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Flying Fish

#35 of 1,285 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
Good for:
Families with children
Large groups
Local cuisine
Dining on a budget

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  • 156
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  • 125
    Very good
  • 28
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  • 11
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  • 5
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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
Most recent review
Always busy for good reason

We have been to the Flying Fish twice, and we really enjoy it. You have to stand in line to order and pay, but the line moves very quickly, and they bring your order to your table. Drinks are self-serve, except for beer. On-tap beer (very, very cold) is served in an extra large frosted goblet... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 17, 2015
manfrommaine
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Oxford, Mississippi
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Large groups
  • Local cuisine
  • Dining on a budget
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Takeout
  • Late Night
  • Dessert
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325 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Oxford, Mississippi
Senior Contributor
46 reviews 46 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

We have been to the Flying Fish twice, and we really enjoy it. You have to stand in line to order and pay, but the line moves very quickly, and they bring your order to your table. Drinks are self-serve, except for beer. On-tap beer (very, very cold) is served in an extra large frosted goblet. The fried fish, seafood,... More 

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Kansas City, Missouri
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35 reviews 35 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

This restaurant was recommended by Hotel staff. Great fried catfish and my favorite fried oysters. Another great place the eat with family and fiends if you are looking for some fried seafood. They also have oysters on the 1/2 shell.

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London, United Kingdom
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70 reviews 70 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

Another late review! Oops! It was our final evening in Memphis. Tired and worn out from full days. We didn't fancy traipsing around Memphis looking for a restaurant. FF was downstairs of our B&B and the guys from the B&B also dine there so that was a thumbs up for us. We also wanted an alternative to meaty meals we... More 

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Chattanooga
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33 reviews 33 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2015

If you like fried seafood then, don't miss the Flying Fish. Great food, hush puppies and lots of variety. I'm a shrimp and catfish person and knowing I'm a long way from the ocean, this is a great place to get my fill! Don't do fried? No problem, they have grilled and broiled fish too. After great BBQ, this is... More 

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Midlothian, Texas, USA
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52 reviews 52 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015 via mobile

Fresh great food. Good assortment of fried, boiled, and grilled fish, shrimp, and oysters. Been to the one in Fort Worth and expected a great lunch and is one didn't disappoint.

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Nashville, Tennessee
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170 reviews 170 reviews
110 restaurant reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

We had the daily special of Tilapia and also some fried catfish. Both were really good, along with the hushpuppies and green beans. They have a good selection of beers as well. Service was okay.

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Niagara Falls, New York
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

This is the place to be on Sunday as they sell oysters for 75 cents each and they are excellent. Not to big of a place but thoroughly enjoyed my oysters!

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Twickenham, United Kingdom
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205 reviews 205 reviews
180 restaurant reviews
129 helpful votes 129 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2015

Let's just start by saying that one does not go to Memphis for the food! Most of what we had when we were here was pretty pedestrian and some of it barely edible, so we were really glad to happen on the Flying Fish. It's a big, casual restaurant, right downtown. You order at the counter and have your food... More 

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Portland, Oregon
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42 reviews 42 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015

Nice to have a healthier option in this land of the deep fryer. Grilled catfish, grilled zucchini, red beans and rice.

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Kirkwood, Missouri
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015

So enjoyed the bill bass wall and the liar's wall...went for the shrimp po-boy, stayed for the hush puppies. YUM!

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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: Families with children, Large groups, Local cuisine, 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?