Inspired by Manti Te’o: Where is the best catfish in Memphis?

Thanks to Notre Dame linebacker Manti Te’o the word catfish is now a mainstream term meaning something different than just a delicious entree found at soul food restaurants.

catfish beetle Per Urban Dictionary, a catfish  is “someone who pretends to be someone they’re not using Facebook or other social media to create false identities, particularly to pursue deceptive online romances.” Catfish is the name of a 2010 documentary that was recently turned into a MTV reality series.

All this talk has some people craving some actual catfish on a plate.  Where is the best place to go for catfish in Memphis? The trusted Memphis Flyer Best of Memphis poll doesn’t have a category for Best Catfish and there is only one catfish dish on The Commercial Appeal’s list of ‘100 things to eat in Memphis before you die.’

We took to Twitter for an informal survey of Memphians to find out the best places that serve catfish in the Bluff City. Here are some responses:

Where is your favorite place to eat catfish in Memphis? Comment below if you agree or disagree with this list.

Kevin Cerrito is the managing editor of MemphiSport and host of MSL every Saturday from 11:00 am – 1:00 pm on Sports 56 & 87.7 FM. MSL was voted 3rd Best Sports Radio Show in the 2010, 2011 & 2012 Memphis Flyer Best of Memphis poll.  Follow him @cerrito.


  1. AJ’s on Knight Arnold is actually A & J’s. good food!

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