Lena Maes serves St. Louis style barbecue.

You may walk into Lena Maes a guest, but just a 'taste' of our love-filled food, and GREAT customer service, you'll walk out a member of the family!


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Lena Maes Country Cafe, is a soul food restaurant perfect for romantic evenings, intimate dinners with friends, and lunch and dinner parties.

chef efrim

St. Louis style

Lena Maes

Country Cafe


Like many Master's, Chef Efrim's interest in cooking began in his mom's kitchen, In Miss Lena Mae's kitchen, he learned and developed recipes and techniques he still uses today! 

Chef Efrim became a licensed Sous Chef and relocated to Jacksonville, FL, he worked as an Executive Sous Chef at the Sea Turtle Inn Resort. An Executive Banquet Chef at the Wyndham River Walk Resort. And an Executive Chef with the Jacksonville Jaguars!

Chef Efrim is an experienced Executive Chef, Sous Chef, and Master Caterer!