Taylor’s Fish and Steakhouse, formerly known as Taylor’s Place Restaurant, is now managed and run by a new set of owners.
The Reed family, Janet, William, and Justin have owned the restaurant since Nov. 15 after they purchased it from long-time friends James and Pansy Taylor. The Taylors owned and operated the restaurant for approximately 16 years.
Mrs. Reed used to come in and work the cash register when she wasn’t managing Southern Traditions, which she did for seven and a half years. Now she can still be found behind the cash register most days.
The Reeds have been wanting to own their own business for many years and when the Taylors decided they were ready to retire, the Reeds agreed to be the new proprietors.
Janet said that the food is always freshly prepared daily for the customers.
The prices for the buffet and the menu items have not changed, the décor is the same, no employees have changed except for the new owners, the location is the same, and the menu has not changed.
Mrs. Reed said, “I enjoy seeing the same faces each week. I have one couple that comes in three days a week for lunch – James and Paulette. They come like clockwork and we always enjoy seeing them.”
Various clubs and organizations will continue to hold their meetings in the back room as well.
The Reeds did say that they plan to change the menu at some point in time and add healthier options to the menu or to the buffet, which may include, but are not limited to pasta items like cajun chicken pasta, shrimp pasta, steamed vegetables, and other items.
The restaurant already sells fat-free and sugar-free ice cream.
The seafood buffet on Friday and Saturday nights still costs $18.99 and includes a variety of seafood options such as scallops, clam strips, stuffed crab, stuffed shrimp, frog legs, crawfish, crab cakes, fried oysters, catfish, boiled shrimp, and crab leg clusters are available upon request for an additional charge of $7 per cluster.
When asked about the biggest changes from managing a retail store to managing a restaurant, Mrs. Reed said that some of the biggest changes are knowing how much food to order and know how much food to prepare.
The business has 16 part-time employees and two full-time employees.
The Reeds want everyone to know that alcohol will never be sold at the restaurant.
The address is 538 North Glenfield Road and the restaurant’s phone number is 662-538-0114. Their regular business hours are as follows: closed Mondays, open for lunch Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, and Sunday from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. and open Thursday, Friday, and Saturday nights from 4:30-9:30 p.m. The lunch buffet costs $8.75, the buffet at night costs $10.99 and the seafood buffet served on Friday and Saturday nights cost $18.99. The Sunday buffet costs $11.49.
The restaurant will be closed Dec. 24 - 27 and will reopen on the 28th for regular business hours. They will be open normal business hours for the new year.