Since 1969, restaurant, hotel, travel & other witty reviews by a handpicked, worldwide team of discerning professionals—and your views, too.

Flying Fish

105 S. Second St. (Union Ave.) Send to Phone
901-522-8228 | Order Now! | Menu
Flying Fish offers Southern-fried catfish in a location convenient to Memphis’ downtown entertainment district.
Your Opinion
Add your own review

Local Deals: 120 * 90

Lunch & Dinner daily

* Click here for rating key

Flying Fish Restaurant Review

: Authentic Southern-fried catfish typically is found in fish-fry shacks. But Flying Fish offers the Southern specialty in the heart of downtown Memphis, close to the Beale Street Entertainment District. The walls are covered with those singing Big Mouth Bill Bass wall plaques that were so popular in the late 1990s, most donated by customers. At the front counter, order classic fried catfish (USA farm-raised) and hush puppies, or step it up a notch with grilled tilapia or snapper Veracruz style. Classic sides include pickled green tomatoes, beer-battered onion rings and grilled squash. Wine and beer are sold in price categories of “good” or “better,” so don’t expect the finest vino or suds. Wrap up the meal with a classic Southern dessert: Key lime pie, bread pudding, banana pudding or cobbler. A meal deal, the all-you-can-eat catfish special for $14.99, is the Wednesday special.

User Ratings & Reviews for Flying Fish


Check out the 2015 edition of GAYOT's Annual Restaurant Issue, which features the Top 40 Restaurants in the US and more.