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.

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. 

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 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!  

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



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