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Barbara Jean's Restaurant

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960030 Gateway Pkwy, Fernandina Beach, Amelia Island, FL 32034-9152
(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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7 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

I have come here often for breakfast, lunch and dinner. I hear the crab cakes are really good but always have the fried shrimp, either butter milk or coconut. The shrimp are very large and meaty. Definitely the best I've had in the island. I much prefer the atmosphere outside overlooking the marsh. As per the other reviewers, there is... More 

Thank txptla k
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23 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

What a pleasant surprise to see this restaurant tuck in from the highway. We chose to sit outback under the tin roof covering looking at the wetlands . The patio had ceiling fans to keep the air moving. Our waitress was as sweet as excepted from this charming resultant. We were greeted with a warm basket of pumpkin bread, jalapeno... More 

Thank Jimbogirl
Beckley, West Virginia
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6 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We went to Barbara Jeans for dinner and it was a good experience. I choose to eat there because of the variety of food on the menu. Everyone was able to order something that they liked. We did not have to wait, our waitress was kind and helpful. The food portions were unbelievable and unexpected!! I highly recommend the crab... More 

Thank a_simmons13
San Diego, California
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43 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I was visiting and wanted to try Shrimp and Grits so my friends said I had to go to Barbara Jean's. The meal was excellent and our waitress was pleasant, great personality, helpful and a pleasure. This is a good place for family, couples or solo. We each got something different and all our meals were excellent! Very reasonable pricing... More 

Thank JacquiSanDiego
Amelia Island, Florida
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66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We visit Barbara Jean's once a month or so, and usually the service and food are good. This time the food was good but there was a failure of service. Not only.was the service very, very slow in a less than half full restaurant, but my daughter's fish sandwich came with cheese when she asked for no cheese and our... More 

Thank Zlady61
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78 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2016 via mobile

Great crab cakes and pumpkin bread! I would come back just for some pumpkin bread. And the crab cakes have no filler so they practically melt in your mouth. Yum! The squash casserole is delicious too. Definitely recommend eating here!

Thank crispylettuce
Fernandina Beach, FL
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97 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2016

We had lunch at Barbara Jean's today. It is a local restaurant and we have enjoyed eating there for many years. The food was pretty much as usual with the exception of one item that was so sweet it was inedible (stewed tomatoes which I have always loved). We had two glasses of iced tea at $2.99 each. That was... More 

Thank brazvisitor
Cornelia, Georgia
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49 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2016 via mobile

I have always loved Barbara Jeans all my life at Saint Simons but now it's wonderful at Fernandina Beach Fl Love the turkey and dressing and the half-and-half seafood platter And chocolate stuff is always the best !!

Thank pwcain
Atlanta, Georgia
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34 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2016

Loved the pumpkin bread, it was fantastic. Everything else was just okay. I ordered the crab cake, squash casserole and cheese grits. Crab cake was okay, but several bites tasted gritty. Squash casserole was very bland. Cheese grits were good. My husband ordered turkey and dressing, mashed potatoes and corn. He said his was okay. All in all, it was... More 

Thank Blantonpartyof6
Amelia Island, Florida
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11 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2016

They pride themselves as having the best crab cakes on the island (Amelia Island, FL), however you won't find them here... Wait staff is eager to take your order, then once your cold food arrives - your server is nowhere to be found. If you order soup along with other items, be sure to ask for your soup first otherwise... More 

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

Thank you for leaving a review about your experience. I am sorry for the slow poor service you received. We hope you will give us another opportunity to provide you a positive experience. More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
American, Soups, Seafood
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Highchairs Available
Good for
Large groups, Scenic view, Local cuisine, Families with children
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: (904) 277-3700

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?