Chuck Morgan was raised in Birmingham, Alabama. He went to Ramsay High School, the University of Alabama, and graduated from law school in Tuscaloosa. He came to national prominence in 1963, the day after the bombing of the Sixteenth Street Baptist Church in Birmingham when he delivered a speech critical of the state of race relations in the South. His career as a civil rights attorney has been heralded in many books detailing the turbulent days of the 1960s. He tried nine cases before the United States Supreme Court. Many of these were landmarks in the struggle for racial equality.
This restaurant is named in his honor.
In 2005, Charles Morgan III, Chuck’s son and owner of Harbor Docks in Destin, Florida, had the idea of opening a restaurant that would showcase the best seafood from the Gulf of Mexico. A year later Chuck’s Fish opened in downtown Tuscaloosa. In 2009, the Birmingham, AL location opened, followed by Mobile, AL in 2017, Athens, GA in 2019, Tallahassee, FL in 2020, and Montgomery, AL in 2022. The seventh Chuck’s Fish location will open in Huntsville, Alabama in the fall of 2024.
Featured fish at Chuck’s comes from our own wholesale market at Harbor Docks. In addition to Gulf seafood, we offer aged, naturally-raised beef - cut in-house, and an award-winning sushi bar, curated by renowned chef Yoshie Eddings, who has been the sushi chef at Harbor Docks restaurant for 30 years.
When you’re looking for a top-notch dining experience with wonderful food, stellar service, and a great atmosphere, look no further than Chuck’s Fish in any one of the towns that we are so proud to be in.
Be sure to check out American Lunch, our own 501(c)(3) no profit organization providing meals to people in need.