|About the Restaurant
Twin Lakes Seafood Restaurant, a coastal Carolina tradition
since 1970, is now enjoying our
“When we opened Twin Lakes in 1970, Clarice and I were
newlyweds with big aspirations,” said Ronnie Holden. “Over the years our
restaurant and menu have expanded quite a bit, but our commitment to providing
the freshest seafood and customer service hasn’t changed.”
We’ve come a long way in the past 45 years.
"During our first year, we were open for a period of
three days without a single customer," said Clarice Holden,"I called
my dad in tears." Luckily for
Clarice, her dad had just the remedy for her dilemma. He and his wife opened
Coleman's Original Calabash Seafood Restaurant in 1940. With a surplus of
customers waiting to get in his establishment he offered them a quick solution.
"I can still see my dad's car pulling into our parking lot with a parade
of cars behind him," said Holden,"I've never been so excited to see
my daddy!" And, the rest is history. From a restaurant that served 30
people a night in 1970, the expanded facility now serves over 500 customers a
night in the height of the summer season.
The Holden's family tree has deep roots in the southern
seafood industry. Clarice's family has been operating her family's Calabash
restaurant for 75 years. And, Ronnie's brother still runs his family's seafood
supply business at Shallotte Point. His father started Holden Seafood back in
1954. They often serve fresh seafood right from his family's shrimp boats at
"Our customers have come to expect the best seafood and
we always deliver,” exclaimed Jonathan Yuricek, executive chef at Twin Lakes
Seafood Restaurant, "We are excited about what we have planned for the
upcoming season, we will have many of our customer favorites along with new
additions to the menu!" Yuricek, who has been with restaurant for 15 years
himself, says they will also be rewarding customers for their Twin Lakes
nostalgia through specials and promotions throughout their anniversary year.
"We just want to celebrate our customers and
community," said Yuricek,"It is a rarity for a restaurant to stay in
business this long." And, Yuricek knows a little about the restaurant
industry himself. At 16, he began his career in a New York deli. By 20, he had
graduated from the Culinary Institute of America on the dean's list. His wife,
Danette Yuricek, is a Brunswick county native and they were thrilled to come
back to the Seafood Capital of the South!
Twin Lakes Seafood Restaurant is grateful to its loyal
customers and looks forward to many more years of serving the freshest seafood
in the coastal Caroinas.
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