Where the Locals Have Been Eating Since 1985
Welcome to The 4th of May - St. Simons
Visit the 4th of May in the Pier Village, the hub and heartbeat of St. Simons, Georgia. Find out about our daily specials and homecooked vegetables, overstuffed sandwiches on homebaked bread, delectable seafood specialties... ooooh, it's all sooooo good! And as Tom says "if you don't eat here, we'll ALL starve." May the 4th be with you!
Both The 4th of May Cookbook and The Original 'The Emmeline and Hessie Cookbook' are available here.
Open 7 Days a Week
Mon-Fri, 8 a.m. - 11 a.m.
Sat-Sun, 8 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Lunch / Dinner
Daily, 11:00 a.m. - 9 p.m.
Payment Forms Accepted
MasterCard, Visa, American Express, Discover
ATM/Debit Cards, Local Checks
WHY'S IT CALLED "THE 4TH OF MAY"???
A. Because "Cinco de Mayo" was already taken!
B. All the other restaurants had "names" so we took a "date."
C. It's Flo's birthday and she wanted the day off.
D. None of the above.
The truth is... in 1985, three good friends, Jody, Judy and Flo, got together to open a fine dining establishment on Frederica Road. It served five-course meals and great wine for a set price. Great concept . . . needed a great name. Since the three friends shared the same birthday (rather unique) they decided to name it for that auspicious date, and The Fourth of May was opened. It was a "special occasion place" for nine years. When Jody and Judy retired and Tom joined his mom, Flo, in the business.
We moved to the village area and opened the Café and Deli so we could feed more people for less money (another great concept). Today, Tom and his wife, Anne, are the owners of the 4th of May Café and Deli. Flo has The Fourth of May Catering Company, a high-end, full-service, off-premise event organization.
We hope you will enjoy your visit with us and come back often. And Flo wishes to remind you to "eat your veggies."