Lagniappe - Amelia Island

4.5
1195 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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LMreview
Richmond
7 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Lagniappe is wonderful. Great food in a very upscale setting. A little pricey, but worth it! Delicious crab cakes could have used an extra spoonful of aioli/sauce. My friend had the trout special and loved it! Scallops were perfect. Only reason I gave 4 stars for service was because the waitress was new and it took awhile to get my bill.

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vipcharlesD
Miami
21 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The fried chicken is excellent

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OpenTable Diner
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was delicious and arrived relatively quickly considering the place was packed. Service was on point! We will definitely be back.

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LoriS
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall3food5service3ambience4

The food was really good, however, the service was not so great. Our waiter seemed to be very inexperienced, which would have been fine if the mistakes that were made with our order were corrected, but they weren't. This would not prevent me from going again though as the food was spot on!

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MorganM
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great atmosphere, great food. Will be back for sure!

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LindaL
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience4

We enjoyed our dinner. Food was good and served in a timely manner. Waitress
kept checking on us to see if we needed anything.

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JodyR
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent meal with excellent service. The Short rib and Red fish are second to bone!

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Polly
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We were a large group which can sometimes be awkward for servers -- ours handled us with great finesse. The food was absolutely delicious, and the ambience was delightful, too. We could kick ourselves for waiting so long to try this superb restaurant.

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Justin
Baltimore
4 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Was looking for a decent steak house on the island for a special occasion. Heard mixed reviews about other well know places and decided to try Lagniappe out and it did not disappoint. The cocktails were outstanding, best Sazerac I've had outside New Orleans. Steak was perfect and the price did not break the bank. Went for dessert and my party tried one of everything on the menu. Not a single dessert was bad and not a scrap of leftovers was left behind it was so good. Do yourself a favor and give this place a try.

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RebeccaK
Atlanta
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had lunch here with 3 girlfriends and it was a lovely dining experience. We sat inside in a booth for 6 so we had plenty of room. It was noon and only moderately busy for a weekday. Our server was attentive and wore a mask. The crab cake appetizer and the crab cake sandwich were very tasty and presentation was beautiful. My group also tried salads, and soups and all were very good. The ambiance was upscale, dimly lit, private and cozy. We all said we would definitely go back. Bon Appetite.

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DonF
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall3food3service4ambience3

My meal was quite cool. The other guests were fine. On the way out one guest tried to compliment the chef on the mussels and he was disinterested.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had friends in from out of town! Loved it! Soft shell crab special was devine!

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vipWadeK
Chicago
46 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and ambiance. It’s very close to where we live so it’s really convenient!

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vipSatisfiedCustomer
Jacksonville
11 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food was excellent like usual. We shared the calamari app and it was a huge portion; more than enough to share! As a table, we had scallops, fried chicken, artisan salad w/shrimp, and crab cakes. Each of us enjoyed our meal. Service was great.

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vipNatashaC
Los Angeles
12 reviews
Dined on April 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and atmosphere

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vipSimpsonvilleGal
Charleston
100 reviews
Dined on April 11, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

We dined here during our first trip to Amelia Island. The restaurant was located about one mile from our condo, in a shopping center. There were plenty of parking spaces close to the restaurant. We were seated at our reserved time. We loved the ambiance and decor. Our waitress greeted us promptly and within five minutes, we placed our order. The food arrived about ten minutes later. I had shrimp and grits, the grits were in the form of a cake, which I liked. My husband had a seafood pasta. We both enjoyed our meals. We asked for a dessert to go. We then didn’t see our waitress again for about 20 minutes. The dessert was brought to the table, and we still hadn’t gotten our bill. Our server got overwhelmed with multiple tables that were seated at about the same time. Overall, we enjoyed eating out inside a restaurant once again.

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vipJoeB
Jacksonville
10 reviews
Dined on April 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As good as it gets. The “three amigos” travel together....a lot. Liked Lagniappe so much we went back the next day for lunch. Fabulous food, great service. We’re going back to Amelia Island in a few months and Lagniappe will be the first place we go. BTW, run away from The Boathouse.

