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Our local beach favorite! Everything we order is always delicious.
Cyndi Miller via - Nov 23, 2020
Nice selection of food and tastes great. Employees are are friendly and definitely a nice place to hang out when it rains.
Frantastik_World via - Nov 19, 2020
I been around the world and order plenty of fish sandwiches but this one tops them all! Charred Ahi with Avocado ! Its the BOMB! Definately coming back here.
LAKING DAGAT via - Nov 17, 2020
Great shrimp basket. Loved sweet potato fries. Service was wonderful.
Rosanne Harbison via - Nov 15, 2020
Great food and superior service! My wife and I were riding our bikes and decided to stop in for an early dinner. The place was nicely setup and tables adequately separated, and very clean. Casual dining experience. But very "smart looking!" We sat near the bar at a high table, very comfortable and the sea breeze made it very enjoy ... read more
Daniel Lombardi via - Nov 14, 2020
I looooooooooooove THIS PLACE. Best in town. Always bring everyone who is visiting here and they are obsessed as well. The food 10/10 the drinks 20/10 the atmosphere????????? OMG BOMB. Not a place you’d see in a small town. Thank you for making me feel like I’m vacationing every time I come for some cocktails :) ... read more
NotCarsonDaily via - Nov 11, 2020
Loved it! Great appetizers!
We stopped in here after doing a Halloween night kayak tour with Amelia Island Adventures, they gave us a coupon for here and we decided to use it. The menu had some really interesting and unique items on it! We decided to try the BBQ...Pulled Pork Mac & Cheese Eggrolls. OMG so good!! Who would have thought to roll up an egg roll wra ... read more
heathersf1023 via - Nov 8, 2020
Unfortunately it was muggy due to tropical tail of zeta, otherwise delightful! Food was great, atmosphere is great.
Andrew Burt via - Oct 30, 2020
wonderful ✨😍 ... read more
rebecca redding via - Oct 27, 2020
The place to go and chill out from all the craziness going on around us ... read more
Louis Merz via - Oct 23, 2020
Great place to hang out and enjoy the ocean breeze. Food is good, music has been very enjoyable, staff has been wonderful. the management is open to suggestions and definitely want to make THE SURF the place to come to. Try it you'll like it!!!
Louis Merz via - Oct 20, 2020
Great Place, Especially During a Pandemic
The Surf is a great place to eat and is just across Fletcher from the Ocean on Amelia Island. Now, during the off season, it's a wonderful place for locals as well as visitors. The weather is perfect for outdoor dinning on the huge party...deck and with the pandemic hanging on, this beach bar/restaurant is ideal. Social distancing is ... read more
Magnificent74 via - Oct 13, 2020
Cheryl & Anna were amazing! My daughter had some questions about the menu and the manager was super flexible with her, which made her feel so special! The service was a 10 out of 10 and the food was amazing! We love eating there and can't wait to go back!
Carrie Lee via - Oct 11, 2020
We stayed across the street from ...
We stayed across the street from The Surf for a week.  In the week we ate at the Surf 5 times!  

The Sunday brunch was so good!  Did to Covid we hadn't been out to breakfast since March.  What an absolute treat!

Our daughter highly recommends the shrimp roll and the crab beignets.  My husband loved the shrimp basket, t
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Shannon E. via - Oct 11, 2020
Met a friend for a late lunch/early dinner and had a very nice time. We split the Shrimp and Crab Nachos which was delicious and more than enough for the both of us. Our table was wiped down prior to being seated. Our server was...very attentive and did wear a mask. The restaurant is large and seating is spread out, with most tables ... read more
KalyraFan49 via - Oct 9, 2020
Great place and amazing food ... read more
Scheila Durkee via - Oct 7, 2020
Food was great! The band was awesome! Wait staff was awesome too! Hostess Shyann was very polite and always had a smile on her face.
Loving Life! via - Oct 3, 2020
Awsome food and great atmosphere will return ... read more
Alice Hill via - Oct 3, 2020
Service was good. They tried hard on the food but just missed the mark. Great atmosphere and I will go back.
Jeff Stewart via - Sep 27, 2020
The food is good and the people that work here are great.
Joe H via - Sep 26, 2020
Great food and service!
Andria Brimhall via - Sep 25, 2020
Some of the best tacos I ate. Great place! All the dishes we bought were top notch.
Mike Occhipinti via - Sep 20, 2020
Very good lunch with friends. Good service and food ... read more
Marty Hall via - Sep 16, 2020
Locals wake up. Great place.
Man it just gets better. bought a condo near here 4 weeks ago, been her3 now 4 times. I will be more frequent. Tonight I tried the special. Absolutely the best Cuban sandwich ever. Too big to eat it all and carried half home for...lunch. I must add, the service was excellent. Fast friendly and welcoming. Please come and support this ... read more
BarryC268 via - Sep 15, 2020
Service is great and food is tasty!!!
Rose French via - Sep 6, 2020
Very good!
Tina Rees via - Sep 6, 2020
Chrissy made our day!
I went in for a drink yesterday and had a terrific time. My server, Chrissy was so attentive as was the support staff. We ended up staying for snacks because the ambiance was so great. If you like great drinks, great service and food, this...More ... read more
Crystalcake via - Sep 1, 2020
Decent menu, a little on the pricey side.
Ed Thompson via - Aug 31, 2020
Great food, great atmosphere, love eating outside.
Jayme Taylor via - Aug 25, 2020
Food was good. Wait staff was excellent. Dustin Mccullough band was great.
Carl Scott Amos via - Aug 21, 2020
I like the vibe. Food taste and quality has improved alot from years past. Fun, beachy, good food, enough said.
Mark Woods via - Aug 16, 2020
This place was great. Exactly what you imagine for an authentic beach dive. Fried shrimp basket hit the spot and the fries were seasoned perfectly. My wife was one of those people and got the nachos at a seafood place but she said they were fantastic.
Joseph Fasci via - Aug 11, 2020
The food was amazing, I had the blackened Shrimp Poke Bowl and am still thinking about how good it was. The band was okay, not out of this world but still great to be out and about. The sea breeze on the open air seating area was so refreshing. I wish I lived closer, this would be one of my regular spots.
kacie flagor via - Aug 9, 2020
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
We went there yesterday and it ...
We went there yesterday and it was great! The food was good and hot! The drinks nice and cold!  The service was the best. Samantha hooked me up at the bar with a nice caffeine boost and Courtney took great care of us at the table. She even spoiled our dogs with their own dishes!!
Mary A. via - Jun 16, 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
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