No, Cook’s is not closing!

by Linda Hubbard on May 12, 2023

Menlo Park residents you can breathe a sigh of relief. While Cook’s seafood market and restaurant are indeed closed today — as they were yesterday and will be tomorrow — the sign in the window of both establishments says they’ll re-open on Monday. (They are always closed on Sunday.)

While we were there today taking a photo of the exterior, we ran into a long-time employee who told us they were doing fixes in the kitchen and with the plumbing.

Am thinking of my dear mother who moved to Menlo Park in 1951 and was a frugal Depression era person. But she would never buy fish anywhere but Cook’s. So glad I’ve been able to continue the tradition — and will be able to continue to do so!

Photo by Linda Hubbard (c) 2023


Nancy Walsworth May 12, 2023 at 6:16 pm

Wow — is that a relief!

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vincent Hart May 13, 2023 at 10:35 am

I’ve been going to cook’s for 45 years and is a landmark here. The fish and chips hasn’t changed and is the best in the bay.

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Jane Vaden May 13, 2023 at 11:38 am

We moved to MP in 1953 and my Dad (rip in 1956) shopped at Cook’s. My Dad loved that placed. Walked there together every Christmas to buy fresh steamed Dungeness crab! etc. Thanks for posting.❤️

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Rick Moen May 16, 2023 at 1:14 pm

My goodness, Jane! That’s a long walk from Gordon Ave.

Anyway, another cheery hello from the old neighbourhood.

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Sylvia Dickinson May 14, 2023 at 1:45 pm

Very happy to know it’s not closing for good! Love the fish, service and staff

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