FernanDeli's chefs pack sandwiches with as much house-made meat as possible, fastening each creation with one extra-long toothpick. Fresh corned beef, pastrami, and turkey tuck into multilayered clubs and subs as well as sandwiches’ second cousins and uncles by marriage—toasted flatbreads, hot dogs, and quarter-pound burgers. A rotating variety of soups pairs well with salads, and catering platters with sub slices, pinwheels, or meats and cheeses complement any occasion, from open houses to preschool class reunions. The deli's foodsmiths take the quality of their sandwiches as seriously as the quality of their customer service, ensuring that a friendly atmosphere prevails in every interaction. Inside the eatery, chalkboards display daily specials while outside, patio chairs and tables furnish excellent perches for bird watchers and traffic-pattern enthusiasts.
Doo Wop Diner sates hungry hoards with a menu brimming with classic favorites for breakfast, lunch, and dinner in a kitschy 1950s-style eatery. Greet the sun with a soul-bolstering philly cheesesteak omelet ($8.99) or a toasty belgian waffle ($7.99), or calm midday stomach moans with a Bandstandwich, such as the Reuben or meat-loaf sandwich ($8.99 each). A Hot Rod burger, which boasts two types of cheese ($9.99), fuels protoplasmic engines more effectively than a potentially dangerous gasoline transfusion. For evening nosh-fests, patrons can explore a bevy of hearty entrees, including pastas, loaded salads, and meaty helpings. Reenact the first Happy Days Thanksgiving without shattering your elbow bone on an unplugged jukebox with a plate of roast turkey, stuffing, and cranberry sauce ($9.99), or tongue dive into a basket of fish ’n’ chips ($7.99).
With its ocean-abutting locale and umbrella-shaded beach seating, Sandy Bottoms combines tempting surf 'n' turf with the relaxing backdrop of the Amelia Island seashore. The varied menu siren calls with starters such as quesadillas ($7–$12) and fried Krabby Bites ($8). The eatery’s arsenal of fishy dishes, including mahi-mahi ($14) and the hearty seafood platter with fish, shrimp, scallops, and oysters ($24), diverts mouth while ambidextrous toes construct miniature sand castles under beach-planted tables. With three bars assembling a wealth of beverages, guests can indulge in thirst-quenchers that complement each dish, from the Texican burger and its ensemble of chili, cheese, and jalapenos ($9.50) to a grilled-scallop po' boy ($11).
Horizons Continental Cafe owner and head chef Courtney Thompson unleashes Asian and Italian influences on a menu of continental fare. Like passengers on the world's slowest merry-go-round, dishes step in and out of rotation weekly, keeping the menu stocked with surprises. Lunchtime yields café fare such as grilled paninis and seafood salads, and during dinner, chefs typically simmer fish fillets and steak in savory wine sauces. Horizons' catering services can craft a customized menu for an off-property event or allow access to the second-floor dining area for an intimate hang-glider-launch event.
San Jose Mexican Grill touts a lunch and dinner menu of toothsome, tortilla-clad sensations prepared with authentic south-of-the-border flavors. Awaken a passive palate with some spicy queso con jalapeño ($2.99) before mowing down midday hunger with the reigning champion Lunch #1, which includes a taco, chili relleno, guacamole salad, an edible Olympic medal, and refried beans ($5.79). Appetites out for a bigger bite can pluck taste-bud-pleasing plates from the Los Favoritos list, which includes chimichangas ($9.29) and the house specialty Guadalajara with sautéed carne azada and garlic shrimp served beside salad, rice, beans, and a flotilla of flour tortillas ($13.99). Architecturally inclined patrons can dig in to a personal combination platter made from classic contrivances such as chalupas, enchiladas, and more ($7.99 for two items, $8.99 for three), and more laissez-faire fellows will find predetermined feasts that include uber-spicy camarones à la diabla ($11.99) and a variety of strictly veggie dinners ($7.19 each).
Sun filters through bay windows at The Blue Goose, a coffee and wine shop nestled within the painted blue walls of a repurposed home. Upon entering the friendly environs, visitors are greeted with a barrage of smiling faces and the scent of freshly ground Jittery Joe’s and Perc coffee beans. Servers ferry small plates of goat cheese and hummus to tables, pairing the snacks with imported and domestic wine and bottled brews. These gourmet refreshments also feed private parties in The Blue Goose’s backroom and on its outdoor patio, which can accommodate up to 60 guests or one Mothra.
The chefs at Ship 2 Shore Seafood & Steaks fry, grill, broil, or blacken fine meals using highest quality ingredients from land and sea. Aquatic hankerings can be sated quickly without eating a child's sandcastle by ordering the mussels appetizer, which chefs free from rocks before sautéing ($8.99). The seafood trio lets diners collate a three-piece dream-squad from options such as shrimp, scallops, oysters, clam strips, and fish ($15.99; $12.99 for seniors), while the 16-ounce T-bone steak delights carnivores with a slab of high-quality certified Angus beef ($19.99). Kids' meals proffer a smattering of shrimp, clam strips, corn dogs, or mac 'n' cheese ($4.99 each) that tots can nosh from the safety of their under-the-table forts, while homemade peanut-butter pies end dinners on a sweet note ($2.99/slice).