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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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Largo, Florida
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16 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We ordered fish and chips and fried green tomatoes. Both were awful. The tomatoes were mostly batter and tasteless.The fish was more batter than fish.

Thank Carasol
Boston, Massachusetts
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225 reviews
166 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Our first visit to Brett's and it was very nice. Storm damage made watching the sunset difficulty. Just an appetizer. The charcuterie plate. Good for two people. Nice view of the harbor. Friendly service. Busy around sunset time.

Thank Dennis J
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34 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We went for dinner with friends. The waiter was friendly but the food was VERY mediocre. The chicken in my entree salad was cold, hard, dry and flavorless. The salad had no flavor at all... couldn't take more than a few bites. All the other meals looked unappetizing. Total for two persons was over $50; my entree was a salad... More 

Thank Kebekah
Cedar Key, Florida
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107 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

What's not to like? The view is wonderful & the food is excellent ! A good variety of menu items & the food is plated beautifully. We ate both lunch & dinner and we thoroughly enjoyed our server/bartender Chris. He could not do enough to accommodate us. At lunch our food was good but the server Bojo was very slow... More 

Thank Paula W
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Have taken guests here for years. Food usually consistent and location senic. Service generally good. This last visit server did not bring usual appetizers, all other tables received as is restaurant policy. Also may have been trying to be funny but came across as a negative attitude. Will still return but be selective as to server.

Thank Lyle R
Rochester, New York
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82 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

The first stop in Florida should be in this great harbor view restaurant and charming town. Brett's puts you next to where the fresh fish are brought in. The restaurant is on three levels. The first is an outdoor porch with table service and the second and third are dining areas and bar inside. All have great views of the... More 

Thank Larry F
Chandler, Arizona
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71 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We arrived after the lunch rush, so we had option to eat inside or out. Weather was nice so we took outside seating. Our server was friendly and knowledgeable. Food came in appropriate time and was the right temp and well presented. Fish and CHips were ample and the fries done nice and crispy. One of us ordered the Chipotle... More 

Thank Nancy15423
Fernandina Beach, Florida
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58 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We're locals and have been here often with guests and for special occasions. The food has never disappointed us with taste and presentation. The shrimp/grits are some of the best, as well as many other appetizers and main menu items. There is quality service for ordering and receiving. It may be a little pricey, but well worth experiencing. I like... More 

Thank julia n
Destin, Florida
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42 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We just happened upon this restaurant as we were walking around the town, any place on the water pulls us in. We found the perfect table on the outside deck. I ordered the buffalo shrimp salad. I wasn't sure at first just how to eat it. The shrimp comes in a type of taco salad bowl on top of the... More 

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Worcester, Massachusetts
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17 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Wandered in for a glass of Chardonnay and a shrimp cocktail, they had no Chardonnay or shrimp. Nice view, otherwise disappointed, will not be retuning. Went to our regular go to place, Salty Pelican, had Chardonnay, peal and eat shrimp and crab dip, all excellent.

Thank sharronsibley

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