New seafood restaurant to open in Chelsea

Seafood lovers in Chelsea, take heart. Catfish Landing is coming to town.

The popular seafood restaurant, originally based in Childersburg, is closing its doors and moving across the county line, said Marlene Garmon, who owns the eatery along with her husband Randy.

“Number one, we’ve outgrown this building we’re in. We live in Chelsea, and we decided we might be able to grow a little more in Chelsea,” she said. “I would say 75 percent of our business is coming from the Shelby County side.”

Garmon said they began to consider moving about eight months ago, but nothing was really available then. In January, however, the building that formerly housed Deep South Homestyle Meats and Vegetables came open.

Once the remodeling process is finished, the restaurant will be able to hold 150 customers. The menu will remain largely the same, with a focus on fresh seafood and family-style dining, but service hours will change. Catfish Landing will be open for lunch and dinner Monday through Saturday, and the Garmons will take Sunday off as a day of rest and time for family.

The Childersburg location will close during the last week of March, and the Chelsea location will be open April 1.

Garmon said Catfish Landing will bring a little down-home style to Chelsea.

“We’ll bring a little Southern hospitality and be able to give back a little to the city of Chelsea,” she said. “(Chelsea residents) have been very supportive of us here in Childersbug.”

The Chelsea incarnation of Catfish Landing will be located behind McDonald’s on top of the hill, at 134 Foothills Parkway.