Verandah at Omni Amelia Island Plantation Resort

4.3
921 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 3 days ago
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 1

Although we have no major complaint, the food was mediocre at best.
We had hopes for fresh, well prepared seafood and the end product was very underwhelming.

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Savannah
2 reviews
Dined on May 17, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Great evening celebrating our anniversary. Impeccable service!

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AD
1 review
Dined on May 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I have been going to the Veranda for many years. I have always lived it and this last time was equally if not more wonderful! A+

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OT
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Mother’s Day

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OT
1 review
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

There was crumbs at the table. Furnishings are a bit outdated.

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BH
Jacksonville
2 reviews
Dined on May 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Staff was very attentive. Chef came to the table to accommodate food allergy. Complementary birthday desert. The seafood was fresh and expertly prepared.

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M
Calgary
16 reviews
Dined on May 10, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

Although the service was very good, the food was ok and not a great value for the money. Some of the food was over salted and some was under seasoned. I wouldn’t return as the price I felt was too high for the quality of food.

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S
Tampa
2 reviews
Dined on May 7, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 3ambience 1

Very disappointing. Chef did not execute two of three dishes correctly. Crab cakes were mushy and watery. Red snapper was very pale for pan seared and texture was off. We left hungry.

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

Michael was an awesome server. He and the rest of the wait staff were very attentive. The food was prepared perfectly and the portion sizes were appropriate. Highly recommend!

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RB
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on May 5, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 2

Consistently excellent food and service, but the decor is stuck in the 1970’s and desperately needs an update. Also, chairs are so low they are uncomfortable and awkward.

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Savannah
9 reviews
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a fantastic time at Verandah this weekend. The servers were so attentive and nice. Our waiter, Haydar, overheard us talking about what we wanted for dessert and knew it was our anniversary. He had our dessert brought over before we even ordered it and said it was on the house for our anniversary.

We questioned our choice of restaurant as we were parking- we drove up to a tennis complex with the restaurant attached. But once we walked up and stepped inside, we were blown away by the service, the food (phenomenal!) and the ambiance. Would highly recommend. Quite possibly our favorite meal on the island.

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c
Cincinnati
11 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We have dived at Verandah each time we’ve stayed at the Omni Amelia Island Plantation. This was our third visit and it did not disappoint. We were wowed by receiving a complimentary seafood trio of shrimp cocktail, 8 oysters and 2 lobster tails prior to our dinner. Neither my husband nor I grew up eating much seafood at all, being from the Midwest, but we very much appreciated the presentation, the delicate flavors, and the preparation of these items. I personally loved the chilled pea soup and we both enjoyed our fish dinners as well. Richard provided excellent service and we were also pleased to interact with the restaurant manager. The decor in Verandah is light, airy, and visually interesting. We will definitely be back and highly recommend this restaurant!

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MZ
1 review
Dined on April 30, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 4

We stayed at the Omni for a conference and decided to go to the Verandah for a date night. It was OK, but not what I expected from the reviews. We would have maybe had better luck driving into town and eating at one of the local establishments. Nothing really special.

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RM
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on April 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Best crab cakes ever!!!!

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L
Baltimore
10 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Get the crab-crusted grouper. You won’t be sorry.

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VW
Atlanta
9 reviews
Dined on April 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our evening at Verandah was spectacular! Kudos to everyone, especially Robert (Gen Mgr), Tesa (our server), and Chef Ben. We were treated like royalty and the food was exquisite. All our acquaintances will hear about how enjoyable our stay was at the Omni resort!

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OT
1 review
Dined on April 19, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 2

Children with iPad and volume on, unacceptable. Makes for horrible dinning experience.

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Cleveland
1 review
Dined on April 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Food was delicious but our service was outstanding!

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RH
1 review
Dined on April 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We enjoyed meeting Richard our server. He was very helpful in describing the menu so we could make our food choices. Everyone was courteous and considerate for our first visit to the Verandah.

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BP
Baltimore
54 reviews
Dined on April 14, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We ate at Verandah twice this past week-if you're staying at the Omni it really is the best adult dinner option. The first night it was just my husband and I and the service was great. I had a delicious grilled swordfish and my husband enjoyed his red snapper. The second visit was with my daughter and son-in-law. We couldn't get a reservation as early as we had hoped so we spent about 45 minutes having fun at the bar with cocktails and shrimp appetizers. We were happy with the cocktail hour and dinner but I did feel that if we had been there for a third visit, there was nothing more on the menu that I would have liked to order. Overall, that is my criticism of all the Omni property restaurants-limited menus-especially healthy and vegetarian options.

