About

History

Established in 1995 in Nashville, TN

We started in the Nashville Farmers Market and remained there until 2006 when we consolidated with our Franklin store and restaurant  at The Factory of Franklin.  Our Franklin store was established in 2004 where we  enjoy wholesale and retail business. We are proud to be providing Franklin and the Nashville area with the freshest seafood, fish and seasonal live Louisana crawfish.

Meet the Business Owner: J.D.  Johnson

Grew up fishing the lakes of Tennessee and in 1981 J.D. moved to Lousiana and was a Boat Captain in the Oil Fields.  J. D. was promoted to a traveling mechanic chassing boats all over the Gulf to keep them running.  In 1986 J. D. started commercial fishing in the Gulf and he opened a processing plant specializing in Crab of all types.  He shipped all over the country from The Crab Shack, Franklin, LA. In 2004 J.D. returned to middle Tennessee and started Gulf Pride Seafood Co. He is proud to call Nashville his home now. Providing Nashville, Franklin, and surronding areas with the freshest seafood in Tennessee. Excited to be one of Nashville's biggest suppliers of seasonal live crawfish.