Eastside Fish is tucked in behind the laundromat at the corner of Gallatin Road and Fairwin Avenue. Most of their business is take-out, but they do have small counters for dining in. (This is a better option than bringing fresh fish into a house with four cats.) They also do catering; their truck is on the lot, ready to go.
The fish is fried Southern "crunk" style, but owner Bo is concerned about the health of his customers. Catfish are farm-raised, but all others are 'wild caught', and all are USDA inspected. Further, the sign above the ordering window specifies 'zero trans fat, peanut and vegetable oils. Also, this is not your typical battered and fried fish - not by a long shot. With most restaurant fried fish - especially fast food restaurants - you can pull the layer of fried batter right off the fish. The OG (Original Giant) Kingfish sandwich is two slabs of whiting in a very light cornbread-based batter. It's really good! I was somewhat surprised to be served two big fish between four pieces of wheat bread, but you surely don't have to ask 'where's the fish?'.
The sides are fixed fresh daily and are not overly salted. I had collards and white beans; both were tasty and grease-free. This is unusual with Southern cooking and a real help to senior citizens.
I have included a small slideshow because this restaurant has character bigger than its physical size. If you like fish, come and get it!