“A Little Bit Bubba, A Little Bit Bistro”, Bubba’s Bistro restaurant blends Mark Thomas’ southern childhood (Bubba) with Corie Thomas’ kicked-up-presentation flare (bistro). Culinary-trained, Mark Thomas, along with his wife Corie Thomas culled family recipes and local favorites to develop Bubba’s Bistro menus to bring a #sliceofsouthern creativity to spring, summer, fall, and winter lunches and Sunday buffets.

After catering since 1999, the long-time Richmond Hill residents opened Bubba’s Bistro restaurant along the small town backroads of U.S. Highway 17 – once the colonial-era King’s Highway between Savannah and Darien.


“Bubba’s” serves gussied-up, dressed-up versions of passed-down recipes using fresh, local and seasonal ingredients. Likened to a rural European brasserie that serves light to hearty, you’ll enjoy tasting imaginative meals that are locals’ favorite foods along the Georgia coast.

Restaurant meals are timed to supplement the southern, family-centered, coastal town's at-home dining. Their Magnolia Grill Catering team brings delight fun to parties.
When you come south to the Georgia coast, stop in to enjoy southern cooking with a touch of soul, plus seafood specialties, the famous church-ladies’ barbecue, and grandmother’s house-made desserts!

An easy stop along U.S. Highway 17’s backroads, Coastal Georgia group tour buses, RV and big truck travelers are welcomed. Located in Ways Station Shopping Center (under the water tower), Bubba’s Bistro restaurant affords free parking, even for tour bus, RV trailer, and 18-wheel truck. Groups, please call and schedule ahead – 912-756-3663.

Local Richmond Hill Tidbit:
Once called the “Bread Basket of the South”, Richmond Hill is the railroad-stop town, formerly named “Ways Station”. Automobile pioneer Henry Ford championed and developed the family-centric town, including farming produce, and building a bakery, school, lumber mill and housing village. He had selected the rural Georgia area as ideal waterfront lands to establish his family’s winter home, now the prestigious Ford Plantation along the mighty Ogeechee River. Visit the Richmond Hill Historical Society and Museum and Fort McAllister State Park (of Civil War fame) during your stopover!


U.S. 17, Richmond Hill, GA

Lunch: Monday - Friday


Sunday Brunch Buffet

9am - 2pm