Take your little Pirates to Timoti’s Fry Shak for incredible local food and fun

Timoti's pirate ship playground is right next to the outdoor eating area. It has climbing features, a fireman's pole, slide, plank and more.

Taking little ones out to eat can be a trying task, since restaurants are often so quiet, cramped and lacking anything for kids to do. Timoti’s Fry Shak in downtown Fernandina Beach, however, makes it clear that kids are welcome — and they’ll be incredibly well-entertained thanks to the huge pirate ship in the backyard. […]

Fernandina Beach’s Tasty’s Burgers and Fries Way Beyond a “Burger Joint”

Tasty's Burgers and Fries in Fernandina Beach uses a special "Tasty's Sauce" on their burgers.

I thought there would be trouble when my husband did the ordering at Tasty’s Burgers and Fries. As a mama, I know to anticipate that my son –like most children — is too fussy an eater to just order a burger with everything on it. So when our burger arrived loaded with toppings including Tasty’s […]

Cafe 4750: Even The Ritz isn’t too Ritzy for Kids!

The Ritz-Carlton's Cafe 4750 is very child-friendly, with a reasonably-priced, extensive kids' menu.

I wasn’t sure how it would go over when I showed up to the Amelia Island Ritz-Carlton’s Café 4750 with my 9-month-old diva in her stroller. Sometimes upscale restaurants panic at the sight of a — gasp — child, but Café 4750 was more than ready. The café’s staff was downright excited to have my beaming little […]

Amelia Island’s Parkway Grille is as Kid-Friendly as they Come

Parkway Grille in Amelia Island / Fernandina Beach serves up special kids' dishes like their Mickey Mouse Pancakes.

There are restaurants that “handle it” when kids show up to eat, and then there are restaurants that plan for it. The Parkway Grille is one of the restaurants that does it best, which is why I was so thrilled they have reopened. The eatery across from Harris Teeter on Amelia Island closed suddenly last […]

Fernandina’s Elizabeth Pointe: Something Delicious on the Menu 24 Hours a Day

Elizabeth Pointe Lodge

Fernandina Beach’s Elizabeth Pointe Lodge is one of the most acclaimed bed and breakfasts in the South, but did you know they also have a menu available to guests and the public alike, 24 hours a day? Their delicious light lunches and desserts are always ready to be served. They also welcome the public to […]

Fernandina Beach’s Pecan Roll Bakery: Not Your Average Sweet Rolls

Pecan Roll Bakery in Fernandina Beach

  I should have warned my grandma I was bringing heavenly rolls from Fernandina Beach’s Pecan Roll Bakery to her breakfast party. I arrived with a box of pecan rolls baked early that morning. They were tall and flaky, with a beautiful golden color under a shiny glaze. I opened the box in grandma’s kitchen […]

The Experts in Candy

Fernandina Fantastic Fudge's chocolates are hand-dipped.

I could only think of Paula Deen when I first tasted a double chocolate cream from Fernandina’s Fantastic Fudge. Just as the Food Network star always does, I took a giant bite and couldn’t help but roll my eyes in delight. “Y’all, if there’s anything better than butter, this would be it,” I could picture […]

Island Time: Fernandina Beach’s New Self-Serve Frozen Yogurt Cafe

Island Time, Fernandina Beach's new self-serve frozen yogurt cafe.

I’m sure you can picture the look on my 3-year-old’s face when I lifted him high enough to see the buffet of frozen yogurt toppings at Island Time. I have to admit, I had a similar look on my own face when I saw the spread of over 50 toppings at Fernandina Beach’s new self-serve […]