The first Horace and Dickie’s 12th Street Carryout was established in March 1990 in the heart of DC’s H Street Northeast corridor better known as the Atlas District. Richard “Dickie” Shannon and his good friend Horace began this business through hard work and dedication to serving the community with well-prepared southern style fried fish. Sadly, Horace passed away leaving Richard as the sole proprietor of Horace and Dickie’s Seafood. In memorial to Horace, Richard kept the name Horace and Dickie’s which has become a trademark in Washington, DC.
Richard’s passion to deliver the best fish in Washington, DC selected the best fish distributor to ensure his guests received fresh large fillets of whiting, tilapia, catfish, and croaker fish. Richard prided himself with this direct sourcing to give patrons the best taste each time they visited Horace and Dickie’s.
After twenty-five years of serving the Washington, community, his wife Nancy has franchised his trade name and now ready to open Horace and Dickie’s Seafood in Suitland, Maryland. This area is a rapidly emerging community housing professionals, veterans and tourists visiting the Metropolitan area. This location of Horace and Dickie’s will continue the tradition of serving fresh fried fish with southern style side orders of potato salad, macaroni and cheese, cole slaw and collard greens. This new establishment will offer sit down meals, food to go and will also be adding a bar to serve beer and wine from top distributors.
Horace and Dickie’s Seafood is one of the only seafood establishments with a long history of excellent seafood, which has been recognized nationally by sources such as Rachel Ray and Man v. Food on the Travel Channel. Our reputation is echoed by many of our guests who constantly reflect their satisfaction with their many reviews. It is our goal to create an environment that caters to our patrons with a relaxing, friendly and fun place where people will want to come back time and again.