Lagniappe - Amelia Island

4.5
982 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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MarcA
1 review
Dined on March 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our food was unique and delicious with huge portions at a reasonable price considering both the quality and quantity. Our server (Natalia) was wonderful, with remarkably knowledge of the menu and preparation of the dishes. And the Manager upon learning it was our 25th wedding anniversary treated us to a wonderful dessert on the house. Overall, definitely one of the best dining experiences we've had in quite some time... highly recommended!

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vipDanielG
Miami
7 reviews
Dined on March 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We loved this place! The food was amazing. Our first time in Amelia Island. We are long time Palm Beach county residents who have a ton of restaurants to choose from and this place was great.

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vipStella
Charleston
3 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall2food3service2ambience3

The food we received was quite good; however one entree came out wrong, and a replacement never came out. We also never received side dishes that we ordered. It took one hour to get our appetizer and 1 1/2 hours to get the entrees. Our waiter tried to be attentive but it was clear that the restaurant was grossly understaffed. We spoke to the manager who was quite defensive. She blamed the problem on a large party. This is a management staffing issue that should be addressed.

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joannam
Jacksonville
14 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall3food4service5ambience3

Very noisy. Didn’t realize that there was going to be party of 28 and a party of eight. It was very noisy. To sit a couple in the same room with that many party goers was not good. I know we asked for that room because it is a nice dining room but if they warned us about the two parties we would have opted for the main room. My meal of the steak frites was very good and I substituted the frites for Brussel sprouts which were wonderful

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PeterC
Jacksonville
11 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was great

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vipJamesC
Miami
7 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great place to grab a great meal and drinks...

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DonW
Austin
5 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent ambiance. The bar is outstanding with excellent selections and knowledgeable bar tenders. Our meal was great as well. If the fried green tomatoes are offered, don’t pass them up. We had a filet and pork chop and both were cooked perfectly and were delicious. Our waiter, Bob, was great. He took
excellent care of us. This restaurant has become an island favorite of ours and I highly recommend it.

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vipRonC
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food was excellent. Drink pours have gotten much better. Friday night close to a Baxter’s pour. Bartenders keep up the good work

Service also excellent with a large crowd at 7:00

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MarieC
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Family in town. Wanted some place we could catch up. Becky our waitress was fantastic. Good came out just at the right pace and all was steaming hot. Perfect!

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Oldschoolchef
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on March 12, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience3

The mussels are one of my favorites. If I'm not mistaken they used to be PEI which I prefer to the big ones served the last time.(just my preference) I do wish the grilled bread service w mussels was more consistent. Seafood jambalaya was really good but I would not call it jambalaya. Stations are either too big for individual servers or someone did not show up because our server was one we know and like but he was pulled in too many directions. Big difference between lacking service because of poor training vs someone given more than any should handle. Not disgruntled, just want to help establishment w the things I saw.

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vipMegh
Jacksonville
22 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My 12year old daughter and I went for an early dinner at 5 (when they open for dinner). I had the clover club cocktail and the special catch of the day, which was flounder. My daughter had the double cheeseburger, added fries. We also shared the brownie ala mode. All the food was delicious! Our server Shantel was very attentive and knowledgeable in the menu. Can’t wait to come back!

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vipStevenB
E. Tennessee
29 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food. Social atmosphere. Restaurant ran well even without the owners, Brian and Melanie, who apparently take Thursdays off.

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Oenous
Miami
6 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience2

Menu a problem if you can’t eat garlic. It’s everywhere. The shrimp grits were fair; tails left on so messy to get off. Sauce too spicy for me but perhaps not for others. “Caesar” salad very good but too large, as all portions appeared to be. Typically south. Steak was excellent as were fries. Cooked just right.
Service outstanding. When she found out I can’t eat garlic, went way beyond call of duty to sort out with chef. Very attentive and pleasant. Big tip!

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GraysonK
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always great! Wait stuff is super friendly and the food is genuinely delicious.

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DavidH
Columbus
4 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience4

We want to like Lagniappe. But after three mediocre experiences we are giving up. Our server was nice but she was probably working too many tables and so it was very slow. She neglected to tell us about the specials that we heard about when she told an adjacent table. My meal was a simple spinach salad to which I added salmon. It was overcooked. We declined to even consider dessert because of the wait.

