History Of Dale's Seafood in Whiteville
In 1975, three men had a dream that a waffle house would be the answer for waffle lovers in Columbus County. The Waffle House was built by Horace Powell, Leamon Tuton, and Jeffery Lynn Fisher on the Emory Heath property located on J.K. Powell Blvd., Whiteville.
In 1977, the business was sold to Dale Gore and was operated as a waffle house for two weeks. The restaurant was closed for a short time to be remodeled as a seafood restaurant which was named Dale's Seafood. About two years later, a dining room with a 120 seat capacity was added.
In 1989, the 200 capacity restaurant was purchased by Lois and Alan Gerald, who had worked at Dale's Seafood for about eleven years. Lois retired from education at Whiteville High School where she taught home economics, 14 years of which were food service.
With the acquisition of the Howard Atkins home and lot next door, the Whiteville Fire Department demolished the house in 1990 for a parking lot. To fulfill a dream Lois had before the purchase, a complete renovation of the original dining room and a facade was built in 1995 by Bill Worley & Sons, Contactor. The architect was Armond Carter. The new addition offered a 300 seat capacity. Because the kitchen became too small for the increased capacity, a kitchen renovation was done in 1996 by Bill Worley & Sons. The architect was Robbie Waldron.
Dale's Seafood serves lunch and dinner. There are three private dining rooms and a minimum catering. Lois, Anne and Alan have been affliated with Dale's Seafood of Whiteville for 39 years. Dale's Seafood aims to please and keep prices reasonable. The staff at Dale's Seafood invites you to dine with us.