A northwest Atlanta seafood spot has closed its doors after a half century.
Bankhead Seafood, located at 1651 Donald Lee Hollowell Pkwy. NW., served a variety of fried fish and sides including fries and hush puppies.
Owner Helen Brown Harden told 11Alive that she closed the restaurant because of declining health and lack of manpower, and without warning because she still thought she’d change her mind.
“My biggest ambition is to get this place pretty and fixed up, because this place is my life,” Harden told the AJC in 1990.
Longtime customers commented on the closure and shared memories on social media:
Sad day in #Atlanta . If you from Atlanta, particularly the Westside, Zone 1, Bankhead, You knew you could feed the whole family with the plate full of fish you got from #BankHeadSeafood! So much fish in the plate, you couldn’t even close the top on it! Plate full of fish with two hush puppies for $3.50 in the 90’s! Yep, the line was always long, always out the door! Yep it took forever to get your plate ! Yep they was only open on the weekends! Yep they didn’t have no parking! Nope, you couldn’t have no extra hush puppies! But the fish was still good! The one and only #BankHead Seafood! ✊🏾💯✊🏾 #SoulFood #AtlantaSoulFood #404