The Five Sisters Blues Cafe is an homage to one man’s fondest memories of growing up in the American South, Cecil Johnson. Johnson started his career at sister restaurant, The Fish House, as a chef. It was here that he came up with the vision for what this new restaurant would be – an homage to The Five Sisters – his mother Jeannette and her sisters: Cora, Sara, Dorothy, and Margaret.
Even the tiniest kitchen (and it was!) couldn’t stop those ladies from preparing amazing meals for their family. The Sisters hailed from Stanford, KY, where blues and jazz music provided the backdrop to their after-meal socializing.
Their love of food and music is what created the vision for this restaurant, where both of these things come together for you and your family to enjoy!
Five Sisters Blues Cafe is a part of Great Southern Restaurants which is locally owned and operated in Pensacola, Florida. Sisters entities include The Fish House, Atlas Oyster House, The Deck Bar, Jackson’s Steakhouse, Great Southern Catering & Events, Great Southern Weddings, and the Palafox House.
Born in Senegal, West Africa, and raised in Toulouse, France, Jean Pierre moved to New Hampshire in 1998 for 9 months to try something new but ending up cutting his stay short from the cold and relocating to sunny Pensacola, Florida. He began his employment at the Fish House as a server in 2001 and discovered his passion for the restaurant industry and only 11 months later was promoted to Service Manager; in 2009 he became the General Manager of the Fish House, Atlas Oyster House, and the Fish House Deck Bar. In January of 2010, Jean Pierre decided to make his residency official, he applied for and was granted U.S. citizenship; shortly thereafter he graduated from our own University of West Florida with a Bachelors degree in Accounting. When it comes to our restaurants Jean Pierre’s philosophy is to ensure all of our guests feel welcome and have the most memorable dining experience at Our House.