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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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Overall Rating

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food

4.7

service

4.7

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4.3

value

4.5

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94% would recommend it to a friend

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Great for Outdoor Dining (8)
Good for Anniversaries (6)
Good for Birthdays (6)
Authentic (6)
Great for Brunch (5)
Good for Groups (5)
Hot Spot (5)
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vip
 (Nashville)·Dined 19 hours ago

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 2 days ago

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 2 days ago

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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vip
 (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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 (Denver)·Dined on October 15, 2017

My husband and I went here when we were visiting from out of town. All I can say is WOW, every part of it was amazing. My husband had the Shrimp and Grits, I had the catch of the day--both were divine--and the dessert-incredible!

Tags: Organic, Quiet Conversation, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date
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·Dined on October 13, 2017

The restraunt was in an old historic house that was loaded with charm. The staff was very friendly and you could tell just enjoyed working there. The food was amazing! This was a top recommendation from Bob with Addison on Amelia and it didn't disappoint one bit!

Tags: Local Ingredients, Good for a Date, Authentic
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 (Jacksonville)·Dined on October 10, 2017

Our waiter was very helpful and friendly. The service was efficient and the food excellent!

Tags: Fun, Comfort Food, Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (Dallas)·Dined on October 8, 2017

First try for us as we are new to the area this year. We really enjoyed the dinner and the capable service. We look forward to more meals there. Next time I will request a better table when I make the reservation. Even with a reservation on Open Table, we were by the front door and kitchen in a very snug table.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Worth the Drive, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Comfort Food, Cozy, Quiet Conversation, Casual, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Miami)·Dined on October 8, 2017

Great meal. You can appreciate their fresh ingredients and flare for pairing of items together - best fried chicken ever

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 (Jacksonville)·Dined on September 30, 2017

We enjoyed coming back and enjoying a fine meal before the play. The short ribs were great as was the sweet tea brined pork chop! The desserts are all good, but it was time for the coffee and donuts, which we shared. We also have enjoyed coming for brunch and lunch, and it's a great spot to enjoy.

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Tasting Menu, Good for Anniversaries, Pre/post Theatre
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·Dined on September 29, 2017

Asked for a special request that a note would be left on the table for my girlfriend, since it was her birthday I wanted it to say happy Birthday I love you, No note was present. Other than that the food and everything is awesome

Tags: Waterfront, Great Beer, Local Ingredients, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Outdoor Dining, Worth the Drive
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vip
 (Tampa)·Dined on September 28, 2017

Fantastic experience- attentive service and delicious food in the heart of downtown!

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on September 26, 2017

Been going to 29 south since they opened some of the finest food around always great service, we just love the place , we are not locals we go to Amelia for vacation and always have to eat here. Just wonderful

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·Dined on September 4, 2017

We have been to 29 South several times and it has always been very good. The service is terrific, we had Cissy as our waitress and she was terrific. Food is well prepared and the menu, while not extensive is very creative. The daily specials round out the menu offerings. A must try if you are anywhere near Fernandina

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Local Ingredients, Casual, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Orlando)·Dined on September 3, 2017

This is one of the better farm to table restaurants we've been to. I had the frittata with crab meat and it was tasty. We also tried the pulled pork benedict and it was one of best dishes I've ever tried for brunch. If your looking for a great brunch, definitely give 29 South a try. Only draw back is only beer and wine so no Bloody Mary's!

Tags: Creative Cuisine
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 (Nashville)·Dined on September 2, 2017

We had an outstanding meal here for our Anniversary! The service was friendly and helpful. The pork chop was the best I've ever eaten. We will come back again the next time when we are in town.

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vip
 (Atlanta)·Dined on September 2, 2017

Unexpected twists on classics. The smoked trout and succotash were two standout dishes. Nice wine list and great service.

