Captain Paul Willis started the Shrimp Dock in Knoxville, TN back in 1993. He had grown up shrimping in the bayous of Louisiana and subsequently developed a seafood business in the Colorado market. But a chance trip to the Smokies sold him on the East Tennessee area and soon he was driving up here weekly from his home base of New Orleans to sell shrimp on Alcoa Highway. The back of a truck on the weekends evolved to a storefront and eventually to the current location in Bearden. Three years ago, he first explored expansion of the Shrimp Dock concept with Andre Hinz in Halls. Then, a year later, the Farragut store was opened by Phil Dangel and Allen Markway. In the summer of 2009, the Farragut store owners bought the original Bearden store and Captain Paul is now back doing what he loves best, running his shrimp and fishing boats out of Louisiana and spending weekend time at his mountain home in East TN. And the Shrimp Dock is still getting the freshest fish and shellfish straight from Captain Paul and several other great suppliers daily!
Our goal is to bring you the freshest seafood and shellfish from the highest quality domestic suppliers available. We believe that seafood has proven health benefits and should be part of every healthy lifestyle. We further believe in being responsible stewards of the earth by purchasing from suppliers who practice sustainable fishing methods.
We think that eating fish is not only smart but easy! We offer cooking instructions, tips, and ideas. We pride ourselves in making our soups, dips, spreads, sauces, crabcakes, quiche, seafood pies, and sides fresh daily in our own stores from our own trusted recipes. We filet whole fish daily so that we can offer you the best prices and the freshest fish available. We will pack your purchase with ice for the ride home and help you find just the right recipe for dinner!