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soul fish cafe

#37 of 1,212 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 - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Mon - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dessert, Lunch, Dinner, Takeout

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  • 95
    Excellent
  • 67
    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
Fantastic Catfish

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.

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 1, 2015
DaveM9780
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Jonesboro, Georgia
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Families with children
  • Dining on a budget
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Jonesboro, Georgia
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46 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

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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18 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
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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39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
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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memphis
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

Regardless of the location, Soul Fish always delivers. It is family friendly and provides a tasty but causal menu that consistently lives up to the standards of excellence the restaurant claims.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015

When I tell you I highly recommend this place. Please Believe Me! Fish melts in your mouth, hush puppies seasoned to perfection and the list goes on.

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Elkridge, Maryland
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

For really scrumptious experience get the whole catfish dinner. The fish is wonderful, flaky and cooked to perfection (not overdone or raw), breaded the traditional southern cornmeal way and seasoned perfectly (not too salty or bland)! Visiting from Maryland; back visiting hometown Memphis and had to go to Soul Fish twice for the catfish. The fried okra ain't bad either!

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Hadddonfield NJ
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

Memphis is known for its world-famous barbecue. They also have terrific fried chicken at Gus', but it's taken me a while to find a decent catfish place in town. Some Memphis friends we were visiting suggested the Soul Fish Cafe, so we headed there. In the South, catfish is traditionally served with hush-puppies, white beans, and slaw. While Soul Fish... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

One of my favorite places in Memphis Yummy Affordable Big portions but not too big Great vegetarian verity Always fast and good service A great place to try some clean good southern food

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Additional Information about soul fish cafe

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

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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: Local cuisine, Families with children, Dining on a budget
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?