I have been to Soul Fish Cafe a handful of times in my life, and I keep going back for more. Whenever I have a craving for some good Southern cuisine or catfish, this is the first place that comes to mind. Sometimes in life, there is nothing better than a fried piece of catfish, some greens, and a hush puppy. Soul Fish is the place to get it.
Katherine admitted to me that she had never had fried catfish before, so I quickly added this to the to-do list while she was in town.
Every time I have walked into Soul Fish, it is packed. It is a casual atmosphere, but to a degree you always feel rushed or some sort of anxiety. Everyone is running around and people are anxiously waiting for a table.
We got seated quickly, and ordered our drinks. Soul Fish has recently made the switch from red Coca Cola cups to souvenier signature plastic cups. I gratefully approve, as I can now add to my home collection of Young Avenue Deli, Germantown Commissary, Central BBQ, and Garibaldi’s cups.
I order the blackened catfish filet with turnip greens, as I have been eating like quite the pig lately. However, I am quick to instruct Katherine to get it fried. If you have never had catfish before, you NEED to get it fried. She got the fried catfish basket.
Mine was delicious as always. I usually opt for the blackened catfish poboy, but this was just as good. As for Katherine, one bite and she exclaims, “It’s so light and fluffy! How do they do it?!” She obviously in. Since mine didn’t come with a hushpuppy, I had to steal one of hers. Soul Fish has wonderful hushpuppies.
All in all, our lunch date was a success. Our catfish was as delicious as ever, and we were completely stuffed by the time we left. I’ll be back next time I get a craving.