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Verandah at Omni Amelia Island Plantation Resort

4.5
647 reviews
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$30 and under
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Seafood
Perfect For:
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  • Good for Anniversaries
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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.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Seafood
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Hours of operation
Dinner Service
Sunday-Saturday
5:00p.m.–10:00p.m.

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Phone number
(904) 277-5958
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Daven Wardynski
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Neighborhood
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Parking details
Hotel parking for registered guests, tram service to/from hotel and restaurant. Parking also available near the restaurant in Racquet Park.
Additional
Bar Dining, Full Bar
What 647 People Are Saying
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4.6
service
4.4
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4.2
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92% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0Dined 4 days ago

A friend had been here a couple of years ago and has been raving about the grouper ever since. Five of seven in our party ordered it and it was amazing. Oysters were fresh and the surprise popcorn ending was a unique treat.

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5.0Dined 5 days ago

Great service. LOVED the sample soup cup and the nitrogen popcorn!!! We want one night and immediately signed up for the next night as well. Highly recommend it!

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5.0Dined 5 days ago

Very good food and excellent service. The grouper was as others have described and the deviled eggs were superb.

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4.0Dined on April 11, 2018

delicious food with good choices. Friendly atmosphere with attentive servers. Good portions

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5.0Dined on April 11, 2018

Consistently great food & service. They make fantastic cocktails too. We love the ambiance of this place. It's comfortable & classy. Marianne was our waitress & she's fabulous. She's very attentive, friendly & knowledgeable.

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4.0Dined on April 9, 2018

The crab encrusted Grouper lives up to the hype. The rest is good but made more special by the, not one, but TWO amuse-bouche brought to us. We started with a complimentary white asparagus soup (which I was considering ordering but decided on something else) which was delicious, and then before dessert we were treated to 'frozen popcorn' - complete with all the drama of a dry ice presentation. The Mud Pie for dessert was amazing. All in all a very nice experience.

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4.0Dined on April 8, 2018

Great night all around.

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1.0Dined on April 8, 2018

Food was below par. Fish was not fresh tasting and steak wasn’t edible.

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3.0Dined on April 7, 2018

Kitchen was very slow. They had some big groups and it took an hour between appetizers and dinner.

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5.0Dined on April 6, 2018

Excellent dinner; service impeccable; overall wonderful dinner

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1.0Dined on April 6, 2018

The Verandah is an upscale restaurant at the Omni Property. Located on A1A, our first impression was not great because we had a reservation, and the two hostesses seemed to be having major problems with the computer system. They each apologized a few times. It was not a big deal.

The reviews talked about the sample soup that is given to you for a taste, and the corn muffins and scones with the different butters and honey. Both were very good, so we were anticipating an excellent meal. WRONG!!!

My wife ordered the Filet and Crab Cake, and I ordered the Filet and Grouper. In the reviews, the Grouper was talked about many times as the "Best Grouper Ever". It could possibly have been a great Grouper, but when our food was served, other than the Seasonal Vegetable, no food was hot. Most was not even warm. And the restaurant was not very crowded.

My Grouper had a good taste, but eating Grouper that is not Hot or even Warm, left a lot to be desired. Our Steak, Cold. My wife's Crab Cake, Luke Warm. Mashed Potatoes, Cold. We paid over $100 for two cold meals. The steaks, even if they were served Hot, had very little taste. I've had much better steaks at a Longhorn or Outback!!!

One might question why we did not send the meals back? We should have, but my wife worked in several fine dining restaurants when she was young, and she learned that you don't know what happens to your food if you send it back. So we never send the food back. We muddle through the meal and never go back.

I don't normally write bad reviews, but I felt that when we left, our bill was almost $200.00, and it was one of the worse fine dining meals we have ever had.

The Steak, seriously, had very little taste. And was Cold. The Grouper, could have been good, but was very Cold. Unsatisfactory, in our book, and we eat out a lot at fine dining restaurants. Read about the great reviews on Yelp. Will not rely on Yelp in the near future.

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5.0Dined on April 3, 2018

Verandah is one of our "go to" restaurant choices. My husband LOVES the seafood carbonara and I almost always order the signature grouper. All were excellent!!!

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4.0Dined on April 2, 2018

The atmosphere was a real downer for me. We spent almost $300 with tip and walked away with a less than stellar experience. While the food was good, I would not go back. Prices were high for what we got. It just didn’t feel like a special place.

