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The staff was super friendly, the atmosphere was everything you'd expect at a beach restaurant, and the food was awesome. My shrimp tacos were fantastic! Highly recommended!!
Josh Messenger via - Aug 3, 2020
Nice, layed- back atmosphere. The shrimp basket was more food than I could eat.
leah player via - Jul 26, 2020
Great Poke Tuna
Wife had the bowl and I did tacos. Super fresh tuna great service by Ashley our server. Great outdoor seating area for social distancing.
Ken L via - Jul 20, 2020
Great place across from the beach ... read more
Jason Taylor via - Jul 15, 2020
Amazing great food amazing 3 bedroom suite music was good beach right across the street ... read more
Ryan Matthews via - Jul 5, 2020
Fantastic eating spot across from the Atlantic ocean. Open air patio dining area with great selection of seafood plates including catch of the day.
Eric Watz via - Jun 30, 2020
We love coming to The Surf Restaurant! Such a great atmosphere sitting outside with live music and wind off the ocean. The food was amazing as usual. We had the grilled shrimp, crab soup and clam strip basket. Best we’ve ever had! Hush puppies and salads were good as well. This is a family favorite that we will continue to visit!
Laura Morris via - Jun 28, 2020
Staff was excellent and attentive. Happy hour is now back and running from 3-6 from Monday to Friday. 2 for 1 drafts, or half off depending on how you look at it. I had the shrimp and crab nachos. They were really good, especially with the Old Bay queso sauce, but the crab was definitely imitation. Better half had the crab cakes. Sai ... read more
Al D via - Jun 24, 2020
Best place ever great service plenty of food for the buck super friendly waitress never had to ask for anything she was on her game ... read more
David Gibbs via - Jun 22, 2020
I frequent this place when in Fernandina. The staff is friendly and on the ball. The seafood is always fresh and delicious. Prices are reasonable and the atmosphere is relaxing and pleasant. Whats not to like? There may be a reasonable wait for an outside table but hey, expected. Usually have a low key entertainer singing and strummi ... read more
Robin Clark via - Jun 19, 2020
Spent the day at The beach, it was 5pm and was in search of the perfect place to round out my relaxing day. FOUND IT!!!! Right when I saw it I knew it would be great. Tons of outdoor seating with availability both for direct sunlight or shade, no annoying umbrellas or wooden benches here. Comfortable and clean tables and chairs. Sp ... read more
meredith kirk via - Jun 18, 2020
The service was terrible until the manager stepped in to rectify it. After that it was great!
The Salty Traveler via - May 31, 2020
Great atmosphere and live music outdoors.
Eric K via - May 25, 2020
Honest Wait Staff
My husband inquired about 2 items on the menu. The wait staff responded honesty that they would choose one over the other and gave the reason why. The reason was perfect!! The oysters were not local and arrived frozen/pre-breaded. The oysters had no flavor (opinion...More ... read more
LindyLouWho30540 via - May 16, 2020
The pulled pork Mac and cheese
The pulled pork Mac and cheese egg rolls were some of the best appetizers I have ever had. The bbq sauce was delicious and actually tasted like what I make from scratch. I had the blackened shrimp platter and wife had the mango chicken. Both...More ... read more
282ChristopherC282 via - May 7, 2020
Amazing all around !!!
Sabrina Williams via - May 6, 2020
Great food, Wait staff are awesome, Bartender (even tho an Ohio state fan) is awesome-Best bartender ever!
Matt via - Mar 31, 2020
During the quarantine we ordered take out of fried shrimp and blackened mahi. Both mahi and shrimp were fresh and delicious. We had rice with one order and chip sliced potatoes with the other. Rice was fixed very well with fresh tomatoes and seasoning. Each dinner had fresh green beans. This dinner was very good. New owners are ... read more
Jerry Sell via - Mar 24, 2020
Excellent food and takeout service during this difficult time.
Barbara Tague via - Mar 24, 2020
Stopped in for lunch today. Glad we did as we had never tried this place. Food was great. Fried shrimp basket had huge tasty shrimp. Not greasy. Husband had mahi sandwich which he said was really good. Great ice cream! We sat inside- really nice clean restaurant. Michelle our server was friendly. She was pretty busy attending to cust ... read more
Linda Gunning via - Mar 15, 2020
Tuna poke bowls was way better than Salt Life! Would like an ahi tuna filet or sandwich. Great service!
