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“Greatest catfish in the South!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of soul fish cafe

soul fish cafe
862 S Cooper St, Memphis, TN 38104 (Cooper Young Community Association)
901-725-0722
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Ranked #46 of 1,292 Restaurants in Memphis
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Seafood
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Good for: Dining on a budget, Local cuisine, Families with children
Dining options: Dessert, Lunch, Dinner, Takeout
Neighborhood: Cooper Young Community Association
Memphis, TN
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31 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
“Greatest catfish in the South!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2012

Always good, always served hot and fast. Always crowded and noisy. Have been many times- they don't take resrevations so arrive early in Friday nights.

Visited October 2012
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  • English first
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English first
Bainbridge Island, Washington
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335 reviews 335 reviews
230 restaurant reviews
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496 helpful votes 496 helpful votes
“Yuppie Soul”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2012

We found this in Memphis Magazine Best of 2012. It turned out to be a long cab
ride from downtown but worth the ride. Located in a residential area of older,
more expensive homes. It was a very busy place for lunch on Sunday afternoon.
We were lucky to be seated at once and service was good. This is a family
oriented place with tables full of yuppies and their kids.

My spouse enjoyed a Catfish plate with fries, cole slaw and hush puppies. I had
a Shrimp Po Boy with sweet potato fries. The fries were crispy and perfectly prepared. These were the best meals we have had in Memphis. The catfish and shrimp were fresh, well battered and fried. Hush puppies were some of the best we have ever had. The sauces were good and
tomatoes in my sandwich were seasonal and good. Everything served was perfect in every way
and excellent representations of regional cuisine.

Well-dressed families kept arriving in their Sunday best after 2PM and unlike places in downtown, it was not a tourist trap.

We had some trouble getting a cab to return us downtown and even after calling for a taxi, it took over 45 minutes before one arrived.

We would definitely return here again.

  • Visited November 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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“Consistent quality and value!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2012 via mobile

Having eaten at Soul Fish on Cooper Street multiple times I can tell you that the worst thing about this place is the parking. But don't let that deter you because there is real value, consistency and service here! Really good catfish, veggies and excellent cake. Service is friendly and efficient. Servings are huge so there are lots of takeout containers going out the door. Interior is comfy with a modern vibe. Its a kid friendly place. Prices are very reasonable for the quality and quantity you're given. What else would you want from a casual dining place?

    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Memphis, Tennessee, United States
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“delicious”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2012

you want the best catfish and veggies in memphis this is your place. the staff is friendly and the service is fast. the food is great. i highly recommend this place if you are a fried fish lover.

Visited September 2012
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“Food to Enjoy”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2012 via mobile

This location is in the heart of the Cooper Young area. You can park along the street. JUST DON'T PARK NEXT DOOR IN THE BUSINESS PARKING LOT. That guy will have your car towed. The service is good and the people were nice. The food was filling and not that costly. If you are in the area of the Cooper Young district. I think you should stop by. Plus, they are kid friendly.

    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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