Sorting out the seafood on Route 30

Man, if every blog entry I wrote was as successful at stirring debate as the which-seafood-restaurant-was-where post back in March… I’d be a full-time blogger!

This went on to become the subject of my Easter dinner conversation, a huge draw for comments, AND an in-office debate.

The final verdict:

treachers.JPGWhere El Rodeo is now: There used to be an Arthur Treacher’s Fish and Chips. After that, there was also a Rax. (Joe and Tracey helped clear that up; I originally thought this was somewhere else.)

Where Hooters is now: There used to be a Jolly Fisherman, about which commenter db says: “That was a great seafood rest., they had excellent food, we were so disappointed when they closed.”

Where McDonald’s is now, at George Street: There used to be a Long John Silvers.

Where 5 Guys is now: There used to be a KFC.

Where the spa/hot tub place is now: There used to be a McDonald’s. In fact, the first McDonald’s in York County!

Still undetermined: A Popeye’s chicken. Lorie says that was also in the spot now occupied by El Rodeo. If so, when? Or was that actually where the KFC was? Again, when?

I think I need to make a map – or maybe a timeline! I guess my biggest question is, was there a time when Jolly Fisherman, Arthur Treacher’s and Long John Silvers all operated within two blocks of each other? That’s a whole lotta seafood!

About Joan Concilio

My name is Joan and I'm a lifelong Yorker. Throughout high school and college, I swore I was getting out of here as soon as possible. Now, a few years later, I can't think of anywhere I'd rather be. I love my town, and I hear every day from readers who love their towns, too. So please, connect with me and let's share what makes life in York County great. I'm here to help you enjoy this place as much as I do!
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