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 (Atlanta)·Dined on August 27, 2017

My husband and I made a reservation for brunch here while visiting the area. I had the pulled pork eggs benedict which had great flavor and everything was fresh and well prepared. It was a good size portion. They have a great menu with something for just about everyone. From the hostess to the wait staff, everyone was super friendly. If it wasn't so hot outside we would've sat on the front porch overlooking the quaint street. The lunch menu looked delicious and I'm sure if we go back there. Definitely recommend.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Great for Brunch, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Afternoon Coffee, Casual
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 (Jacksonville)·Dined on August 26, 2017

Not sure why this restaurant gets rave reviews. DIsappointed in the food. Blackened shrimp rubbery ,bland and overcooked in the shrimp and grits, Fried Green Tomatoes a bit flat in flavor , lobster sauce on fish lacked depth. Decor needs updating and service was just ok.

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·Dined on August 25, 2017

My husband had fried chicken and said the drumstick was not done. the potatoes etc were good. My pork chop was a little tough. all the rest was good. Our grandchildren enjoyed the shrimp and fish

Tags: Creative Cuisine
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 (Wilmington)·Dined on August 24, 2017

Not to be missed local eatery. Had the corvina over cauliflower risotto. And the succulent short ribs. Also, try the "crust" of the day. Basically a giant crostini topped with something different every day. Our day it was topped with prosciutto, fresh mozzarella, arugula, very thinly sliced peaches and then a balsamic olive oil drizzle. All very YUMMY!!!

Tags: Notable Wine List, Casual, Comfort Food, Local Ingredients, Cozy
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on August 22, 2017

We were on family vacation staying at the Ritz Carlton, Amelia Island -- looking for GREAT food. 29 South was our favorite dinner while on vacation for 4 nights, everything was fantastic & we are very picky. Fresh, excellent presentation, flavorful, delicious, appetizer, wine, entrees, and dessert, even coffee -- all fantastic. The server was really genuine and provided excellent service. The only issue was that the wood ceiling has leaks so we just moved our table slightly to avoid dripping water. Definitely recommend this to anyone visiting Amelia Island, love this place!

Tags: Kid-friendly, Good for a Date, Local Ingredients, Organic, Neighborhood Gem, Healthy, Special Occasion, Hot Spot, Comfort Food, Authentic, Casual
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 (Jacksonville)·Dined on August 21, 2017

Another great meal at 29 South. I was very thrilled to find out that they will blocken the SHRIMP on the shrimp and grits. The grits for creamy and yummy and the shrimp was cooked perfectly. My friends ordered burgers with blue cheese which They said were excellent. I like the fact that you can get a side salad instead of hand cut fries if you desire. The wine was great . Beer selection quite nice.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem, Quiet Conversation, Local Ingredients
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on August 17, 2017

Small menu to start with and many items were unavailable. Overall ver disappointed

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·Dined on August 17, 2017

First visit. We had someone with a walker so access was a bit difficult. They were out of one menu item and another item on the menu has been discontinued but still on menu. Food was good and service was attentive. Will go back.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Neighborhood Gem, Casual
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 (Birmingham)·Dined on August 15, 2017

Our Favorite. We ate there 3 times in 5 days. Love the pork chop preparation with grilled chicken instead of the pork. Short rib and fish specials are always superb.

Tags: Good for Groups, Cozy, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Great for Outdoor Dining, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on August 14, 2017

Very nice experience. Although it was august, we ate on the porch. It was really pleasant.

The appetizers we got, fried green tomatoes and toasted bread with relish, fish, shrimp, and arugula were well above average. The main dishes, Atlantic salmon above average, shrimp and grits were good (fried shrimp on top was good but I'm not a big fan of batter and this was like a corn dog).

We would

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 (Jacksonville)·Dined on August 12, 2017

Lunch menu is very good, dinner- so so, very limited. Small portions of food. If you do not mind full arm tattoos by servers you are in luck. Nice wine menu, no full bar service. Server was excellent, saved the evening. Situated in an old house, not exactly very clean. Very causal dress.

Tags: Great for Lunch
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on August 10, 2017

Thoughtful food that is prepared well with good choices. Great casual place.

Tags: Fun, Good for a Date, Casual, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New England)·Dined on August 7, 2017

Wonderful dinner and service. Would highly recommend!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays, Local Ingredients, Good for a Date
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