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Saturday, September 3, 2016

Amelia Island, FL Getaway

Amelia Island, FL Getaway - Relax in paradise! Where to stay, where to eat and where to take the most amazing sunset photos!

We spent last week in paradise. Amelia Island, FL to be more specific. We went down to celebrate my Dad's birthday with my Mom and their friends. We decided to extended our stay for a few days. I mean, how could we not stay all week with views like this!!

Amelia Island is one of our favorite places. It is located on the Atlantic Ocean near the border of Florida and Georgia. It is about 40 minutes from Jacksonville. We go down at least once a year. We went in January and were excited to come back before football started.


Amelia Island, FL Getaway - Relax in paradise! Where to stay, where to eat and where to take the most amazing sunset photos!

Sunrise
Amelia Island, FL Getaway - Relax in paradise! Where to stay, where to eat and where to take the most amazing sunset photos!

Amelia Island, FL Getaway - Relax in paradise! Where to stay, where to eat and where to take the most amazing sunset photos!

Amelia Island, FL Getaway - Relax in paradise! Where to stay, where to eat and where to take the most amazing sunset photos!

Amelia Island, FL Getaway - Relax in paradise! Where to stay, where to eat and where to take the most amazing sunset photos!

The views from our room were amazing. We got so lucky with the weather!!
It was absolutely perfect.

**Where We Ate**

T-Ray's Burger Station
T-Ray's Burger Station - French Toast and Bacon - best breakfast on the island
We've eaten at T-Rays for lunch and their burgers are delicious.
Everyone says their breakfast is the best, so we were excited to finally try it.

The breakfast isn't fancy. It's just really good.
Chicken Legs and I shared a few things.

First up was the French Toast with bacon.
It was actually really good.

T-Ray's Burger Station at Amelia Island, FL - Hashbrown - best breakfast on the island
The hash browns have rave reviews. I can see why. There were excellent.

T-Ray's Burger Station at Amelia Island, FL - Biscuits and Sausage Gravy - best breakfast on the island
Several people told me to get the Biscuit and Gravy.
I love biscuits and gravy so I went for it.
It was delicious. 
The biscuits are incredible! I wish I had one right now. SO buttery!!!
The gravy was great too. LOVED the chunks of sausage!


T-Ray's Burger Station
202 South 8th Street
Fernandina Beach, FL 32034
904-261-6310


Arte Pizza and Pasta
Meatballs at Arte Pizza in Amelia Island, FL
Arte Pizza is a MUST on our trips to Amelia Island.
We always start with the meatballs.
They are CRAZY good!!

Chicken Parmesan at Arte Pizza in Amelia Island, FL
Chicken Legs got the Chicken Parmesan.
It was delicious!

Grilled Chicken Caesar Salad at Arte Pizza in Amelia Island, FL
One of our group got the Chicken Caesar Salad.
The grilled chicken was SO good! SO good!

Pizza of the Day - pepperoni, bacon and feta - at Arte Pizza in Amelia Island, FL
I got the pizza of the day - pepperoni, canadian bacon, and feta.
I wish I had the leftovers right now. It was delicious.
The pizza is cooked in a wood fire oven. 
The crust is nice and crispy on the outside and chewy on the inside. Really great pizza!

Next time we are going to try the Fried Mac & Cheese appetizer - it has rave reviews on Yelp.


Arte Pizza and Pasta
109 N 3rd St
Fernandina Beach, FL 32034
904-277-1515


The Salty Pelican Bar & Grill
The Salty Pelican - Amelia Island, FL
We branched out and tried a new place on this trip - The Salty Pelican.
It was GREAT!

Giant Pretzel at The Salty Pelican - Amelia Island, FL - CRAZY good!
The appetizer special was this GIGANTIC pretzel.
It was served with beer cheese sauce. YUM!
The pretzel was served warm and had been brushed with herb butter.
It smelled as good as it tasted.

Cheese Curds with Bacon at The Salty Pelican - Amelia Island, FL - CRAZY good!
We also couldn't pass up the Cheese Curds with Bacon.
O-M-G!
It was served with Pelican Sauce - kind of a zesty ranch sauce.

Fish Tacos at The Salty Pelican - Amelia Island, FL
Chicken Legs got the fish tacos with fries.

Fish Tacos at The Salty Pelican - Amelia Island, FL

Fries at The Salty Pelican - Amelia Island, FL
Look at those fries!!!


Spicy Chicken Sandwich at The Salty Pelican - Amelia Island, FL
I got the Spicy Chicken Sandwich.
It had bacon, cheese, jalapeƱos and Pelican sauce. 
Really good!!

Beans and Rice at The Salty Pelican - Amelia Island, FL
For my side I got the beans and rice. 
This was GREAT!!! I highly recommend it!!!

The View at The Salty Pelican - Amelia Island, FL
The view from The Salty Pelican was hard to beat!!
We will definitely be back on our next trip. 
There were so many things on the menu that we want to try. 
I look forward to eating our way through the menu.


