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Home of Leddy's Porch & The Mermaid Bar

The Florida House Inn is home to two of Amelia Island's landmarks.  Leddy's Porch, the island's best spot for weekend brunch, as well as, The Mermaid Bar, serving up unique craft cocktails using home-made fresh and seasonal ingredients.  Leddy's Porch is known best for our Southern style brunch and became very well known back in the day for family style meals, which we still offer today for private events. Whether it's a warm buttermilk biscuit and sausage gravy, house made soups or our signature buttermilk fried chicken and of course our Bottomless Bloody Mary's and Mimosas, your meal at Leddy's Porch will be unforgettable. 

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From the moment you step into the dining room of Leddy's Porch, there is a pervasive sense of history: the knotted heart-of-pine floors, to the original speakeasy style pub, which is now The Mermaid Bar and of course, the first and second-story porches, offering a gathering place to sit and watch the day go by!

The Inn was originally a railroad boarding house and has continued housing guests ever since it was built in 1857 making it the oldest continuously operated hotel in the state of Florida.  

Leddy's Porch was named after Anne Leddy who purchased the Florida House Inn in 1873, and became Amelia Island’s most famous proprietress. It was unheard of, in that time, for a woman to not only own property but to run a business outside of her husband’s interests. 

The Mermaid Bar is original to the Inn and was a watering hole for railroad workers, Union soldiers and many other guests throughout the years. The Mermaid theme started in the early 1900's with the original Mermaid sitting on top of the chimney gazing out to sea. Today we offer craft speakeasy style cocktails and have become very well known for our Old Fashioned! 



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For Reservations please call (904)491-3322


22 South 3rd Street

Fernandina Beach, FL 32034

Opening Hours

Leddy's Porch

Friday 10:00-2:30

Saturday-Sunday 9:00-2:30

The Mermaid Bar

Thursday 5:30-9:30

Friday-Saturday 5:30-10:00

Sunday 10:00-2:30 

22 South 3rd Street, Fernandina Beach, FL 32034

(904) 491-3322

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