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soul fish cafe

#24 of 1,226 Restaurants in Memphis
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Cooper Young Community Association
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862 S Cooper St, Memphis, TN 38104
901-725-0722
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11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Mon - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Takeout

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  • 100
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  • 67
    Very good
  • 12
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  • 3
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  • 3
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Go Fishing!

Fried catfish and fresh vegetables. Always fresh with a friendly atmosphere. I love their mac and cheese as well as the catfish. It is crisp, hot and flaky.

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 12, 2015
Gail T
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Memphis, TN
Good for:
  • Dining on a budget
  • Families with children
  • Local cuisine
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Memphis, TN
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23 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

Fried catfish and fresh vegetables. Always fresh with a friendly atmosphere. I love their mac and cheese as well as the catfish. It is crisp, hot and flaky.

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San Antonio, Texas
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21 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2015

You can't go wrong with the Soul Fish Cafe.We were heartily greeted as soon as we walked in the door and seated immediately. We had a hard time choosing an appetizer because there were so many mouth-watering choices ut finally settled on the catfish nuggets. They were cooked perfectly and one order was plenty for five of us to share.... More 

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Ventura, CA
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

Yelp came through again. There was nothing average about the food here. My son and I shared the 4-piece catfish. Crispy out, tender and juicy in. Their marinated cabbage was great, too. The whole family loved the food and atmosphere. High Cotton ESB was a great beer, too.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

The food hear has a really good flavor. It's seasoned perfectly for the masses, not too salty and not too bland. I'm from Louisiana and this fish reminds me of a fish fry back home. If your in the mood for fried fish then you have to try this place. The location on Poplar Ave is even better.

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Cambridge, Massachusetts
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

Capturing the best catfish preparation every single day, and filling a dining space with grandmas, judges, doctors, policeman, hipsters, and families is a beautiful Memphis treat.

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Jonesboro, Georgia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

The parking is limited. The service was personal and professional. The food was wonderful. I had the whole catfish and it was the best I've had anywhere! I want to go back the next time we are in Memphis.

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Pennsylvania
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

I was on a two week business trip. Soul fish was one of my better meals. I had a crawfish po boy. It was overflowing & very good. If I'm back in Memphis, I will go back to soul fish.

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Union City, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

I walked in and was greeted warmly and got to choose my seat. I ordered my food, and was very delicious and I will be coming back!!!!!!!!!!!!! :))))))))

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Little Rock, Arkansas
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

Loved the fried catfish & super side dishes. Sit at the bar & eat. Servers were very friendly & kept my ice tea glass filled. Shrimp po boy had huge fried shrimp in a light coating. Huge order of fries & nice cucumber salad. Can't go wrong with any meal. Very casual & great atmosphere.

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Salisbury, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

We had dinner here 10 days ago: the restaurant majors on great fish without fancy frills. Some might describe the decor and style as basic, but the food is far from that, and the formula certainly succeeds. I had the whole catfish with Southern trimmings: I have never tasted better. My companion's catfish fillets were equally good. The menu is... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 862 S Cooper St, Memphis, TN 38104
  • Location: United States  >  Tennessee (TN)  >  Memphis>  > Cooper Young Community Association
  • Neighborhood: Cooper Young Community Association
  • Phone Number: 901-725-0722

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Seafood

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Dining on a budget, Families with children, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 9:00 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?