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Chez Fish reopens on Johns Island

The cute seafood shack returns

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Chez Fish, the Johns Island-based seafood restaurant and market, has reopened after a three-year hiatus.

Rene Constantin, one of the spot’s previous chefs, has taken over as both owner and head chef. Not being one to mess with success, Constantin decided to keep the name to uphold the restaurant’s reputation and also provide a sense of familiarity.

Most of the spot’s fish comes from Cherry Point Seafood, located on the nearby Wadmalaw Island. Offerings range from a light and flaky flounder to a heartier pecan-encrusted black grouper that’s pan-seared and served next to rice and julienned vegetables. Constantin also serves up brunch specials on Saturdays and Sundays. Though the selection changes everyday, patrons can expect seafood-tinged breakfast dishes like salmon benedict.

The owner decided to keep the seafood market intact, though it doesn’t boast quite the selection it used to. Regardless, patrons can find a variety of items to take home, including fresh salmon, swordfish, scallops, jumbo shrimp, and eventually, locally grown vegetables. “We’re hoping to offer a farmer’s market-based selection of items, including organic arugula, tomatoes, green onions, flowers, and more,” restaurant manager Ronnie Vaughn says. Chez Fish is open seven days a week at 3966 Betsy Kerrison Parkway.

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