Lunch at Soul Fish Cafe

Posted by Holly Whitfield | January 4th 2010 3592 0

Soul Fish Cafe, Memphis, Tenn.

Soul Fish Cafe, Memphis, Tenn.

I stopped by Soul Fish Cafe on Cooper around 12:30 p.m. this afternoon, thinking that I could beat most of the lunch rush. That didn’t quite work out the way I planned – the small cafe was completely packed. It didn’t take long to get seated, though.

Soul Fish has various kinds of catfish and chicken. There are baskets of catfish, sandwiches, salads, and a long list of side items that changes daily. I ordered the fried catfish tacos with a side of zucchini.

Fried Catfish Tacos from Soul Fish

Fried Catfish Tacos from Soul Fish

The tacos were full of strips of spicy fried catfish, lettuce, and pico de gallo. The tortillas folded up burrito-style, which made them easy to pick up and eat without them falling apart. They came with generous helpings of avocado and salsa.

Even though Soul Fish was crowded, the service was fast and efficient, but not rushed. People were getting seated quickly, and it didn’t take long to get my food.

Soul Fish is open daily for lunch and dinner. They also have locations in East Memphis, Germantown, and Little Rock, Ark. Check out the Soul Fish menu.

Go There:

Soul Fish Cafe – Cooper Young location

862 South Cooper Street
Memphis, TN 38104

Author: Holly Whitfield

I write about what’s going on with Memphis music, food, arts, events, sports, people, and culture. Memphians love Elvis and barbeque with a passion that must be seen to be believed, but there is so much more to this place.

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  1. THE GRIT says:

    The Grit loves this place. Absolutely loves it.

  2. Price says:

    I love that place. The blackened catfish tacos with the cajun cabbage (it has sausage in it) is my favorite meal. The spiciness is perfect. A table always comes faster than you think it will.

  3. Belinda Land says:

    My family and I love this place. They are always packed but fast. Our favs are the Cuban sand, Smoked chicken and the catfish of course. Try it you’ll love it.

  4. handtalker says:

    LOVE it! I’ve never been disappointed with the food OR service.

  5. Slam says:

    I just saw your review on urbanspoon and had to leave a comment. Now to go get my Cuban from Soul Fish.

    P.S. Your blog formats nicely on my iPhone.

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