Memphis’ Best Fish and Chips:
The top rated Fish and Chips in Memphis, TN are:
- Celtic Crossing Irish Pub – serves up a variety of pints and Irish fare inspired recipe
- The Brass Door – offers modern and classic eats in an airy, lively Irish pub
- Huey’s Poplar – has been bringing Blues, Brews, & Burgers in Memphis since 1970
- Joe’s Crab Shack – offers a variety of favorites from all parts of the sea and shore
- Humdingers – offer world-class food with world-class service
Celtic Crossing Irish Pub
Celtic Crossing Irish Pub located in the Cooper-Young Historic District serves a selection of drinks and Irish fare inspired by traditional, Irish family recipes. Celtic honors the essence of the classic Irish bar in a casual and friendly setting for anyone to enjoy. The pub is still having record-breaking years after more than 14 years in existence. Celtic established an all-time food sales record in November 2019, confirming that the pub is a Midtown institution.
Furthermore, Celtic has been named one of the Best Brunches in Memphis by Thrillist; made the list of Men’s Journal’s Most Innovative French Fries in America for the Irish Nachos, and was a Memphis Business Journal Small Business Awards candidate in 2017.
Fish n’ Chips, Sheperd’s Pie, Hand Pies, Bacon Wrapped Shrimp, Pimento Cheese Dip
“First of all, it was open and staffed. We shared a small bacon-wrapped shrimp appetizer with a Thai chili sauce. Very good. Fish and chips are just excellent. Not greasy, firm flavorful fish. Good fries and tartar sauce complimented the fish.” – Cathy S.
The Brass Door
The Brass Door originally opened its doors in 2006, following the careful restoration of the 1913 Marx by Memphis residents Scott and Meg Crosby and Killala, Ireland native Seamus Loftus and partner Shawna Engel. Their design, designed by a local craftsman, represents the group’s purpose of honoring the building’s architectural history while also creating a comfortable place where intelligent conversation with the wonderful company may be enjoyed over a fine meal and a frothy pint.
The Brass Door returned in November 2017 after a brief break, with new management, new employees, and a menu focused on premium pub grub, superb Irish spirits, and excellent wines. This family-run establishment is well-known for its warm hospitality, excellent Irish cuisine, and a good time. It is two streets from the world-famous Peabody Hotel in the heart of downtown Memphis, Tennessee.
Fish & Chips, Caesar Salad, Smoked Salmon, Seafood Chowder, Shrimp Maxine
“A friend asked me if I wanted to have an awesome breakfast with her at The Brass Door while I was in town. While I didn’t get the Irish breakfast I Did get myself the Shepherd Pie, which was an utter delight. The flavor was wonderful and frankly, it was the best Shepherd Pie I’ve ever had. I will be coming back again next year when I’m in the area again. I wholeheartedly recommend going here for the food, the friendly service, and the wonderful atmosphere.” – Shanna R.
Huey’s Poplar since 1970 has served Blues, Brews, and Burgers in Memphis. The graffiti walls, homey feel, and local live music are among the most distinctive features of their locales. Since 1984, their World Famous Huey burgers have been selected Best Burger in Memphis. Sundays at Huey’s are usually known for live music, with local and regional ensembles performing jazz, blues, and even a little rock.
Giving back to the community is one of Huey’s major concerns, as demonstrated by the late Thomas Boggs, the company’s former owner. They are happy to have contributed countless hours, monetary support, and services to numerous community groups, schools, and nonprofits throughout the years.
Munchies, Burgers, Fish & Chips, Sandwiches, Soups & Salads, Desserts, Drinks
“We had the best experience at Huey’s. From the moment we walked in until we left, I couldn’t imagine it being any better. We weren’t terribly hungry but wanted a decent snacking lunch. We started off with delicious cheese dip and potato soup, which were both fantastic. No one in the world beats the onion rings, though. Perfection.” – Kim C.
Joe’s Crab Shack
Joe’s Crab Shack serves a wide range of delicacies from the sea and coast. Guests can order buckets of seasonal seafood, fried shrimp platters, and fish entrees, as well as selections from the “mainland,” which include steak, sandwiches, and chicken, from the restaurant’s large menu. Guests can enjoy enormous and inventive cocktails like the Shark Bite, which is garnished with a shark toy. Joe’s fame has stemmed not just from its food but also from its retail business since its inception.
Joe’s has become synonymous with the word “fun,” with different pieces of merchandise for sale, including the ever-popular tie-dye T-shirt with the words “Peace, Love, and Crabs.”
Fish & Chips, Crispy Calamari, Lobster Bisque, Joe’s Garden Salad, Crispy Fried Shrimp
“Love this place. Didn’t mean to spend so much there but it was our 1st time going so we got a t-shirt. The food was awesome except for the baked fish it was cooked a little too long but ate it anyway. I loved the waitress. She did an awesome job. We had to wait about an hour and a half to get a table but it was well worth the wait.” – Dana L.
Humdingers, Alan Schlesinger, and Chris Smith, owners of Humdingers A Memphian, a transplant from California, and a South African restaurateur got together to pursue a common passion: they believed casual cuisine should be nutritious, flavorful, and inexpensive. They decided to experiment with the idea of creating flame-grilled, mouth-watering entrées with distinctive sauces.
Knowing that health and fitness were becoming increasingly essential to their sophisticated audience, they chose to base their entrées on freshly grilled gourmet fish, chicken, and vegetables. They developed original recipes, many of which made use of the famed Piri-Piri spice from Southern Africa’s coastal regions. As a result, at Humdingers, you may savor a tantalizing assortment of hot and healthful foods sizzling off the grill.
Crispy Fish & Chips, Tacos, Sandwiches, Salads, Grilled Fish, and More
“I had the blackened trout with grilled zucchini. It was amazing. The people are so sweet. I had already put a tip on my receipt when I paid for my food and I was mad that I didn’t have cash because I wanted to leave more after I ate my food and had a conversation with one of the employees there. She was so nice and attentive. I highly recommend this restaurant.” – Karen H.
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