Lumps Fish House, a family-owned establishment, has developed a good following over the six months it has been open at 31 S. Third St.
Cheryle Murchison-Church, family spokesperson, said the family has always wanted to open a restaurant and chose Patterson for its potential.
“We chose Patterson because it’s a small community that is starting to grow,” Cheryle said. “Business is good — the first of the year it really perked up.”
The business is named for Frederick Douglas Murchison Sr. who died in May 2010 and was also known as “Lump.” He was born in Shady Grove, Ark., and lived in Reno most of his life. “Lump” was a ‘people person’ known for his laughter, singing and his love of music, according to daughter Cheryle.
The family established the restaurant in October 2013 in his memory.
“Lump” loved family, friends, music and good fried food — including fish and chicken. The “Lumps” menu reflects just that by offering fried meals featuring chicken, cod, catfish and prawns. The home-cooked meals are served with French fries and coleslaw. Lump’s Delight, labeled as “Lumplicious,” includes catfish fillets, cod, prawns, wings and onion rings, so the hungry diner can try a variety of food.
Lumps Fish House, 31 S. Third St., is open Wednesday through Saturday from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m.; Sunday from 12 Noon to 6 p.m. and closed “gone fishing” on Monday and Tuesday. For information: 892-0600
Local businesses who are new to town or have news to share may call Maddy Houk at 892-6187.