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soul fish cafe

#50 of 1,291 Restaurants in Memphis
Certificate of Excellence
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: Dessert, Dinner, Lunch, Takeout

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Visitor rating
  • 86
    Excellent
  • 65
    Very good
  • 12
    Average
  • 3
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
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
Best Catfish in some time

Their catfish, mac & cheese and hush puppies are some of the best I've had. Little hole in the wall place with a very creative interior.

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 12, 2015
TopherBoyer
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Saint Louis, Missouri
Good for:
  • Dining on a budget
  • Families with children
  • Local cuisine
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169 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Louisville, KY
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72 reviews 72 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

It's a popular place with good service but the food was just so-so. My wife's pork chop was flavorful but a bit overcooked. MY oyster po-boy was a bit chewy. Not like I remember in New Orleans. The desert, mud slide, was not what we had hoped for. They do pack the folks in so I may give them another... More 

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

Their catfish, mac & cheese and hush puppies are some of the best I've had. Little hole in the wall place with a very creative interior.

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Portland, Oregon, United States
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19 reviews 19 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

It was great to be back in Memphis for a visit and Soul Fish is one of the things that hasn't changed. Both the catfish and the blackened salmon were spot on, especially the salmon which was neither too spicy nor too salty as blacked things sometimes are. I loved the mac and cheese side dish. The zucchini was ok... More 

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North Little Rock, Arkansas
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11 reviews 11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

If you're looking for a good local place with amazing food, great service and a casual atmosphere, this is the place. Highly recommend the crawfish tacos and cucumber/tomato salad. Great place!

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101 reviews 101 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

The wait on a Friday at 1pm was about 15 minutes. Staff was friendly and attentive even as busy as they were. Good fried catfish, not great, just good. The fried okra was awesome. I'd go back if in the area again. Would rate 3.5 if that was an option.

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carrollton TX, United States
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35 reviews 35 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015

Been here several times and have never been disappointed. Normally stick in the fish category - catfish and tacos are excellent - but on my latest visit tried the smoked chicken. Although it seemed more baked than smoked, which suited me fine, it was very moist and flavorful. Definitely would order it again. But must say, the mashed potatoes were... More 

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Denver
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45 reviews 45 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

Was visiting family in Memphis on Valentine's Day. We decided to go early to avoid expected crowds. We were seated immediately. We tried a variety of entrees. I chose the catfish and hushpuppies with collared greens. The catfish was very good and the greens were superb. The Cajun cabbage was recommended by everyone. The Po'boys were well received along with... More 

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Seattle, Washington
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26 reviews 26 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Little else to say but that the blackened fish tacos are the best in town. Simple ingredients but a delicious combination, this down-to-earth eatery can satisfy any hunger. If you get the fish as an entree you may want to share it with a buddy (I, of course, never would because I'm a greedy eater - but I paid for... More 

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Waverly, Tennessee
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84 reviews 84 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015

I dined here for lunch with some co-workers. I'm not from Memphis but one of my co-workers lives nearby and highly recommended this restaurant. So glad we got to enjoy this experience. I had an absolutely fabulous shrimp Po-Boy with fried okra. My co-workers had Cuban Po-Boys with some different sides. We all agreed that the food was delicious, fresh,... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015

Had the blackened catfish and Cajun Cabbage. The service was great and the food was wonderful! Finished with some coconut cake!!

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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?