The Salty Pelican Bar & Grill
12 North Front Street
Fernandina Beach, FL 32034
904-277-3811


Sliders Seaside Grill
Fried Pickels at Sliders in Amelia Island, FL
Sliders is a favorite. You can dine directly on the beach and they usually have live music.
It isn't fancy, but it is such a fun place!!

We started with the fried pickles.
Two thumbs up!!

Chicken Tenders tossed in Sweet Chili Sauce at Sliders in Amelia Island, FL - SO good!
I went with the chicken tenders for dinner.

Chicken Tenders tossed in Sweet Chili Sauce at Sliders in Amelia Island, FL - SO good!
I got them tossed in their Sweet Chili Glaze.
I loved them! I almost made Chicken Legs go back the next night so I could eat them again.
I highly recommend them!!

Hush Puppies at Sliders in Amelia Island, FL - SO good!
Hush Puppies are my favorite.
The hush puppies at Sliders are really good!


Shrimp Tacos at Sliders in Amelia Island, FL - SO good!
One of the group got the Shrimp Tacos.
He said they were great. 

Pineapple Casserole at Sliders in Amelia Island, FL - SO good!
The Pineapple Casserole was delicious!

Blackened Red Fish Sandwich at Sliders in Amelia Island, FL - SO good!
Chicken Legs got the Blackened Red Fish Sandwich.
He said it was great.

Fries at Sliders in Amelia Island, FL - SO good!
Sliders has really good fries. 
Really, really good!!

The view at Sliders in Amelia Island, FL - SO at sunset for the best view around!
This is why I love eating at Slider's - the view!
Go around sunset. You really can't beat this!


Slider's Seaside Grill
1998 South Fletcher Avenue
Fernandina Beach, FL 32034
904-277-6652 


The Lobby Bar - Ritz Carlton
Meat Trio Flatbread at The Ritz Carlton Amelia Island, FL
We ate several times at the hotel. 
There is a fancy restaurant and a casual restaurant in the hotel, but we prefer the lobby bar.

One of our favorite things on the menu is the Meat Trio Flatbread.
Perfect to share!

Buffalo Wings at The Ritz Carlton Amelia Island, FL
We also LOVE their wings.
We tried the buffalo wings. YUM! Perfectly spicy.


Sweet and Spicy Wings at The Ritz Carlton Amelia Island, FL
My favorite wings are the Sweet & Spicy Wings.
I need to get the recipe for the sauce - it is my absolute favorite!!

Salted Caramel Chocolate Tart at The Ritz Carlton Amelia Island, FL
Our favorite Ritz Carlton employee, Ellen, always brings us dessert.
This trip she brought out this incredible Chocolate and Salted Caramel Tart.

Salted Caramel Chocolate Tart at The Ritz Carlton Amelia Island, FL
It was to-die-for!!!!
We wanted to lick the plate. 

Mini desserts at The Ritz Carlton Amelia Island, FL
Ellen also brought out a sampling of desserts for us one night.
They were all amazing - seriously amazing!
I really couldn't pick a favorite. I love that they are small so you can sample all of them!!


The Lobby Bar - Ritz Carlton
4750 Amelia Island Pkwy
Fernandina Beach, FL 32034
904-277-1100


 Sunset
Amelia Island, FL Getaway - Relax in paradise! Where to stay, where to eat and where to take the most amazing sunset photos!
The sunsets on this trip did not disappoint!
I want to move to Amelia Island and just take sunset pictures at the hotel.

Amelia Island, FL Getaway - Relax in paradise! Where to stay, where to eat and where to take the most amazing sunset photos!

Amelia Island, FL Getaway - Relax in paradise! Where to stay, where to eat and where to take the most amazing sunset photos!

Amelia Island, FL Getaway - Relax in paradise! Where to stay, where to eat and where to take the most amazing sunset photos!

Amelia Island, FL Getaway - Relax in paradise! Where to stay, where to eat and where to take the most amazing sunset photos!

Amelia Island, FL Getaway - Relax in paradise! Where to stay, where to eat and where to take the most amazing sunset photos!

Amelia Island, FL Getaway - Relax in paradise! Where to stay, where to eat and where to take the most amazing sunset photos!

Amelia Island, FL Getaway - Relax in paradise! Where to stay, where to eat and where to take the most amazing sunset photos!

Amelia Island, FL Getaway - Relax in paradise! Where to stay, where to eat and where to take the most amazing sunset photos!



We are already planning our next trip down. We were going in December, but they are remodeling the lobby bar. We spend all our time in the lobby bar at night, so we decided to push the trip back to January when the renovation is done.

Have you ever been to Amelia Island? 
What are your favorite places to eat?
What are your favorite things to do?

We need suggestions for our next trip!!


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5 comments:

  1. So glad you had a great time! Tx for sharing!"

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  2. My entire blog is Amelia Island! I am a local. Check out my favorites at Tarahcoastal.com Great food picks, by the way.

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  3. I've never been to Amelia Island but it looks like a great spot!!

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  4. Amelia Island has been my husband's list of places to go for awhile! Did you Stay at the Ritz Carlton?

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    1. We did - it is our favorite place to stay down there.

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