On the Hook: Best Fried Fish

Jackson is known for its delicious food, and that includes fried fish, some of it coming from as close as the Mississippi Delta, the catfish capital of the world.

Check out some of our favorite places to get a piping hot basket of fried fish in the capital city.

Eddie & Ruby’s

Eddie & Ruby’s Snack Bar – 1268 Valley St.
Known for some of the best fish in town, Eddie and Ruby’s is a local, legendary restaurant that’s been around since 1981. Eddie’s Snack Bar as it’s often called serves up delicious, crispy fried pan trout and fried catfish baskets as well as fried pan trout and catfish sandwiches. The menu at Eddie’s is simple, but there’s a reason why people keep coming back for so many years. facebook.com/pages/Eddie-Rubys-Snack-Bar/111810125521345

Ellis Seafood

Ellis Seafood – multiple locations
With three locations in Jackson, Ellis Seafood takes pride in its country-fried seafood menu that includes fried popcorn shrimp and stuffed crab. But they also offer country-fried catfish, pan trout fillets, catfish nuggets and fish strips. The entire menu is centered around seafood, and some of their most delicious options are the fried fish dishes. Dine at any of three locations in the capital city: 350 Meadowbrook Road, 211 West Woodrow Wilson Avenue or 1041 Ellis Avenue.  facebook.com/EllisSeafood/?ref=br_rs

Martin’s Fish House

Martin’s Fish House – 5249 Clinton Blvd.
Serving chicken wings, pork chops and other Southern favorites, the menu at Martin’s Fish House also boasts a large selection of fried fish dishes. Customers can choose from fried pan trout, fried catfish, whole catfish, catfish steak, catfish nuggets, tilapia and several other fishy options. Complete your meal at the Martin’s with their golden-brown hushpuppies or French fries. facebook.com/pages/Martins-Fish-House/121859827871901

Saltine

Saltine – 622 Duling Ave.
Known for oysters and Monday night ramen dinners, Saltine also has delicious fried fish options. Choose catfish and chips for dinner, including beer-battered or cornmeal-fried catfish, tartar sauce, hush puppies and fries, or opt for the fried catfish po’boy that comes dressed with creole mayo, lettuce, tomato, onion and pickles. jackson.saltinerestaurant.com/dinner/

Restaurants listed are a representative sampling of the cuisine covered in this article. This is your jumping off point to discover more of the City With Soul! 

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Paige McKay

eat. drink. MISSISSIPPI is a food magazine dedicated to sharing Mississippi's passion for food with the world. From local chefs making their culinary mark to the many great restaurants this state has to offer, Mississippi's hospitality shines through in the pages of this magazine. It is our desire to preserve our culinary heritage and inspire today's cooks with a new passion for cooking and eating. All opinions expressed in this post are the opinions of the writer and not necessarily those of Sipp Jackson.

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