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Flying Fish

105 South Second St., Memphis, TN 38103 (Downtown)
901 522 8CAT
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Ranked #48 of 1,264 restaurants in Memphis
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Cuisines: Seafood
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Good for: Families with children, Large groups, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Takeout, Late Night, Dessert
Neighborhood: Downtown
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Cedar Falls, Iowa
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

Right across the street from the Peabody so this was an easy choice and as it turned out, an excellent one. The catfish was the best fried catfish we have had in Memphis. The Elegant Farmer's catfish was exceptional too, but theirs is grilled so both places are just a different kind of good. The fried shrimp was fresh and... More

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Millington, Tennessee
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

1 Of my favorite Splurges . I get the 4 Catfish fillet Basket . it comes w/ Fries & Hush puppies . The Portions are large & well worth the money . I usually have to get a to go box to carry home w/ me. The also have Grilled Fish & a great Protein platter as well . I... More

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Rome, Georgia
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

We fell for a 5-star rating of this restaurant provided by another internet reviewing service. Since some of the recent reviews on tripadvisor praise the boiled shrimp and grilled fish, we apparently ordered the wrong thing. My wife ordered a dozen fried shrimp and I ordered a dozen fried oysters. Both of us were extremely disappointed! My fried "oysters" were... More

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Burke, VA
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31 reviews 31 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

If you want a great seafood meal this is your place. It is counter service, no waiters, so it's not for date night. Some of the best catfish and boiled shrimp we've had so far! Good margaritas too. Fried jalapeños have a great kick and are hard to stop eating. Hush puppies are fried to perfection!

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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17 reviews 17 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

My favorite thing about this place is that they got out of the way of the food and let the natural flavors speak for themselves. The food was prepared simply, but pretty much perfectly. I ordered grilled rainbow trout and some boiled shrimp. I originally ordered these separately, but the gentleman at the counter suggested that I order the "protein... More

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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

Second time visiting the flying fish, and second time having the friend fish tacos. They are so yummy. I love the slaw and fresh tomatoes/Pico. It's 3 pretty big tacos and red beans and rice. Both were good, and I'm from Louisiana. This will be my go to place when I'm in Memphis again next month.

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Memphis, Tennessee
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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

Ate here last night for the first time and enjoyed the meal. A good place for the family where the kids get a custom meal, mom and dad can have a beer. If the rating chart would let you expand the stars it would be a 3 3/4. My husband and I had the combo platter of catfish, shrimp and... More

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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431 reviews 431 reviews
163 restaurant reviews
99 helpful votes 99 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

We walked across to this restaurant it's a bit a good fun sort of place you go to the bar to order can't remember if they brought it to the table or if we had to collect it, but the food was very nice and would recommend

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Jonesboro, Arkansas
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46 reviews 46 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

Awesome Oysters, and we ate several other items on the menu. Cold drinks and it didn't take long at all to get your food.

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Memphis, TN
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76 reviews 76 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

We visited Flying Fish on a Thursday evening and boy does this place get the business! The service was fast as was the preparation of the food which we like when we are hungry! We ordered seafood gumbo which contained only shrimp- so we were wondering why it is not just called shrimp gumbo?? The shrimp was so darkly colored... More

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