Salt Life Food Shack

“Salt Life” originated in Jacksonville Beach as a simple phrase uttered on a spearfishing trip by a local fisherman. Today, Salt Life is a widely recognized sub-culture amidst avid divers, surfers, fishermen, and everyone who loves the sound of surf, sand in their shoes, and beautiful ocean breezes. And that includes couples looking for the perfect place to hold their wedding reception and rehearsal dinner, or just a great place to entertain friends and family who’ve come for a weekend destination wedding in Northeast Florida.

Salt Life Food Shack has three coastal locations: Fernandina Beach, Jacksonville Beach, and St. Augustine Beach, all offering on and off-site catering, custom menus, signature dishes and cocktails, along with a fun, “salty” attitude.

“We love the Salt Life and are thrilled when others feel the same enthusiasm for our space,” says Fernandina Beach’s Salt Life General Manager Marcos Jovel. “All of our managers are available to speak with any couples looking to create a unique and custom event at any of our locations.” For large weddings and events, clients are welcome to do a complete buy-out of the restaurant, which holds up to 400 guests at the Fernandina Beach location. Partial rentals are also available, including the Rooftop Bar and Lounge at 150 guests and the first-floor Patio, which also accommodates 150 people. Salt Life Food Shack of Fernandina Beach includes wide ocean views, a 1,600-gallon saltwater fish tank, and a comfortable, friendly atmosphere.

Because Salt Life Food Shack is located across from the ocean at Main Beach, couples holding a beach wedding can go directly to their wedding reception with their guests, sandy feet and all. “Salt Life Food Shack is designed to be a natural extension of the values and lifestyle exemplified by Salt Life,” says Holly Smith-Hale, Director of Marketing. “Our restaurants were developed with a commitment to the Salt Life brand, where ‘Living the Salt Life’ is a part of everyday life. We can’t think of a better way for a couple to start their journey together than with friends, family, and the beach at your feet.”

But you don’t have to step inside the Shack to experience its signature food and laid-back, beachy atmosphere. Salt Life brings the Shack to you at any location you desire. Their chefs and staff are happy to customize the details of any event, including bridal showers, bachelor parties, and cocktail parties.

“We offer a variety of menu options from our typical menu and can work with any couple to customize a menu for their special day,” says Jovel. “We are also able to accommodate a variety of dietary restrictions as needed and can provide event sample menus upon request.”

And what do people like most about Salt Life? “Our guests, both our daily ones and our event guests, all have an appreciation for the Salt Life and the environment we offer,” says Jovel. “We are located in one of the most beautiful places in all of North Florida and have the pleasure of both seeing and hearing the ocean from our rooftop deck. Our food is perfect for a diverse crowd. We have developed an eclectic menu that features our favorite dishes from our travels here and abroad, and there really is something for everyone! Our staff and service are genuine. You and your guests will feel at ease with our team, and rest assured we are here to make your experience as special as it is.”

For more information or to schedule an appointment to discuss your wedding or other special event, contact Salt Life Food Shack at any of their locations and ask to speak to the manager on duty. Salt Life Fernandina Beach: (904) 432-7385; Salt Life Jacksonville Beach: (904) 372-4456; Salt Life St. Augustine Beach: (904) 217-3256. Check out their menus at