Freeman's Low Country Fish Camp on Usher Street in Covington will have a special Low Country boil available for takeout on Sunday, July 3.
The seafood restaurant, which is usually open from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday-Saturday, on July 3 will be open from 2 p.m. to 7 p.m. Bulk orders should be placed the day before.
"My Low Country boil is specially made, with a special spice and fresh USA shrimp that is never imported," said owner Steve Freeman. "People will be able to enjoy it while attending the festivities on the Square."
11 months since its opening, Freeman's has grown to become the Covington destination for premium Southern-styled seafood dishes.
The restaurant specializes in seafood including catfish, grouper, flounder, oysters and most notably, wild-caught shrimp from coastal Georgia. The menu features delectable dishes including seafood gumbo, stuffed flounder, fried shrimp (its biggest seller) and Low Country boil, the restaurant's signature dish. With the exception of catfish, all seafood is wild caught.
"Most of these recipes are tied to my family one way or another," said Freeman. "Some of them I developed myself over the years. I have always enjoyed cooking, especially seafood."
Steaks, burgers and chicken tenders are also available, along with a children's menu and an array of desserts. Seafood prices vary by the season.
Along with in-house dining, the restaurant offers bulk orders of gumbo, red beans, Low Country boil and shrimp. Bulk and special orders require at least a day's notice.
Freeman grew up working with his stepfather who owned a fish camp in south Georgia. Through the years, he maintained his association with his stepfather's seafood outlet operation on the Georgia coast, making its fresh shrimp the highlight of his restaurant.
Freeman hopes to expand the restaurant and to add catering to the restaurant's services. His involvement with the community includes charities like the Fuzz Run, which he helped sponsor last year and plans to do so again this year.
"I find (Covington) to be inviting - I love the square and the small-town feel," said Freeman. "It's been a really good experience working with the people in this city."