Just a short stroll to the nightly action at Market Square, Amelia’s features a complete breakfast, lunch, and dinner menu. The atmosphere is casual yet upscale and the great room and adjoining lobby exude a light tropical feel. Designed to look and feel like a sprawling Southern plantation, Amelia’s is decorated to fit the bill.
Situated on Lake Sumter, the sweeping views of the water and the Arnold Palmer golf course make Amelia’s a desirable spot for a sunny afternoon lunch, a romantic dinner for two, or after-theater desserts and coffee. Amelia’s also offers a fantastic Sunday brunch between 11am-3pm.
Kelly Fairchild, director of food and beverages, notes that while Amelia’s is a popular choice any time of day, lunch is especially tempting.
“The Turkey Salad Special has hand-sliced fruit and fresh roasted turkey breast that we roast here daily,” Kelly says. “The Baby Spinach Salad is one of our most popular salads. It has tender and flavorful baby spinach leaves with farm-fresh strawberries, parmesan cheese, and candied pecans topped with our own house-made honey-cider vinaigrette.”
With several entrées to choose from, plus a dizzying array of sides, salads, and sandwiches, there should be something to please everyone’s taste. On top of that, Amelia’s uses only the finest, freshest ingredients.
“Depending on our customer’s mood, they can order something light and airy or rich and filling,” Kelly says. “Two of my personal favorites are the Crab Stuffed Shrimp and the Pepper-Dusted Tenderloin. The meat is so tender you can cut it with a fork.”
Chefs Norman Foster, Frank D’Antonio, and Derek Vannucci, the culinary minds behind the South Carolina-inspired dishes, have more than 40 years of combined experience in the kitchen.
The fully-stocked onyx bar features an impressive wine list and includes everything from Dom Perignon and Cristal to Newton Unfiltered Merlot. One of the latest trends, Nuvo, a sparkling vodka liqueur from the makers of Hypnotic, can also be found on the menu.
Amelia’s features a live pianist, Gil Allen, Thursday through Saturday nights. Happy hour is nightly between 3–7:30pm and features outstanding drink specials like $1.50 domestic bottled beer.
Amelia’s at the Waterfront Inn is the perfect location for all occasions. Whether you’re celebrating an anniversary or birthday, or just spending a quiet night out with a loved one, Amelia’s is sure to please. For larger celebrations, the 120-room Waterfront Inn offers beautiful accommodations and banquet facilities.
“Whether you’re a local or a visitor to The Villages,” Kelly says, “take some time for yourself and make Amelia’s and the Waterfront Inn a weekend event.”
1105 Lake Shore Drive
Lake Sumter Landing, The Villages
Sunday Brunch: 11am-3pm