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.
New! Find and book your ideal hotel on TripAdvisor — and get the lowest prices

Flying Fish

#14 of 1,190 Restaurants in Memphis
Certificate of Excellence
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
105 S 2nd St, Memphis, TN 38103-3009
901 522 8CAT
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Closed now
All hours
Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
More Info
Add Photo Write a Review

525 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
  • More
Showing 511: English reviews
Dublin, Georgia
Level Contributor
369 reviews
264 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Very impressed with the quality and amount of food on my plate. Hot, just out of the fryer or steamer, food in large quantities. Friendly service and clean dining areas.

Thank CobaltConnection
London, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Had the catfish there, huge portions. Cooked beautifully, lovely and moist. Right next door to the Talbot Heirs . Great. R

Thank 111rolf
Level Contributor
6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Fried oysters, catfish, local draft beer, crab legs were all delicious. Great service here. You will or regret eating here. Spacious & lots to pick from the menu.

Thank Joseph P
Level Contributor
8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Very good place to eat! Very good food with very good prices! Love eating here! Try the boiled shrimp platter! With your favorite beer! You walk in & order they give you a pager and you are paged when your order is ready! No waiter or waitress ! You go get your food make the drinks yourself! Great atmosphere with... More 

Thank Wolfriver24
Level Contributor
32 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Looked this restaurant up on the internet before going, was determined to find it. Tour guide did recommend we eat there. We found it very easily, on entering we were faced with a large menu board, not knowing what to have, my husband wanted to try Gumbo, but not knowing what it was he asked and the guy behind the... More 

Thank PrestonPugface
Level Contributor
17 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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

Thank Jamie H
Plano, Texas
Level Contributor
110 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2016

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
Level Contributor
93 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2016

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
Level Contributor
9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2016 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
Level Contributor
27 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2016

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

Been to Flying Fish? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing
Improve this listing

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
Dining on a budget, Large groups, 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

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of Flying Fish and other visitors
2 questions
Ask a question
Memphis, Tennessee
over a year ago
Memphis, Tennessee
over a year ago

See all questions (2)

Questions? Get answers from Flying Fish staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?