Verandah at Omni Amelia Island Plantation Resort

4.3
855 reviews
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Seafood
Throughout the years, Verandah has established itself as one of Amelia Island's finest restaurants. Enjoy fresh, traditional seafood along with an extensive yet approachable wine list in a relaxing setting. Delivering the flavors of the local Atlantic Ocean and neighboring farmers directly to your plate, our chefs' dedication to the finest local ingredients guarantees that what’s fresh is what’s for dinner.
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1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Verandah exceeded expectations, which had been set quite high. From the moment we saw the table, to the food, the ambiance, the service, everything was exceptional. It was by far our best dining experience of the vacation.

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OT
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Portion were small given thecost

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SW
Jacksonville
5 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Dining at the Verandah is always a pleasant experience. From the pre-dinner cocktails to the dessert, each phase of the meal is well-done.

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CL
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place! We went for a four course menu and it was just perfect. The food was tasty , the service was impeccable, and our favorite part was the timing of courses. When we were finished with one course, our next was on its way shortly after (within 3 mins) rather than a lot of places that will keep you waiting a little longer. Those with littles at home will understand how important your time alone and how it is spent, is! They did not keep us waiting, I believe we had all four courses within an hour. For us and our expectations, it was perfect (:

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RL
Jacksonville
3 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The service is outstanding as well as the food. A glass of red wine, Silverado Cab, was very good but we were not told the price of a glass. Had we known it was $17 a glass, we might have chosen another one less expensive. Perhaps we are equally to blame for not asking. The noise level, although less intense than other restaurants, was, nevertheless, distracting. I had trouble hearing other members of our party because the table next to us was very loud. If I were to design a restaurant, all seating would be high padded booths in order to minimize the noise level. If I pay almost $100 per person, I want only the best.

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O
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

It was Valentines and they only had a Valentines menu to order from. The food was good but definitely overpriced. I understand it’s Valentines and all but...even my wife couldn’t believe how much it was. Still enjoyed ourselves.

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SB
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 1ambience 3

The Valentine’s Day menu was varied and substantial in amount. The food was also delicious and prepared well - especially the grouper entree. However, the service was barely adequate. We sat and waited for menus for 10 minutes until the main server Ashley came to take our order - only to find out we had not been given menus. We had 6 different wait staff serve us over the evening, which prevented us from getting to know 1-2 servers or the servers to get to know us. There were empty tables, so it did not seem that they were understaffed.

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JB
New Orleans
6 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

First time and we’ll be back.

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DK
1 review
Dined on February 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was outstanding and looked as good as it tasted. We had the grouper, swordfish everyone raved about their meals. Our server was very attentive and the manager, Robert checked on us several times. Everyone was very friendly. Even though the restaurant was pretty full, we could still hear each other talk. Great ambiance & acoustics. Just when we thought we were done and expecting the check, they surprised us again. It was a true dining experience! PS. Don't skip dessert!

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KS
Key West
53 reviews
Dined on February 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The oysters on the half shell were very good. The grouper special & seafood carbonara we’re wonderful!

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GW
Jacksonville
1 review
Dined on February 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The customer service was excellent from our hotness ,Bartender and waiter and the General Manager himself who checked in on our dinner to make sure everything was to our liking!
The food was absolutely delicious and correct portions right up the desert. The wine was excellent as well. We look forward to our next diner occasion at the Veranda !

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JS
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was excellent. It made my birthday extra special. The noise level was a little high, but fortunately our table was not in the middle of the room. Well done otherwise!

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RH
Columbus
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 2ambience 3

Limited menu, service slow, checks wrong, value marginal

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C
Orlando
3 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

Very expensive. Soup was underseasone, in fact not seasoned at all. Ceasar salad was 5 pieces of baby romaine with a drizzle of dressing and a piece of dried out bread for $9. Worst "salad" I've ever been served. No veg with the very expensive fish dishes. Husband paid $9 extra for potatoes and got 4 dollops the size of a quarter. Fish was ok. We fine dine out a lot and don't mind paying for a great meal but this was far from that. Won't be back.

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RL
1 review
Dined on January 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our waitress was incredible! She was so friendly and new the menu inside and out. I thought the portions were very small for what you pay.

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RT
Jacksonville
1 review
Dined on January 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and service! We go to the Verandah every year for our anniversary.