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JS
Phoenix
3 reviews
Dined on April 14, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

The food was not great for the price. The oyster in the oyster soup smelled fishy. The swordfish was very fresh but had no seasoning and I didn't care for the romesco sauce. The shrimp and grits and shrimp cocktail appretizers were great though. I would say average for the prices.

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a
Orlando
2 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful dinner with some friends. Mike was our server and had the perfect amount of attention for a relaxing evening. The food was delicious and I can't wait to go back.
We ate there twice in one week. Thanks for hosting a great dinner.

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KM
Salt Lake City
1 review
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 5ambience 2

While we had great service, we found the restaurant quite noisy. The staff were very accommodating and went out of their way to accommodate a wheelchair. The food was good but not special enough for their prices. The main course swordfish was very small for $30. The taste all of the desserts was delicious. The bottle of wine was three times what it is a wine store. We would recommend it due to its convenience on the Plantation with the caveats listed.

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BP
Baltimore
54 reviews
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

Dinner at Verandah was enjoyable and the service was quite good. The restaurant is very comfortable. However, we did not feel that the meal was special enough to warrant the prices, which are high.

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Savannah
1 review
Dined on April 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food & Service.

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CG
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 3ambience 1

We wanted to give Verandah another try but this will be our last visit. The food was ok good but considering the way to high noise level and out of line prices for what you get, I suggest trying another restaurant.

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WG
Greensboro
3 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

They did not serve me the soup I orderd and the Ahi was loaded with salt

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OT
Richmond
1 review
Dined on April 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were on vacation in Amelia Island and found this lovely spot online with great reviews, and it did not disappoint! We wanted a special spot to celebrate our daughter’s birthday and last night altogether on the Island. Excellent oysters, seafood, steaks and desserts! And the service was superb. Highly recommend.

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OT
Atlanta
7 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent service, catered to dietary preferences. Amazing food!

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CR
1 review
Dined on April 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The service, food, and atmosphere were worth the prices! Will definitely be back

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JH
1 review
Dined on March 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was our 6th time at Verandah and was our 1 year wedding anniversary. We enjoyed the bbq shrimp, fried green tomatoes for appetizers. The caesar salad was good ( I prefer mine to be chopped and tossed already but the dressing was good, could have used a little more) I got the filet and crabcake, my wife got the shrimp cavioteli???sp. Allison was our server and I asked her to surprise my wife with her other diamond wedding band and she did with the perfect presentation on a raspberry on top of the cheesecake (which was delicious). Thank you for making a special night one we wont forget.

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VM
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on March 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Super food & attentive service every time we visit

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C
Savannah
4 reviews
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The service, food, and restaurant are wonderful. We will go back again.

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KT
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on March 26, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 3

Given its geographical location Verandah ranks amongst the top . Our fish dishes were excellent but the portions pretty small and more fitting for a tasting menu. Regrettably in designing the restaurant no attention was paid to addressing noise levels.

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w
New England
7 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Great Place and great food. Bob, the manager, made us feel so welcome and MaryAnn was an outstanding server! Was our first time there and they made it very special, will def be back with family and friends.

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JC
Richmond
2 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A wonderful selection of seafood dishes and locally sourced ingredients.

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GP
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on March 22, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

We've eaten here annually over the last few years, but this was likely the last time for now. The prices, especially on wine, have gotten so high. Especially compared to other local restaurants. We spent almost 3x as much on this dinner as another local restaurant 2 days prior for similar ambiance and food that wasn't as good. The server was really a bit much to take for our large group - couldn't really read our group mood very well and several in our party were rather annoyed at their interactions with him.

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Savannah
1 review
Dined on March 22, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 2ambience 1

Mediocre. Overpriced and not good seafood.

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S
Charleston
5 reviews
Dined on March 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Yes, we often do though we all miss the frozen popcorn. The split pea soup is only OK and does not showcase the restaurant as it deserves as an amuse bouche. Shrimp cavatelle was wonderful..... I asked for minimal pasta and they did that.

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DR
Naples
1 review
Dined on March 19, 2019
Overall 3food 1service 4ambience 4

Too expensive...food was mediocre at best..noisy...would never go back

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