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Joe Tess Place, an iconic Omaha restaurant is closing; get there soon for your last order

Both the fish market and restaurant are closing down
Posted at 1:43 PM, Jun 07, 2022
and last updated 2022-06-07 19:10:24-04

OMAHA, Neb. (KMTV) — A notable stop for fresh fish and all things fried, Joe Tess Place will be closing its doors. The restaurant has been around since the 1930s and has been a favorite of metro area residents for generations.

3 News Now reached out to the owner of Joe Tess, who declined an interview. Reporter Zach Williamson, who says it's his favorite restaurant, was able to confirm the closure with an employee who was at the restaurant Tuesday morning

A specific closing date was not announced, but on Tuesday afternoon management told reporter, Alyssa Curtis that once the restaurant runs out of food they're closing the doors.

A variety of reasons were given to 3 News Now for the closure including supply issues, the COVID-19 pandemic and the high price of diesel gas.

The dining room has been closed since the start of the pandemic. It has operated as a drive-thru and takeout restaurant.

The fish market will also be closing with the restaurant.

Watch our story on Joe Tess Place below.
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