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 The Best Mississippi Road Food For Those Interested......................

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Littleman

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The Best Mississippi Road Food For Those Interested...................... Mon, 05/31/10 1:27 PM (permalink)
Abe's BBQ @ 616 State St., Clarksdale, MS 662 - 624 - 9947.
Ground Zero Blues Club @ Blues Alley, Clarksdale, MS 662 - 621 - 9009.
The Ranchero @ 1907 State St., Clarksdale, MS 662 - 624 - 9768.
Airport Grocery @ 3806 Hwy. 61 N. Cleveland, MS 662 - 843 - 4817.
Back Door Cafe @ 705 Main St., Columbia, MS 601 - 736 - 1490.
Dilworth's Hot Tamales @ 111 Taylor St., Corinth, MS 662 - 665 - 0833.
Martha's Menu @ 702 Cruise St., Corinth, MS 662 - 287 - 2590
Doe's Eat Place @ 502 Nelson St., Greenville, MS 662 - 334 - 3315.
Hot Tamale Heaven @ 614 S. Theobald St. Greenville, MS 662 - 378 - 3588.
Crystal Grill @ 423 Carrollton Ave.,Greenwood, MS 662 - 453 - 6530.
Giardinia's @ 314 Howard St., Greenwood, MS 662 - 455 - 4227.
Lusco's @ 722 Carrollton Ave., Greenwood, MS 662 - 453 - 5365.
Back Bay Seafood Restaurant @ 1458 Magnolia St., Gulfport, MS 228 - 248 - 0505.
Rose's Bar BQ & Catering @ 4697 U.S. 49, Hattiesburg, MS. 601 - 584 - 8691.
Phillip's Grocery @ 541A East Van Dorn Ave., Holly Springs, MS 601 - 252 - 4671.
Big Apple Inn Restaurant @ 509 North Farish St., , Jackson, Ms. 601 -354 - 4549.
Cherokee Inn @ 1410 Old Square Rd., Jackson, MS. 601 - 362 - 6388.
Cool Al's @ 4654 McWillie Dr., Jackson, MS. 601 - 713 - 3020.
Crechale's @ 3107 Highway 80 West, Jackson, MS. 601 - 355 - 1840.
Bourbon Mall @ 105 Dean St., Leland, MS. 662 - 686 - 4389.
Lillo's @ 606 East 3rd St., Leland, MS. 662 - 686 - 4401.
The Dinner Bell @ 229 5th Ave., McComb, MS. 601 - 684 - 4883.
Crawdad's Restaurant @ 104 Park St., Merigold, MS. 662 - 748 - 2441.
Fat Mama's Tamales @ 303 South Canal St., Natchez, MS. 601 - 442 - 4548.
Mammy's Cupboard @ 555 Hwy. 61 S., Natchez, MS. 601 - 445 - 8957.
Ajax Diner @ 118 Courthouse Square, Oxford, MS. 662 - 232 - 8880.
Taylor Grocery and Restaurant @ Old Taylor Rd., Taylor, MS. 662 - 236 - 1716.
Old Country Store @ 18801 Hwy. 61, Port Gibson, MS. 601 - 437 - 3661.
Blue Levee @ 1310 S. Main St., Rosedale, MS. 662 -759 -6333.
Joe Pope's White Front Cafe @ 902 Main St., Rosedale, MS. 662 - 759 - 3842.
The Little Dooey @ 100 Fellowship St., Starkville, MS. 662 - 323 - 6094.
Rusty's River Front Grill @ 901 South Washington St., Vicksburg, MS. 601 - 638 - 2030.
 
TOO MANY!  I can't list em all.
 
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    mbrookes

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    Re:The Best Mississippi Road Food For Those Interested...................... Tue, 06/1/10 2:40 PM (permalink)
    As a fellow Misissippian, I agree with most of your reccommendations. I would add a few:
        Rest Haven, Clarksdale  (Lebanese)
        Jake & Rips, Grenada (prime rib)
        Hickory Pit, Jackson (barbeque
        La Consuela, Jackson (Mexican)
     
    Actually, there are lots more that I could add. Depends on taste and area. 
              
     
    <message edited by mbrookes on Tue, 06/1/10 2:45 PM>
     
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      wanderingjew

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      Re:The Best Mississippi Road Food For Those Interested...................... Tue, 06/1/10 3:07 PM (permalink)
      I thought Fat Mama's Tamales in Natches was nothing special when I visited back in 1999- however they had a great margarita.

