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rmf13

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Road trip Memphis to Jackson Missippi Thu, 04/15/10 2:17 PM (permalink)
My family and I are planning a road trip to eat as much as we can on our drive between Memphis and Jackson. Any info or place you can pass along would be great thanks

Robert
 
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    mbrookes

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    Re:Road trip Memphis to Jackson Missippi Thu, 04/15/10 2:30 PM (permalink)
    What is your route? Will you be going down I-55 or US 61/82/49? I can help a little either way. If time is not a consideration, 61 all the way to Vicksburg and across I-20 to Jackson is fun, too. 
    <message edited by mbrookes on Thu, 04/15/10 2:32 PM>
     
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      mayor al

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      Re:Road trip Memphis to Jackson Missippi Thu, 04/15/10 2:36 PM (permalink)
      Using Hiway 61 (The River Road) not I-55 you will pass the Blue & White diner in Tunica (and all the casinos there)..Then Clarksville Clarksdale and Greenville with a number of old Roadfood places in and around them. Don't skip DOES Eat Place in Greenville. I promise there is nothing like it in California !!!!!!! Check the Mississippi list in the restaurant index here on Roadfood for the places that will fit your travel plans.  Enjoy !!
      <message edited by mayor al on Thu, 04/15/10 4:36 PM>
       
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        buffetbuster

        Re:Road trip Memphis to Jackson Missippi Thu, 04/15/10 3:16 PM (permalink)
        rmf13-
        First of all, welcome to Roadfood!
         
        I wholeheartedly agree with the Mayor, Doe's Eat Place in Greenville is a fantastic restaurant and someplace everyone should visit at least once in their life.  And Lusco's in Greenwood is another Roadfood classic.
         
        In December 2008, I spent a week driving around Mississippi and filed this trip report, which might give you some ideas.
         
        http://www.roadfood.com/F...ssissippi-m460594.aspx
         
        Please write back to us and let us know where you went and how it was.
         
         
         
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          glenda Palmer

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          Re:Road trip Memphis to Jackson Missippi Thu, 04/15/10 4:30 PM (permalink)
          This is just outside Memphis in hernando but the best Mexican food in the state.  it is La Fiesta.  Get off the Herando exit and go towards town.  It is on the right at the road to Kroger.
           
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            glenda Palmer

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            Re:Road trip Memphis to Jackson Missippi Thu, 04/15/10 4:32 PM (permalink)
            Sorry folks, it is la Siesta.  the La Siesta Chalupa is the best you will find anywhere and so is the salsa.
             
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              Play27

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              Re:Road trip Memphis to Jackson Missippi Wed, 04/21/10 5:08 PM (permalink)
              Since you are starting in Memphis, a few recommendations there:

              Gus Fried Chicken
              Dyer's Hamburger's
              Interstate BBQ
              Topps BBQ
              Barksdale Resteraunt
              Cafe Ole (Bacon wrapped shrimp!)
               
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                mimicooks

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                Re:Road trip Memphis to Jackson Missippi Fri, 04/23/10 2:59 PM (permalink)
                If you're traveling Hwy. 78 south from Memphis instead of taking the western route, you should try The Friendship House. It's out from Aberdeen, Mississippi. If you like catfish, you must try the the whole fried catfish. The restaurant is a little way from town, but you won't find better fish and the fixings, and the people are so friendly and hospitable. They also have other seafood and steaks, etc.






                 
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                  Littleman

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                  I Have No Idea How Much Time You Have For Your....... Sat, 05/15/10 11:29 PM (permalink)
                  Memphis to Jackson trip but you should take enough time to go through Oxford, Clarksdale, Greenwood, Greenville and on to Jackson as you may never do it again.  Go down I 55 to Oxford first and spend the night at 512 Van Buren B&B.  Walk up to the Square for drinks at City Grocery, Waltz, Downtown Grill, etc.  Have dinner at City Grocery owned by John Currence who just won a JB award this year.  Visit William Faulkner's home and The University of Mississippi home of the most beautiful ladies in America. 
                   

                  City Grocery @ 152 Courthouse Square, Oxford, MS. 662 - 232 - 8080.

                   
                  Go west to Clarksdale, MS and have lunch at Ground Zero owned by Actor Morgan Freeman, Abe's BBQ, Hick's BBQ or Ranchero.  Head south to Greenwood and spend the night at The Alluvian Hotel owned by Viking Range Co.
                   
                  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. *

                   

                   
                  Have dinner at Giardinia's in the hotel or Lusco's.  Get a massage.  Go to Viking's cooking classes.
                   
                  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.
                   
                  If you can visit Greenville 35 miles to the west and have dinner at Doe's Steak House.  When you get to Jackson check into your hotel and rest up then go to Nick's for dinner. 
                   
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                    rmf13

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                    Re:I Have No Idea How Much Time You Have For Your....... Sun, 05/16/10 12:28 AM (permalink)
                    thank you for the hints i will add that to my trip
                     
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