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soul fish cafe

#34 of 1,197 Restaurants in Memphis
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Cooper Young Community Association
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862 S Cooper St, Memphis, TN 38104-5446
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Closed now
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Sun 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Mon - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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42 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

The restaurant has been renovated and no longer looks like the pictures of the exterior on tripadvisor. I added one of the new sign. The food was terrific and very reasonably priced. We had a catfish platter and a soul fish platter, which was a combination of catfish, shrimp and crawfish. I would recommend just getting the catfish platter. The... More 

Thank IndianaGoat
Pleasant Valley, Missouri
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34 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

I gave it a 4 because of the help. Nice place also. My husband liked his catfish. I have had more tender shrimp. The flavor was good...just a little tough. The hush puppies were a little over cooked also.

Thank naidapv
Memphis, United States
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This has always been one of my favorite Mid-Town restaurants and have never been disappointed. They have recently doubled their size, added more parking, and added an outdoor deck. The food was great as usual, I had the fish tacos and sweet tea. Their menu not only includes fish, but salads, and awesome sandwiches. I particularly like their Cuban Press... More 

Thank Samuel S
Peoria, Illinois
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20 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This place was so good! The prices are reasonable and the service was great. I had their catfish fillet meal and my husband had the po boys shrimp meal they were perfect...i would highly recommend this restaurant!

Thank Clarissa H
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91 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 22, 2016

Catfish is good, not as good as it used to be. Place is just a building with tables and chairs. No ambience at all!! Service was good. Good home cooked vegetables!!

Thank rjblackjack
Atlanta, United States
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15 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 4, 2016

I went in for dinner and ordered a vegetable plate and wings. The vegetables were cooked true southern stye and the wings were some of the best I have ever had. There was a good sized crowd for a Wednesday night at 8:00 PM. I will make the Soul Fish Cafe a regular stop whenever I visit Memphis

Thank Derek K
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46 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 30, 2016 via mobile

My husband needed a break from all the BBQ. This place was amazing. Great service and awesome food. Hubby said it was some of the best catfish he's had. We almost couldn't find it because of the construction but definitely don't give up finding it. It's definitely worth a u-turn or two.

Thank hungryvisitor
Coos Bay, Oregon
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42 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 20, 2016 via mobile

Although this place may look closed (due to construction), it is very much open! Such great southern food here. I had the fried catfish with mac&cheese and sweet potato fries. Delicious! We were very full after our lunch. I will definitely come back if I visit Memphis again.

Thank Jean97420
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28 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 18, 2016

As it is with everything in the States, particularly down south, the food is not overly healthy and comes in absolutely ridiculous portions, but by gods does it taste good! Soul Fish Cafe is no exception. Just be sure to order sensibly, unless you want to roll out the door.

Thank Elle X
Chicago, Illinois
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17 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 13, 2016

I had the Regular Catfish Basket with collard greens and mac 'n cheese along with the fried pickles. The food was seasoned and cooked to perfection!!! And they give you adequate portions of everything! KUDOS TO SOULFISH CAFE!! I will visit this establishment EVERY time I visit or pass through Memphis, TN from now on!!

Thank SP554

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Seafood
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Families with children, Kids, Dining on a budget, Local cuisine
Open Hours
11:00 am - 9:00 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: 862 S Cooper St, Memphis, TN 38104-5446
  • Location: United States  >  Tennessee (TN)  >  Memphis>  > Cooper Young Community Association
  • Neighborhood: Cooper Young Community Association
  • Phone Number: 901-725-0722

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?