Family Business History
Two Little Fish dove into the seafood world in 1997. Tim Brennan and Kevin Urbonas, both raised on the Connecticut shoreline, had worked their young lives for a popular fish shack. It is where Tim met his wife, Jennifer, and his future brother-in-law, Kevin.
Tim was the manager of that restaurant for nearly a decade and all the while was formulating his business dream of his own place. Kevin spent time in New York City on a famous restaurant marketing account, but couldn’t wait to return to the shoreline. After he married his college sweetheart, Nancy, they started seriously planning with Time and Jennifer when and how to make this dream come true.
In summer of ’97 that seed-pearl dream began in a shell called 138 Granite Street in Westerly, RI. Two miles from the Atlantic Ocean and with the philosophy of “great seafood at a great value.”
Nearly every single day for almost 20 years, the genius fish fryers have been cooking for locals and tourists. In that time they hired more than 60 employees and donated thousands of dollars to local organizations and tweaked their menu to suit the local tastes. Fish and chips on Friday nights–and every night–have been an institution and local tradition. Both families live in the Westerly community with their children…the oldest have even begun to work at the mom-and-pop’s shop!
For nine years running, Two Little Fish has won the local contest for Best Seafood!
When the opportunity arrived to move to the beach, the fish-fellas thought it was the perfect time to grow the business while still serving their local loyal fans. So they took their devoted Crew, hired a few new friends and served their final Friday on Granite Street June 1st, then opened for lunch the NEXT DAY at 300 Atlantic Avenue, Misquamicut Beach! Famous for lobster rolls either hot or cold, fish and chips, sweet sea scallops, homemade cole slaw and more, it has been reviewed and agreed that nothing is ‘too little’ at “Two Little Fish”!