Spring Dining Ideas for Amelia National Residents

As spring’s energy and warmth hurtle into view, we’re sharing more recommendations on exploring the season via your taste buds.

Amelia National is where you need to be for this. As one of ICI Homes’ signature properties in northeast Florida, it’s a master-planned community full of amazing resident amenities near Amelia Island’s amazing foodie scene.

That’s a tasty twofer in our view and one worth the exploration by current and prospective Amelia National residents. How? Read on for some scrumptious spring dining suggestions.

spring diningStart where you are

Don’t miss Chef’s menus at Amelia National’s lovely French Provincial Clubhouse.

The social and dining options are legit here. Expect much-loved staples such as 19th Hole libations and snacks after a round on Amelia National’s Tom Fazio-designed golf course, and yummy lunches and dinners.

But also calendar the showpiece experiences such as monthly Sunday Brunches and Suppers. And don’t forget to whip up a home-cooked meal and enjoy it on your own patio, lanai, or outdoor dining area any time.

It’s spring! Take it outdoors

Welcoming any new season, especially spring, with an outdoor meal sounds like a great plan.

Plan a poolside picnic or at one of the many public parks near Amelia National. Some of Florida’s top state parks are only a few miles east of Amelia Island, and near Amelia National’s hometown of historic Fernandina Beach.

Even better, take your portable feast to one of Amelia Island’s gorgeous beach parks or public accesses. There’s something about chowing down in fresh, salty air with beaming Florida sunshine overhead. Afterward, whittle any extra calories with a beach walk or bicycle ride.

Speaking of outdoor dining…

Foodie newcomers to try


The options are endless in downtown Fernandina Beach. Many restaurants, cafes, and bars provide outdoor tables in courtyards or along the town’s bustling, beautiful sidewalks, where the people-watching always is a ton of fun.

If you’re an Amelia National resident who hasn’t explored Amelia’s dining scene — or perhaps you’re in the midst of one of our Discovery Tours — you’re in for a true treat. Choose from the area’s many foodie tours, or ask for recommendations.

Either way, there are a few newcomers that sound delectable (let us know how you like them).

Twisted Table at 300 Ash Street – All the coffee things are here, along with sandwiches, breakfasts, and all-day quiche.

Hofbrau Amelia at 19 South 3rd Street — put on the schedule for Octoberfest. German cuisine, beer, domestic taps, plus a beer garden.

The Sound Cafe at 528 South 3rd Street — dreamy ribs, chicken, and more barbecue classics, accompanied by a classic, done-right sides, and live blues music.

The Peach Cobbler Factory at 822 Sadler Road — homemade cobbler desserts. More sweets include six flavors of cinnamon rolls, giant cookies, and milkshakes. Among other things!

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