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“Historic Charm, Contemporary Cuisine” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Joe's 2nd Street Bistro

Joe's 2nd Street Bistro
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $29 - $31
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Restaurant details
Good for: Romantic, Business meetings, Families with children, Special occasions, Large groups, Local cuisine
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Description: Located in historic downtown Fernandina Beach, Joe's 2nd St. Bistro serves innovative cuisine in a relaxed, island atmosphere. Enjoy fresh seafood specialties in a 1900's home, or outside in a New Orleans inspired Courtyard.
Atlanta, GA
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53 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
“Historic Charm, Contemporary Cuisine”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 10, 2012

This place artfully mixes the best of the past (their historic home location downtown) and fresh, farm to table cuisine that's well-priced and well-served. On this visit, we chose to sit out on the back patio because we had two families. If we were on a date, I'd probably choose to sit inside.

Visited April 2012
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Chef Ricky P, Owner at Joe's 2nd Street Bistro, responded to this review, December 11, 2012
Thank you for taking the time for reviewing us. We are glad you had a good time with us. We try to honor the historic while making a cozy, intimate dinning experience. We look forward seeing you in the near future.
Mari and Ricky
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English first
Sorrento, Florida, United States
1 review
“Exceeded expectations for food and service for wedding rehearsal dinner”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 18, 2012

New chef/owner Chef Ricky Pigg worked with me so I could have a dream rehearsal dinner for my son, his future bride, and the wedding party. He worked with my budget and prepared an out of this world meal that was enjoyed by all. The dinner, held November 12, 2012, was served on the patio with picture perfect cool weather and no bugs! The service was outstanding and the wait staff was prompt with drinks and our meal. The meal and dessert were heavenly. Chef Pigg prepared out of this world trio of local fried shrimp, BBQ baked 1/2 chicken, smoked pork loin, Charleston Hoppin John, seasoned haricot verts sauteed in garlic butter, mashed potatoes, wonderful salads with killer dressing, and capped it off with chocolate terrine. The chocolate terrine is a must-have if you visit the restaurant. Chef Ricky really delivered as he promised. I will definitely return to Joe's 2nd Street Bistro when I visit Fernandina Beach in the future!

  • Visited November 2012
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Trudy D
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Chef Ricky P, Owner at Joe's 2nd Street Bistro, responded to this review, November 19, 2012
It was a honor to be able to host your rehearsal dinner. I am glad that we had such great weather for the weekend. It was a pleasure to work with your whole family. Thank you for the kind words and our staff is happy they could play a small your in the future of your family. We look forward to seeing everyone for the first anniversary dinner.
Mari and Ricky
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Tallahassee
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82 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
“Lovely evening”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 14, 2012

We visited Joe's to celebrate our Anniversary and were treated with warmth and care. The gumbo starter was flavorful and plenty to share. The bread was decadent. Chicken Cordon Bleu and Prime Rib were our entrees that we both thoroughly enjoyed. We were treated to a piece of Italian Cream cake..yum! Trish our waitress was attentive and pleasant. The nicest touch was being able to talk to the head chef/owner. Very down to earth, and cares about his customers.

  • Visited November 2012
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Pam F
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Chef Ricky P, Owner at Joe's 2nd Street Bistro, responded to this review, November 15, 2012
It was really nice meeting you on your first trip to Fernandina Beach. Thank you for celebrating your anniversary with us. We look forward to seeing you on your next trip to the Island and thank you for taking the time to review us.
Mari and RIcky
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Florida
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46 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Great food, just a little pricey”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 10, 2012

Food was really quite good and they were flexible with preferences and druthers. Waiter made thoughtful suggestions as we discussed the menu choices. It was a relaxing and nice experience. Desserts a little small but creative. Wine list also on the small side but well thought out with range of variety and prices. As an aside has anyone else noticed that Fernandina seems to have a seemingly high number of restaurants with Bistro in their name? Owner shared they were planning on adding lunch soon..

  • Visited November 2012
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Health-traveler
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Chef Ricky P, Owner at Joe's 2nd Street Bistro, responded to this review, November 12, 2012
Thank for joining us during your stay here on Amelia Island. We are glad we could accommodate your special requests. We are planning on opening for lunch in February of next year and look forward to seeing you again so you can try some of our creative lunch items. Thank you taking the time for the feedback.
Mari and Ricky
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Norfolk, England
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Would not return”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 7, 2012

We were not impressed. Pleasant venue but food very average. Our grouper, in fact, had that distinctly 'old' taste and smell to it. It was expensive for what it was too.
We had booked in advance on the recommendation of our B & B, but wished we had just looked round town for the liveliest, busy place instead.

  • Visited November 2012
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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Thank JF55
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Chef Ricky P, Owner at Joe's 2nd Street Bistro, responded to this review, November 8, 2012
We are sorry that you did not get the experience you were looking for. I have shared your experience with our fish supplier about the quality of the grouper. We pride ourselves in getting fish locally and daily to ensure that it is of the highest quality. Next time you are here in Fernandina Beach please let us know.
Mari and Ricky
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