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Brett’s Waterway Cafe

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$$ - $$$
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1 S Front St, Ste 2, Fernandina Beach, Amelia Island, FL 32034-4295
+1 904-261-2660
11:30 - 20:30
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Toronto, Canada
1 review
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

What a horrible experience! Our last family dinner on vacation and this place ruined our evening completely! I booked a table for 10 plus 3 kids, show up to two separate tables. When we tell them we want to sit together the extremely rude grumpy faced woman seating us says well we can't move the tables around and said we... More 

Thank sam101983
2 reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Don't go with a large group expecting to be seated at the same table. Even with a reservation and a nearly empty back room they flat out refused to seat is all together. Saying that sitting back to back was "together.". When asked why we weren't told about this when the reservation was made, The hostess who had a terrible... More 

Thank Marc M
Milford, Massachusetts
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36 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Having a food allergy, it's important to me that my server and bartender are aware. The bartender came out to tell what was in my drink, I chanced drinks to be safe. The food was amazing ! So was the view.

Thank vawgrc
Ocala, fl
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 December 2016 via mobile

We had been here before and was glad they were able to open back up after the storm. The food was good but the view was literally perfection. We sat outside and had a couple glasses of wine. Soup was really good and the wedge salad was probably one of the best I've ever had. Definitely would go again. Saltys... More 

Thank Hnt730
Fernandina Beach, Florida
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7 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 December 2016

Whenever I have family and friends in town for a visit, I always manage to take them to Brett's for a sumptuous meal. The menu is incredible no matter what your taste buds think they need. Lots of surf and turf and lots of southern-style fare coupled with a beautiful backdrop of the Amelia River and boats galore! The food... More 

Thank S4779KSpatrickg
Central Florida, Florida
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19 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 December 2016

We had time to make a stop at the Cafe prior to going onboard a cruise of the Bay area. It was a cold afternoon and we sat at the bar which had a great view of the Bay. We told the bartender we didn't have too much time but needed some soup. Right away he went into the kitchen... More 

Thank ChiefNewJersey
Florida City, Florida
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20 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 December 2016

We stopped in here for a beer over the weekend and after coming here previously we were looking forward to grabbing a beer and watching the boats in the marina but saw first hand what damage the storm did,,, I hope they are able to get things fixed quickly and people can go back and enjoy this place!

Thank Tampa T
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17 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 November 2016 via mobile

Nice "on the water" place. Outdoor dining was under repair so we dined next to a temporary chain link fence. Food was very good but pricey. The wine was very reasonably price - something I found to be universal in Fernandina.

Thank Frederick G
Jacksonville, Florida
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49 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 November 2016

We have been to Brett's several times. Unfortunately, Hurricane Matthew took away the dock and the restaurant is surrounded by fencing. It was a beautiful day so it was still nice to sit outside. We had the Mahi Mahi sandwich which was a bit dry. The french fries are always delish. Service was good. Emily was very accommodating.

Thank JaxTinkerbell
Port Orange, Florida
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19 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 November 2016

Enjoyed this Cafe for lunch! Jessica was very personable and attentive to our needs. Too many choices on the menu, and even more daily specials. Looking forward to going back!!

Thank Oldhawk77

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$15 - US$20
American, Bar, Seafood, Pub
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids, Groups, View, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Romantic
Open Hours
11:30 - 20:30
11:30 - 20:30
11:30 - 20:30
11:30 - 20:30
11:30 - 20:30
11:30 - 20:30
11:30 - 20:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1 S Front St, Ste 2, Fernandina Beach, Amelia Island, FL 32034-4295
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Amelia Island  >  Fernandina Beach
  • Phone Number: +1 904-261-2660

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