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Southern Tide

Coastal Southern Cuisine

Savor the taste of Georgia’s coastal cuisine at Southern Tide, Sea Island’s only beachfront restaurant. Southern Tide features fresh and local seafood embellished with a strong southern influence.  A casual, relaxed atmosphere and views of the Atlantic Ocean make this the perfect spot for a family meal.


Roderick "Pete" Smith, Chef de Cuisine

Education/Training: Southeast Institute of Culinary Arts

Career Highlights: Smith has been exposed to various areas of the culinary industry including managing a gourmet food truck, developing restaurant and bar/lounge design concepts, and baking and pastries. Before joining Sea Island in 2013, Smith served as Chef de Cuisine for Restaurant Medure in Ponte Vedra, FL following an entrepreneurial expedition of starting his own catering company, Sweet Pete’s in 2007.

Favorite Food: Smith says his favorite food aside from being obsessively addicted to gummy worms and gummy bears, is corned beef and cabbage!