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.–9:00p.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

Special Events & Promotions:
Enjoy your date night longer on the Dine and Stay promotion with Omni Amelia Island Plantation Resort. Take advantage of an exclusive $159 nightly rate and the discounted $10 resort fee!

https://www.omnihotels.com/hotels/amelia-island-plantation/specials/dine-and-stay

Verandah at Omni Amelia Island Plantation Resort Ratings and Reviews

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4.6

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4.5

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4.5

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4.3

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84% would recommend it to a friend

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Good for Anniversaries (15)
Creative Cuisine (14)
Fit for Foodies (13)
Quiet Conversation (12)
Cozy (10)
Local Ingredients (10)
Good for Groups (9)
Worth the Drive (9)
Notable Wine List (9)
Good for Birthdays (8)
Casual (8)
Bar Seating (6)
Business Meals (6)
Scenic View (6)
Healthy (5)
Neighborhood Gem (5)
Authentic (4)
Fun (4)
Seasonal (4)
Comfort Food (4)
Kid-friendly (3)
Gluten Free Options (3)
Great for Lunch (3)
Tasting Menu (3)
Sunday Lunch (2)
Great for Brunch (1)
Handcrafted Cocktails (1)
Happy Hour (1)
Hot Spot (1)
Organic (1)
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·Dined 2 days ago

Wonderful experience. Our waiter Michael was great. Surprises ended our meal. Will definitely come back

Tags: Worth the Drive, Healthy, Good for Groups, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Notable Wine List
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined 3 days ago

Great food and service!

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 (Jacksonville)·Dined on January 14, 2018

This is an outstanding restaurant! It was our first time here and we will be back for sure. I was so impressed with their gluten free menu. Everything was delicious and the service was impeccable. 5 stars for sure!

Tags: Casual, Romantic, Quiet Conversation, Good for Groups, Organic, Vegan, Notable Wine List, Healthy, Paleo Friendly, Creative Cuisine, Gluten Free Options, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Local Ingredients
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 4, 2018

The Verandah was amazing in terms of ambience, food and service. We had the crab and cheese encrusted Grouper and the grilled red snapper with persimmons, chard and other veggies. Both were amazing as was the wine list and the appetizers. We had oysters with horseradish and cocktail saice and specially sauteed meatballs.

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 (Miami)·Dined on January 3, 2018

Good was outstanding and service was exceptional!!

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 (Miami)·Dined on January 1, 2018

We had New Year’s Eve dinner here and enjoyed the meal very much. It was pricey, but the menu was well thought out and delicious.

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 (Miami)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Never disappointed....... Food and service excellent........

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Cozy, Fit for Foodies
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 (Louisville)·Dined on December 29, 2017

Delicious seafood from start to finish. Came with 9 family members and 2 kids age 4 and under. All of us thoroughly enjoyed the food. I would definitely come back the next time I’m staying at the resort.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Good for a Date, Cozy
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 28, 2017

We come here the same day each year for a birthday celebration. Exceptional food and service. I love the shrimp and grits, but was not as impressed with the new preparation of a grit "cake" as I was with previous years' versions of this dish.

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 (Miami)·Dined on December 27, 2017

We live on the plantation and have visited veranda many times. The food has slowly deteriorated. There were six of us dining, and we all agreed that both the food and service were horrendous! Even the check had to be redone three times because of mistakes in the charges. What a disappointment! We will not return.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 25, 2017

was the best Christmas dinner (besides home cooking) ever! great options super delicious and wonderful atmosphere! would highly reccomend. also one of the best expresso martinis I've ever had

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Cozy, Good for Anniversaries, Bar Seating, Notable Wine List, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Handcrafted Cocktails, Romantic
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·Dined on December 21, 2017

Great food and great service. The menu is loaded with great items. The Grouper was outstanding.

Tags: Tasting Menu, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion
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 (Jacksonville)·Dined on December 19, 2017

Wonderful overall dining experience. Only complaint was that the hostess seated a party of 3 and their dog (not a seeing eye dog) at the table next to us. I would have thought they would ask if we had any objections, before seating this group, particularly since there were many open tables at the time where they could have been seated without inconveniencing any diners.

Tags: Cozy, Fit for Foodies, Bar Seating, Fun
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 (Miami)·Dined on December 17, 2017

We were ignored, chastised for arriving 8 minutes early for our reservation.
Haydar the server was non-attentitive, food was fair at best, fish was served dry and chewy.

Sat us right behind a table with children who threw food on the floor so they needed to clean the area while we were eating dinner, when most of the tables were empty in the entire restaurant.

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 (Miami)·Dined on December 11, 2017

A beautiful restaurant with good food and excellent service.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Local Ingredients, Worth the Drive, Quiet Conversation, Scenic View, Fit for Foodies, Comfort Food, Cozy, Romantic, Great for Lunch
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 (Jacksonville)·Dined on December 9, 2017

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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 (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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 (Orlando)·Dined on December 3, 2017

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

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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.

Tags: Casual
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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!!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays
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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

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies
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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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