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Old Country Store

18801 Highway 61 South, Lorman, MS - (601) 437-3661
Posted By Bruce Bilmes and Susan Boyle on 3/20/2009 12:35:00 AM
Built in the late 19th century, Old Country Store was, in fact, an old country store. Today, it is a country restaurant serving a classic Southern buffet for very little money. Pull off Highway 61 in the tiny town of Lorman, north of Natchez, and park in front of what you would swear is part of a movie set depicting Mississippi circa 1920. Yet this is no movie set, or modernized, made-to-look-old theme restaurant. Walk up the steps to the creaky wood porch, while admiring the ancient Pepsi ad rusting on the building's side. Enter to a surprisingly large dining room, sans buffet. That's in the room to the back and left.

It's not a large buffet, but the food is well-prepared and satisfying. The deep-fried chicken is juicy and deep-down flavorful. There are ribs, unsauced (there is a tub of sauce to apply, if you want it), and these have a pure essence of pig that's hard to resist. Greens sitting in their pot likker with hunks of smoked meat, dirty rice, candied yams, and cornbread are also likely to be found on the buffet. Pay at the cash register, and head on your way. What could be bad?

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Good Southern country cooking.
"Good Southern country cooking."
Bruce Bilmes and Susan Boyle





Whatever you do, save room for dessert.  This is world-class blackberry cobbler!
"Whatever you do, save room for dessert. This is world-class blackberry cobbler!"
Cliff Strutz


The star of the show.
"The star of the show."
Erin


My plate.
"My plate."
Erin


Don't expect an oversized buffet, but if you prefer quality over quantity, this is the place.  Owner Arthur Davis told me,
"Don't expect an oversized buffet, but if you prefer quality over quantity, this is the place. Owner Arthur Davis told me, "Don't feel sorry for the cook. Make sure you get enough.""
Cliff Strutz


His plate.
"His plate."
Erin


A view of the dining room from the entance.
"A view of the dining room from the entance."
Bruce Bilmes and Susan Boyle


Just when I thought this place couldn't get any more quirky and fun, owner
"Just when I thought this place couldn't get any more quirky and fun, owner "Mr D" serenaded me with a song apparently called, Grammy Was a Cornbread Woman."
Cliff Strutz


In true Mississippi grocery/restaurant tradition, little has been done to alter the appearance of Old Country Store.
"In true Mississippi grocery/restaurant tradition, little has been done to alter the appearance of Old Country Store."
Bruce Bilmes and Susan Boyle


Aging gracefully.
"Aging gracefully."
Erin


These signs have apparently been here  since this was actually the Cohn Bros. store.
"These signs have apparently been here since this was actually the Cohn Bros. store."
Bruce Bilmes and Susan Boyle



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