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Flying Fish

#26 of 1,218 Restaurants in Memphis
Certificate of Excellence
Downtown
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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: Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch, Takeout

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  • 31
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Always The Best Place To Go For Oysters and Fish

We have eaten in a couple of Flying Fish Restaurants near us in Texas and were delighted to find this one in Memphis. Our friends travelling with us had never been to one, so we showed them how great the FS can be. Everything was top quality as usual, and we got there on a Monday night so... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 28, 2015
Doug B
Good for:
  • Dining on a budget
  • Families with children
  • Large groups
  • Local cuisine
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

We have eaten in a couple of Flying Fish Restaurants near us in Texas and were delighted to find this one in Memphis. Our friends travelling with us had never been to one, so we showed them how great the FS can be. Everything was top quality as usual, and we got there on a Monday night so enjoyed the... More 

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Saint Clair Shores, Michigan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

After getting shot down at several other places that were not opened, due to starvation, we stumbled into the Flying Fish. Ordered the grilled tilapia taco's. Delicious! Along with a jumbo margarita, lunch was spot on.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

Just opposite the Peabody so handy. Great food. Nice atmosphere. Lots to look at on the walls! Staff were helpful.

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Elkhorn, Wisconsin, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

Stumbled upon this because of the unique sign outside (a large fish). It is a couple blocks from the Beale Street action, but good to walk of the large portions. Had the gumbo and husband really liked the catfish basket. Very interesting and original decor that I took time to walk around and look at.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

This is probably my 10th time going to Flying Fish, and I look forward to it every time I visit Memphis. To me this is a better alternative to the hyped up barbecue restaurants in Memphis. Great food, great family atmosphere.

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Monroe, Louisiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

Good Fried catfish lunch at a great price. Very cool old diner feel. For the quality of the food you get it came out very quick. Will definitely return and will probably get the Catfish again it really was good for a quick meal.

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memphis
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

We e eaten here several times. The fried fish is to die for. It's a great place to eat before a Redbirds or Griz game. One of my family's favorites!

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Nashville, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

If you want oysters that are good and fresh at a great price you must stop by! All of their food I have tried is really good! And if you bring an old billy bass they will put it on the wall and you get some free food!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

This place reminds yiu of New Orleans with shrimp and oyster po boys. However, there are actually healthy choices of grilled fish served with zucchini and rice and beans. The shrimp kobab was great. The rice and beans were great as it was a lighter version then yiu get in New Orleans. The fried oysters were fantastic and they were... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

We stopped by for a quick snack. On Sunday you get 75 cent oysters. We also got shrimp. They were great! The drinks are also good!

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Additional Information about Flying Fish

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

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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: Dining on a budget, Families with children, Large groups, Local cuisine
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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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?