      Cherokee Inn in Jackson was "ok" but I can't believe you left off Two Sister's Kitchen in Jackson- absolutely outstanding!
       
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        Littleman

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        The Best Mississippi Road Food For Those Interested...................... Tue, 06/1/10 3:43 PM (permalink)
        I have an alphabetical list. You can see that the page was almost full when I got to Oxford.  I have quite a few more and agree with your recommendations.  The best food city in MS is Greenwood IMO.  Lusco's is outstanding.  What's your top places in Jackson besides Walker's, Nick's, Elite, Julep, The Mayflower, Char, Bravo, Two Sisters and Stamps. Or any other places in MS you like.  Thanks.
         
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          Littleman

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          More Of The Best Mississippi Road Food For Those Interested...................... Tue, 06/1/10 4:00 PM (permalink)
          Rickey's Bar and Grill @ 603 Hwy 90 - Suite L, Bay St. Louis, MS 228 - 463 - 0540.
          Trapani's @ 833 Highway 90 # 3, Bay St. Louis, MS 228 - 467 - 8570.
          Fayard's BP @ 2166 Pass Rd., Biloxi, MS 228 - 385 - 1044. POBOYS.
          Fillin Station @ 692 Howard Ave., Biloxi, MS 228 - 432 - 5565.
          Como Steakhouse @ Main St., Como, MS 662 - 526 - 9529.
          Mikey's Cafe and Oyster Bar @ 10122 Central Ave., Diberville, MS 228 - 392 - 2007.
          Tay's BBQ @ 3716 Sangani Boulevard, Diberville, MS 228 - 396 - 5464.
          Jake and Rips @ 1525 Sunset Dr., Grenada, MS 662 - 227 - 9955.
          Half Shell Oyster House @ FL 1st, 2500 13th St., Gulfport, MS 228 - 867 - 7001.
          Lil' Ray's @ 500A Courthouse Rd., Gulfport, MS 228 - 896 - 9601.
          Crechale's @ 3107 Highway 80 West, Jackson, MS. 601 - 355 - 1840.
          The Mayflower @ 123 W. Capitol St. 601 - 355 - 4122.
          Jourdan River Steamer @ 15152 Highway 603, Kiln, MS. 228 - 255 - 7333.
          Mama Hamil's BBQ @ 480 Magnolia St., Madison, MS. 601 - 856 - 4407.
          The Castle Restaurant and Pub @ 84 Homochitto St., Natchez, MS. 601 - 446 - 8500.
          Carriage House Restaurant @ 401 High St., Natchez, MS. 601 - 445 - 5151.
          Magnolia Grill @ 49 Silver St., Natchez, MS. 601 - 446 - 7670.
          Phoenicia Gourmet Cuisine @ 123 Government St., Ocean Springs, MS. 228 - 875 - 0603.
          Big Bad Breakfast @ 719 N. Lamar Blvd. Oxford, MS. 662 - 236 - 2666.
          Boure @ 309 North Lamar Blvd., Oxford, MS. 662 - 234 - 1968.
          City Grocery @ 152 Courthouse Square, Oxford, MS. 662 - 232 - 8080.
          Snack Bar @ 721 N Lamar Blvd., Oxford, MS 662 - 236 - 6363.
          The Parker House @ 104 Northeast Madison Dr., Ridgeland, MS. 601 - 856 - 0043.
          Interstate BBQ @ 150 Stateline Rd. W., Southaven, MS. 662 - 393 - 5699.
          Dave's Darkhorse Tavern @ 410 Martin Luther King Jr. Dr. W., Starkville, MS. 662 - 324 - 3316.
          The Veranda Restaurant @ 208 Lincoln Green, Starkville, MS. 662 - 323 - 1231.
          Harvey's Restaurant @ 424 South Gloster St., Tupelo, MS 662 - 842 - 6763. LD
           
           
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            mimicooks

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            Re:The Best Mississippi Road Food For Those Interested...................... Tue, 06/1/10 4:01 PM (permalink)
            I've mentioned this place before here, but The Friendship House between Aberdeen and Amory is excellent for catfish and the trimmings. They have other seafood and meats, but the fish and the atmosphere are what you come for. I hope sometime someone will give it a try. It's our "go to" place when we go back home to visit.
             
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              smokestack lightning

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              Re:The Best Mississippi Road Food For Those Interested...................... Tue, 06/1/10 5:22 PM (permalink)
              Here are a few more Mississippi suggestions:

              1. Anthonys Market  West Point Mississippi  Not a market but a restaurant in a former market space. Nicely renovated and a great find. Modern and not so modern takes on Southern food.

