Our reader’s picks are always fun, because usually it is a very close call on the winner. Especially when looking for something like fried catfish that is a southern staple. It became fairly clear in the nomination round that this would not be one of those situations.
In fact this was the largest margin for any reader voting we have ever done. It was clear where you all like to eat catfish, and that place is Soul Fish Cafe on Main street in downtown Little Rock.
Soul Fish captured almost 50% of the total vote, and was 4x higher than second place. Second went to Grandpa’s Catfish in Maumelle, followed closely the local conglomerate Eat My Catfish. Flying Fish and Lassis Inn rounded out the top 5.
Here is what a few of you had to say about Soul Fish:
“It’s a more generous serving than the other restaurants, and the filets are fluffier, never chewy.” – G. Bara
“Best catfish I have EVER had and I have eaten a lot!!!” – S. Morse
“Perfectly crispy batter, good quality fish, and excellent sides.” – Andrea
Congrats to Soul Fish. Here is a write up we did back when they first opened if you want to know a bit more about the space. Stay tuned for the October Reader’s pick next week.