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1.0Dined on April 1, 2018

We had the worst service. Our waitress was rude and never came back to our table to refill water or get us another drink ever. She is ignored us most of the meal until she gave the bill to use

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4.0Dined on April 1, 2018

We have been coming here for 9 years. Always great, but felt a little less quality than in the past. We arrived early for our reservation on purpose to have a drink and the hostess seemed frustrated with us that we didn’t want to be seated early. Food was good but has been better in the past. I think it’s bc omni has taken over. Service has gone down on the island since they took over.

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4.0Dined on March 30, 2018

A must if you are staying at the Omni. Fun dinner, albeit pricey but worth it. Enjoyed very much with our 14 and 15 year olds.

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5.0Dined on March 30, 2018

Food and service were outstanding. Great atmosphere. Highly recommended.

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5.0Dined on March 29, 2018

Enjoyed our dinner, excellent service and good food.

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5.0Dined on March 26, 2018

We have a 3 year old, and it was my husband’s birthday. They made both my husband and daughter feel special, and we all had a delicious meal and a lovely time.

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5.0Dined on March 25, 2018

Lots of special touched.

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5.0Dined on March 25, 2018

Would like more vegetarian options and / or pasta. But everything we had was very good. Prices were high.

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5.0Dined on March 24, 2018

Fabulous atmosphere, scrumptious meal. Favorite of the whole trip

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4.0Dined on March 23, 2018

The food was delicious! The hostesses seemed a little overwhelmed... and our server a bit absent minded. Overall, we had a nice evening out.

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1.0Dined on March 22, 2018

No one could understand what the server was saying! He did comment when he brought me the bill that a tip was not included with the total, WHAT!
$15.00 for a Tito’s on the rocks you got to be kidding, lousy poor on top.
Parking a tremendous problem, couldn’t get close, blockades were present.
Don’t waste your money stay away!

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5.0Dined on March 21, 2018

I would drive 8 hours just to eat there. At the coast, you expect good seafood. They deliver in spades.

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5.0Dined on March 20, 2018

Everything was delicious and service was right on, looking forward to our next visit.

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4.0Dined on March 20, 2018

Wonderful evening. Tessa, our server, made an early impression with her bubbly enthusiasm and sense of humor. She was never too busy to make sure that our needs were met despite a managing several large parties at other tables with the same skill and enthusiasm. Salads were fresh, crisp, and tasty. Our entrees (seafood carbonara and grouper) were served timely, were nicely presented, and tasted great! Shared Mud Pie for dessert was sinfully rich and satisfying. Would definitely recommend and will return.

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5.0Dined on March 20, 2018

Always a favorite! Enjoyed seafood carbonara and local blackened shrimp.

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5.0Dined on March 18, 2018

Try the verandah sampler appetizer and blue crap crusted grouper entree. You won’t be disappointed!

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4.0Dined on March 18, 2018

Overall an excellent experience here. Wonderful service and food and nice decor.

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5.0Dined on March 16, 2018

Fantastic meal, as well as service, both occasions we had to dine there. The filet and crab cake was the highlight of my dining experiences for the week. Highly recommend!

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5.0Dined on March 13, 2018

Wonderful experience. The food was delicious and the signature touches were great!

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5.0Dined on March 12, 2018

Food and presentation was excellent. Service was also great. Very happy we tried this restaurant!

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4.0Dined on March 11, 2018

GREAT FOOD. GREAT SERVICE.
Will go again when visiting

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5.0Dined on March 10, 2018

Great grouper & swordfish.

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4.0Dined on March 8, 2018

Food and service were excellent. We stayed at the Omni so picked it since it was on location. It is at the tennis center but the shuttle was available and worked well. The grouper special was very good and they were flexible to substitute okra for the potatoes. The service was very good.

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5.0Dined on March 8, 2018

Steak and lobster were soooo super tender and juicy and flavorful. Delicious! Very very nice restaurant to enjoy food and ambiance.

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4.0Dined on March 8, 2018

Enjoyed it. Waiter was exceptionally attentive and anticipatory so we were well cared for!

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5.0Dined on March 7, 2018

Our server, Tessa, was friendly, knowledgeable, and professional. We were a large group and she handled our separate checks expertly. Great service, good food, lovely atmosphere.

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5.0Dined on March 6, 2018

We love dining at The Verandah. The food is consistently excellent and the atmosphere is fun. The service, thanks to Tessa, was exceptional! We will definitely return and bring more guests to enjoy this great venue.

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