Horizons
Horizons

Horizons

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.horizonsameliaisland.com/
  • Phone: (904) 321-2430
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Tuesday - Friday: 11:00am - 3:00pm; Dinner: Wednesday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 9:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Seafood, Continental, Contemporary American
  • Executive Chef: Courtney Thompson
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Beer, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Takeout, Wine
  • Catering: We would love to help you with your catering needs both on and off premise.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: North of Lewis St
  • Parking: Private Lot
A word from Horizons
Located on the south end of Amelia Island. Between The Ritz-Carlton and the Amelia Island Plantation, our restaurant offers traditional continental fare with a twist.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Overall
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Ambiance
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Food
Horizons reviews from OpenTable diners
28 reviews since July 28, 2014
Overall Rating4.4
  • Food4.6
    Service4.3
  • Ambiance4.1
    Noise LevelModerate
93% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (19)fit for foodies (14)special occasion (13)good for groups (10)great for lunch (7)romantic (6)notable wine list (6)great for outdoor dining (6)great for brunch (3)kid-friendly (3)late-night find (2)hot spot (1)Show More
  • Horizons
    bobb
    Dined on 11/15/2014
    Horizons always has great food in a nice neighborhood setting.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fabulous!
    Luveating
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    We had the chance to have lunch. We were thrilled with another fabulous meal. We always enjoy dining at Horizon's. Always welcoming, the staff makes you feel like family. Food always great.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Birthday Dinner
    COLBY13
    Dined on 10/1/2014
    Picked by my wife for dinner on her Birthday on a Wed. night. Had moved from old location and somewhat hard to find without GPS. Nice and open and service was excellent. Good wine list and food was very good and would definitely dine her again.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Date Night
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    Amazing date night, the meal was amazing as if we would expect anything different! Can't help but discuss our amazing meal at breakfast the next day. So intimate.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Outstanding!
    MIKEnPAM
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    Once again, Horizons provides an Outstanding dining experience. Both the AHI Tuna appetizer and the MAHI entrée were the best ever AND we paired this deliciousness with very reasonably priced bottle of Nobilo ICON. SO GOOD!!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food; poor service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010VIP
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    My wife and I visited on our last night at Amelia Island. Greeted promptly and seated right away, however tone was set when we were told they were one server down. Our order was taken promptly and food arrived in reasonable time. Food was sensational, however the rest of the experience was not. After being served our bottle of wine and then our entrees, NOT one person followed up to ask how the food was, if our meat was cooked properly, to refill our wine glasses, to refill our water glasses, or if we needed anything. At the end of our meal, the waitress only returned to see if we wanted dessert. During the night, it was apparent the front of the house and our waitress was unorganized and inefficient.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Fun for Eight
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    Overall excellent evening, my particular entrée "Shrimp & Grits" was not great but everyone else enjoyed their meals very much. I did order the Shrimp & Grits myself and they were not on menu any longer but chef accommodated me, my bad. Service was excellent.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, late-night find, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Delicious food
    Anne1448
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    The food was superb! The service was excellent and very personable. I will continue to recommend it to friends.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • great food
    souffle
    Dined on 8/27/2014
    Courtney, Sonny and their staff do an excellent job of serving good food in a friendly manner. I enjoy the "game" that Courtney and I play with her must have soufflé. Keep up the "2 for $40.00" deal
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Beachdiva
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    Courtney as usual is a great cook..food amazing. I did dine there because I saw this on the computer and it was Buy 1 get one free. I noted that in my reservation. Waitress was rude when it came time to pay the Bill..stated did you print it out. Well I do not have a printer !!! She said that if I did not print it , I did not have it !!! Yikes !!! Almost in a mean Way !!! Lucky for me I had my Trusty Big Brother,s Big Sister Book and I produced a coupon out of it. Then the waitress seemed really upset and treated us very abrubtly !!! Do not advertise this on the computer ...or if you do state coupon or deal must be printed out..Thanks
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Michael
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    Food was excellent We really enjoyed the lobster ravioli, BBQ shrimp, blackened sea bass and duck.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • First time
    RepeatVIP
    Dined on 8/7/2014
    We had friends visiting from Pittsburgh, and it was our first time at Horizons, I was hopeing that it lived up to everything I had heard! It passed with flying colors, it is now on the rotation :-) Food and service was outstanding.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always great
    BIGBOB
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    We were at Horizon's again and were just as pleased as the previous times. This place is known to the locals and not swamped with tourists that always manage to drive prices up. I've had snapper and grouper there that were easily ranked among some of the best I've had. I would recommend Horizons without reservation to everyone.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • good local spot
    oneguyVIP
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    We split the rack of lamb (their signature dish) and an arugula salad. We liked the lamb and we thought the salad was just ok. It is a nice restaurant off the beaten track and apparently it is popular among the locals. Sonny, the hostess, seemed to recognize many of the guests as they arrived and remembered their seating preferences. The staff were very attentive. The restaurant was pretty quiet when we were there, which we like. The prices are quite reasonable, especially for a resort area.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Pleasant evening.
