Antioch Council to consider new restaurant for former Humphrey’s location, Tuesday night

The building where Humphrey's on the Delta was located.

The building where Humphrey’s on the Delta was located.

By Allen Payton

After three years of dormancy, the building that used to house Humphrey’s on the Delta Restaurant at the Antioch Marina, may have a new tenant.

On an agenda filled with 14 items at Tuesday night’s meeting, the City Council will consider a Letter of Intent (LOI) for a lease with Everett & Jones Barbeque. Staff is recommending the Council approve the LOI.

Everett & Jones Barbeque from their website.

Everett & Jones Barbeque from their website.

According to the staff report, “Everett and Jones is a regionally well known restaurant brand, with four east bay locations…two in Oakland, one in Berkeley and one in Hayward. They also sell barbeque sauces that are carried in a number of supermarkets.”

Their other locations feature banquets, catering, live music and of course the food, including smoked chicken and pork ribs, beef brisket, homemade links, and their own Saucey Sistah Ale. Owned by Dorothy Everett and Jordan Jernigan, Everett started the restaurant chain in 1973 with her eight daughters, one son and a son-in-law, who is the one with the last name Jones.

If approved and once the LOI is signed, city staff will draft a lease and negotiate with the owners. The negotiated lease will then be brought back to Council for approval.

A contractor working with the owners estimated a cost of between $400,000 to $500,000 in improvements in order to prepare the building to reopen as a restaurant.

For more information on Everett and Jones Barbeque visit their website at To see the full staff report on the Council meeting agenda item, #5, click here. Council meetings are held in the Council Chambers at City Hall, 3rd and “H” Streets in downtown Antioch and begin at 7:00 p.m. They can be viewed on Comcast Cable Local Access Channel 24 or on the city’s website via live stream at

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8 Comments to “Antioch Council to consider new restaurant for former Humphrey’s location, Tuesday night”

  1. Julio says:

    I was hoping for a bit higher end fish/steak place. I know they think this is better than nothing but I would wait it out.

  2. Concerned Antioch Resident says:

    Hope it’s not going to turn out to be another “Bases Loaded”.

  3. Julio says:

    Go on and you can get the whole story.

  4. Denise says:

    Was hoping for a Joe’s Crab shack or at least a seafood restaurant. I Think we have plenty of BBQ
    Restaurants in the area! Disappointed!!!

  5. Jovita says:

    So excited! E & J’s at Jack London is great! Great restaurant and the staff is always super nice. I grew up eating their food in small locations in Oakland and Hayward and the JL location was a great addition. We just went out to Oakland a couple of weeks ago and told my husband I wish we had a place like that.
    Can’t wait!!

  6. Loretta Sweatt says:

    Is the city going to pay the $400-$500k in improvements?

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