The original Pogo’s kitchen was located in the Okefenokee Swamp in North Florida. Walt Kelly, a syndicated cartoonist, created POGO, the Possum, in 1948 and the rest of the more than one hundred swamp characters within. They'd stop by Pogo’s kitchen daily to get a ‘speshul ‘meal and discuss life and the wide world beyond. We created this POGO’s Kitchen so the people of Amelia Island could stop by and have a ‘speshul’ meal and talk, laugh and eat with their friends. Unlike the swamp, our POGO’s is a cozy casual restaurant with banquet seating, bar, covered outdoor seating and a private dining room featuring a wall of wine.
POGO’s Kitchen won’t be serving alligator tail (just yet...) or swamp food, but Executive Chef Alan Heckman has crafted a menu that celebrates a medley of southern flavors. Alan's storied culinary career only recently pulled him to beautiful Amelia Island, after being featured at the James Beard House and receiving a 4-star review from the New York Times.