Flying Fish offers a relaxed lakefront atmosphere and simple, hearty fare. The main selections are fresh fried catfish, shrimp and oysters, though the restaurant offers a wide selection of grilled fish, shrimp cocktail, snow crab legs, burgers, chicken and crawfish. Grilled salmon, trout, and tilapia are offered each day, as well as several other heart-healthy grilled fish options. Beer, margaritas and wine also are served.
The restaurant also encourages its patrons to bring in proof of their fishing prowess and hang their photos on the walls. It boasts the World’s First Billy Bass Adoption Center and gives every customer that enters a free basket of catfish when they add their singing Billy Bass to the wall. Flying Fish has five locations in Texas, including Arlington, Fort Worth, Addison, Dallas, Garland, as well as in Little Rock, Ark., Memphis, Tenn., and Bentonville, Ark.