Lagniappe - Amelia Island

4.5
1240 Reviews
$30 and under
American
The Louisiana French Creole use the term “lagniappe” to describe something that’s “a little something extra,” and that's exactly what chef owner Brian Grimley knows it takes to transform a dish from mere food into an experience you never forget. Inspired by the culture and flavors of New Orleans, Charleston and Savannah, Chef Grimley's Lagniappe- Amelia Island combines the traditions of the French Creole with unique twists on Southern culinary staples using only the freshest local ingredients. And should you wish to elevate your experience by imbibing one of the many cocktails on the menu, you'll choose from a range of both classic and new wave cocktails inspired by the eclectic spirit of the South.

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sxmscorpio
New York Area
41 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall3food3service3ambience2

Staff were wearing masks and tables were socially distant. Our server was very good; attentive and informative. We shared a smoked salmon and salmon mousse appetizer and were told that the kitchen was stacked up so there would likely be a delay with our main courses. We appreciated being told in advance. Our mains were steak frites; steak was perfect but the my fries were lukewarm and dry..I think they had been out a while..H had the pork chop which was fine. We had no room for dessert except always room for ice cream. The restaurant has several rooms so is quite large and there is an echo..it was a bit noisy as a result but all in all, good.

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JSCUSC
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall3food3service3ambience5

Positives:
Nice wine list, fantastic Sazarac, well-prepareed, and fresh, scallops & shrimp
Not so positive:
It was sad that during our meal the restaurant was out of many dishes. I would have expected a more complete menu at 7:30. The Low Country Boil was pretty bland and the Humming Bird cake was stale.

In all it was not the best example ... let's hope our next visit will be better.

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sandypines
Jacksonville
9 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service1ambience5

Excellent food. The Blackened Redfish was superb. Only complaint we had was the waitress was unhappy & it showed in her service. Maybe just a bad day for her.

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MaryG
New England
5 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The server was excellent and made a few suggestions for our meal. We enjoyed the cocktails and enjoyed a leisurely dinner. The food was outstanding my husband loved the scallops said they were the best he had in a long time. Cooked to perfection with a yummy sauce. I had catch of the day which was also fabulous. We will return!

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vipSGMAtlanta
Atlanta
42 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall3food4service3ambience4

The ambience was really nice inside (didn’t see outdoor patio). It was humid and warm so we opted to dine indoors. Plus, it’s in a shopping center so the outside didn’t seem appealing. Food was good but we waited a very long time for our entrees and they all came out cold! We were hungry so we didn’t complain to our waitress who was just okay and not very friendly. Drinks were slow to be replenished as well. However, the food was tasty so I’d give it another try. But for the location and prices service needs to improve and food needs to be served warm at a minimum!

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GordonD
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Took some clients out and was impressed as they were too.

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aaronf
New York Area
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Truly amazing food and service! Highly recommend!!

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JudyT
Jacksonville
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful service matched only by the quality of the food

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vipBrad
Minneapolis
32 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall3food3service2ambience3

Pretty mediocre for the price point. If I were to return I would stick with the apps and sandwiches. My blackened redfish might have been good, but it was so heavily doused with sauce that I couldn’t tell. The calamari came in a large portion, but also heavily doused is sauce. I prefer to dip my own. On the flip side of the sauce dousing was the broiled crab cake, which was dry and in need of a sauce. The side of asparagus had been sitting under the heat lamp for a while. The waitress was positive and energetic, but too stretched to provide attentive service. The men’s restroom needed attention at 6:00 pm. They were out of two menu entrees at 6:00. also. Maybe a good lunch get dinner spot after golfing, but not fine dining.

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NHcooker
Montreal
9 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best meal in years. Highly recommend!

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gigimatt
Jacksonville
9 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious! Will definitely go back

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OpenTable Diner
Jacksonville
7 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Mother’s Day

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OpenTable Diner
Charleston
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall1food5service1ambience1

It started when our server told us she was not allowed to tell us what was on the charcuterie board....who would purchase something if they aren’t sure if they would like it? Then the drink I ordered was more peach than described so she told me if I didn’t like it she would bring me something different. She admitted the drink shouldn’t be so peach tasting. She returned a few minutes later To tell us the bar manager said she could not take the drink off the bill. Not very customer friendly. My husbands glass of wine sat empty throughout dinner but she never returned to ask if he wanted more. It is unfortunate as the food was great but the service and hospitality completely lacking

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vipwayfo
Chicago
64 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Hip vibe with traditional care. Very creative and delicious food; great variety of menu items. Chicken fried oysters were large, plump and tasted fresh and light even fried. Fried green tomatoes were out of this world. Trout special was light and melt in your mouth. The blue corn crusted catfish was crisp on the outside and moist inside. It was a considerably-sized portion and the fish was fresh and firm. The salad with sweet potatoes and a Tupelo honey vinaigrette with added shrimp was perfect for someone wanting a lighter fare. The meal was excellent and we'd recommend it to any foodie. Restaurant is dark and the light fixtures feel too galactical, but we weren't there for the light fixtures.

