• Fried shirmp with creole rice
  • Grilled oysters
  • Mint julep cocktail

S&D Oyster Company


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 after 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.

Meet our Team!

Our head chef Santos Vasquez has been here our entire 47 years, along with his sous chef, Fortino Calzada. Our night chef, Luis Rios, joined the team 37 years ago. Pepe Bello (server) and Therese Washington (GM) are next in line, both coming up on 30 years of service. Pepe started in 1983, but took some time away, and even considered retirement. David George (manager) and Jesus Solis (kitchen) are approaching 20 total years of service each, although both spent some time away pursuing other ventures before returning back to the restaurant. Erick Valverde (AGM) and Ramon Vasquez (kitchen) each have a decade under their belt. With the expansion 8 years ago, we brought on quite a few folks, including Jose Ledezma (head bartender), Pancho Medina (cook), Pedro Reyes, Armando Venegas, and John Youngblood (servers). Many folks have passed their 5 year mark with the restaurant, including Junior Venegas (server), Medina Chan and Ernesto Valverde (kitchen). We've got some new folks that have joined us that we know will become part of this list of long tenured staff, as they have been great additions to our team.

A group of people in red aprons posing for a photo.