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Anniversary
Savannah
11 reviews
Dined on April 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great meal and service was exemplary--lovely decor as well.

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vipJEjemon
Jacksonville
8 reviews
Dined on April 11, 2021
Overall2food1service3ambience2

My flounder was raw and crawfish were chewy. It was VERY loud. Music wasn’t necessary key lime pie had no flavor

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OpenTable Diner
Jacksonville
2 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall3food2service3ambience3

The smoked salmon starter was fatty. The lemon roasted chicken was tasteless, no seasoning. I had to ask for steak sauce for flavor. The food could have been hotter (I.e. mashed potatoes and seasonal vegetables).

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SueD
Miami
1 review
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best restaurant we visited on Amelia Island! Great experience and good. Close to Omni and Ritz!

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vipMIKEnPAM
Jacksonville
38 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

WOW.. Absolutely love the redfish with the chicken fried oysters on top (Menu staple)! We also had the Special Flounder and it too was outstanding. BTW: the oysters were the bomb and next time i am getting an order of them! You can count on these guys for delicious dining!

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ScottL
Atlanta
5 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place for a dinner with friends and/or family!

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ChristopherS
1 review
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Truly a great experience at Lagniappe. Our waiter was prompt and overall pleasant enough. The food was over the top. Will be going out of way to get back there asap.

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vipMarilboo
Jacksonville
52 reviews
Dined on April 9, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

I understand it's Spring break so the level of noise and children should have been expected. We still had a great meal and enjoyed the evening.

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TomO
1 review
Dined on April 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent choice for a luncheon gathering for old friends. We enjoyed a private corner table and excellent server responded to everyone’s needs.

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vipfabmeal
Seattle
7 reviews
Dined on April 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As usual it was awesome!

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Georgiapeach
Birmingham
3 reviews
Dined on April 7, 2021
Overall1food2service3ambience1

Regrettably, the food was fair and the service was poor. Low country boil so spicy hot that my husband who is from New Orleans could hardly eat it and for sure did not enjoy. Our waitress was great but it took a very long time to receive our food and they were inattentive. Weird ambiance and decor- very dark. Sorry to leave this review but want others to know so they can spend their dollars elsewhere on vacation.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Horrible !!!

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RGSJjax
Jacksonville
3 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food,atmosphere & experience!

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AlanP
Richmond
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Outstanding meal with family on patio

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MicheleB
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything about this evening was excellent. Our food and service were both exceptional!

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vipGayle
Atlanta
8 reviews
Dined on April 5, 2021
Overall3food3service1ambience2

We were seated on time and we waited for server attention 10-15 min then it was 30 min Until we had a drink then no service for a second drink. Food was good but not special Very disappointing

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on April 5, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience3

Waited an hour or more for entrees. Short rib was fatty as hell and even tough to cut. Crab cakes were packed with Mayo. Pork chop cold. Flounder special not much even. Worst experience in a restaurant in a long time.

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WhitneyS
Savannah
3 reviews
Dined on April 5, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Food was bland and service was terrible.

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Taylor
Jacksonville
2 reviews
Dined on April 5, 2021
Overall1food1service2ambience3

Waited 20 minutes for a server to greet us food was soggy and bland

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vipMarciaS
Washington DC
18 reviews
Dined on April 5, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience5

We recommended to our guests that they get the salmon entree that we have gotten repeatedly because we love the lentil side. It came with plain white rice instead and the Brussels sprouts were dry.

This will certainly not keep us from returning as we love your restaurant and am writing to just share our experience.

Thanks!

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vipMislo
Philadelphia
9 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Very good crabcakes, satisfying salads and my son couldn’t stop talking about how incredible the burger was!

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LizB
Cincinnati
2 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food; wine choice excellent! great atmosphere! Reservations are a good idea as this is a popular restaurant!

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Marilyn
Jacksonville
2 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server- a young fellow, was very good with our group of 8 this past Sunday.

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 1195 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.