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Flying Fish

105 South Second St., Memphis, TN 38103 (Downtown)
901 522 8CAT
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Ranked #40 of 1,263 restaurants in Memphis
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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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85% Recommend
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Shoal Bay, Australia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

Great place, best oysters i have had anywhere in the world, and super well priced! Beer was good and so was the service. Would recommend to anyone visiting Memphis.

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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
13 reviews 13 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 NEW

Went there for food on 4th July. Ever wished you did not go in. Had shrimp & oyster batter over cooked could not eat it chewy it was just poor toilets dirty,the whole thing was a bad experience.

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new jersey
Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 NEW

We more or less stumbled upon Flying Fish our first night in Memphis. We enjoyed it so much we went back again on our last night in Memphis. The restaurant is located within walking distance of Beale Street and Peabody Plaza, and offers counter service ordering, similar to that of a barbecue place. Menu items have a Southern flavor, (grilled... More

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Denham Springs, Louisiana, United States
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014 NEW

I have never seen so many "Big mouth Billy Bass" plaques in one place. Holy Cow!! We stayed close to the Flying Fish and could smell the food every day. It is a great place to eat and the food was wonderful!

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St Louis
12 reviews 12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

We were tired of eating BBQ so stopped here for dinner. The fish was wonderful, good value. Great place to take children.

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Lexington, Kentucky
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44 reviews 44 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

I had a shrimp poor boy. There were only 4 small to med shrimp in sandwich. Not tasty at all and in my opinion overpriced for four shrimp

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Memphis, Tennessee
Top Contributor
61 reviews 61 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014 via mobile

Even tho I've lived in Memphis for 15 years now, I've never been to the Flying Fish for a meal. We found ourselves downtown last Saturday afternoon and stopped in for a late lunch. We both had the catfish basket, I had fries and my friend had the boiled red potatoes. Food was great! Quite entertaining looking at folks creativity... More

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Denver, Colorado, USA
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36 reviews 36 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

If all you can serve is Barefoot wine you should only serve water. This is really, really bad wine. And oysters are only good in months with an 'r' so we missed it in July anyway...

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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36 reviews 36 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

Fantastic food! we ate here most days food was always first class! and played some great background music too! Good value for money

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SF Bay Area
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21 reviews 21 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

I first reviewed the Flying Fish in Sept 13. I just have to repeat my five star rating -- it's become one of our favorite restaurants in Memphis, and the only one we repeat several times a month, usually getting the fish platter. The fish is always grilled perfectly, the squash also (still a little crunchy) and the rice and... More

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