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ddamelia
Jacksonville
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We had a birthday dinner there for 7 of us. It was really nice to have a booth, cozier so we could talk to each other better. Our waiter, Chris, was great.....sometimes 7 ladies can be a bit much! Everyone loved their food. Thought the Fried Green Tomatoes were just a tiny bit over-breaded.

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Greg
Philadelphia
8 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great service and very prompt food. Great seafood options and big portions.

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Mozambique
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Lovely restaurant staff are great, professional and very pleasant.
Everything I asked for was perfect.
Restaurant is very nicely decorated and not too many patrons if one dines earliesh.
Reservations are recommended especially during the holiday season and over the weekend.
Food was great.
Have been quite a few times and have never been disappointed.

Thank you for a lovely evening.

Sincerely,


Pamela Ann

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vipNewToBucks
Philadelphia
29 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Enjoyed a lovely lunch at Laniappe. Maybe the best mussels I ever had! The Caesar salad could use some improvement other than that a great little restaurant.

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JohnG
Orlando
4 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I was referred to this restaurant by a friend who had never eaten there but heard good things about it. Food and service were both outsanding.

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vipvanyar
Richmond
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome!!!

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SalD
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food, ambience and service was fantastic. I would highly recommend this restaurant!

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Nice for a vaca dinner

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DennisF
Atlantic City
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding service, food & ambiance. Great evening...

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JackieW
Caribbean
7 reviews
Dined on May 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had an excellent meal. We were a party of 8 and all of us thoroughly enjoyed the evening. I had the catfish and my husband had the pork chop. I would recommend both items. The homemade cakes and pies topped off the evening. The service was great. I definitely recommend but be sure to book a reservation.

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MarkS
1 review
Dined on May 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had the best honeymoon vacation dinner we could have ever imagined.

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Maureen
Jacksonville
1 review
Dined on April 30, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Good food, nice ambience. Would definitely recommend to friends and family.

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GeneH
Western NC
13 reviews
Dined on April 29, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience5

This was our first restaurant experience in the 14 months since onset of our pandemic. Beautiful restaurant. This could be a stellar restaurant with just a bit more effort. Granted after all this time our expectations could have been unrealistic.

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ChristenF
New England
1 review
Dined on April 28, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

They took the smoked wings off.. the best ever...

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MichaelC
Nashville
1 review
Dined on April 28, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience2

The mussels were fat and delicious. The steak was decent. It took quite a while to get served on a Wednesday. I definitely give it another try.

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vipPpirkle
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food! Went twice and had the scallops and shrimp and grits. Both meals were great!

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Margie
Charlotte
2 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were pleasantly surprised by this restaurant that was previously unknown by us. Server was friendly. The plates were nicely presented. She recommended a dessert for us which was just what we wanted. Nice atmosphere.

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DBSmith
Atlanta
8 reviews
Dined on April 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food!

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Wash
Pittsburgh
29 reviews
Dined on April 25, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience3

The good food and Happy Hour prices (4-6) pm make this place quite attractive.
Beware of the expensive "craft" cocktails outside Happy Hour.

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SaltyC
Jacksonville
3 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Could only get early reservation time, but hitting Happy Hour made up for it. Friend got last short rib, delicious and huge, crab cakes, great as usual, scallops and shrimp and grits were quite good if less than great. Service was excellent even though it was crowded and busy. Only issue is the noise level, we were trying to catch up with friends and even in an out of the way booth it was hard to hold a conversation.

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DonD
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on April 23, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

The name suggests something this restaurant isn't: upscale. It's really a rather ordinary neighborhood bar not special. Service was decent for a busy Friday evening. Wine list good and fair prices for the wine.

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vipMicheleH
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on April 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Highy recommended. Best restaurant on the island.

JG
JackieG
Jacksonville
6 reviews
Dined on April 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of our favorites! Will go back again in the near future!

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OpenTable Diner
Raleigh
2 reviews
Dined on April 22, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Short rib was $40 and 70% fat. Menu not many healthy options. Big serving sizes. Fries were soft / not fresh.

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OpenTable Diner
Charleston
2 reviews
Dined on April 21, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience4

We were seated quickly. That was good. Waiter was very hurried and short and not very personable. Did not offer to tell us the evening’s specials. And when we inquired she told us only 1. We heard other servers around us telling their tables about several more. When I asked how the scallops are, she said she didn’t know; she doesn’t eat them. Nothing further. Did not check on us for a long time.
In the end, she did say she was new and was friendlier. Maybe she was just overwhelmed. But definitely needs some training.

Calamari appetizer was ok: too soggy.

Scallops and the accompaniments were delicious.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Portland
1 review
Dined on April 20, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Very good dinner at this well hidden gem. Excellent special of monk fish. Really enjoyed coming in.

FAQs

Lagniappe - Amelia Island offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (904) 844-2634.

Lagniappe - Amelia Island is rated 4.5 stars by 1240 OpenTable diners.

Lagniappe - Amelia Island does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://www.lagniappeamelia.com/gift-cards.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.