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Flying Fish

#16 of 1,193 Restaurants in Memphis
Certificate of Excellence
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105 S 2nd St, Memphis, TN 38103-3009
901 522 8CAT
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We had a fabulous lunch. The fried jalapeños and picked greens tomatoes were great. Service was very quick.

Thank Jamie H
Plano, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The food was ok. People were not friendly at all. But the frozen margaritta made up for it. $9 for the largest frozen margaritta I have ever had....would go here again for the drink.

Thank Holly W
Plano, Texas
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This place is quantity, not quality, for the most part. Very busy when we went, food took a long time to come out, when it did it was cold. The grilled catfish and rice and beans were virtually flavorless. Too bad, I really wanted to like this place. Would not eat here again.

Thank PlanoCW
Saint Charles, Illinois
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My husband and I went for a quick, close dinner our first night in Memphis. We arrived at 6:30 on a Saturday night and it was moderately full. The decor is fitting with the casual fish house that it is. I ordered the shrimp basket and my husband ordered the hot boiled shrimp and a bowl of gumbo. We also... More 

Thank WacMom
Dallas, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Memphis is known for its BBQ. But if you have a taste for fish, Flying Fish won't disappoint. It's not a pretentious place. You don't have to dress up to eat here. Your food is served in wax paper and a basket. But it's good. They focus on great tasting seafood dishes with southern style side dishes. It's around the... More 

Thank Steffanie R
Eastbourne, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Had an early dinner in this restaurant, whilst visiting Memphis. Price wise is very good, but food not as exciting as we had expected. Good enough, but not exceptional. Good atmosphere.

Thank D0dge51
Santa Clarita, California
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51 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Flying Fish is a great place to get you some southern home town fish. The place has character to it with all of its decor. The service is very friendly and if you don't have a clue on what to get they will assist you with making recommendations. You first order at the counter and then seat yourself and they... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Flying Fish has take out and plenty of cheerful seating. There is a huge menu and everything is very fresh. Excellent cocktails and a wide beer selection. Cheap and cheerful and not everything is FRIED. A Block from the fabulous Beale St. Excellent quality.

Thank Celia C
Falls Church, Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

You order at a counter, they give you a buzzer, and when your food is ready - you come up front and pick it up. The food is great! My wife and daughter had king crab's legs (served with boiled new potatoes and corn on the cob) and some raw oysters. I went for the fried catfish and chips. They... More 

Thank SafetyPro-VA
Paducah KY
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you want a five star place for a romantic evening, go somewhere else. If you want good Seafood, give them a try! You order at the counter, get a buzzer to let you know when your food is ready and get your own drinks. In our case, getting there at 4PM, the buzzer never went off. When the food... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
American, Seafood
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Large groups, Dining on a budget, Local cuisine, Families with children
Open Hours
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 105 S 2nd St, Memphis, TN 38103-3009
  • Location: United States  >  Tennessee (TN)  >  Memphis>  > Downtown
  • Neighborhood: Downtown
  • Phone Number: 901 522 8CAT

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?