Family-owned Foley Fish Company to celebrate 101 years in business

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Foley Fish Company owners Steve and Tracy receiving their awards (Nancy King Dennis / Alabama Retail Association)

In the Baldwin county area and looking for some fresh seafood? Foley Fish Company will have you hooked after your first visit. This family-owned business carries a wide variety of fresh fish, shrimp, and other seafood delights caught and delivered daily. Continue reading to see how they maintain their success and how you can become a part of their special upcoming anniversary!

Keeping it authentic

Established in 1921 by John Hesse, the Ward family are the third owners of this local seafood shop. While the products being offered have not always been the same since its opening nearly 101 years ago, The Ward family has tried their best to keep the market authentic to what it was built for.

“The name and location haven’t changed. Over the years I have added more merchandise, more fresh seafood options, dips, homemade gumbos, etouffee, shrimp bisque and much more.”

Tracy Ward, co-owner of Foley Fish Co.

Locally-owned success

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Foley Fish Co. – Est. 1921 (Nancy King Dennis / Alabama Retail Association)

Tracy and Steve Ward, along with their two sons Ryan and Cory Mistrot, are involved daily in the operations. On December 1, 2021, this fan-favorite market held a celebration in honor of its 100th year in business.

Foley Fish Company invited the community out for live entertainment as well as hot gumbo and a shrimp boil. Recently, the Alabama Retail Association presented this well-known Foley business with an Alabama Centennial Retailer award. This award recognizes retailers with 100 or more years in business in Alabama for their contributions to the state’s past, present and future.

What’s on the menu

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This menu has everything you will need (Nancy King Dennis / Alabama Retail Association)

Located in downtown Foley on Highway 59, Foley Fish Company displays a wide variety of fresh seafood daily. For specific details about their menu, be sure to check out their website and follow them on Facebook.

Be sure to keep an eye out for more details on their upcoming celebration of 101 years in business.

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Emma Lamm
Emma Lamm
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