little dark, the veranda would have been a better place. The service was good & the food well served.

Thank Dan I
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401 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 257 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 23, 2016

We had been to the original shop at St. Simon's and were excited to find its sister in Amelia. The Crab Cakes as soo good/ Unusual southern sides add to any dish. Everything is homemade. They have some of the best onion rings you will find. Simply scrumptious fried shrimp cooked to perfection. Great parking here. they have a good... More 

Thank Gran7
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37 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 20, 2016 via mobile

I ate here with my husband, sister and brother-in-law. My sister and I had the turkey and dressing which was exceptionally delicious! My husband ate the chicken fried chicken and raved about it. My brother-in-law enjoyed eating the crab cakes. The portions are large so there is no way anyone would leave unsatisfied! We ate on the deck overlooking the... More 

Thank 400lea
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 20, 2016 via mobile

First time trying this place out. Truly outstanding. Great customer service, even better food. I ordered the adult chicken finger plate and realized I should've got the children's. Their serving sizes are huge! Which is great, hopefully that never changes.

Thank Brad H
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 206 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 14, 2016

We were cared for by very friendly staff and the menu had so many items it was difficult to choose. Thank goodness there were three of us so we could sample from each others' plates. Here's what we loved: crab soup, stewed tomatoes, crab cakes, jalapeño corn bread, dirty rice, grilled chicken and coleslaw. They do have the option to... More 

Thank travchef

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Seafood, Soups
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations
Good for
Local cuisine, Families with children, Dining on a budget, Scenic view, Kids, Special occasions, Large groups
Open Hours
8:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 960030 Gateway Pkwy, Fernandina Beach, Amelia Island, FL 32034-9152
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Amelia Island  >  Fernandina Beach
  • Phone Number: +1 904-277-3700

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