Tom and Denise Trimpa.
restaurant is conveniently located less than 20 minutes northwest of downtown
Lawton and just two miles west of Interstate 44 on State Highway 49.
Four miles up the road is the historic cobblestone community of
Medicine Park and the main entrance to the Wichita Mountains Wildlife Refuge,
the second most visited National Wildlife Refuge in America.
Fishermen's Cove began in 1971 when Peggy Trimpa, then a Dallas businesswoman
and Joe, a chef from Portland, Maine teamed up to opened our first
location -- four miles west of our current restaurant. It was a
secluded little building on the southeastern edge of Medicine Park. The
restaurant was small, the atmosphere cozy and the food .... "a
We were one of the first restaurants in southwest Oklahoma to serve seafood
specialties and locals simply referred to Fishermen's Cove as "Peggy
and Joe's". Soon the restaurant's popularity outgrew the tiny
location - so the current restaurant was built to accommodate the growing
demand for our quality food service.
The Fishermen's Cove is in every sense of the word a "family
operation." The restaurant is now owned and operated by Tom Trimpa
and Denise Trimpa (Peggy's son and daughter-in-law). Tom is head chef
and runs the kitchen operation, while Denise manages the front-of-the-house
and greets each and every guest. Tyler, Tom and Denise's son, assist
his Dad in the kitchen prepping food and cooking.
The Fishermen's Cove Restaurant has been
by the Lawton Constitution's Reader's Choice Award for the past six
Tom can consistently be found in the kitchen preparing the food the
restaurant has become so noted for over the years or in his hickory smoke pit
tending to his custom smoked meats.
Once you've sampled the BBQ and seafood dishes - it is always hard to decide
which to order. A few years ago, we noticed that numerous customers would come
for dinner with seafood or catfish in mind. But, when pulling into the
parking lot, the smells of hickory smoke coming from Tom's meat smoker were
so delicious that they were having a hard time deciding between the seafood
and the BBQ. So Denise solved the issue by offering their now popular
"Best Combo" - which features hickory Smoked Ribs and Freshwater
Mississippi Catfish Filet. It's a heck of combination and well worth
The restaurant has hundreds of repeat customers who have been loyal to
the restaurant for decades. We personally see to it that ALL GUEST --
be it those who have dined with us countless times or those who are visiting
for the first time .... are greeted with a warm smile, good service and the
promise of great food.
Come see us soon.
The Trimpa Family and Staff of
The Fishermen's Cove Restaurant
CHECK OUT OUR LOCAL AREA
MEDICINE PARK and THE WICHITA