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PK
New England
1 review
Dined on January 27, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 4ambience 4

Extremely disappointed with the extremely small portions for the price. Drinks were skimpy too. We brought guests there and were embarrassed. We we will not return.

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SD
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The lobster tails were outstanding. The swordfish was excellent. Our server provided great service.

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JK
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on January 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Server, Hardan (sp?) was superb! Swordfish was outstanding as well as the mud pie !

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MD
Jacksonville
8 reviews
Dined on January 22, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

We felt a few of the portions were a bit small. The restaurant had multiple empty tables and they sat us right next to another full table and it was a bit noisy. We do enjoy going there and would recommend to anyone who enjoys fish to check it out.

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GB
Orlando
2 reviews
Dined on January 21, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 3ambience 3

It was very expensive for small portions and only side was a very small amount of whipped potatoes with the
grouper for $38.00. If you want sides they are $9.00 each. We ordered a caesar salad for $18.00 and it amounted to some shredded romaine and some toasted bread. The only reason we went was convenience when staying at the Plantation, but we will not make that mistake again.

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J
Naples
10 reviews
Dined on January 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was fabulous as was the service!!

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BH
1 review
Dined on January 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I would recommend the Verandah. The seafood tower was delicious! The pumpkin soup was wonderful!The staff was friendly, accommodating, and very knowledge of the menu . The manager dropped by to inquire of our visit which turned into a pleasant conversation. We will take the opportunity to enjoy the Verandah again soon.

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JH
1 review
Dined on January 20, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

I was here with my girlfriend for her birthday and we had a great time. Had to wait awhile before someone came to take our order but the food made up for that. Great place overall.

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LF
1 review
Dined on January 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The service was excellent; not overly attentive, but just right. We were particularly pleased that our dinner guests, one of whom is gluten intolerant, found numerous interesting menu selections that met her needs.

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OT
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Delicious food and wonderful service. Can’t wait to go back!

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CM
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on January 8, 2019
Overall 2food 4service 3ambience 1

All ok except noise level. We had to leave early — could not visit with our friends at a table for 4.

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f
Jacksonville
39 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 5ambience 2

Gourmet quality food and service, but the atmosphere reminded us of a Denny's.

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S
Charleston
15 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Our Party of 8 had a good meal at Verandah, our first time. Alison was our server, who was excellent. Her knowledge of the menu was tremendous and recommendations were delicious.

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MP
Miami
4 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was amazing. My husband said the grouper was the best he has ever tasted. Our waitress was the sweetest and very attentive.

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OT
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great experience! Our server Alison was awesome. Loved the 4 course NYE dinner and the cool popcorn at the end!

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OT
Jacksonville
7 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

What a wonderful way to celebrate our marriage and the new year!!

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CZ
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Been coming to the Verandah for years to celebrate New Years. Their prefixed menu this year was $89.
Don’t think our group will be doing it Next Year!

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A
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Creative cuisine, spicy (yummm) shrimp cocktail appetizer, best(most tender, flavorful) filet mignon ever had!!!! Great nitrogen frozen popcorn!!!

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C
Charleston
4 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

It was my 33rd anniversary. Surprised it was not mentioned during the evening

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P
Jacksonville
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Our server, Allison was fantastic. Can see why she has worked for Omni for 15 years. Food was good but the service was OUTSTANDING. Thanks Allison.

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LI
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding food and service. I asked for an entree size of the shrimp and grits appetizer. The kitchen happily accommodated my request and the dish was amazing. Husband ordered the grouper and says it was quite good. Seafood-allergic kid was very happy with his filet mignon and staff went out of their way to accommodate his allergies. Oyster stew and pumpkin soup also delicious.

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Tampa
4 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Grouper is excellent, as well as the seafood carbonara,. shrimp and bread basket. Service also very good. This was our 3rd time here and it never disappoints!

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OT
Orlando
5 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

I had requested a table away from the door, so, guess what, they sat us near the door. After I told them what I requested, they sat us in another location, which was dimly lit. It was Christmas, and dinner was a set price. With the limited menu, I chose the snapper. I had to send it back, as it tasted like it was bathed in salt. The server took it back. The manager came over to apologize, and said that perhaps they should not make it with salt. The replacement fish was tasty. $65.00 was a lot of money for this meal.

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TF
Columbus
11 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great selection on the menu and excellent service.

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