Looking for a Pet-Friendly Vacation Spot?

One of the sweetest sights to a dog owner’s eyes is a sign that says “pets allowed.” Yet how often do you see those words posted when you’re on vacation? The answer is: all the time, when you visit Amelia Island and Fernandina Beach! Here you’ll find all kinds of pet-friendly shops, beaches, walking/bike trails, and great places to eat. Today we’d like to showcase three outstanding restaurants that will be glad to serve both you and your four-legged friend.

  1. Jack and Diane’s Cafe at 708 Centre Street advertises itself as “the tastiest spot on Centre,” and its patrons are quick to agree. Open daily from 8 a.m. to 9 p.m., Jack and Diane serve breakfast, lunch and dinner to hundreds of hungry folks who just can’t get enough of their fantastic cooking. Breakfast is perhaps the most popular meal of the day, with crepes, omelets, and unique dishes like Caribbean basa and eggs among the huge variety of dishes served. Pet owners are welcome on Jack and Diane’s spacious deck, and your server will even bring Fido a bowl filled with ice-cold water!
  2. For a truly unforgettable meal, you can’t do better than Horizon’s at 4828 First Coast Highway. Recently named one of Florida’s top 100 restaurants, this fine establishment serves Continental fare with a Sunshine State twist. Some of the more popular dishes include the roast beef and brie panini, the smoked salmon timbale with caper and ginger aioli, and smoked shrimp and spinach soup. Dogs and their owners are welcome to dine al fresco, surrounded by the magnificent beauty of the island.
  3. 29 South at 29 South 3rd Street, Fernandina Beach, serves good, old-fashioned favorites to lunch and dinner customers six days a week, with a special Sunday brunch from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Favorites include fried shrimp and grits, smoked short ribs, and salads topped with pulled pork barbecue. Bring your furry friend and experience comfort food at its finest, all while enjoying the fresh sea air.

No getaway is complete without great lodging. So don’t waste your hard-earned dollars on a cramped, smelly hotel room, when you can relax in style at one of our comfortable, well-appointed vacation homes. Browse the selection here on our site and call today to make your reservations.