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About 29 South Eats

29 South is a chic, neighborhood bistro perfect for dates, a quick bite or a casual dinner with old friends and family.
This eclectic bistro has it all; great ambiance, fantastic food, an extensive wine list. The menu can best be described as extraordinary casual farm to table cuisine, where Chef Scott Schwartz paints a playground for the palette using the freshest ingredients sourced from local fisherman, farms and our own onsite garden.
Three time winner of the "Best of Jacksonville" 29 South was recently awarded a "Snail of Approval" and "Spirit of Slow Food" by Slow Food USA. Florida Trend magazine has awarded 29 South the coveted Golden Spoon every year since 2010.

29 South 3rd Street
Fernandina Beach, FL 32034
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Contemporary American, Southern

Hours of Operation:
Brunch: Saturday- Sunday: 10:00am - 2:30pm; Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 5:30pm - 9:30pm, Friday - Saturday: 5:30pm - 10:00pm

If for any reason your requested time is unavailable on OpenTable please call the restaurant and we will do our best to accommodate you.

Cross Street:
Ash

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(904) 277-7919

Website:
http://www.29southrestaurant.com/

Parking Details:
Located in the downtown historic district of Fernandina Beach Florida. Ample street parking available as well as the city hall parking lot available after 6 pm across the street form the restaurant.

Executive Chef:
Scotty Schwartz

Additional:
Beer, Corkage Fee, Outdoor dining, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

29 South Eats Ratings and Reviews

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4.8

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.7

service

4.8

ambience

4.4

value

4.6

Noise

Moderate

98% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (19)
Neighborhood Gem (19)
Fit for Foodies (17)
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Casual (17)
Local Ingredients (17)
Comfort Food (14)
Creative Cuisine (13)
Authentic (12)
Cozy (12)
Good for Anniversaries (11)
Quiet Conversation (10)
Good for Birthdays (10)
Worth the Drive (10)
Great for Outdoor Dining (8)
Romantic (7)
Organic (6)
Special Occasion (6)
Sunday Lunch (6)
Fun (5)
Notable Wine List (5)
Healthy (4)
Tasting Menu (4)
Good Vegetarian Options (4)
Great for Brunch (3)
Good for Groups (3)
Great for Lunch (3)
Pre/post Theatre (3)
Seasonal (3)
Business Meals (3)
Kid-friendly (2)
Gluten Free Options (2)
Hot Spot (2)
Quick Bite (2)
Scenic View (2)
Tapas (2)
Waterfront (2)
Afternoon Tea (1)
Disabled Access (1)
Great Beer (1)
Handcrafted Cocktails (1)
Late-night Find (1)
People Watching (1)
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 (Atlanta)·Dined 3 days ago

This was our first visit. It's restaurant week, so we got to try different items. Crab cakes and scallops are wonderful! The wine paring was perfect. Went home to GA and bought a case.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Casual
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 (Northern MI)·Dined 3 days ago

Amanda was a superior server, so attentive! Thank you!

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 (Indiana)·Dined 5 days ago

The staff was amazing! Great experience all around. Loved all the food we had. Great wine list!

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 (Jacksonville)·Dined 6 days ago

A just because we deserve it mini vacation with a special night out. The food was excellent. We actually indulged in desert first so I wouldn’t be too full to have it, which made the experience even more fun. The coffee and donuts bread pudding is fantastic! Our meals were cooked perfectly.

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 (Orlando)·Dined on January 15, 2018

Exceptional meal at 29 South. Drinks, lobster corn, catch of the day with fresh succotash, and coffee and donut dessert were all extraordinary. Service was warm, knowledgeable and friendly.
Highly recommend.

Tags: Comfort Food, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Fun, Seasonal
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 (Jacksonville)·Dined on January 13, 2018

Food and service was amazing as always! Perfect brunch for my mother's 86th birthday with exceptional brunch options, fresh food and happy service from start to finish.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Anniversaries, Local Ingredients, Afternoon Tea, Great for Lunch, Pre/post Theatre, Good for a Date, Quick Bite, Authentic, Romantic, Notable Wine List, Sunday Lunch, Fit for Foodies, Cozy, Casual, Special Occasion, Great for Brunch, Comfort Food, Quiet Conversation, Organic, Healthy, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays, Good Vegetarian Options, Seasonal, Creative Cuisine
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 (Richmond)·Dined on January 11, 2018

Wonderful little spot near the water (but not on the water) in Fernandina Bch. While they do not have a full bar they do have a great wine selection and decent bottled/canned beer list. The menu had just changed and they had a wonderful braised pork shank that was a more than generous portion that literally fell of the bone. The shank came with a knife but not sure why!

