Hub Stacey’s in the afternoon will make you say, ‘Aah.’ The shady live oaks and water-borne breezes make it a great place to escape from the summer sun. In the early evening, you can watch the sun take its colorful dive into Perdido Bay. And later, when the sun goes down, the musicians show up.
Hubbard and Donna Stacey opened the original Hub Stacey’s Restaurant in downtown Pensacola in 1998. Five years later they launched Hub Stacey’s at the Point. Both have persevered. They’ve survived Ivan, Katrina, and the BP oil spill. Considering the impact these events had on area residents, the local economy, and tourism, that’s saying something. Read the messages on the thousands of dollar bills that patrons plaster onto the walls and you’ll get to know the place a little better.
Hub Stacey’s at the Point opens at 7 am seven days a week. This makes it one of the few restaurants in the Perdido Key area serving breakfast. In case you want a little Bailey’s in your coffee, the bar opens at 7 am as well. Sunday through Thursday they close at 10 pm. But on Fridays and Saturdays, Hub’s keeps it going until midnight, nearly always with local musicians. (See calendar.)
If your taste buds are crying out for more fish and seafood, this isn’t your place. Hub’s is known for custom-designed sandwiches, homemade potato salad, burgers, wings, and other assorted “bar food.” You can bring your kids, your dog, and if the spirit moves you, your dance moves. It’s a great place to relax, be entertained, and meet new friends.
Our favs: The Ono (original chicken salad on a pita) and The River Road (Hub’s take on the Rueben
Tips for visiting Hub Stacey’s at the Point
- Be prepared for outdoor seating. All under roof.
- If you hate the smell of cigarettes, ask where the smoking section is before you settle in.
- If you want to see, not just hear, the musicians, go bit early.
- If you feel like singing, go on Tuesdays. Karaoke starts at 6 pm (check calendar)
- Sandwiches and portions can be pretty big. Take a look around before ordering, you might want to split an order with someone in your group.
- When ordering drinks, ask about the bump.
- If you don’t know where it is, use an app. It’s off the main road.
- You can go by boat to Galvez Landing.
- Dogs must be on a leash.