About Verandah at Omni Amelia Island Plantation Resort

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.

142 Racquet Park Drive
Amelia Island, FL 32034
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Seafood

Hours of Operation:
Dinner Service
Sunday-Saturday
5:00p.m.–10:00p.m.

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(904) 277-5958

Website:
http://www.omnihotels.com/FindAHotel/AmeliaIsland/Dining/TheVerandah.aspx

Parking Details:
Hotel parking for registered guests, tram service to/from hotel and restaurant. Parking also available near the restaurant in Racquet Park.

Executive Chef:
Daven Wardynski

Additional:
Bar Dining, Full Bar

Verandah at Omni Amelia Island Plantation Resort Ratings and Reviews

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4.6

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.7

service

4.6

ambience

4.5

value

4.3

Noise

Moderate

88% would recommend it to a friend

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Good for Anniversaries (16)
Fit for Foodies (14)
Creative Cuisine (14)
Quiet Conversation (13)
Local Ingredients (11)
Casual (10)
Good for Birthdays (9)
Worth the Drive (8)
Authentic (7)
Good for Groups (7)
Notable Wine List (7)
Business Meals (6)
Comfort Food (5)
Cozy (5)
Neighborhood Gem (5)
Seasonal (5)
Bar Seating (4)
Scenic View (4)
Healthy (4)
Kid-friendly (3)
Fun (3)
Gluten Free Options (3)
Great for Brunch (2)
Sunday Lunch (2)
Tasting Menu (2)
Disabled Access (1)
Handcrafted Cocktails (1)
Happy Hour (1)
Great for Lunch (1)
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 (Jacksonville)·Dined 3 days ago

Food was good but the service was very very slow .

Tags: Quiet Conversation
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 (Jacksonville)·Dined on December 5, 2017

Verandah is one of our go to restaurants. The service is consistently great and the food is amazing. I love the signature grouper and my husband's favorite is the carbonara. We ALWAYS make time to dine at Verandah every time we are in town!

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 (Orlando)·Dined on December 3, 2017

Had the crab crusted grouper. It was fantastic. Service was fantastic as well.

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 (Sacramento)·Dined on December 3, 2017

In my opinion, Verandah is the best restaurant at the Omni Amelia Island Resort! Service was fanstatic (Allison was our server), food was delicious (breads, shrimp cocktail, bbq shrimp, mushroom soup, seafood carbonara, crab encrusted grouper plate, key lime pie - all wonderful!), prices were appropriate for the food and service provided, and ambiance was upscale yet not pretentious. I would highly recommend to anyone visiting Amelia Island.

Tags: Comfort Food, Special Occasion, Romantic, Good for Groups, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 3, 2017

Second visit did not disappoint , Allison was wonderful, food outstanding, can’t wait to go back. A little pricey $$$

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Romantic, Local Ingredients, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive
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 (Raleigh)·Dined on November 27, 2017

The food was amazing! From the amuse bouche to the to honey buttered pop corn it was quite an experience. Our server, Allison, was very attentive and helpful with her dinning suggestions. We had oyster bisque and the crab coated grouper. We've never tasted better!!

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Jacksonville)·Dined on November 27, 2017

The hostess' behavior was so rude on our arrival it was difficult to appreciate anything else about the experience. Food is good, service is generally professional but was slow. The room is nice, could use a refresh

Tags: Bar Seating, Quiet Conversation
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 (New Orleans)·Dined on November 25, 2017

We have been visiting the verandah for over 30 years and this was, by far, the best the restaurant has ever been. The service and food was all top notch.

Tags: Romantic, Cozy, Special Occasion
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·Dined on November 24, 2017

Crab cakes were great but all of the food was excellent. Service was also very nice

Tags: Casual
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 23, 2017

Great food , not much atmosphere was recommended by trip advisor went for Thanksgiving dinner not realizing pre fix dinner. Had to walk 100 yards through the rain because
Entrance was blocked by post s which was told residents require for limited access. It worked - was soaked however excellent food made up for it , service was good, surroundings boring and dated as is typical of a resort restaurant - still, food was excellent .

