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29 South Eats

4.7
1138 reviews
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$30 and under
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Contemporary American
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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.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Contemporary American, Southern
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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.
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Phone number
(904) 277-7919
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Scotty Schwartz
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Ash
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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.
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Beer, Corkage Fee, Outdoor dining, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined 2 days ago

We absolutely loved this restaurant ! Everyone was so friendly and helpful. Our waitress Sissy was a delight. We started with the mussels and fried green tomatoes. By far the mussels were the best I’ve ever eaten. I never had the fried green tomatoes. I was pleasantly surprised how much I enjoyed them. We went on to have the short ribs and fried chicken. Both amazing !! It’s a must see and taste !!

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OpenTable Diner (Atlanta)
3.0  Dined 4 days ago

Not the best in town, but ok for what it is. The wait staff was friendly, if a little slow. There was no effort to produce artful dishes, but comfort food is a good way to describe it. Low budget wine list, but that may be customer driven. Even the best wine list in town is marginal. I had the shrimp and grits, which was better than what I've had at other restaurants in town.
Pet friendly; a must for us.

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OpenTable Diner 
5.0  Dined 4 days ago

Always the best!

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Twofoodys (New England)
5.0  Dined 4 days ago

Great restaurant for wonderful food, friendly and professional staff, cozy and casual atmosphere and consistently good.

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OpenTable Diner (Baltimore)
5.0  Dined 5 days ago

The best fried chicken ever!!! Delicious mussels and nice outside porch.

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LadyKate (Jacksonville)
5.0  Dined 6 days ago

The menu is just eclectic enough to be enticing but still has plenty of “standard fare” for less adventurous eaters. Much of the greens and some veggies come from the chef’s own garden so are always fresh. If weather permits, get a table outdoors not only for more leg room but to enjoy views of the historic district.

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DennisM (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

An amazing experience, one that we have had the please of repeating more than once.

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vipKuch (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on February 13, 2018

Our ‘Dinner’ was awesome - only downside was we were handed the check without being asked if we wanted desert. Kind of strange like our table was needed. We had a reservation too and were not even an hour in.

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vipOpenTable Diner (Atlanta)
4.0  Dined on February 12, 2018

We brought a friend who was visiting the island and celebrating a birthday. It was too cold to sit on the porch (which we love), so we had to sit inside. We asked to be moved from a table that was practically in the kitchen, and were moved to a table that was only slightly better. No ambiance at all...then a large party came in toward the end of the meal and was seated next to us. We went elsewhere for dessert. Food quality was a bit disappointing too...maybe because it was a Monday?

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vipPeterG (Philadelphia)
2.0  Dined on February 11, 2018

Enjoyed casual ambiance but service was poor. Did not live up to other posted reviews.

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OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
3.0  Dined on February 9, 2018

Staff was accommodating when we refused first table offered and we did end up with a nice seat. The problem seemed to be that our waiter was really serving in a different room and didnt get to us in a timely manner either to take our order or to serve is. Kitchen was more than willing to make some substitutions and the food was good and plentiful. Dessert order was a bit messed up and the chocolate soufflé was tiny altho tasty.

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vipOpenTable Diner (Pittsburgh)
5.0  Dined on February 8, 2018

Excellent! Already made return reservation.

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Twoofus (Central Coast)
5.0  Dined on February 6, 2018

All four of us thoroughly enjoyed our dinners having arrived an hour earlier than our reservation and were seated quickly. Server was very knowledgeable about food preparation and also gave us good advice about using the Open Table reservation system. We realized mid-meal that we had enjoyed dinner at 29 South last year but had forgotten the name of the restaurant but we will surely return this year again and won't forget this very good restaurant's name or excellent food again.

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donnac (Washington DC)
5.0  Dined on February 3, 2018

Someone we met in another eatery had told us about 29 South. Since we had never eaten there, we decided to go, and boy, are we glad we did!! The food was so delicious........everything was so fresh and mouth watering!! We had the soup of the day, fresh mussels, and my husband had fresh mahi-mahi. I ordered the pecan trout. Both entrees came with fresh vegetables and they were delicious!! We would definitely recommend. Service was excellent.

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OpenTable Diner (Jacksonville)
4.0  Dined on January 31, 2018

The smoked short ribs and roasted root veggies were delicious! And the chocolate souffle was yummy and perfect for two to split. Service was great! Nice cozy atmosphere in downtown Fernandina Beach.

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AIPRes (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on January 31, 2018

interesting menu! Everyone at out table enjoyed their selection!!

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OpenTable Diner (Washington DC)
5.0  Dined on January 30, 2018

Outstanding in Every Way -- I have dined at 29 South on multiple occasions and it never disappoints. The chef is fabulous and uses a lot of local ingredients. Everything is beautifully prepared and presented. Homemade pasta is a winner every time. They also have a very nice wine list and a good variety of wines by the glass. They have a great wrap around porch for outdoor dining. When you want to treat yourself to great food and great service, dine at 29 South.

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OpenTable Diner (Jacksonville)
5.0  Dined on January 27, 2018

Loved - loved - great food - great service - was husbands’s birthday - we really enjoyed the evening - will definitely be back

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OpenTable Diner (Columbus)
5.0  Dined on January 27, 2018

Best meal we've had this year. Shrimp and grits are to die for. We'll be back often.

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kiki (Toronto)
5.0  Dined on January 26, 2018

first visit, and found the restaurant to have excellent tasting and creative food.
we were there during restaurant week and experienced awesome value

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