Our History

Pine Island Fish Company is the culmination of Jake and Kellie Smith’s shared love for seafood and hospitality. Jake, a native of Perham, spent his earlier years captaining a fishing boat before he met Kellie, while she managed a family resort in Frazee, MN. Needless to say, the two shared more than their professional interests, as they soon married.

As eager to begin careers together as they were to share a life, Jake and Kellie sought a way to unite the former’s extensive knowledge of seafood with the latter’s understanding of how best to serve customers. One needn’t think too long about how such passions best mesh, so soon the Smiths envisioned the consummate seafood restaurant which they would run together.

The Right Place at the Perfect Time

The Smiths had early success with their newly formed catering business, with which they have contented the guests of countless weddings and corporate events. A brick and mortar location, however, had always been their goal. 

The two were fortunate to find a charming venue right downtown, which they renovated to best fit their vision for fine dining. Now Jake and Kellie proudly helm Pine Island Fish Company, Perham’s very own place for excellent ocean fare. You are welcome to come and enjoy our specialized menu full of eclectic ingredients, replete with fresh fish flown in regularly, or to engage Pine Island Fish Company’s catering service for your next social occasion. The Smiths will be honored to share their vision with you!

Dining at Its Finest

At our downtown restaurant we provide a selection of fine wines to pair with our ever-changing menu, as well as specialty cocktails and coffee drinks from our espresso bar. Whether you join us for lunch, happy hour, or dinner, we are certain you will find much to approve of in our carefully thought-out fare. We have all your favorites, new and old, here, so please stop by to experience what it means to be served by true devotees of fine dining.