    karen
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    Very attractive dining room. We dined early and there were few other parties present. Menu descriptions of food accurate. Rack of lamb well prepared. Adequate wine list by the bottle. Limited to house wines by the glass. The fruit tart was a little old and gummy. Key Lime Pie and Cheesecake were ok.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Very Good
    SuperbVIP
    Dined on 7/31/2014
    This is our go-to, hometown, restaurant for nice dinners. We have eaten here many times, in both its prior and new locations. The food NEVER disappoints, is always well prepared, fresh, tasty and well presented. The prices are very reasonable compared to other restaurants around Fernandina Beach/Amelia Island, FL. And the service and ambiance are very nice.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Memorable meal!
    mifree1836VIP
    Dined on 7/30/2014
    Lobster bisque bursting with flavor. Blue snapper with mushroom and artichoke salad was the best fish I've ever tasted. My husband's scallops were fantastic also. The caramel chocolate chip soufflé was delicious. The chef's were personal and personable visiting the table often.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 11 ratings-only reviews submitted since July 28, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.6
    • Food4.7
    • Ambiance3.8
    • Service4.6
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 244 reviews are from the Horizons reviews archive.
  • A PRECIOUS FIND
    AtHomeOnAmeliaIsland
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    The food is delicious and beautifully presented. The staff is always proficient and genuinely hospitable. If anyone is seeking an intimate dinner for two or wishes to plan a large private luncheon or dinner party - HORIZONS is a perfect choice.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    We live in Jacksonville and find the trip very worth while. If you are tired of the chain restaurant you must give Horizons a try. Have been visiting them for years back to the days when they where located in the old Bell South building in Fernandina Bch.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • A nice stop on the island
    tmsqam
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    My wife and I enjoyed the food and service at the Horizons. Rack of Lamb was great.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellant new location.
    SteveB
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    Same outstanding food in a great new location. Horizons is one of our favorite restaurants. Its new location is much roomier and has great ambiance, although is a little hard to find. Take the time to locate it - it's worth it. I had the scallops and my wife had fish of the day - delicious. Fantastic lobster bisque to start too.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delicious food!
    urania
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    A great dining experience. We started with BBQ Shrimp and Lobster Ravioli as appetizers. They were so good that I wish I could order each of them as a main course! Everything was prepared perfectly and the soufflé for dessert was out of this world. Can't wait to go back when I am back on the island.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Rare chance for a dessert souffle
    YummyRon
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    Horizons is the best restaurant in the Amelia/Fernandina area. I have eaten rack of lamb, grouper, flounder, filet & duck and that are all excellent... really excellent. They also have souffles so be sure to order one for after dinner. Sonny, (the Maitre D'), and Courtney, (the Chef), make everything run smoothly.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 7/17/2014
    ALWAYS A GREAT EXPERIENCE!! FOOD AND SERVICE IS CONSISTANT WITH EACH VISIT. IT'S OUR FAVORITE!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Horizons for a better outlook
    BIGBOB
    Dined on 7/11/2014
    This place has always been one of our favorites because the level of attention to the food and the service is beyond reproach. The seafood is one of the big reasons we go there. My wife had scallops and I had a "potato wrapped grouper"......In a lot of places the phrase "potato wrapped" could mean a splash of mashed spuds flung onto the plate but my grouper had a layer of potatoes that were sliced so thing that they" only had one side"...... Our salads were fresh and crisp with perfect dressings. In my opinion, the restaurant is too easy to drive past as it is tucked away off the main road. Missing this is a mistake because you'll have done without have a great experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Enjoyable
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/11/2014
    We had a delicious dinner, me a filet, my husband, lamb chops. Everything was quite nice.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • First time new location
    Pappou
    Dined on 7/5/2014
    Party of four service and food great...had Sea Bass,Lamb,Filet and Grouper. Wide combination and all good..
