We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

soul fish cafe

862 S Cooper St, Memphis, TN 38104 (Cooper Young Community Association)
901-725-0722
Website
Menu
Improve this listing
Ranked #47 of 1,265 Restaurants in Memphis
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Seafood
More restaurant details
Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Takeout, Dessert
Neighborhood: Cooper Young Community Association
Write a Review

145 reviews from our community

89% Recommend
    76
    54
    10
    2
    3
Rating summary
    Food
    Service
    Value
    Atmosphere
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Italian first
  • Any
English first
Mundelein, Illinois, United States
Top Contributor
79 reviews 79 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014 NEW

I love visiting Memphis so many food options! I ordered the catfish bites and black eyed peas. My Neice ordered the tacos. My catfish bites went so fast I didn't get a picture! The fish was lightly breaded which is a plus! The place is open and airy! The staff was nice and food comes out fast! I did get... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Memphis, Tennessee
Contributor
11 reviews 11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014 NEW

Tried the one in Germantown earlier this year was not impressed, didn't feel the need to go back. A friend wanted to go to the one on Poplar, I was reluctant but she raved about so I decided to give it another try. Two totally different experiences....everybody's food looked so good I didn't know what to order...I went with the... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Contributor
19 reviews 19 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

Great value, Great food,and a Free Souvenir!! I had the Memphis Sandwich, "sliced pork with BBQ sauce and Coleslaw" and fries and drink for less than 8 bucks. You get to keep the plastic cup your drink come with and it's a pretty cool cup

Was this review helpful? Yes
Byhalia
Senior Contributor
39 reviews 39 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014 via mobile

My husband and I have been to the collierville location as well as the poplar location and loved them. So it should have been a no brainier going here. However we could not have been more wrong! Horrible service, and the food was nasty,over cooked and chewy shrimp, our sides were cold and hard. Sorry but don't waste your $... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

Whenever we visit Memphis, we have to stop at Soul Fish and eat at the counter. Everything tastes so good... catfish, mac and cheese, zucchini, greenbeans, hushpuppies, the desserts... everything. The waitstaff and management are friendly and helpful, and they don't even mind entertaining my chatty child who loves to start up a conversation with anyone within earshot. It's comfortable,... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Dayton, Ohio
Reviewer
3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014

Had the catfish and hushpuppies. Mmmmmmm..... perfect! My coworkders had the same and said it was the best catfish they ever had!

Was this review helpful? Yes
Memphis, Tennessee
Reviewer
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014

The noise level is way too high, but there is absolutely nothing to buffer the noise so would be expected; but it is very annoying. All the food I have had there is really good especially the catfish. It is light compared to most places. Also liked the fried green tomatoes which are cut in small pieces. Usually am not... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Jackson, Tennessee
Contributor
12 reviews 12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

Would go here for the atmosphere even if the catfish wasn't so great. Veggie plates are good also & selection changes daily. Mid-town IS Memphis & Cooper Young is the best of Midtown. Have also been to the Germantown Soul Fish, but the atmosphere just isn't the same.

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Lexington, VA
Senior Contributor
31 reviews 31 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2014

Poplar Avenue branch - fried pickles piping hot from the deep fryer, and delicious! Also fried green tomato pieces, cut a bit small in my opinion. Catfish well cooked, ample portion. Hush puppies - YUM also piping hot! Staff friendly and attentive. NOISE LEVEL TOOOO HIGH! I was visiting from out of town and wanted to talk with friends, we... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Memphis, Tennessee
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

My husband suggested we eat at Soul Fish and I'm really glad he did. The fried pickles were flavorful and light. The catfish tacos were more burrito like in so far as they were rolled, but they were very good. I had the catfish dinner and thoroughly enjoyed it. We will be back.

Was this review helpful? Yes 1

Travelers who viewed soul fish cafe also viewed

 

Been to soul fish cafe? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

If you own or manage soul fish cafe, register now for free tools to enhance your listing, attract new reviews, and respond to reviewers.

Manage your listing