              2. The Tin Lizzy  West Point, Mississippi  Very good Southern breakfasts. Excellent biscuits. Avoid the frozen OJ.
                   Ok lunches.

              3. Daves BBQ  West Point, Mississippi  Very good Memphis style BBQ

              Also check out the Howlin Wolf Memorial Blues Festival every Labor Day weekend. Good food, great music.
               
              #7
                Littleman

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                Re:The Best Mississippi Road Food For Those Interested...................... Tue, 06/1/10 5:50 PM (permalink)
                Is there anything in WP as good as Gary Danko's.
                 
                I think Dave's is closed.  When was the last time you visited WP.  There's a new place called Point but I have not heard much about it.  That's Bulldog country over there.  Too close to Starkville for me.
                 
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                  MilwFoodlovers

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                  Re:The Best Mississippi Road Food For Those Interested...................... Tue, 06/1/10 8:28 PM (permalink)
                   
                  #9
                    buffetbuster

                    Re:The Best Mississippi Road Food For Those Interested...................... Wed, 06/2/10 9:54 AM (permalink)
                    Littleman-
                    Interested in your opinion on two places I don't see listed:  Jerry's Catfish House in Florence and Peggy's in Philadelphia.  Have you been to either one?
                     
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                      Littleman

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                      Buffet................... Wed, 06/2/10 11:06 AM (permalink)
                      I plead innocent.  I live in the Delta and don't go to East MS often even though I should.  The casino there is outstanding and I have friends that go there often though they have not been to Peggy's.  I have been told it was outstanding.  I think there's an old house and you pay as you enter then go in the kitchen and fill up your plate. 
                       
                      I have passed Jerry's a hundred times on my wife from Jackson to the Gulf Coast on Hwy. 49.  I never have stopped because I don't really like catfish.  I like wild MS River catfish but not the pond raised filets the restaurants sell.  Did you know MS raises 90% of the catfish sold in the U. S.  Watch out when you buy catfish as the Vietnamese are trying to flood the market with fake stuff from overseas.  I have never heard anything bad about Jerry's and it's a nice looking place.  Isn't that the one built like a space ship or something similar.  It's in a big round building kind of strange.  Ask me more if you need help.  I have been to a lot of places here.  My favorites though are all in the Delta, Oxford or the Gulf Coast.
                       
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                        TWog

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                        Re:The Best Mississippi Road Food For Those Interested...................... Wed, 06/2/10 1:04 PM (permalink)
                        buffetbuster


                        Littleman-
                        Interested in your opinion on two places I don't see listed:  Jerry's Catfish House in Florence and Peggy's in Philadelphia.  Have you been to either one?



                        First time poster. Not Littleman, but I have eaten at both.
                         
                        Jerry's is my first choice for catfish. Good, crispy catfish with excellent flavor. The fish fry does not overwhelm or mask the flavor of the fish. Try the fried pickles. Great sweet tea. Nothing fancy here. The first time I took my my wife was a Saturday night during deer season. Judging by the deer carcasses in the back of two of the trucks, the hunters had come directly from their deer stands!
                         
                        Went to Peggy's on an incredibly cold day (for Mississippi) this past winter - awesome meal. The fried chicken was some of the best I've ever eaten - crispy crust, moist. It was voted best fried chicken in the state of Mississippi. Vegetables included black-eyed peas, fried okra. Both were excellent. The food is served buffet style, but not on one of those heated buffet tables where everything dries out. Cornbread and rolls are awaiting you when you get to your table.
                         
                        I would recommend both
                         
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                          sweeterpea

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                          Re:The Best Mississippi Road Food For Those Interested...................... Wed, 06/2/10 1:56 PM (permalink)
                          We got back from Natchez recently and thought Fat Mama's was ok, nothing to rave about. Locally they are more known for their margaritas than anything, all the locals kept saying "for a margarita go to Fat Mama's"
                           
                          There is a new BBQ place in town called  Big Mama's; IMHO not as good as the Pig Out Inn.  Big Mama's doesn't trim their ribs which can get to be a fatty, gristley affair most times.  However, the owner's wife makes the desserts, which are great.  Plus he does have the Baked Potato Casserole which is extremely popular.  Big Mama's sides and meat from the Pig Out Inn is a perfect meal.
                           
