Fish Tale Farewell On November 22, 1977, The Fish Tale Restaurant opened its doors to its first customers. This coming August 1, 2014, it will close its doors for the last time. We want to thank you, our customers, for making The Fish Tale Restaurant the oldest seafood restaurant in Long Beach. For 36 years we have come to know you and regard you as our friends. We are proud of the hundreds of cooks, dishwashers, servers, receptionists, and managers we've employed over these many years and we are grateful for their service. We have taken pleasure in hiring the brothers, sisters, and the children of former employees. The many Fish Tale romances and marriages have enriched our lives. We will miss our extensive Fish Tale family. It is a difficult to close the restaurant and say goodbye to all our Fish Tale friends; however, it's time to say farewell and thank you to all.