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Elite Restaurant

141 East Capitol Street, Jackson, MS - (601) 352-5606
Posted By Bruce Bilmes and Susan Boyle on 6/8/2009 11:04:00 AM
The Elite is a Greek-American-owned Southern diner serving a terrific enchilada plate. It's not a diner in the New Jersey sense of the word, yet they specialize in the kinds of food you would expect to find in diners, if diners had originated in the American South; simple, comforting food.

An iceberg lettuce salad arrives with a squeeze bottle of dressing. This is the Jackson classic Comeback Sauce (although not referred to as such by the menu or your waitress), a cousin of Thousand Island. Refreshing. Shrimp are fried greaselessly in a tempura-like coating. The enchilada plate is simply as good as it gets. Gooey, laced with raw chopped onions, topped with a mantle of orange cheese; this is not delicate food. Meals come with a basket of outstanding, hot, freshly-baked rolls. For dessert, we recommend the chess pie, almost like sweetened and lemoned butter in a flaky crust. A slice will satisfy two of you.

We highly recommend visiting the Elite for some good home-style cooking and Greek-accented Dixie charm.

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Wonderful warm, fluffy biscuits come with breakfast.  Don't forget to ask for their homemade syrup.
"Wonderful warm, fluffy biscuits come with breakfast. Don't forget to ask for their homemade syrup."
Cliff Strutz





The Elite's well-worn breakfast menu, covered with food stains.  Now this looks like a Roadfood menu!  Click on the photo for a readable view.
"The Elite's well-worn breakfast menu, covered with food stains. Now this looks like a Roadfood menu! Click on the photo for a readable view."
Cliff Strutz


Enter here for a top notch enchilada plate.
"Enter here for a top notch enchilada plate."
Bruce Bilmes and Susan Boyle


Despite the formal attire on the Elite gentleman, dress is casual.
"Despite the formal attire on the Elite gentleman, dress is casual."
Bruce Bilmes and Susan Boyle



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