Uncle Buck’s Fish Bowl & Grill added to New Bass Pro Shops in Bristol, Tennessee

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BRISTOL, Tenn. – The popular Uncle Buck’s Fish Bowl and Grill restaurant will be featured in the Bristol, Tenn. Bass Pro Shops Outdoor World store scheduled to open in 2014.

The nearly 19,000-square-foot nautical-themed restaurant, located within the store, features a unique atmosphere that is geared for family fun and dining.

“We are so excited about the momentum for Steve Johnson’s Pinnacle development and our new store coming to Bristol that we wanted to add our hot new restaurant/entertainment concept Uncle Buck’s Fish Bowl,” said Bass Pro Shops founder Johnny Morris.

“I’m thrilled that Johnny Morris has added this concept to the Bristol store,” said developer Steve Johnson of Johnson Commercial Development. “It certainly speaks to his commitment and belief in this project, and it will certainly add to its overall uniqueness. I couldn’t ask for a better tenant to anchor this truly amazing new super regional development than Bass Pro Shops.”

When visitors enter the Uncle Buck’s Fish Bowl and Grill they will approach a desk that resembles a wooden ship to obtain shoes and a lane. Twelve lanes, divided into two separate areas of six lanes each, offer customers the chance to feel like they are bowling under the ocean.

Dock wood lanes feature beautiful underwater scenery of sea turtles, sharks, stingrays and other saltwater species, which will also glow in the dark during cosmic bowling. Hand-painted murals depicting oceanic life line the walls and scores of exotic fish hang suspended from the ceiling.

Casual family dining will be available in the Grill, which is capable of seating 220. Menu selections feature a variety of appetizers, sandwiches, salads and burgers. In addition, a private dining room is the perfect spot for a private lunch or dinner, seminar or even a fun birthday party.

An island-theme bar area, which has seating for 22, offers visitors the experience of feeling like they are underwater exploring the skeletal remains of a sunken ship. Looking up, visitors can see the battered, barnacle and coral-encrusted wooden hull, an old rusted iron chain and the iron rail around the bow. A host of exotic fish swim in and around the wreck while Dorado and sharks, suspended from the ceiling, appear to swim overhead.

“We are pleased to have the opportunity to continue the expansion of the Uncle Buck’s Fish Bowl in Bristol,” said Michael Flanagan, director of foodservice for Bass Pro Shops. “In our restaurants, service and hospitality remain priority one with friendly service personnel ready with a warm greeting and a desire to provide guests with a great dining experience.”

For more information on Bass Pro Shops Uncle Buck’s Fish Bowl and Grill, visit http://restaurants.basspro.comor view video footage by visiting http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C3249tOw2AE&feature=youtu.be.

For more information about Bass Pro Shops Bristol, Tenn., visit http://www.basspro.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/CFPageC?storeId=10151&catalogId=10051&langId=-1&appID=94&tab=3&storeID=81.