You’ll find several restaurants, pubs, and snack shops along Centre Street, between the bay and 8th Street (A1A), in Fernandina Beach’s old town. Two good dining options stand opposite the Hampton Inn & Suites on South 2nd Street, between Centre and Ash streets: the hip Joe’s 2nd Street Bistro (tel. 904/321-2558; and the more formal but still relaxed Le Clos (tel. 904/261-8100; Joe’s serves fine international fare in an old store, while Le Clos provides provincial French fare in a charming old house. Joe’s serves lunch and dinner while Le Clos serves dinner only; reservations are recommended. Drop by during the day for a look at the menus posted outside each.

And don’t forget Salt at the Ritz-Carlton Amelia Island; a world-class four-course “Chef’s Adventure” menu is worth the $95 per-person price tag ($140 per person paired with wines).


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