Couple brings Fish Tales to Jasper

Harland and Denise Strother, owners of the new Fish Tales restaurant, and regional manager Kellie Taylor are proud to present Jasper with a new place to eat.

Harland and Denise Strother, owners of the new Fish Tales restaurant, and regional manager Kellie Taylor are proud to present Jasper with a new place to eat.

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The Lake’s area and seafood would seem to be a perfect fit. But since the only dedicated seafood restaurant in Jasper burned some time ago, there has been a void in the local dining choices.

Well, the long awaited opening of Fish Tales took place last Thursday at their brand new location at 424 E. Gibson.

Harland and Denise Strother are the owners of Fish Tales, and along with Kellie Taylor and the entire staff they have been working for months to get the restaurant open for business. The opening was pushed back several months due to unforeseen difficulties with all kinds of things needed for the opening.

“Everyone has worked so hard, and we are excited to offer a fun, family place with great people and great food,” Taylor said.

Taylor is a regional manager with the Fish Tales restaurants that has five other locations. The Strother’s have been in the restaurant business before as they operated the Subway franchise whose territory was from Silsbee to Jasper.

Fish Tales will feature a variety of dishes, including alligator, fried green tomatoes, boudain, pistolets and a catch of the day. On Friday nights, they will have steaks and karaoke.

Fish Tales will also have live music. Last Saturday, Walker Shoemake performed. Seth Michael Moore will be live on Saturday, Nov. 13.

The dessert menu will change almost daily as different deserts will be available. Fish Tales will be selling locally made desserts from external vendors.

Another option for diners is a large selection of beer and wines to enjoy with their meal.

“Fish Tales is known for consistency with the items on our menu and the service to our customers,” Taylor said. “We want people to be happy with every aspect of their dining experience.”