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The Salty Pelican Bar & Grill

12 N Front St, Fernandina Beach, Amelia Island, FL 32034-4109
+1 904-277-3811
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  • Excellent51%
  • Very good36%
  • Average11%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“oysters” (232 reviews)
“oyster trio” (25 reviews)
“crab dip” (75 reviews)
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American, Bar, Seafood, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
12 N Front St, Fernandina Beach, Amelia Island, FL 32034-4109
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Family of 9 visited this place for lunch and we got seated fast. I tried the breaded shrimp plate which was great! It was fresh and served fast. Price is not bad. Sweet potato price was very good as well as the breaded clams.

Thank kamoteq1
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

While visiting the island decided to stop for lunch. Food was excellent. I had a salad with shrimp and my companions got the fresh catch off the day, fried shrimp and an oyster sandwich. All of which were delicious. It was too hot to sit...More

Thank dbbohner
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

They are tiny & covered with heavy breading. We couldn't even taste the oysters. Were there on Tuesday night at 9 PM, so maybe we got leftovers. The oysters Rockefeller, served on the half-shell, however, were terrific. House salad was good too. Friendly server.

Thank Mary S
Reviewed 1 week ago

My review 3 years ago said average food but good experience overall. I'd say the same again. My wife really likes it and she only eats fish and veggies. I like it ok. I can't say I've ever had anything I love (soups come close)...More

Thank 2BEis2SKI
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We have been visiting this place for the last 4 years, and we love it. We come to Amelia Island yearly to visit relatives, and this is just a place we can't skip. I love the seared tuna nachos. The seaweed salad, goat cheese, and...More

Thank Angela R
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A very casual restaurant that offers dining downstairs and upstairs in open air atmosphere bar and a few tables. Nice variety of different types of oysters and fresh seafood's more of a local fare. Parking is limited however it's right across from the water so...More

Thank Newlife16
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We come every year, nothing for tensions, always good, even left with a doggy bag… we had the fish and chips which were D-Lish... Love the rum punch... don't know when they added the misters, but it does cool it off a bit outside…

Thank Erika W
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We visited the bar area for a drink and app. Bartender was great and so were drinks - Bloody Mary and A fruity margarita. Crab dip app was great too!

Thank Kristie Y
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Best oysters in town, excellent service. Visited 3 times in 6 day stay and all were great. Tried lots of menu, all good

Thank cosmos611
Reviewed 1 week ago

The waitress was very friendly. We sat outside for lunch and it was comfortable. The food was delicious and the portions are large. The cuban sandwich was very tasty. We had a vegan in our group and the restaurant was very accommodating with her food...More

Thank Cheryl D
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Questions & Answers
2 July 2017|
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Response from STEPHANIE K | Reviewed this property |
We called ahead of time. (We take our dog everywhere we possibly can). No dogs. They should change thy though!! They're like the only place that doesn't allow dogs.
2 July 2017|
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Response from Milinda_Georgia | Reviewed this property |
Yes,we saw several dogs being walked through the down stairs bar area.
Ellen F
6 March 2017|
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Response from SaltyHarvey | Property representative |
Ellen, thank you for the inquiry. Unfortunately The Salty Pelican does not accept reservations. I would suggest Cafe Karibo, as they have space for parties that large. We hope to see you at The Salty Pelican sometime during... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Groups, Kids, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, View, Bar Scene, Child-friendly
Open Hours
10:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 12 N Front St, Fernandina Beach, Amelia Island, FL 32034-4109
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Amelia Island  >  Fernandina Beach
  • Phone Number: +1 904-277-3811
A great place for Lunch and Dinner overlooking the Amelia River and a sunset view every night!
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