The Uncle Ernie's Experience

Uncle Ernie’s Bayfront Grill and Brew House located in Historic St. Andrews offers more than just amazing food, great service, and an incredible view. Dining with us you experience a dose of history the moment you walk through the door. This quaint house along with the friendly service invites you to feel at home and at ease while you enjoy our award-winning food in a laid-back atmosphere.



A Rich History in St. Andrews

Uncle Ernie’s is the home of Ernest (Uncle Ernie and Jessie Morris). The original home was built in the late 1800’s making it one of the oldest in St. Andrews. Uncle Ernie was born May 19, 1898, in Point Washington, Florida. He married Aunt Jessie May 7, 1925. They had four children: Ernest Isadora "Bubba", Gaynell, Ezelle, and Donald. Isadora and his wife Eunice bequeathed this home to preserve and convert into a restaurant so that it would serve as a landmark near the St. Andrew Marina where Uncle Ernie was known to many and where he made his livelihood. Jim’s wife, Doris, is Uncle Ernie’s great niece and her mother, Ernestine, Uncle Ernie’s namesake, was in the restaurant business in Bay Minette, Alabama, for 28 years. All photographs and memorabilia you see in the restaurant are here to share and serve the memories of Ernest and Ernestine.


Our Staff on Deck

The Uncle Ernie's Team is always looking forward to serving you whether you prefer to dine inside, or on our beautiful deck as you enjoy the stunning sunsets over St. Andrews Bay.  The staff is known for being friendly, attentive, and willing to do whatever they can to provide you with an unforgettable dining experience in Panama City, Florida.