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soul fish cafe

#44 of 1,212 Restaurants in Memphis
Certificate of Excellence
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Cooper Young Community Association
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862 S Cooper St, Memphis, TN 38104
+1 901-725-0722
11:00 - 22:00
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Sun 11:00 - 21:00
Mon - Sat 11:00 - 22:00
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30 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 July 2014 via mobile

Great value, Great food,and a Free Souvenir!! I had the Memphis Sandwich, "sliced pork with BBQ sauce and Coleslaw" and fries and drink for less than 8 bucks. You get to keep the plastic cup your drink come with and it's a pretty cool cup

Thank noigeloverlord
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63 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 July 2014 via mobile

My husband and I have been to the collierville location as well as the poplar location and loved them. So it should have been a no brainier going here. However we could not have been more wrong! Horrible service, and the food was nasty,over cooked and chewy shrimp, our sides were cold and hard. Sorry but don't waste your $... More 

Thank MrsRRP
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8 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 July 2014

Whenever we visit Memphis, we have to stop at Soul Fish and eat at the counter. Everything tastes so good... catfish, mac and cheese, zucchini, greenbeans, hushpuppies, the desserts... everything. The waitstaff and management are friendly and helpful, and they don't even mind entertaining my chatty child who loves to start up a conversation with anyone within earshot. It's comfortable,... More 

1 Thank SheriffAllison
Dayton, Ohio
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 June 2014

Had the catfish and hushpuppies. Mmmmmmm..... perfect! My coworkders had the same and said it was the best catfish they ever had!

Thank Kathy B
Memphis, Tennessee
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 June 2014

The noise level is way too high, but there is absolutely nothing to buffer the noise so would be expected; but it is very annoying. All the food I have had there is really good especially the catfish. It is light compared to most places. Also liked the fried green tomatoes which are cut in small pieces. Usually am not... More 

Thank Jeanne C
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61 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 June 2014 via mobile

Would go here for the atmosphere even if the catfish wasn't so great. Veggie plates are good also & selection changes daily. Mid-town IS Memphis & Cooper Young is the best of Midtown. Have also been to the Germantown Soul Fish, but the atmosphere just isn't the same.

1 Thank happycouple40_10
Lexington, VA
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77 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 June 2014

Poplar Avenue branch - fried pickles piping hot from the deep fryer, and delicious! Also fried green tomato pieces, cut a bit small in my opinion. Catfish well cooked, ample portion. Hush puppies - YUM also piping hot! Staff friendly and attentive. NOISE LEVEL TOOOO HIGH! I was visiting from out of town and wanted to talk with friends, we... More 

1 Thank Ellen M
Memphis, Tennessee
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12 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 May 2014 via mobile

My husband suggested we eat at Soul Fish and I'm really glad he did. The fried pickles were flavorful and light. The catfish tacos were more burrito like in so far as they were rolled, but they were very good. I had the catfish dinner and thoroughly enjoyed it. We will be back.

1 Thank Claire A R
Jackson, Mississippi
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13 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 May 2014

Hard to find a good safe place in Memphis to enjoy fish like you just visited your mom's kitchen table. I visit this place each time when in Memphis. The food is pricy but the taste makes up for it. The only drawback is parking .It is a small lot. Good place to really sit down and enjoy an excellent... More 

1 Thank 2ontheroad4fun
Tulsa, Oklahoma
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 May 2014 via mobile

A little pricey but some of the best catfish i have ever had. Lots of side choices. Lots of food. Family atmosphere. We ate at the one closer to town

1 Thank GracieandGeorgeBurnz

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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
Local cuisine, Kids, Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 862 S Cooper St, Memphis, TN 38104
  • Location: United States  >  Tennessee (TN)  >  Memphis>  > Cooper Young Community Association
  • Neighbourhood: Cooper Young Community Association
  • Phone Number: +1 901-725-0722

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