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Abe's

616 N State St, Clarksdale, MS - (662) 624-9947
At the famous crossroads of Highways 61 and 49 in the heart of blues country, Abe’s serves thin-sliced, crisp-edged barbecued pork as well as that incongruous Mississippi Delta specialty, the hot tamale.
95% Approval Rating (20 votes)

Scorecard

5 - Overall: Legendary - Worth driving from anyplace
Overall: Legendary - Worth driving from anyplace
barbecue
tamales

Highlighted Reviews

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Michael Stern - Photos (6)
Roadfood.com Editor
"Abe's has been sung about in blues songs and written about in Faulknerian novels set in the Mississippi Delta; and to the traveling foodie, it is a must-eat destination. Its legend goes back to 1924 when Abe Davis opened a snack stall on the street in Clarksdale. Today ..."   [Read More]

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Map & Web Site

616 N State St, Clarksdale, MS
(662) 624-9947

Hours & Policies

Seasons:Open Year Round
Meals Served:Lunch
Operational Hours:Always Call Ahead!
Credit Cards Accepted:No
Alcohol Served:Yes
Outdoor Seating:No
Reservations Accepted:No
Delivery Available:No
Takeout Counters:Yes
The jumbo double-decker pork sandwich, known as a Big Abe, is made like pig sandwiches in Memphis: filled with slaw as well as meat.
"The jumbo double-decker pork sandwich, known as a Big Abe, is made like pig sandwiches in Memphis: filled with slaw as well as meat."
Michael Stern





The surest way to spot a good barbecue throughout the south is to look for images of happy pigs.  This one is painted on the wall, serenading Abe's dining room.
"The surest way to spot a good barbecue throughout the south is to look for images of happy pigs. This one is painted on the wall, serenading Abe's dining room."
Michael Stern


Abe's is located at the intersection of Highways 61 and 49, the legendary crossroads where it is said bluesman Robert Johnson sold his soul to the devil for mastery of the slide guitar.
"Abe's is located at the intersection of Highways 61 and 49, the legendary crossroads where it is said bluesman Robert Johnson sold his soul to the devil for mastery of the slide guitar."
Michael Stern


Throughout the Mississippi Delta, tamales are a favorite meal and/or snack. Abe's are made with pork and beef and steamed in natural corn husks. Cole slaw and barbecue beans fill out the other sections of the partitioned plate.
"Throughout the Mississippi Delta, tamales are a favorite meal and/or snack. Abe's are made with pork and beef and steamed in natural corn husks. Cole slaw and barbecue beans fill out the other sections of the partitioned plate."
Michael Stern


Like so many of the South's excellent barbecue parlors, Abe's is a modest-looking place.
"Like so many of the South's excellent barbecue parlors, Abe's is a modest-looking place."
Michael Stern


When Abe's opened, Highway 61 was a dusty two-lane through the cotton fields of the Mississippi Delta. Today it's a busy thoroughfare. But the recipe for barbecue is the same one that Abe Davis used in 1924.
"When Abe's opened, Highway 61 was a dusty two-lane through the cotton fields of the Mississippi Delta. Today it's a busy thoroughfare. But the recipe for barbecue is the same one that Abe Davis used in 1924."
Michael Stern



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