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Lusco's

722 Carrollton Ave., Greenwood, MS - (662) 453-5365
Lusco's is the place for steaks, pompano, and Mississippi Delta food with a twist of sophistication in the mysterious back room of an old grocery store. A downsouth classic.
81% Approval Rating (11 votes)

Scorecard

5 - Overall: Legendary - Worth driving from anyplace
Overall: Legendary - Worth driving from anyplace
broiled shrimp
steak
pompano
Salad
Onion Rings

Highlighted Reviews

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Michael Stern - Photos (6)
Roadfood.com Editor
"Cotton planters around Greenwood came to know Charles “Papa” Lusco in the 1920s when he drove a horse-drawn grocery wagon to their plantations, bringing supplies from the market he and Marie “Mama” Lusco ran. Mama sold plates of her spaghetti at the store, and Papa ..."   [Read More]

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Map & Web Site

722 Carrollton Ave., Greenwood, MS
(662) 453-5365

Hours & Policies

Seasons:Open Year Round
Meals Served:No Data
Operational Hours:Always Call Ahead!
Credit Cards Accepted:Yes
Alcohol Served:Yes
Outdoor Seating:No
Reservations Accepted:Yes
Delivery Available:No
Takeout Counters:No
Whole broiled pompano, sitting in a lemon pepper vinegar sauce, is a Lusco's specialty.
"Whole broiled pompano, sitting in a lemon pepper vinegar sauce, is a Lusco's specialty."
Cliff Strutz





Lusco's porterhouse is one of the great steaks in the state of Mississippi.
"Lusco's porterhouse is one of the great steaks in the state of Mississippi."
Michael Stern


The broiled shrimp appetizer comes in a delicious Worcestershire sauce.  The bread comes in handy for mopping up the extra sauce.
"The broiled shrimp appetizer comes in a delicious Worcestershire sauce. The bread comes in handy for mopping up the extra sauce."
Cliff Strutz


A lovely way to start a meal: a heap of crunchy onion rings.
"A lovely way to start a meal: a heap of crunchy onion rings."
Michael Stern


I asked the waiter what seasoning was used on my porterhouse, but it is a secret, as he said he didn't even know.  This was one of the most flavorful steaks I have ever had.
"I asked the waiter what seasoning was used on my porterhouse, but it is a secret, as he said he didn't even know. This was one of the most flavorful steaks I have ever had."
Cliff Strutz


As you sit in your booth, you can hear the food carts rumble up and down the hallway.  I eagerly anticipated the cart stopping outside my booth, signaling dinner had arrived!
"As you sit in your booth, you can hear the food carts rumble up and down the hallway. I eagerly anticipated the cart stopping outside my booth, signaling dinner had arrived!"
Cliff Strutz


In a private curtained booth, Jane shows the basket of saltines that adorns each table. Note the ghastly color scheme and lighting!
"In a private curtained booth, Jane shows the basket of saltines that adorns each table. Note the ghastly color scheme and lighting!"
Michael Stern


Need your waiter?  Each booth comes with a buzzer.
"Need your waiter? Each booth comes with a buzzer."
Cliff Strutz


A view down the hallway at Lusco's shows many curtained booths.
"A view down the hallway at Lusco's shows many curtained booths."
Cliff Strutz


Lusco's has been a destination restaurant for citizens from Mississippi cotton country (and beyond) for three-quarters of a century.
"Lusco's has been a destination restaurant for citizens from Mississippi cotton country (and beyond) for three-quarters of a century."
Michael Stern


The groceries are gone, but the secret booths in the back room retain their privacy curtains and buzzers to summon the staff.
"The groceries are gone, but the secret booths in the back room retain their privacy curtains and buzzers to summon the staff."
Michael Stern


The land around Greenwood remains cotton country.  We photographed this patriotic stack of picked cotton about five years ago on our way to Lusco's.
"The land around Greenwood remains cotton country. We photographed this patriotic stack of picked cotton about five years ago on our way to Lusco's."
Michael Stern



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