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ABOUT Chief's Creole Cafe







Chief’s Creole Cafe

Mr. Elihu Brayboy and his wife of 38 years Carolyn Brayboy have created a labor of love in honor of his late mother, Mrs. Mary Brayboy Jones.  Mrs. Jones was a very talented woman.  Not only was she a nurse at Mercy and Bayfront Hospitals (during segregation), but she was also employed by Eckerd College-Student Medical Center.  Mrs. Brayboy Jones was born in Louisiana, where she first learned to cook Creole style from her own mother.  Later she catered to celebrity musicians.  She showcased the authenticity of New Orleans savory flavors in her cooking.  She had a history of giving back to the community.  That legacy continues as Elihu and Carolyn unveil their tribute to Mrs. Brayboy Jones...the all new “Chief’s Creole Café,” which opened in her honor on November 1, 2014.


The “Chief” in the restaurant’s name refers to Mary Brayboy Jones’s positive out look on life, tenacity and perseverance.


The Brayboys welcome St.  Petersburg, Florida residents,  the Tampa Bay Community and our national and international visitors to experience the ambiance, taste the Creole flavors and to enjoy a good meal, in good company.  The restaurant is open Tuesday through Sunday from 11:00 a.m. until 6:00 p.m.  Chief’s Creole Café owners and staff are looking forward to making your acquaintance soon!  Reservations are encouraged but not required. 


We offer Beer and Wine so you can let the good times roll!

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