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Brett’s Waterway Cafe

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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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Sun - Sat 11:30 - 20:30
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Fernandina Beach, Florida
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13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 September 2015

Many locals think Brett's is a tourist trap. Nothing could be further from the truth. As residents of Amelia Island, we go there frequently. The food is always good, my husband loves their Bloody Marys (the classic, not their 'special' kind), and the view is spectacular. It's also close to the best shopping in the historic district. Definitely a must... More 

Thank JanPage2013
Amelia Island
2 reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 September 2015

Lunch special,today fish sandwich with fries and coleslaw. Lettuce, tomatoe, and onion discolored appeared to be prepared the night before or earlier or frozen. Asked for fresh garnishments and received the same. I.e., they don't have any fresh vegetables. $17.00 for a fish sandwich- really?

Thank ScubaKimAmeliaIsland
Alachua, Florida
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40 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 September 2015

My wife and I travel to Fernandina Beach for our anniversary every year and always try to have a special dinner on our actual anniversary date. We went to Brett's and probably had the best steaks we can ever remember. The meal was awesome as was the view. The staff was wonderful.

Thank Alachuagoulds
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 September 2015

Greeted well be the host, chatty and friendly. Our waitress was a cold fish, perhaps they should have left her in the fish tank, didn't feel the slightest bit welcome by her and that spoilt the experience. The food was good, not exceptional, would I try again, yes as the location is fantastic.

1 Thank Ian T
Daytona Beach, Florida
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15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2015 via mobile

Server was very attentive. Meals were delicious but not spicy. A little pricey, but worth it, try the fresh squeezed lemonade.

Thank Michael S
Davie, Florida
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16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2015 via mobile

We were eating outside enjoying the air. All out of nowhere birds bombarded us. Very distracting. Couldn't enjoy our lunch. Going to eat inside next time. Good and service was great though.

Thank Katie H
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37 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 September 2015

Good service, comfortable atmosphere, tasty food. I had salmon over risotto and the wife had Shrimp. They food was well prepared at reasonable prices. This is not a place I would choose for a special occasion mostly because of the setting, not romantic but if you are hungry for good seafood, this place should be high on your list.

Thank MickeyFred
Jacksonville, Florida
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23 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 September 2015 via mobile

Brett's is a place that everyone should go when visiting fernandina beach ! Gorgeous view of the water, outside in inside tables , and beautiful atmosphere . A Very nice menu that can satisfy and please everybody! The little cakes before the meal are just incredible delicious ! Food is great and And the price too!

Thank Bellatsch
Los Angeles, California
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385 reviews
138 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 170 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 September 2015

On busy holiday weekends if you don't have a reservation you will have a wait. But grab a drink and head to the rocking chairs on the front porch to watch the boats, people and sky. The food is great, oysters, fish, and be sure to have the local shrimp. A big taste difference than the farm raised shrimp.

Thank marynaturelover
Rock Hill, United States
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 September 2015

First, they do not take reservations except for 5 or more. They tell you they take call ahead seating, but when I called it was no we'r too busy so we are not taking call aheads. When we arrived, the hostess ignored us, but someone walked in after us and got their attention.Then when we were told there was an... More 

1 Thank Georgia C

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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, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Romantic, Kids, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, View, Bar Scene, Child-friendly
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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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?