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The Surf Restaurant Bar

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3199 S Fletcher Ave, Fernandina Beach, Amelia Island, FL 32034-2378
+1 904-261-5711
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11:00 - 23:00
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Sun - Thu 11:00 - 22:00
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Fort Myers, Florida
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40 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We stopped in about 2pm hungry as heck but did not want to ruin our dinner plans later. I was traveling with husband and two teenage kids. Play off footballs games were on and they have a lot of TV's and sports fans there. We enjoy that atmosphere, so we stayed and had a few appetizers, and some cold beverages.... More 

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Thank ANGELA K
Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We had chicken and fish tacos. Everything was amazing. Our waitress was also very friendly. She told us a new owner had recently bought the restaurant. We were very satisfied customers. We also got to play ping-pong and corn hole.

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Thank Lisa M
Joey L, General Manager at The Surf Restaurant Bar, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your feedback. We work hard to ensure every guest is treated awesome! Come back soon!! More 

St. Marys, GA
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121 reviews
89 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

I enjoyed spending time with old friends at The Surf. I ordered the crab cake and fried green tomato appetizer and a Cape Cod cocktail after flagging down the waitress for our group. She took everyone's order and skipped right over me??? Honest mistake. The crab cakes and green tomatoes were yummy with a zesty dipping sauce. The Cape Cod... More 

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Thank loveavacation123
Joey L, General Manager at The Surf Restaurant Bar, responded to this review

I apologize for the service. Napkins and Silverware are supposed to be given out when you are sat. We will do better for you next time. Thanks so much for your feedback. More 

Brunswick, Ohio
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago

walked out because as we sat across from the bar the bartender was loud and obnoxious, boisterous and opinionated. he seemed intoxicated actually. waited for 5 minutes for a server who never showed. frustrated enough and left. the food on others table looked ok, but nothing special. just bar food. place seemed unclean. good enough for drinking I guess. won't... More 

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Thank Bob G
Joey L, General Manager at The Surf Restaurant Bar, responded to this review

Thank you for your feedback. Our Silly bar group can get out of hand sometimes, but our staff do not drink while working. I apologize for your experience. You can ask for Manager at any time to handle any issues while you are at the restaurant. I would love to have another chance to "Wow" you. Just tell the host... More 

Charleston, South Carolina
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167 reviews
167 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Having a free evening while attending a conference on Amelia Island my wife and I decided to try out one of the local seafood joints and popped into The Surf. Not very impressed with the place or the food, and the only view from their outdoor deck seating area was of the highway traffic and motels. We started off with... More 

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Thank Karl H
Joey L, General Manager at The Surf Restaurant Bar, responded to this review

I apologize for your experience. The view we have we cannot change. We have had this view for 60 years. The food however can be helped. Did you ask for a Manager to address the Peel and eat shrimp? Please do so we may address any issues that may occur. We take pride in taking care of our guests to... More 

2 reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great food, awesome server (Chris) beautiful evening for patio dining. Love the new furniture. Thanks for giving us locals a great place to go!

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Thank Marsha R
Joey L, General Manager at The Surf Restaurant Bar, responded to this review

Thank you very much. We love this place too. More 

Fernandina Beach, Florida
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45 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The fish tacos here are good and the service was good enjoyed my visit there and will returned. it is a local place

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Thank Andyga410
Joey L, General Manager at The Surf Restaurant Bar, responded to this review

Thank you for your comments. We love to take care of our guests. More 

Jacksonville Beach, Florida
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291 reviews
152 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 187 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Stop here frequently while out for a ride along the coast. Latest visit Wednesday afternoon, surprisingly had a one-man band playing good tunes. Nice water view. Go with the Moon Dog Burger topped with pulled pork, fantastic. Service is was a little slow at 45 mins but the waitress kept our drinks full while we waited.

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Thank GoingFarFarAway
Joey L, General Manager at The Surf Restaurant Bar, responded to this review

Thanks for your patience. The new menu roll out has been fun, but not without hiccups. We appreciate your visit and hope to see you soon. More 

Birmingham, Alabama
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28 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Love sitting on back deck looking at the ocean and eating oysters. Way over priced for quality of food served

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Thank lynnj_11
Joey L, General Manager at The Surf Restaurant Bar, responded to this review

Thank you for your comments we appreciate every one. If you have any issues while dining please do not hesitate to ask for a manager. We strive to please our guests. More 

Amelia Island, Florida
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179 reviews
152 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It was late Sunday afternoon and felt like eating some shrimp. Stopped by the Surf Restaurant and ordered a shrimp basket, WOW, it was great! The management has done an upgrade on the restaurant, new tables and chairs, servers have new uniforms, but the food is still great. I will be back!

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1 Thank Harry C
Joey L, General Manager at The Surf Restaurant Bar, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your special comments. We love to hear all, but especially the good times our guests have with us. Come back soon! We will be waiting. More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$15 - US$35
Cuisine
American, Bar, Seafood
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Kids, View
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 22:00
Monday
11:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 22:00
Thursday
11:00 - 22:00
Friday
11:00 - 23:00
Saturday
11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3199 S Fletcher Ave, Fernandina Beach, Amelia Island, FL 32034-2378
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Amelia Island  >  Fernandina Beach
  • Phone Number: +1 904-261-5711
  • This restaurant is at The Surf Beach Motel
Description
A casual relaxed Key West Feel. American Seafood Coastal Cuisine. Large open Deck seating with 2 Large Sit in Tiki bars. Open year round with live music and games. Foosball, Ping Pong and Cornholes games outside. Arcade Games in the inside game room.

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?