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The Salty Pelican Bar & Grill

12 N Front St, Fernandina Beach, Amelia Island, FL 32034-4109
+1 904-277-3811
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  • Excellent53%
  • Very good35%
  • Average10%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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American, Bar, Seafood, Pub, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
12 N Front St, Fernandina Beach, Amelia Island, FL 32034-4109
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

It's can be difficult to get a seat at this bar and grill. It's crowded because the found is great. Ask any of the locals and the will recommend the salty pelican.

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Upstairs is self seating which is bar space overlooking the water. Very nice. Also downstairs seating. The food is very good. The shrimp tacos are big and several shrimp inside. Made with cabbage and a spicy garlic sauce. Onion rings are the thick cut and...More

Thank Jim L
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Great local spot in downtown Fernandina Beach. Shrimp is local and fresh, so always recommend it. Atmosphere is a typical beach bar.

Thank Jenn D
Reviewed 1 week ago

This place was recommended to me by Pajama Dave and Palace Saloon bartender George, so I thank them both. After having tried locally sourced shrimp elsewhere on the island, this is the only place that knows how to cook them right. I was hooked after...More

Thank Paul B
Reviewed 1 week ago

We have been coming to Fernandina Beach for years and we always have to go to the Salty Peilcan! Best oysters in the state!

Thank Christine F
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Attentive service reasonably priced and the shrimp tacos were really good. Would definitely visit again!

Thank Kayc706
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Biggest shrimp ever! Great atmosphere and servers were on point:) even when it’s cold they made it warm inside

Thank BackYard B
Reviewed 1 week ago

Drinks, seafood and plantains. Very interesting menu. Family friendly downstairs or drinks and fun with great view upstairs.

Thank juliewB4271XE
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Late lunch, hardly anyone there, three other tables and three wait staff visible. Waitress brought us menus quickly came back a minute later with water (tasted like nasty city tap water) and asked if we were ready to order. We asked for a minute to...More

2  Thank BubbleMarker
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a must-return place when I visit Fernandina Beach. The food is fresh, creative and otherwise fabulous. The atmosphere is funky and friendly. The view of the harbor is attractive any time of year. And the overall conviviality is infectious. In my most recent...More

Thank DoeHEAD
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Bob H
15 October 2017|
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Response from Larry R | Reviewed this property |
No, thank you.
3 July 2017|
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Response from hdmrdon | Reviewed this property |
No dogs, only personal assist animals are allowed I was told.
3 July 2017|
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Response from Milinda_Georgia | Reviewed this property |
Yes,we saw several dogs being walked through the down stairs bar area.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, View, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 12 N Front St, Fernandina Beach, Amelia Island, FL 32034-4109
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Amelia Island  >  Fernandina Beach
  • Phone Number: +1 904-277-3811
A great place for Lunch and Dinner overlooking the Amelia River and a sunset view every night!
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