Larry Torrence opened Uncle Larry’s Restaurant in March 2013, after his wife, Terilynn and other family members kept encouraging him to cook. He is the designated fish fryer at all their family reunions. Uncle Larry’s Restaurant offers pork chops, hot dogs, fried okra, fried green tomatoes, chili, turnip greens, macaroni and cheese and homemade desserts, but Torrence’s claim to fame is fried fish. Catfish, whiting and tilapia are all on the menu.
The sign in the window says: "Fish so good it will smack you." The fish is piping hot, crispy, crunchy, light and seasoned just right. The fish served is big, so big you can break one piece in half so it can fit the bread.
Uncle Larry's also has homemade desserts. We offer cheesecakes (cherry, strawberry, butterfinger); blisses (peanut butter with Reese's and Oreo Cookie); cakes (Key Lime, Red Velvet, Carrot, 7Up and Italian Cream); and Banana Pudding.
We get your order the moment you walk in the door. The fish is cooked when it's requested, but it doesn't take long, generally 10 or 15 minutes. Our facility is warm and friendly, we have a flat-screen TV broadcasting the latest sports and news.
Uncle Larry's is located downtown on MLK, Brainerd Road and Highway 58 in Chattanooga, TN.