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (Richmond)·Dined on November 19, 2017

They did not have our reservation when we arrived and could not find it even after we showed it on our phone - which they did not what to look at. They said we must have made it at another restaurant as that happens all the time. While at dinner we received a message that the reservation had been cancelled by the restaurant and when trying to show the hostess this when leaving she didn't want to look at it and said she did not know what was going on. Guess it's an easy way for them to not give points for dining. They don't have to worry about us ever going back.

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 (Savannah)·Dined on November 18, 2017

Fabulous experience. Impeccable service. Knowable staff. Perfect evening!

Tags: Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Local Ingredients
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 (Northern MI)·Dined on November 13, 2017

Food was fantastic- Service even better - the GM was there- working tables and making sure guests were satisfied.

They gave us a free shrimp cocktail because we causally mentioned we had a bad lunch at another resort restrauant (long wait- terrible hot dog)

Don’t miss this place if you are on the island!

Tags: Local Ingredients, Good for a Date, Business Meals, Comfort Food, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Notable Wine List, Bar Seating, Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries, Authentic, Good for Groups, Creative Cuisine
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 (Jacksonville)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Consistently great meals and service. Best seafood locally.

Tags: Cozy, Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Worth the Drive
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 (Austin)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Food was exceptional & server was great. Just one strange thing.....We arrived 15-20 mins early for our reservation and the hostess who greeted us told us that our reservation was seating closer to our reservation time & asked that we go to the bar to wait. No biggie.....She also told us to close our tab there so we'd be ready to go to our table when ready....a strange request...,,We walked to the bar, ordered 2 drinks....and literally as soon as we ordered she called us to our table. It was 1 minute at most. Felt like they were trying to get us to order at the bar before getting to our table...dinner was fabulous but the whole hostess bar thing felt wrong

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 (Seattle)·Dined on November 6, 2017

We were 10 minutes early and the hostess was cold. She told us to take a seat, our table wasn't ready. We went into the bar, before the drinks were made she shouted our name. She had to have watched us sit at the bar....there wasn't any reason to shout for us. The bar is about 15 feet from the hostess stand. They made me pay for the drinks, wouldn't add them to the dinner bill. When they seated us, the dinning room was almost empty......so how could our table have not have been ready? I had the fillet and grilled shrimp which was very good. Janet had crab cakes...they were dry. The waitress was very good.

So basically it is an ok restaurant with a bad hostess.

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·Dined on November 4, 2017

Couldn’t have asked for a better dinning experience. My picky son didn’t like one of the dishes he ordered and with zero hesitation, they brought him out something else. The entire staff went above and beyond our expectations, making this a very memorable dinner. Will absolutely be back next vacation.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Seasonal, Kid-friendly, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Romantic
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 (Houston)·Dined on November 3, 2017

Every bite of food & every incounter with the wait staff was a wonderful experience! From the water to the coffee , WONDERFUL

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Seasonal, Comfort Food, Romantic, Good for Groups, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine, Scenic View, Good for Anniversaries, Fun
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·Dined on November 3, 2017

Delicious food, great service! We didn't feel rushed and the quality of service and ingredients was top notch!

Tags: Romantic, Quiet Conversation, Local Ingredients, Good for a Date
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 (Hawaii)·Dined on October 28, 2017

The dinner was delicious. Our waiter, Richard was attentive and did a wonderful job making
Our guest birthday celebration special. Excellent service!!

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 (Poconos)·Dined on October 22, 2017

Reservations for 7:15pm , arrived on time greeted warmly advising there would be a 10-15 minute wait - no problem.
Wait staff was spread thin, we were advised that they had quite a few customers without reservations so busier than expected.
We had trouble with the crab cakes being over seared, but the waitress addressed the issue right away and corrected the situation.
Our waitress was very hospitable and made our dinner more enjoyable.
We did not care for the seasoning on the chicken, but that was personal preference as the chicken was well prepared.

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Special Occasion
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 (Jacksonville)·Dined on October 17, 2017

As always, Verandah was a spectacular experience. And our favorite waiter, Richard, added to the terrific dining.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine
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·Dined on October 16, 2017

Wonderful service!

