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Joe's 2nd Street Bistro

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14 S 2nd St, Fernandina Beach, Amelia Island, FL 32034-4202
+1 904-321-2558
11:00 - 15:00
17:30 - 21:30
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Wed - Mon 11:00 - 15:00
17:30 - 21:30
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 156 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

I found what I was looking for; delicious shrimp and grits. My husband had a cup of the gumbo which he really enjoyed. Then I shared my shrimp and grits with him. Bloody Mary special for $5, Virgin Mary was $4. There seemed to be a shortage of servers so it took a bit too long to get our check... More 

Thank Curly
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We just had drink here in the early afternoon. April made us feel so welcome and was a wonderful server. Highly recommend the blood orange mimosa!

Thank Hayley L
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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16 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We were hungry, walking around down town shopping area looking at menu's in the windows. Stopped at Joe's, the menu looked intriguing, the place looked clean and appetizing. My wife and I had an amazing lunch. Great service people, made the right recommendations, the food was outstanding, the wine was very good and the price was right. Highly recommend Joe's

Thank Colfax735
Chicago, Illinois
1 review
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Spent a wonderful evening at Joe's. Terrific selection of craft cocktails, wine and food. This is a higher end place and the prices reflect it so don't expect a cheap burger. We had a seafood risotto and perfectly done steak. Our server,Brian, was so knowledgable and personable and timed the courses well. We enjoyed the experience so much we made... More 

Thank seftie002
Cincinnati, Ohio
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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is our second experience at this restaurant, both times for dinner. Their rack of lamb is wonderful, and they always have a couple specials. Their portions are generous and their prices are in the $18-$29 range. You definitely need a reservation, as it is always busy. The only downside is it can get quite noisy.

Thank kloslaw
Cedar Key, Florida
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107 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This was our first experience but will not be our last. The food was outstanding! Not only was there a wide & varied menu choice but many intriguing specials. Excellent food & experience!

Thank Paula W
Henderson, Kentucky
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Several of us had reservations for lunch here and could not believe the décor and how nice the staff was. The place was pretty crowded, but we had an outstanding sever, and loved the place. The food was excellent like the wontons for an appetizer and the steak salad and shrimp, ribeye and filet. They have a great patio area,... More 

Thank kentucky101
Sapphire, North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Joe's 2nd Street Bistro is rather small and quite busy. Better make a reservation because it's very popular and for good reason. The food is outstanding. We had the fish special, which was cobia. Very mild and prepared blackened, it was delicious!

Thank mjharvey1
Destin, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Great meal, great service, great experience, just GREAT! My husband and I were staying the weekend in the area to celebrate Valentine's Day. We wanted a restaurant with good food but also an experience. We researched several and decided on Joe's. I called to make a reservation for Sunday evening, not sure if we really needed one. Glad we did... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Wonderful food, excellent service and good wine list. The duck was soooo good. My husband had the lamb, it was very good too. Our server was so helpful and attentive. Great place for a date or special occasion.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$29 - US$31
American, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Groups, Romantic
Open Hours
11:00 - 15:00
17:30 - 21:30
11:00 - 15:00
17:30 - 21:30
11:00 - 15:00
17:30 - 21:30
11:00 - 15:00
17:30 - 21:30
11:00 - 15:00
17:30 - 21:30
11:00 - 15:00
17:30 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 14 S 2nd St, Fernandina Beach, Amelia Island, FL 32034-4202
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Amelia Island  >  Fernandina Beach
  • Phone Number: +1 904-321-2558
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.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?