The White River Fish Market and Seafood Restaurant has been a Tulsa staple for fresh fish and impeccable seafood since it opened its doors in 1932.
The combination seafood market and restaurant is nestled in a shopping center at 1708 N Sheridan and offers a variety of seafood that is flown in from various coastal regions.
It may not look like a location that offers some of the freshest seafood in Oklahoma, but Tulsans of all types have been buying and dining here for more than six decades.
The restaurant has a cafeteria-like feel with a casual atmosphere and two long display cases that show off the impressive seafood.
The original motto of the restaurant was “you pick ’em we fix ’em” and the tradition continues today, with a unique dining experience that encourages customers and diners to choose the exact filet they want and how they want it prepared.
Diners can choose to have their fish fried, broiled or grilled, and the menu also offers salads, smoked dinners (including beef brisket $9.95 and salmon $14.95), desserts and appetizers.
Some of the most popular items include the catfish (fried fillet — $10.45), fried shrimp (popcorn $10.95, or jumbo $11.45) and the gumbo, with chicken or shrimp, which is one of the restaurants’ specialties ($3.95 for a cup, $5.95 for a bowl).
Tuesday and Wednesday nights also are popular because of the lobster tail dinners that are only served then ($22.95).