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LacyeO
Raleigh
2 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place never disappoints. We have at least one meal here every visit to the island.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We tried Lagniappe for the first time during the Amelia Island Concours week. We were pleased to get a table at a reasonable hour for 8 people and when we arrived the table was ready after only a 5 minute wait. Our group had a great time. We really enjoyed the food and ambiance of this restaurant. As a former resident of New Orleans, I find that efforts to do really authentic Cajun and Creole cooking often miss the mark. This was certainly not the case with Lagniappe. It is definitely on my list for our next trip to Amelia Island.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

As always we were greeted warmly and taken to our table. Our server was helpful and friendly and if course the food was amazing. It was Car Show weekend so the place was packed yet all went well!

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vipDuecani
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Good meal overall. We were seated right next to the restrooms, not good ambiance.

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FeLav
Jacksonville
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service was excellent!
it was a great atmosphere

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Lovegoodfood
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Our new go to dining! We have eaten here twice in the last week and it was outstanding both time! The first experience we were served by Natalie. The evening appeared extremely busy and maybe a little short staffed and Natalie handled everything beautifully.
We ordered two of the specials and one from the menu. All three were outstanding. During out second visit everything was just as good! Heather served us and the service was again top notch!
We will definitely be back!

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VickieG
Jacksonville
2 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good food and friendly service. Nice decor. Love this restaurant!

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vipPaulH
Atlanta
24 reviews
Dined on March 4, 2020
Overall3food4service2ambience2

My wife loves the shrimp and grits. The jambalaya was meh! Too much sauce, couldn't taste the seafood The caesar salad was tasteless. The noise level off the charts for this acoustically challenged room on a Wednesday night, and our waitress was very very challenged on her learning curve. I would not go back except to please my wife.

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vipSherriS
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on March 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful place to take the dogs and enjoy their beautiful outdoor patio with a large fire pit. It is always the first restaurant we go to when we come to the beach

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KathleenW
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on March 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lagniappe was excellent. The crabmeat salad is beautiful and excellent. Servings were ample. Fried green tomatoes were great!

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EricB
Orlando
1 review
Dined on March 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was fantastic. One of the best steaks I've ever had in my life. Calamari was delicious. Service was equally great.

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TamilynM
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved the restaurant! My salmon
was cooked to perfection and delicious.

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SharonM
Jacksonville
1 review
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server, Betsy, was extremely helpful. The appetizers and entrees were absolutely delicious! Presentations were on point! Prices were great for the experience... we will definitely return! Thank you for a wonderful evening, Betsy!

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RobynB
Jacksonville
1 review
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of our favorite restaurants!

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vipMelanieM
Orlando
5 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It is probably our favorite restaurant on Amelia Island right now!

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vipJamesC
Miami
8 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great time at this restaurant. We ate at the bar and the staff was friendly and engaging. The food was delicious!

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vipCharlotteB
Atlanta
14 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall2food4service3ambience4

We had a 7:30 pm reservation and when we got there, we were told there were no tables - we would have to wait. We weren’t seated until about 8:15 pm. No one offered us a free drink or appetizer - we’re so sorry - nothing. The food is good and we’ve had really good experiences in the past but this is not a good way to treat customers

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LindaH
New Orleans
5 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

6 of us enjoyed a delicious lunch with attentive service that didn’t rush us as we discussed the book we had read. Everyone thoroughly enjoyed their choice for lunch.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, service and atmosphere! A must!!

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OpenTable Diner
Jacksonville
1 review
Dined on February 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Restaurant suggested by a local. We were not disappointed. Meal was exceptional.

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Pink
1 review
Dined on February 24, 2020
Overall3food4service3ambience4

First night was excellent. The second night they were out of most of the featured items; oysters, mussels,brazed meat and the selections that we ordered were not nearly as good as the previous night. Both times the waitresses were good although incredibly busy. The hostesses on both nights were not very inviting and obviously seemed stressed.

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vipGeneceM
Jacksonville
4 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Just the best place in town! Great food, great staff.

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MerrilF
Jacksonville
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience5

No complaints... it was 'fine'. Not over the top, but not bad at all. Service was slow, not nice at first, but she got better, nicer.

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Sinha
Orlando
1 review
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The whole experience was great! The food was perfect and service too.

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Cephas
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall5food3service5ambience5

Wonderful place but shrimp and grits made my wife sick. Tasted good but quite rich. My steak was a good cut but underdone and broccoli was barely cooked.

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 982 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.