Soul Fish Café’s third location, at 4720 Poplar in the building previously occupied by Wolf Camera, opened its doors for business on November 14th.
The new Soul Fish has a simple, comfortable interior similar to the Midtown and Germantown locations. It has about double the seating capacity of the Midtown Soul Fish and about a dozen fewer seats than the Germantown location. The open floor plan, bare cement floor, and white wood-paneled walls make it feel like you are dining in a fish market in a small coastal town (minus the fishy stench).
I visited the new location on Sunday night with two family members. There is a large chalkboard listing the daily specials and dessert options, and same as the two other locations, Soul Fish’s regulaar menu features salads, po'boys, fish tacos, fried seafood, and a bunch of home-style vegetables and side items, among other offerings.
I ordered one of the night’s two specials: grilled Idaho rainbow trout. I was not disappointed. The fish was tender and perfectly seasoned, and the hushpuppies that come standard with Soul Fish’s seafood dishes were delicious as always. My biggest challenge was choosing which side item to order, as my entrée came with just one. I chose the macaroni and cheese, which was a creamy, hearty addition to the lighter grilled fish.
Not ones to ever pass up dessert, we split a slice of the coconut cake, after a drawn-out discussion of whether to order it or the pecan pie. I think we chose wisely. The dense, moist cake had a fresh coconut flavor that was not overpowering.