Anyway, its worth a stop in a town with many restaurants.

Tags: Comfort Food, Fit for Foodies
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·Dined on January 9, 2018

My wife and I very much enjoyed the experience. The pork belly was awesome and we had the duck confit a real treat.

Tags: Romantic, Good for a Date, People Watching, Fit for Foodies, Healthy, Fun
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 7, 2018

We have been dining at 29 South for over a year and are never disappointed with the quality of the food. The service is great. Cool, youthful staff.

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Vegan, Comfort Food, Neighborhood Gem, Local Ingredients
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on January 6, 2018

We ate here by chance last year on vacation and just had to come back this year because our 10-year-old son couldn't stop talking about the pork chop. It was just as delicious this year. Service was great and food was amazing.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for a Date, Authentic, Kid-friendly
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on January 2, 2018

Simply a wonderful evening...amazing service and incredible food.

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·Dined on January 1, 2018

Honestly, one of the best meals we’ve ever had. The atmosphere is so quaint and welcoming it feels like you’re having dinner at a friends home. BEST, BEST fried green tomatoes EVER! The Spring Chicken was to die for and so was the lobster corn dog! And then there were the dessert, OMG! The only downfall of this restaurant is I’ll have to drive an hour to come back. But I will!

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·Dined on January 1, 2018

Reserved a table for two for New Years, 29 South did not disappoint. We arrived five minutes early and were immediately greeted, our table ready. The waiter was friendly, knowledgeable, and quick. We ordered two appetizers, and two sides, they were delicious, cooked perfectly and served in a timely fashion. The lobster corn dog was my favorite, lots of sweet, delectable meat with a light ketchup and radicchio. My husband loved the pulled pork spring rolls, smoky and moist, encased a light crispy won ton. We also ordered macaroni and cheese, and red peas, they were also so good. My only regret was that I was too full for dessert. Next time!

Tags: Healthy, Good for Anniversaries, Local Ingredients, Casual, Late-night Find, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Good Vegetarian Options, Authentic, Worth the Drive, Cozy, Creative Cuisine, Comfort Food, Tapas
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 (Miami)·Dined on January 1, 2018

Very delicious meal on NYE and extremely accommodating - anything we asked for!

Tags: Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Casual
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 (Denver)·Dined on December 29, 2017

This place is a real gem. A great menu of Southern-styled delicacies made with fresh farm-to-table ingredients all put together with some love and style. We have dined here before and will do it again in a heartbeat. We started with their daily bread, a different bread made fresh every day. Ours was topped with grilled brussel sprouts. Then a Berkshire bone-in pork chop with a blackberry sauce on top of a sharp mac and cheese. See what I mean? This place knows how to combine flavors like no other restaurant on Amelia Island. And the service was great while we dined in the old remodeled house at 29 South. Go there. You will not be disappointed.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Comfort Food, Tapas, Authentic, Fun, Great for Outdoor Dining, Fit for Foodies, Worth the Drive, Creative Cuisine, Seasonal, Organic, Good Vegetarian Options, Casual, Local Ingredients, Tasting Menu, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 29, 2017

Amazing food and great service- best dinner we had in Amelia Island.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 28, 2017

It is the best restaurant on Amelia Island, I’ve eaten here numerous times and it’s always exceptional.

Tags: Cozy, Organic, Notable Wine List, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Miami)·Dined on December 28, 2017

Service and food was good. Not much atmosphere.A bit pricey

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 27, 2017

Our initial server was excellent but left for the evening after we placed our order and the lady who took over was not very attentive. The pulled pork spring rolls were very good and my wife's king crab cavatelli was excellent, but I ordered the strip steak which was a special on the menu and it was not very good; inferior cut of meat with a heavy demi glace. I will probably give them another chance but would definitely stay away from the steak.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Authentic, Casual
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 (Orlando)·Dined on December 25, 2017

To die for fried chicken, nice wine list, great service

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 (Jacksonville)·Dined on December 24, 2017

David was an amazing host! The food was heavenly! Loved the wine pairings and of course the desserts! Coffee and doughnuts is to die for!

Tags: Local Ingredients, Authentic, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Cozy, Casual, Good for Groups
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on December 21, 2017

Excellent meal and ambiance. We look forward to our pre-Christmas dinner on Dec 21 every year and we are never disappointed. Fun, upbeat atmosphere adds to the overall experience 💝🌴

Tags: Local Ingredients, Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Cozy, Good for a Date
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 (Miami)·Dined on December 21, 2017

Southern food, partially interpreted in a modern way. Decent wine list - not extensive but well selected

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays, Authentic
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·Dined on December 13, 2017

Excellent food and ambiance for date night! Will be visiting again soon.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List, Cozy
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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 12, 2017

Very nice accommodating staff. Great food and atmosphere.

