Situated right on the water (hence the name) in historic Fernandina Beach is great little gem called Brett’s Waterway Cafe.
Can I just say I loved the lighting in this restaurant? It was a food blogger’s dream. The huge windows overlooking the harbor provided tons of natural light as well as scenic views:
Another thing I really loved… Instead of a typical bread basket, they served warm & delicious carrot raisin muffins:
From the moment we sat down, the service was impeccable. Our server, Blake, was friendly, knowledgable & attentive. As a former server & bartender, I can be kind of a snob when it comes to good service. I know what it is. I know what it looks like. & you know what? I expect it. Plus he was such a good sport about my obnoxious overuse of my camera that day.
My mom had the Quiché of the Day – a crab quiché with potato salad & homemade applesauce:
My brother’s mother-in-law (say that 10 times fast) ordered the Fish of the Day (sorry, I didn’t hear what it was because I don’t give a rat’s ass about fish) with a mango salsa & rice:
My brother order the Mahi Mahi tacos (he’s an addict.. he orders them every where he goes):
I did try his black beans. While he wasn’t a fan, I thought they were incredible. They were just spicy enough & the beans were soft & flavorful.
& I ordered the Chicken & Brie salad:
If it has brie on it, I want it. My favorite part about this salad was the hot chicken. Not only do I love something warm on top of cool, crisp greens, it was also hot enough to melt the brie, so I had gooey briey goodness in my salad. Absolutely delicious.