If you've been craving Southern-style fried catfish and hushpuppies, this is your lucky day. As Eater noted last month, Jackson's Catfish Corner has officially reopened today at 123 21st Ave in the Central District, just a few blocks from its birthplace.
Jackson's was born at the corner of Cherry and MLK in the Central District in 1985 as Catfish Corner. Owners Woodrow and Rosemary Jackson closed their restaurant in 2014, but their grandson, Terrell Jackson, salvaged the family business under the name Jackson's Catfish Corner. He slung catfish via a series of pop-ups then went brick-and-mortar at 7216 Rainier Ave S last year.
But that new location wasn't meant to be. In July, the South Seattle Emerald reported that the restaurant was closed, with Jackson claiming to have lost the lease on the space. His mother launched a Go Fund Me campaign to try and save the restaurant, but it has only raised $2,230 of a $10,000 goal.
All was not lost, though. Terrell has once again revived the business, and it features the same menu that's made it an enduring legend.
123 21st Ave, (206) 323-4330, Facebook. Open daily 11 a.m. to 9 p.m.