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 (Nashville)·Dined on December 10, 2017

Awesome service & food! Waffles with a side of ice cream for the kids + fresh grilled mahi sandwich topped with a fried egg made for the perfect brunch !

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 (Jacksonville)·Dined on December 9, 2017

Delicious mahi mahi and shrimp & grits! Even though our appetizer had not been served before our meals arrived, they quickly brought it out no charge due to the delay.

Tags: Organic, Casual, Local Ingredients
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 (Jacksonville)·Dined on December 9, 2017

Fantastic meal all he way through! We all had something different and everything was great. Save room for dessert!

Tags: Comfort Food, Local Ingredients, Good for a Date
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 (Jacksonville)·Dined on December 8, 2017

The service was great and the the food was incredible as always. Couldn’t ask for a better meal.

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 (Orlando)·Dined on December 3, 2017

A repeat visit for us but a first for our traveling companions from California. Raves all around. Service was excellent, meals were superb, atmosphere relaxed.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Authentic, Good for a Date, Business Meals, Casual, Cozy
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 (Savannah)·Dined on November 22, 2017

Nice restaurant in Fernandino Beach. Always come back on our annual visit to Amelia Island

Tags: Hot Spot, Notable Wine List, Worth the Drive, Cozy, Comfort Food, Fit for Foodies
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 (Western NC)·Dined on November 21, 2017

This was our third time, each time we are at Amelia Island this is one our go to restaurants.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Tasting Menu, Good for Birthdays, Worth the Drive
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 (Greensboro)·Dined on November 21, 2017

We honestly selected this restaurant because it was close to the hotel. Many visits to Fernandina but never ate here. What a great surprise. Great service, interesting menu, good wine and ultimately great food!!! We will definitely go back.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays, Fun, Great for Lunch, Creative Cuisine
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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 19, 2017

Brunch was amazing!! We had the pulled pork eggs benedict. I was delicious! Would highly recommend trying out this restaurant if you are in Fernandina Amelia Island area!

Tags: Great for Brunch
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 (Jacksonville)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Exceptional service and delicious food! Love the out door space as an option for dining...

Tags: Casual, Good for Anniversaries, Cozy, Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 11, 2017

The restaurant is very good but I do feel a little bit overrated. Perhaps I’m biased as a vegetarian since there really is not good vegetarian or even fish options on the menu. I say that because even the fish and vegetable entrées had pork and other types of meat added to them. My BF who is a meat eater also thought the menu was too limited BUT the excellent service made up for the lack of food choices

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·Dined on October 25, 2017

Good food in a warm and welcoming atmosphere. We appreciated the little extra touches. Waiter was first class.

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (Columbus)·Dined on October 24, 2017

29 South is a must dine experience in Fernandina Beach in the beautiful Historic District. Everything is fresh, partnerships with local farmers - you can taste the difference and the care the chefs put into everything. My husband had the Shrimp and Grits - outstanding. I had the fresh cavatelli with crab. It was light not heavy just as our server described. The grilled romaine salad was perfect. And we sprang for their signature dessert which is beyond words. Just get it. You will want to lick the plate.

Tags: Good for Groups, Casual, Great for Outdoor Dining, Local Ingredients
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 21, 2017

Made RESERVATION FOR 6 AND REQUESTED THE FRONT PORCH IN THE SHADE...2 WEEKS IN ADVANCE.
GOT TO THE RESTAURANT AND THE FRONT PORCH WAS BASICALLY EMPTY. THEY TOLD ME THE ONLY TABLE THAT WOULD SEAT 6 THEY HAD OUTSIDE (WHICH WAS ON THE SUN SIDE OF THE PORCH) HAD A 40 MINUTE WAITING TIME. SO BECAUSE IT WAS A BUSY SATURDAY AFTERNOON WE TOOK AN INSIDE TABLE. HAD GUESTS FROM NEW YORK AND MY SISTER-IN LAW ENDED UP BEING COLD INSIDE THE RESTAURANT. WILL NEVER GO BACK.

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 (Jacksonville)·Dined on October 15, 2017

The food was good and they take reservations so there was no wait time for a quick brunch, thus making it a perfect spot before a trip leaving Fernandina and heading home!

Tags: Quick Bite, Casual, Sunday Lunch
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