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Joe Willy's Seafood House Restaurant Impossible

In this Restaurant Impossible episode, Chef Robert Irvine visits Joe Willy's Seafood House in Fishkill, New York.

Joe Willy's Seafood House is owned husband and wife Joe and Deana White who bought the restaurant five years ago.

When Robert arrives he finds that there is a flood in the kitchen and Joe and staff mop up the water.

The main problem of the restaurant is the food is cooked by Joe that takes ages to come out of the kitchen.

The food Robert samples is overcooked and smothering seafood and fish in cheese and burning food is unforgivable.

Joe is a skilled chef but runs around the kitchen and doesn't communicate effectively.

Joe struggles to see the problems in the restaurant due to his stubbornness and is reluctant to change.

The stress of running the restaurant has also effected the relationships and due to the pressure things are at boiling point in the family.

Robert shows them salmon and clam dishes that will added to the new menu and gives Joe a pep talk about letting his cooks have more control in the kitchen.

Robert simplified the menu and gave the dining room a makeover, adding a new bar.


What Happened Next at Joe Willy's Seafood House?

Joe Willy's Seafood House is open

After filming there has been a significant increase in business, sales had tripled from before the show and are making a profit, allowing them to pay vendors, staff and tackle debt.

Their relationship had also improved as the stresses were lessened and Deana was spending less time at her job and more time at the restaurant.

They moved the restaurant to a larger location and decided to close for lunch on two days to be able to spend more time together.

Yelp Reviews are mixed, with compliments to service but some complaints on some menu items being overcooked.

Robert returned to the restaurant in 2016 and they reported that business has doubled and remained steady since the show.

Joe Willy's Seafood House was Restaurant Impossible season 6 episode 1 and aired on April 14 2013.


Recipes in the episode

Shrimp Mousse Topped Salmon

Sausage and Herb Stuffed Clams


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Next episode - Old World Italian Restaurant

This post was last updated in April 2020.


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