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“Good food...great service!”
Review of 29 South Eats

29 South Eats
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Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $31 - $50
Cuisines: American
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Restaurant details
Good for: Special occasions, Local cuisine
Dining options: Late Night, Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Dining
Cross street: Ash
Level 3 Contributor
10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Good food...great service!”
Reviewed June 27, 2014 via mobile

My husband LOVED the honey fried chicken! The crab cake was small but yummy! Daily special was tilefish. Quite good. Overall, nice dining experience.

  • Visited June 2014
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English first
Ormond Beach, Florida
Level 1 Contributor
4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Great Overall Experience”
Reviewed June 26, 2014

My wife and I visited Fernandina Beach last weekend and had a meal at 29 South Eats after reading various reviews on local restaurants. Before the meal was over, we both agreed that we it was one of the most pleasant culinary experiences we'd ever had. The service was wonderful (our server's name was Ian), the food was simple but adventurous, nuanced, and balanced, and the ambiance was classy and comfortable. We had the sea bass over curried mussels and the foie burger and both were excellent. Our server seemed to read our minds, from his wine recommendation to his timing in placing our dessert orders.

We'll definitely be back.

  • Visited June 2014
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Thank Evan A
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Pineville, North Carolina
Level 3 Contributor
12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Did not make a good impression”
Reviewed June 21, 2014

We walked into 29 South this past week, and had a not so pleasant welcome. We must have gotten there at 9:15 pm, and the hostess greeted us, and then immediately followed with "out kitchen will be closing in 15 minutes". I was surprised and wasn't sure how to respond, so I tried to politely ask, "are you saying you don't want us to eat here?" The hostess must have realized how abrupt and rude she sounded, because she tried to back track out of it. However, in the next breath she said it again, "the kitchen will be closing in 15 minutes." I get that walking into a restaurant late is risky, but I think a greeter should greet and welcome its guests first, and if it becomes necessary to prod the guests along, do it politely later on. For the amount of money a meal costs at 29 South, the feeling of being rushed through some allotted number of minutes wouldn't be worth it.

Visited June 2014
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South Florida
Level 4 Contributor
37 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“Funky place in Fernandina Beach”
Reviewed June 20, 2014

Went to the place on Thursday night - very busy - you must make reservations as stated in other reviews. We did have them and so were greeted and seated right away. Host and servers all very good - efficient and friendly. The food was good - not great - except for the coffee and doughnuts dessert which was amazing. A worthwhile stop - just don't go with unrealistic expectations.

  • Visited June 2014
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Thank SFfromNF
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Fernandina Beach, Fl
1 review
“Terrible service and average food.”
Reviewed June 13, 2014

It took 20 minutes for someone to take our drink order and then another 20 minutes before someone came back to take our food order. One and a half hours later our food is served, but one entree was dropped on the way and another was not as ordered. The server was rude and just kept complaining she had another big party to attend to. This restaurant was very disappointing.....

  • Visited June 2014
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