If Herb and Mary Kay Story had opened their S&D OYSTER COMPANY restaurant one year later, you would be indulging in your favorite fresh Gulf Coast seafood at S, D & C Oyster Company. In 1976, the couple named the famous eatery for their children Stephanie and Doak. That was the year 1BC – one year before Charlie Story was born.
After Herb’s six-year stint as a Navy fighter pilot stationed on the Gulf Coast, the SMU graduates moved back to the Park Cities. Yearning for the fresh seafood that they had enjoyed during Herb’s Navy career but finding no source in Dallas, the Storys decided to open their own seafood restaurant.
Armed with treasured family recipes and Mary Kay’s experience observing and learning from Louisiana cooks on frequent duck-hunting expeditions, the Storys opened S&D on McKinney.