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The Surf Restaurant Bar & Beach Motel

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3199 S Fletcher Ave, Fernandina Beach, Amelia Island, FL 32034-2378
+1 904-261-5711
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11:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Thu 11:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 23:00
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Valdosta, Georgia
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13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW

We went to the Surf after a day at the Beach in Fernandina Beach we waited 20 minutes with tables open to get seated. When we ordered our drinks they did not have the 2 bottled beers we ordered or the 3rd we asked for after being informed. This is on a Saturday at 6 pm. One of the people... More 

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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviewed yesterday NEW

we have gone to this restaurant several times, the food is good, the service great and the atmosphere truly fun.

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Baltimore, Maryland
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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

I read some not so great reviews so I was skeptical. We stayed down the street and this place was within easy walking distance. We visited probably 3 times in our 1 week stay. No bad review here. Some of the items were your standard beach bar food, but nothing bad. Pirate burger was very good. Crab soup had great... More 

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Thank mannyk37
Joey L, General Manager at The Surf Restaurant Bar & Beach Motel, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your comments. We strive hard to make the Surf the best. We appreciate you. Come back soon! More 

Manchester, UK
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24 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

This was across the street from the motel where we were staying. Very convenient, friendly, food good, good service. And you don't have to drive from where we stayed!!

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Thank Kateky
Joey L, General Manager at The Surf Restaurant Bar & Beach Motel, responded to this review

We love comments like yours. We appreciate hearing about every little thing also that happened to our guests while they were here. Come back again soon! More 

Taylorsville, North Carolina
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79 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We visited on the day of our arrival because it was close to our condo. The food was great. The drunken pirate burger was HUGE. They let me combine a tray of shrimp and oysters also very good. Good service. Outdoor dining. Would recommend you visit.

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Thank luv2golf12
Joey L, General Manager at The Surf Restaurant Bar & Beach Motel, responded to this review

Thank you very much for the wonderful comments. I assure you the staff loves to hear this. Thanks for being our guests, please come back soon. More 

Jacksonville, Florida
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16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

When we got their we were seated quickly, but once we were seated it was as if we had been forgotten. We had to finally get someone's attention to wait on us. The shrimp platter we ordered was not cooked as we requested and the onion rings were not good at all. The happy hour was good for the price.... More 

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Thank Sharon W
Joey L, General Manager at The Surf Restaurant Bar & Beach Motel, responded to this review

Thank you for your comments, we appreciate all. Please let a manager know of your displeasure next time, so we may attend to it. Come back soon. More 

Tallahassee, Florida
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6 reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago

Sitting outside in the sun at The Surf and listening to live music while eating good seafood made us happy! It's the perfect local seafood place with great food!

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Thank Stir4
Joey L, General Manager at The Surf Restaurant Bar & Beach Motel, responded to this review

Thank you for the great comments. We hope to see you soon. More 

Gainesville, Georgia
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was right across from our hotel and we went for lunch, dinner and drinks a few times. Music played from artist at happy hour and the service was great each time. We truly felt like we were at the beach and on vacation! Great place for lunch, dinner and happy hour.

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Thank cclark06175
Joey L, General Manager at The Surf Restaurant Bar & Beach Motel, responded to this review

"Life is Good" @ The Surf . We pride ourselves in keeping the vacation life style. Thanks for all you wonderful comments. More 

Greenville, South Carolina
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37 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Stopped in for late lunch with my parents who had been here before. Outdoor seating with a one-man band playing some light beach music, perfect for the mood. The fish tacos were AMAZING! Fries, fried shrimp and fried oysters were also very good. Mid-price range. Half-off happy hour.

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Thank reviewQueen24
Joey L, General Manager at The Surf Restaurant Bar & Beach Motel, responded to this review

Thank you for the great comments. We pride ourselves in keeping it fun. Live music daily and right across from the beach. Come join us again soon. More 

Buford, Georgia
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19 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

First time I've eaten at The Surf, will definitely be the last. Came with other people who had just eaten there 2 nights prior and they loved it the first time, second time was completely different. They actually started to wonder if it was even the same place. Service was awful, waitress didn't even know what was on tap, our... More 

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Thank ngpuck12882
Joey L, General Manager at The Surf Restaurant Bar & Beach Motel, responded to this review

Thank you for your feedback. We strive hard to make your experience great. I apologize for our new servers and trainees. I am sure this experience has taught them some lessons. We have good food, service and strive hard to make our guests very happy. Thanks again. More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$ 15 - US$ 35
Cuisine
American, Bar, Seafood
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover
Good for
Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, View, Bar Scene, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 22:00
Monday
11:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 22:00
Thursday
11:00 - 22:00
Friday
11:00 - 23:00
Saturday
11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3199 S Fletcher Ave, Fernandina Beach, Amelia Island, FL 32034-2378
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Amelia Island  >  Fernandina Beach
  • Phone Number: +1 904-261-5711
Description
A casual relaxed Key West Feel. American Seafood Coastal Cuisine. Large open Deck seating with 2 Large Sit in Tiki bars. Open year round with live music and games. Foosball, Ping Pong and Cornholes games outside. Arcade Games in the inside game room.

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?