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 (Dallas)·Dined on October 13, 2017

My wife and I ate at the Veranda twice last week. Each time was excellent

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 (Jacksonville)·Dined on October 13, 2017

Excellent restaurant. The best steak I have ever had! It just melted in my mouth. It was our anniversary and we received a free plate of beautiful desserts. I highly recommend this restaurant.

Tags: Good for a Date, Local Ingredients, Worth the Drive, Sunday Lunch, Creative Cuisine, Romantic, Scenic View
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 (Charlotte)·Dined on October 10, 2017

The restaurant was fantastic. Food was delicious and the wait staff was knowledgeable and helpful. Fun environment and totally satisfying.

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 (Atlanta)·Dined on October 5, 2017

On vacation and decided to try Veranda. Very professional staff. Waitress gave excellent service. Food was very good. I would go there again.

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·Dined on October 2, 2017

We ate here for our wedding anniversary. Food was beyond excellent as well as well service. I had the grouper and my wife had the crab cakes. She said they were the best crab cakes she had ever had. We will definitely be coming back the next time we stay at the Omni.

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 (Greensboro)·Dined on September 30, 2017

Food was good

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 (Charleston)·Dined on September 30, 2017

The food was excellent! We aren't big eaters and like to share. We started out with the verandah sampler ....2 crab cakes, 4 BBQ shrimp and 2 fried green tomatoes. It was perfect! The Caesar salad was delicious. We shared the Grouper and it was excellent. It was served with mashed potatoes and was delicious. We were celebrating our 37th Anniversary and they surprised us with a yummy dessert sampler trio.... key lime pie with honey meringue, cheesecake and mud pie with toasted almonds and chocolate ganache.....they were all delicious. The food was wonderful. The service was excellent and we had a very special 37th Anniversary celebration. Thank you Verandah. We will return!

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 (Naples)·Dined on September 28, 2017

super service and quality menu selections in very pleasant setting

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 (New England)·Dined on September 24, 2017

I can't say enough good things about this restaurant. It was truly amazing. My girlfriend and I are huge foodies, and we are constantly dining out. My girlfriend has a ton of very difficult food restrictions that make it really tough for her to get food food in most restaurants. Her food at this place was mind blowing though. Our waitress, Tina, was an angel. She went above and beyond to communicate with the chef, who went out of his way to alter menu options to fit her dietary restrictions while avoiding her having to have a bland meal. Tina was super patient and even brought out a special dessert that my girlfriend could eat when she noticed that we didn't order anything for her since none of the options on the menu fit her dietary restrictions. Every staff member that we dealt with was in such a good mood and was so helpful. And the food truly was delicious. Would recommend this place without hesitation.

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 (Nashville)·Dined on September 4, 2017

Relaxed quality with attention to detail, especially service. One of the best seafood restaurants I have been to, that also has great steaks. Price is very reasonable for such a quality restaurant.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Local Ingredients, Notable Wine List, Quiet Conversation, Worth the Drive, Gluten Free Options, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Seasonal, Authentic, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Romantic
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 (Charleston)·Dined on September 3, 2017

One of the best!

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·Dined on September 3, 2017

Too pricey. Overrated by everyone. Tram people, etc.

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·Dined on August 31, 2017

The food was excellent & our server was very professional & friendly. We enjoyed the dinner very much! The surprise treat at the end was very creative & tasty!!

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Authentic, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Tampa)·Dined on August 28, 2017

The food was not as good as I was expecting. The restaurant was recommended to me but did not compare to other restaurants in the area.
It is better for a light dinner not a full one.

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 (Atlanta)·Dined on August 24, 2017

Pleasantly surprised at the overall quality of the foodl

Tags: Local Ingredients, Casual, Creative Cuisine, Handcrafted Cocktails, Quiet Conversation
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 (Orlando)·Dined on August 20, 2017

Excellent food and atmosphere celebrated our wedding anniversary

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Good for a Date, Tasting Menu, Healthy, Special Occasion
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 (Jacksonville)·Dined on August 19, 2017

The staff was pleasant and efficient. Food is delicious. Tina, our server could not have been more gracious and sweet to our granddaughter.
We would recommend this restaurant for anyone on vacation in the area.
Great experience.

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