There are many seafood restaurants that offer some of the best seafood dishes on Amelia Island. Here are five our favorites that offer diners the best variety of seafood dishes that are too good to miss:
Sliders Seaside Grill - This lovely restaurant located at 1998 South Fletcher Ave. offers tremendous crab cakes, seared ahi tuna, fresh oysters and shrimp scampi in a relaxed setting that overlooks Fernandina Beach. It also features three of Florida's liveliest tiki bars that offer happy hour drink specials Monday-Thursday from 4-7 p.m. Be sure to try the crab burgers that have made Sliders Seaside Grill a popular place to visit since the 1940s.
Bret's Waterway Cafe - Bret's Waterway Cafe is a trendy seafood restaurant located on 1 South Front St. It is one of best seafood restaurants on Amelia Island because it offers diners a tremendous selection of mussel, salmon and grouper dishes that can feed up to two people easily. Diners will also enjoy meeting the cafe's owner who offers tours of his modern kitchen any time during the restaurant’s normal business hours.
The Crab Trap - The Crab Trap is a family owned fresh seafood restaurant located on 31 North Second St. It is well-known for its rustic dining room located inside a converted Victorian era warehouse. We think this restaurant is one of the best seafood restaurants on Amelia Island because it offers diners an amazing selection of crab dishes that showcase Florida's love of fresh crab legs. Visitors will also enjoy The Crab Trap's steamed oysters that are showcased in some of the best seafood soups around.
Kelley's Courtyard Cafe - This relatively new seafood restaurant located on 19 South Third St. is a one of the best places to eat fresh seafood dishes such as grilled mahi mahi tuna and blackened snapper. This is the case because Kelley's Courtyard Cafe uses simple cooking techniques that maximize the flavor of every dish's components. Be sure to also try one of Kelley's locally crafted beers that go well with practically any of the cafe's signature seafood dishes.
Sandy Bottoms Beach Bar and Grill - This cozy seafood restaurant located on 2910 Atlantic Ave. offers delicious crab cakes, grilled scallops and seafood gumbo. It also offers one of Florida's best selections of locally produced beers and wines. Be sure to have dinner at the restaurant's outdoor patio to see why it is one of the best places to eat seafood on Amelia Island.