Our Pick of the 5 Best Restaurants in Amelia Island

    By Rachelle Lucas

    With each city I visit, I like to wrap up my culinary adventures with a list of recommended "top eats" for the area. Amelia Island had a delightful mix of casual fare to fine dining with atmospheres ranging anywhere from quaint historical buildings to romantic candlelit tables with ocean views. Here's a list of some of the best restaurants in Amelia Island, plus a few more recommendations from locals.

    The Ritz-Carlton's Salt Grill

    Here at Salt, you can get your inner "Food Network Star" on at their cooking school, or simply enjoy a gourmet meal with excellent views of the Atlantic. What's unique about dining here is they feature over a dozen flavored salts from around the world. 

    29 South

    Located in a quaint historic building with a wrap-around porch, this is a great place to find organic options, Southern comfort foods and a fresh farm-to-table experience.

    The Addison Inn

    Okay, I realize this isn't a restaurant per se, but they do have the best breakfast in town. Shannon's quiche is delicious! And just think, if you stay the night there, breakfast is just outside your bedroom door.

    Cafe Karibo

    This cafe and brewery not only has fun foods and eclectic atmosphere, but it also gets points for entertainment too. They have theme nights throughout the week and live bands on the weekends.

    Arte's Pizza

    If you combined a true Italian pizza pie from Naples, Italy, with a NYC style pizza... that is exactly what you'll taste at Arte's. It's nothing short of divine!  

    Here's a list of other restaurants recommended to me by locals and while I haven't personally dined there yet, I'm sure the food is amazing!

    More local favorites: La Cloe, Espana, Lanna Thai and Happy Tomato.

    For more food and drink explorations, check out the Florida food and dining guide.