                          We also hit the Old Country Store and tried their advertised "Best Fried Chicken in the World".   It's worth it just having a meal to  watch Mr. D, the owner sing.  The fried chicken is excellent, but skip over the Mac and Cheese -- it was a weird concoction of macaroni, shreds of unmelted cheddar all suspended in a thick, overly salted,  gloopy, clear sauce (?chicken broth with corn starch or flour that was cooked down)
                           
                           
                           
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                            Beukeboom

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                            Re:The Best Mississippi Road Food For Those Interested...................... Tue, 06/22/10 10:48 PM (permalink)
                            Pirate's Cove [1321 East Beach Boulevard, Pass Christian, MS 39571 (228) 452-4741‎]
                             
                            B B's Po-Boy & Seafood [1300 Bienville Boulevard, Ocean Springs, MS 39564-2914 (228) 875-2702‎]
                            Good food and a shrine to the New Orleans Saints
                             
                            Lil' Ray's [124 Jeff Davis Avenue Long Beach, MS 39560-6135 (228) 822-2400]
                            Lil' Ray's [500A Courthouse Road Gulfport, MS 39507 (228) 896-9601]
                             
                            Vrazel's Fine Dining [3206 West Beach Blvd Gulfport, MS 39501 (228) 863-2229]
                             
                            Blow Fly Inn [1201 Washington Avenue Gulfport, MS 39507 (228) 896-9812]
                             
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                              Dressed Shrimp PoBoy

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                              Re:The Best Mississippi Road Food For Those Interested...................... Wed, 06/23/10 2:31 PM (permalink)
                              Boyette's Fish Camp, just east of Chunky, MS on US 80.  A bit hard to find, but good catfish and excellent hush puppies.  Convenient to I-20, 10 minutes west of Meridian.
                               
                              #15
                                buffetbuster

                                Re:The Best Mississippi Road Food For Those Interested...................... Mon, 06/28/10 10:10 AM (permalink)
                                TWog-
                                Welcome to Roadfood!  Sorry I didn't see your reply earlier, but much thanks for the information.  It sounds like both of them are must stops while in Mississippi.  I have been to Peggy's, but it was on a Thursday, so I missed the fried chicken.  My return trip will have to be on a different day. 

                                sweeterpea & Dressed Shrimp PoBoy-
                                Also, a big welcome to Roadfood to you!  Thanks for the your posts about one of the very best Roadfood eating states.  And I'm so glad that sweeterpea got to hear Mr. D sing.  What a memorable experience! 
                                 
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                                  Heartbreaksoup

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                                  Re:The Best Mississippi Road Food For Those Interested...................... Mon, 06/28/10 12:38 PM (permalink)
                                  Tell me more about the places in Starkville, Littleman (Little Dooey, Dave's Darkhorse, the Veranda).  We might be visiting my brother-in-law, who lives there, before long and I'd like to know where we should go.

                                  Mississippi is woefully underrepresented in this site's restaurant listings.  Somebody local should do some writeups.
                                   
                                  #17
                                    buffetbuster

                                    Re:The Best Mississippi Road Food For Those Interested...................... Mon, 06/28/10 12:44 PM (permalink)
                                    Heartbreaksoup-
                                    I really enjoyed Little Dooey.  Some photos can be found on page 6 of my Mississippi trip report.

                                    http://www.roadfood.com/Forums/My-head39s-in-Mississippi-m460594-p6.aspx

                                    Unfortunately, the Starkville location of Doe's Eat Place is now gone.
                                     
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                                      mbrookes

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                                      Re:The Best Mississippi Road Food For Those Interested...................... Mon, 06/28/10 3:37 PM (permalink)
                                      It's fun to see the listings of all our good food places. No wonder we are rated the fattest state in the country!
                                      Milwfoodlover, the resource you linked is good, but somewhat out of date. Several of the places listed are, sadly,  no longer in business.
                                      Not listed here is one of my favorite Jackson places, Sal & Phil's. Great PO'boys, grilled red fish, Royal Red shrimp, crawfish in season. All good.
                                       
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                                        justmemydear

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                                        Re:The Best Mississippi Road Food For Those Interested...................... Fri, 05/27/11 5:25 PM (permalink)
                                        I would like to add:
                                         
                                        Bouree's in Oxford MS
                                        333 in Grenada MS
                                        Peppercorn Grill in Carrollton MS
                                        119 Underground in Jackson MS
                                         
                                        and remove...
                                         
                                        Legendary Taylor Grocery because of their (apparent) repeated rudeness to their customers. 
                                         
                                         
                                         
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