I really don't like Leatha's. I gave it a few tries passing through on the way to the Gulf Coast and it's just not much to stop for IMO. It's out of the way about 5 miles West of Hattiesburg on Hwy. 98. In fact if you keep going just a little bit further you will find Brett Favre's homeplace south of Hwy. 98. It's hard to find Leatha's if you don't know where it is and I just was not impressed. I thougt the service was terrible and the food was not that good. Now folks in Hattiesburg sing it's praises but not me. I live in the MS Delta and we have plenty of good BBQ without having to go out of the way to Leatha's. I think they are living on her reputation she made before moving from Columbia MS. Now that place might have been fine but not Hattiesburg.
Rose's is in a big filling station right on the side of the Hwy. 49 heading to the Gulf Coast. They do a big catering business. Prices are right. The food inside is hot and good. You can buy groceries, cold drinks, beer, etc. or get gas. It's a nice all round business. Here's a link. They smoke their own meat out the back and it's good. Skip Leatha's. When you leave Rose's get on down to Gulfport and have dinner at Vrazels.
Vrazel's @ 3206 W. Beach Blvd., Gulfport, MS 228 - 863 - 2229.