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Joe's 2nd street bistro

Meet the Team

Executive Chef / Owner - Ricky Pigg

Chef Ricky Pigg is from right here in Fernandina Beach. After graduating from Fernandina Beach High School, Ricky slowly found a passion in food and beverage--which led to him eventually graduating from culinary school at Johnson and Wales University.
After stops in Rhode Island, Charleston, and Atlanta, Ricky settled in Nashville, and that's where he met his lovely wife, Mari. While in Nashville, Ricky also worked as a chef/consultant, helping restaurants restructure their menus. He eventually took over his first restaurant--one of the first go-to spots in the now booming 12 South district of Nashville.

When the chance to move back home and take over Joe's Second Street Bistro opened up in 2012, Ricky and Mari jumped at the opportunity. His creative menu based in local fresh seafood and beef, along with the casual, relaxing atmosphere of the restaurant, has made Joe's a hit with locals and tourists alike.

Operations / Owner - Mari Pigg

While earning her degree from Indiana University, Mari found a love of working with people and a passion to serve. When her family moved to Alabama, she began specializing in training staff in beverage management. Eventually she found her way to Nashville, Tennessee, where she worked at some of the city's best restaurants. In the last decade, Mari has studied wines and different growing regions around the world--which led to her becoming a Level 1 Sommelier. She continues to seek out unique wines and liquors to offer her guests at Joe's 2nd Street Bistro.




Our Staff

Our creative culinary staff has over 70 years of combined experience in the restaurant industry.  They're committed to to making sure you have only the freshest ingredients and the highest quality food you could can get.  Their influences include Regional American, Italian, classically prepared French Cuisine, and Low Country among others. 

Our servers feel as if you are their personal guest and will treat you as if you are a guest in their home.  Whether you need a recommendation from our extensive wine list or more detail on our menu, you'll easily spot the passion they have in taking care of all yourneeds. Many of our servers are proud to be from¬† right here in Fernandina Beach. Whether you're a local or only visiting our lovely, historic Island, please ask them for any information about Amelia Island or events that are going on.   

While we have a service bar here, we're always searching for new, small batches of liquor for our mixologists to play with. You can see the pride they take in each drink served, from our homemade sour mix to our house infused liquor,¬† which changes daily and weekly. 



  Joe's 2nd Street Bistro located in Fernandina Beach, FL offers fine dining in a family atmosphere.