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • BobC
    Dined on 7/2/2014
    Best burger and salad on the island !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best on the Island
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 6/27/2014
    Always special and we drive an hour just to go there.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • BobC
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    Best lamb chops around. If you haven't had them,try 'em !
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Heidi
    Dined on 6/20/2014
    My daughter's flight was late getting in. They took us even though it was close to closing time. It was very loud when we went in, but those people left,thank goodness . I had the chippino not a classic preparation ,but delicious. My daughter had the fish special which was also very good.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Presentation, Taste, and Value
    JeanneandJoe
    Dined on 6/11/2014
    The owner, Courtney, is one of the few people still doing fried duck instead of just medallions. Her veggie ragout and spiced roasted cabbage made it even better. I had the potato encrusted grouper prepared to perfection. Toni was our server and did an excellent job. Adjacent to our seats was a private dining area hosting a large investment bank meeting. Some of the noise escaped but it was not distracting. We enjoy this new location for Horizons and wish them much success. My only suggestion would be to discuss the deep beat sound coming from the exercise studio next door filtering into our space that made my heart palpitate to the beat. Sounded like those cars who blast you at a red light.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Go for the food
    flgirlVIP
    Dined on 6/6/2014
    We live an hour & 1/2 from Horizons & drove up to celebrate our anniversary as we have dined here the past 3 years. Chef Courtney still has a wonderful menu, the horizons salad is delish, the lobster bisque & the lamb were very good. I wish she would put those fabulous sweet potato fries on the dinner menu, they are to die for!!! The new location has lost the quaintness & charm of the old one but we are ok with that, we go for the food. Only one disappointing thing regarding our dinner. We ordered the strawberry/chocolate chip soufflé for dessert which had neither a strawberry or a chic chip in it. We love a good soufflé but this was a hot mess of tasteless mush. Couldn't eat it, but it was on our bill anyway after our server took it back.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent Attention to Food
    GeorgiaEater
    Dined on 5/24/2014
    Perfect bread and house butter spread. My lobster ravioli appetizer was great. Recommended pinot noir glass was generous. Scallops were cooked just right. Well rounded and presented vegetables. Souffle dessert was a great find and outstanding. Friendly and attentive service. Pleasantly surprised on the whole. OpenTable longshot left my mood after dinner much uplifted from before.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Pleasant evening at Horizons
    DinnerontheIsland
    Dined on 5/21/2014
    A friend and I dined at Horizons in their new location recently. The restaurant was attractive and comfortable. My dish,grilled Tuna was excellent. the service was good and attentive. I am planning to dine there again soon.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • BobC
    Dined on 5/17/2014
    We enjoyed very good dinners and a sweeeeet desert
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Outstanding
    Upthestreet1
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    We went with friends to the Mother's Day Brunch. Everything was delicious, from the salads, vegetables to the outstanding meat dishes! The desserts were incredible!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Awesome Mother's Day
    StrykerLT
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    We hadn't been to their new location, but were anxious to try it out. We were very fortunate to get a last-minute reservation and were very pleased!! The food was killer and the staff was very knowledgeable. Awesome stuff, thanks!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Delightful
    MIKEnPAM
    Dined on 4/26/2014
    Once again, Courtney and her excellent staff provided an outstanding dining experience!! We've enjoyed the wonderful specials many times and on this visit, we asked if we could "switch-up" the Fish and were rewarded with the "Special of our Dreams"! We know what we like and Horizons is it!
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic, special occasion, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Friday Dinner
    Upthestreet1
    Dined on 4/25/2014
    When we go to Horizon's I always think of Cheers the TV Show, " it is the place where everyone knows your name". The food is always so good, I had shrimp and grits, yummy. Others at our table had pecan crusted Grouper and one had the Filet of Beef, all were very pleased. Relaxed, attractive environment, a great neighborhood restaurant!
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.