Joy Batton via - Mar 8, 2020
Nice meal!
We enjoyed a nice dinner here with crap soup and Philly cheesesteak hoagies. The location is good and the staff were very nice.
dlmoore305 via - Mar 2, 2020
Good food, parking is a problem ... read more
Judy S via - Feb 26, 2020
Breakfast in the cafe this morning was excellent! You really should try it. But what impressed me the most was the service. Hats off to Jessica. She kept cool, friendly, and showed real hussle. And thank you Bailey for stepping up and helping out. These ladies are what customer service is all about. Definitely going back.
Trish Goodwin via - Feb 23, 2020
great appetizers and friendly staff
I have been there twice and have had great service and food both times..The manager and wait staff are very attentive ...Today Chrissy was my server and i had a great appetizer of the crab cakes which were delicious.. Anna Michele the manager makes sure...More ... read more
Susan W via - Feb 16, 2020
Amazing food and the patrons are as nice as they can be! So I definitely recommend. I did have some issues with service...couldnt get silverware, ran out of drinks, feeling rushed to leave with an early check, etc. but service can change visit to visit so I am sure it’s usually awesome.
Amanda Green via - Feb 9, 2020
My favorite restaurant on Amelia Island.
Tyler Freund via - Feb 9, 2020
Friendly, great food and nominal prices. Just off the beach. The surf burger is as good as any.
Joel King via - Feb 2, 2020
Great French Fries!!! Fried shrimp basket was excellent! Great Value & Delicious!!
Jenny Nelson via - Jan 30, 2020
Water front view.
We stopped by on the way back from the beach for a quick bite and a drink, service was fast, place is nice, clean, not busy since it was mid afternoon.
joinville via - Jan 5, 2020
The Surf has improved within the last few months with the new management. We went there last Saturday. The food was much better! The drink specials are very reasonable and the staff really worked hard to provide great service. We will come back!
Karen Nemier via - Dec 10, 2019
The Surf has improved and is a great place for fun and friends
We went back to the Surf which is now under new management. The food was great! The bar prices were very reasonable and the staff went out of their way to provide excellent service. Location is right across from the ocean and it is a...More ... read more
B1742AOkarenn via - Dec 9, 2019
I had the grilled Southeastern chicken sandwich and fries. Very good food. Sat outside on a beautiful day.
Blaine Masson via - Dec 1, 2019
A+ Food and Service ... read more
Rosalyn Carter via - Nov 10, 2019
Casual, live music, great food, friendly service. Exactly what you would expect from a beachside eatery!
Velda Livingston via - Nov 8, 2019
Delicious bloody Mary's. Go for the large ... read more
paula cooney via - Oct 27, 2019
Good food, nice waitress, band was too loud at times ... read more
Deborah Rehm via - Oct 27, 2019
Fun menu good service and good food.
joanna hedtke via - Oct 25, 2019
Great smoothies, Poke bowls, etc!
Bruce Doueck via - Oct 19, 2019
Food and service were great!!!
Corey Hawn via - Oct 19, 2019
One of our favorite spots to stop when riding our motorcycles ... read more
Judy Dorman via - Oct 15, 2019
Always a great time ... read more
Mark Delfs via - Oct 13, 2019
Great location, fun place, great Tiki bar, live entertainment, friendly staff ....
Restaurant and Bar have been completely remodeled. New owners have made significant improvements and investments. A new management team added with entertainment and more weekly events being added. Loyalty program available for repeat customers and Happy Hour M - F (3 - 6). With limited...More ... read more
Clancydog via - Oct 11, 2019
Excellent location with oceanview ...Food was tasty and beer was cold!!
joyce wall via - Oct 9, 2019
Went with a large party for Sunday brunch. They were very accommodating. They staff did all they could to keep service moving, but food was coming out of kitchen slow. Staff was friendly and attentive. Food was good, not great, but good enough that I will return and try other menu items. Nachos should have been a firmer chip. They g ... read more
jfh37813 via - Oct 7, 2019
Breakfast was good. Typical items available. Good food and service was good.
Jon Ipe via - Oct 6, 2019
Ahi nachos! Jack Fruit tacos!
We found Surf because of their Facebook promotion and thought we would give it a try. Good decision on our part. We had the Ahi Tuna nachos which were outstanding, a delicious burger and for the first time I tried jack fruit which was one...More ... read more
rwdragon86 via - Oct 4, 2019
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