Walking through the front door, the first things you notice are the numerous Andy Griffith, Three Stooges and other classic TV show memorabilia.

The next thing you notice is the smell of food from the kitchen and the many smiling faces that greet you as you come through the door.

If the huge whale on the sign doesn’t draw you in, the restaurant’s motto, “For a Whale of a Meal” or its huge menu might.

This is South 21’s The Seafarer. Though it’s only been around since the 1980s, many of its recipes have been around since the mid 1950s.

“Me and my father came up this way to go rabbit hunting and we stopped and pulled into this parking lot about 30 something years ago while waiting on an uncle to come join us,” said Chris Copsis the restaurant’s owner. “While we were waiting, we noticed a sign on the building that was for lease or for sale.” […]