Family Owned Since 1981
Situated in the vibrant Crenshaw district, Mel's Fish has established itself as a culinary gem, delighting patrons with an array of authentic Louisiana delicacies. Red snapper, succulent shrimp, and mouthwatering po-boy sandwiches are just a few of the traditional favorites that grace their menu. What sets Mel's Fish apart is their unwavering commitment to quality, achieved through their private cornmeal batter and a secret blend of seasonings, leaving customers craving for more.
The inception of Mel's Fish can be traced back to 1982 when the visionary entrepreneur and esteemed businessman, Mel Powell, opened a modest storefront. With an emphasis on providing healthy and affordable broiled and fried seafood, Mel quickly garnered a reputation for satisfying the discerning palates of Southern Californians. Mel's dedication to excellence elevated his establishment above the competition, making it a beloved destination for seafood aficionados.
Continuing the Legacy
As the years passed, Mel's Fish continued to innovate, expanding their offerings to cater to a health-conscious clientele. Alongside their delectable grilled options, such as the renowned grilled salmon salad, featuring a unique ginger vinaigrette dressing, and the tantalizing grilled fish wraps accompanied by their delectable garlic dill sauce, Mel's Fish showcased their versatility and commitment to customer satisfaction. Moreover, they take pride in their homemade sides, prepared from scratch, including soulful collard greens infused with smoked turkey, refreshing coleslaw, flavorful potato salad, crispy hush puppies, and savory red beans and rice.
In the wake of her father's untimely passing in 2001, Georgette Powell stepped into the role of custodian for Mel's Fish. Carrying on her father's legacy, Georgette has infused her own passion and expertise into the business, ensuring that Mel's Fish remains a beloved institution within the community. With her steadfast commitment to maintaining the high standards set by her father, Georgette strives to provide a warm and inviting atmosphere, where customers can savor the flavors of Louisiana cuisine while experiencing the essence of true Southern hospitality. Under her leadership, Mel's Fish continues to be a beacon of culinary excellence, enchanting taste buds and creating lasting memories for all who step through its doors.