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Why Did the Pelican Cross the River?

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Salty Pelican Amelia Island FL

…to eat at the Salty Pelican.

It’s impossible to go anywhere on Amelia Island without being asked, “have you been to the Salty Pelican yet”?

When the locals are talking, we know it’s something special. Located just south of the train tracks, the Salty Pelican is the preferred spot for watching the big game and catching a bite.

But this isn’t your typical sports bar.  Al Waldis and T.J. Pelletier, owners and founders of the Salty Pelican, have kept quality and consistency of the food at the top of their priorities and it shows. With plenty of seating upstairs and downstairs, there isn’t a bad seat in the house.

Kick off your Salty Pelican experience with an order of the Beer Battered Onion Rings. These giant onion rings are hand-battered, deep fried until golden brown and served with plenty of signature Pelican Sauce–you’ll want to dip everything in this delicious blend of ranch and Sriracha.

And since you’re in the birthplace of modern shrimping, the Shrimp Po’Boy is a local favorite. This Po’Boy comes with spicy slaw, fresh tomatoes and, of course, more Pelican Sauce!

Our server, however, felt like there was an unsung hero on the menu.

“Everyone comes here for our seafood,” she says. “But our burger is so good! It’s definitely my favorite item on the menu.”

“The Burger,” as it is appropriately named, comes with the classic cheese, lettuce, tomato and mayo. Add bacon and caramelized onions to take your burger to new heights–you’ll wish you had a pelican sized mouth for this one.

And if you have a thirst for craft beers, be sure to ask about the extensive craft beer selection.

Eat like an Amelia Island local at the Salty Pelican.

The Salty Pelican is located at 12 N Front St, Fernandina Beach, FL 32034. For more information, visit the Salty Pelican website or call (904) 277-3811.