T &J Seafoods

26 Elm Street

Kitchener, ON

1425 Weber St. E.

Kitchener, ON
(now open!)

Ph: 519-578-3080

Mon-Sat: 9am - 6pm
(Sunday - closed)

About T&J Seafoods (tandjseafoods.com)

HOW IT BEGAN

How it Began

T&J Seafoods was started in 1967 by two displaced Maritimer’s Stan Jardine and Ray Thibodeau. Longing for the fish and seafood they ate when living in the Maritimes, they started importing it from the East coast and selling it at the Kitchener farmers market. The early choices they offered were salted herring and salted salmon. While they might seem odd choices today, it was perfect for their customers, many of whom were european immigrants. The business thrived and so did the selection of seafood, calling on Stan and Ray to use their assets to help man the counters. By assets we mean children (they each had 8), yes 8 each, many of them taking turn working the store over the years to help feed the areas growing taste for seafood imported from all over the world. Stan and Ray have since passed, but you can still find their children, and grandchildren manning the counters selling seafood guided by their motto “Do not sell anything that you would not put on your own family table”.

Our First Store

Located at 26 Elm Street (just off Strange Street) our first store was opened in 1974  and has kept its heritage and simple charm over the years.  T&J Seafoods have been Kitchener-Waterloo’s seafood specialists and have been serving the residents and businesses of Waterloo Region and beyond for 55 years. 

We are a full service seafood store dedicated to providing the best quality seafood and friendly service to our customers.  Fresh seafoods, fish and shellfish from around the world are available six days a week. Our quality seafoods are also found on the tables of gourmets, fine dining restaurants and caterers in Kitchener, Waterloo, Cambridge, Guelph and surrounding areas.  

We even smoke our own products.   Our dedication to quality along with our friendly knowledgeable staff work hard to make your seafood shopping experience a memorable one.  

Keeping it in the family, Brendan and Goldie Jardine were owners from 1985-2021. His wife, Goldie Jardine, helped out part-time in the store from 2015-2017.  Brendan still assists at our store now owned by Jeff and Nicole Tailby, who are also part of the family…so the tradition continues on.  

 

T&J Seafoods retail store at 1425 Weber Street E Kitchener

Our New Store

We are excited to open a 2nd store at 1425 Weber Street E. in Kitchener so that we can be even more accessible to patrons in the Kitchener, Waterloo and Cambridge areas.    Our first store will stay open, and now have added another location to serve you.  We hope you’ll check us out. 

When we speak about ourselves as a full service seafood store we really mean it.  For instance if you want the fish you have chosen filleted, we can do that.   Need a certain size portion of anything we sell, we are glad to make that happen.  Want your purchase vacuum sealed for freezing , we will do that right away.   This is part of our full service mantra.

We feel privileged to be doing this for 55 years now and look forward to the future doing what we do best. 

Our New Store

We are excited to open a 2nd store at 1425 Weber Street E. in Kitchener so that we can be even more accessible to patrons in the Kitchener, Waterloo and Cambridge areas.    We will still have our first store, and now have added another location to serve you.  We hope you’ll check us out. 

When we speak about ourselves as a full service seafood store we really mean it.  For instance if you want the fish you have chosen filleted, we can do that.   Need a certain size portion of anything we sell, we are glad to make that happen.  Want your purchase vacuum sealed for freezing , we will do that right away.   This is part of our full service mantra.

We feel privileged to be doing this for 55 years now and look forward to the future doing what we do best. 

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