6th Street Pier | Griffin, Georgia
The menu utilizes local food. All of the menu is fresh, including dressings, sauces and spice mixes. Everything is hand prepared and free of aluminum and MSG. All of the fish are regional. The two farm raised fish, tilapia and catfish, are American, not Chinese or Indonesian. Shrimp and oysters are from the Gulf and all the beef is Angus.
The Pier is located at the corner of 6th and Taylor Street (Hwy 16E), a downtown location but with ample parking. The building is in the Downtown Historic Redevelopment District. While not considered "historic" (1940), it possesses the character and charm of a bygone era while affording the comfort of a modern structure. The 20 foot ceilings of exposed 12 inch planks, brick walls and pinewood floors are as comforting as the decor. The ambiance, food and service are upscale without the pretense and cost. The restaurant is comfortable and welcoming.
The staff, led by owner-operators David and Linda Gilchrist, are all experienced and affable providing well prepared, fresh food quickly and properly. Linda is in charge of the service and bar. She has owned service establishments since 1987 and knows the importance of customer satisfaction. David runs the kitchen. His background is management, organic gardening and 12 years of chef experience. Linda and David previously owned Kings Bay, a 150-seat seafood restaurant in Jackson, Georgia.
Congratulations 6th Street Pier, Winner of the 'Favorite Griffin Restaurants' Poll on Brown's Guides, August 2011. With over 300 votes and 30 restaurants named in the poll, 6th Street Pier is at the top of a vibrant local foods community in Griffin, Georgia.