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Flying Fish

#19 of 1,268 Restaurants in Memphis
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105 South Second St., Memphis, TN 38103
901 522 8CAT
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11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Dinner, Seating, Takeout

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  • 211
    Excellent
  • 156
    Very good
  • 38
    Average
  • 15
    Poor
  • 7
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Good, Fast, Convenient, Cheap

Good seafood and good salads. Went with a group after a long travel day. Everyone was happy. Raw oysters did not have much flavor and no horseradish available. But fried seafood was good.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
Sarah60968
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Bay Village, Ohio
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Washington, Illinois
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120 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I really liked the atmosphere of this place...tables adorned with red/white checkered tablecloths and a bucket with paper towels and all the accoutrements. Very casual... You order at the counter, pay and are given a pager that signals when your food is ready to pick up at the counter. Prices were about average and not much service. Not on the... More 

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Bay Village, Ohio
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170 reviews
132 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Good seafood and good salads. Went with a group after a long travel day. Everyone was happy. Raw oysters did not have much flavor and no horseradish available. But fried seafood was good.

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Thank Sarah60968
Smithfield, Virginia
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74 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Saw this place when walking back to hotel from Beale St late at night. The walls filled with Billy Bass orphans caught my eye. Came back the next day. It's in a convenient downtown location. You go through a line to order, they give you a beeper and you go up to pick up your food and enjoy! Simple. The... More 

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Thank Paul S
Southaven, Mississippi
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62 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I have lived in the Memphis area for almost 13 years....and just visited this place for the first time about 2 months ago....how I missed this one I don't know!! Food - Excellent seafood! Atmosphere - Really good Service - Excellent Have been back already once and was just if not better the second time. If downtown, go here for... More 

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Thank Jeff W
memphis
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24 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Fun family or couple place to eat. Big portion of peel em and eat em shrimp. Oysters great. Relaxed fun atmosphere. Great customer service.

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Thank lalees
arkansas
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19 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My sister and I ate here last week, and both enjoyed it. A family member had recommended it and we went without looking up the reviews. Just by appearance we probably would not had picked this restaurant, but the food was great. She had fried oysters and I had shrimp kabobs, both were good. My husband and I will be... More 

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Thank kdt74
Brisbane
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35 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Food was not memorable but enjoyed the ambience and the overall experience. Worth a visit for what I imagine is a fairly traditional offering.

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Thank Jockm
Southaven, Mississippi
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26 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Funky quick place to eat. Fish is really good. Service lacking at times. They ran out of onion rings on one trip, another time they started to break down the iced tea machine before we could get a refill with our late dinner.

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Thank Delta_Travelin_man
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23 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We were recently in Memphis on business and ate lunch at the Flying Fish. The food was wonderful! It was reasonably priced and had large portions. I wasn't able to eat all my food. I had the grilled tilapia poboy and my friend ate fried catfish. We loved our food and were completely stuffed. The ambiance is a bit unique... More 

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Thank Stephanie O
Russellville, Arkansas
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27 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2016 via mobile

We were in town for the liberty bowl and after the game, like most of the others at the game, we headed to downtown for food and maybe some music. Some locals at the game had recommended the flying fish and some other restaurants around the area. Everywhere was busy and had a wait but this place seemed to have... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 105 South Second St., Memphis, TN 38103
  • Location: United States  >  Tennessee (TN)  >  Memphis>  > Downtown
  • Neighborhood: Downtown
  • Phone Number: 901 522 8CAT

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Seafood

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine, Families with children, Large groups, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?