Lexington, KY. 1969. An enterprising businessman and restaurateur named Jim Patterson returns from a vacation on the coast where he’d experienced a truly exceptional Fish and Chips meal. His vision was simple: Bring this unique seafood experience from the coast to the rest of America so they can experience it, too. The next several decades saw Long John Silver’s expand across the country. With our iconic steeple-roofed Cape Cod restaurants and one-of-a-kind menu, Long John Silver’s introduced more and more guests to great-tasting fish, chicken, shrimp and more. Our new journey began two years ago when Long John Silver’s was purchased by a newly created group of owners and operators—people who had been part of the Long John Silver’s family for decades, including the founder himself and his son. It’s a new day here at Long John Silver’s. Together we’re charting a new course forward. How? It’s more than great-tasting, sustainably harvested seafood. We’re bringing a renewed energy to better restaurant and guest experiences, fun and innovative new meal options and, of course, great value. We’re glad you’re on the journey with us. If you haven’t stopped by lately, we hope you will. We’ll be happy to see you and hope you and your family will enjoy a seafood meal that will have you ringing the Captain’s Bell on your way out!