ROAD TRIP: Paula Deen opening new restaurant in Savannah this summer

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ROAD TRIP: Paula Deen opening new restaurant in Savannah this summer

Get your forks ready, y’all. There’s a new Paula Deen restaurant coming to Whitemarsh Island.

Paula Deen’s Creek House is set to open in June at 104 Bryan Woods Road, the former location of Uncle Bubba’s Seafood and Oyster House, which Paula Deen co-owned with her brother, Earl W. “Bubba” Hiers Jr.

The restaurant will offer wide variety of dishes, including classic fried fish dishes, grilled seafood and Southern favorites such as Jambalaya and shrimp and grits. The restaurant will be open for lunch and dinner, seven days a week.

“We’ve been so blessed to cook up delicious Southern food for almost 30 years now in own backyard of Georgia,” said Paula Deen in a press release on Monday.

“I can’t wait to serve up more dishes — but with that coastal, Savannah flair that everyone loves!”

According to the release, Paula Deen’s sons, Jamie and Bobby, will be involved at the new Savannah location. Jamie Deen took to Twitter on Monday to show his excitement for the new location, posting a photo of the restaurant’s “coming soon” sign to his account.

“We’ll save y’all a seat! Coming this summer. #Goodfood,” the Tweet read.

The property has been vacant since Uncle Bubba’s closed abruptly in April 2014. At the time Hiers stated he decided to close the restaurant to explore development options for the waterfront property. The 10,000-square-foot restaurant and the 3-acre lot were listed for sale a couple of months later for just under $4 million.

Paula Deen’s Creek House is the fifth establishment in the restaurant group to open, joining the flagship The Lady and Sons in downtown Savannah; Paula Deen’s Family Kitchen and The Bag Lady in Pigeon Forge, Tenn.; and the soon-to-open Paula Deen’s Family Kitchen in Myrtle Beach, S.C.