Such a gem! The food, the ambiance and particularly the staff make 29 South a special place. Every effort is made to make sure that you have an experience that will leave you wanting more. Kudos to our waiter who despite dealing with an extremely challenging group, remained positive and gracious.
One of our all time favorites. We go a few times a month usually and the staff and food never let us down! Usually need reservations if going in the evenings on weekends but well worth it!
Wouldn’t recommend restaurant. Food was average, service was slow and was pricy for what you get. There are too many better restaurants in the area.
We always make a point of eating at 29 South any time we visit Fernandina Beach. It’s a cute place, the food is delicious, and the staff is friendly and attentive.
We are hoping it was just an off night as we have eaten here before and had good service. The food was very good but the lack of service ruined our meal. We never saw our waiter after placing our order. When our appetizer plates were cleared, many of us did not have silverware for our entrees. Entrees were put down without silverware and we never saw our waiter. Someone in our party got up and asked a busboy for silverware. By now one bottle of wine had long ago been empty (we were 4 people) even though I had told the waiter we wanted to keep the wine list to order something else for dinner, he never came back. Halfway thru the dinner we had to ask the hostess to send our waiter to the table and we got an attitude from her. Waiter came over (not too happy) and we ordered a second bottle of wine that came when we were almost finished eating. We drank half the bottle and then left.
Every time we come to town we book different restaurants except we ALWAYS book a dinner reservation at 29 South Eats. They know how to make the farm to table concept work.
We LOVE the shrimp and grits!!!!!!!!!! Thank you!
We always have a dinner at 29 South during the Amelia Island Concours in March. And each year it has been excellent!!! The sweet tea brined pork chop is wonderful! The coffee and donuts dessert is decadent. We are looking forward to dining there next year!
One of our favorite resturants anywhere. Be sure to try the pulled-pork spring roll as an appetizer.
Food was OUTSTANDING and the staff really take care of their guests!!! Definitely going back next time im in town!!! Try the Lobster corn dog and the shrimp po boy!! Wow!
Died and went to heaven with fried chicken and shrimp and grits. Server was superb.
The food is excellent, staff is wonderful and friendly—always an enjoyable evening!
Loved this place!! Yummy and cool atmosphere. The food was excellent!!
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 !!
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.
Always the best!
Great restaurant for wonderful food, friendly and professional staff, cozy and casual atmosphere and consistently good.
The best fried chicken ever!!! Delicious mussels and nice outside porch.
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.
An amazing experience, one that we have had the please of repeating more than once.
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.
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?
Enjoyed casual ambiance but service was poor. Did not live up to other posted reviews.
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.
Excellent! Already made return reservation.
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.
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.
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.
interesting menu! Everyone at out table enjoyed their selection!!
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.
Loved - loved - great food - great service - was husbands’s birthday - we really enjoyed the evening - will definitely be back
Best meal we've had this year. Shrimp and grits are to die for. We'll be back often.
first visit, and found the restaurant to have excellent tasting and creative food.
we were there during restaurant week and experienced awesome value
29 South is one of our faves! The food is sways spot on and the coffee and Doughnuts are a must.
It was restaurant week and while things can get a little crazy everything was outstanding. Food came out very steadily and quality was great. We did not feel rushed and our waiter was very accommodating and friendly. Will definitely be back
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.
Amanda was a superior server, so attentive! Thank you!
Brought dear friends visiting from out of state. They were so impressed! The Diver Scallop special was indeed special! I know all of your servers are wonderful but we really enjoy Todd’s attention! See you again soon!
The staff was amazing! Great experience all around. Loved all the food we had. Great wine list!