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White Front Café

902 Main St., Rosedale, MS - (662) 759-3842
You can get anything you want to eat at the White Front Café, just so long as what you want to eat is a tamale. In this little wood-frame house by the side of Route 1, you can have it one of two ways: pick up a tamale and squeeze out a mouthful of the succulent insides or peel away the husk and use a saltine cracker to scoop some up.
100% Approval Rating (7 votes)

Scorecard

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

Highlighted Reviews

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Michael Stern - Photos (3)
Roadfood.com Editor
"You can get anything you want to eat at the White Front Café, also known as Joe’s Hot Tamale Place … just so long as what you want to eat is a tamale. The menu is one item, and one item only; and for it, this little wood-frame house by the side of Route 1 has become a ..."   [Read More]

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Map & Web Site

902 Main St., Rosedale, MS
(662) 759-3842

Hours & Policies

Seasons:Open Year Round
Meals Served:Lunch
Operational Hours:Always Call Ahead!
Credit Cards Accepted:No
Alcohol Served:No
Outdoor Seating:No
Reservations Accepted:No
Delivery Available:No
Takeout Counters:Yes
Joe Pope's hot tamales, steamed in corn husks, are all-beef, no pork, with enough peppery spice to require extra swigs on your bottle of Dr. Pepper.
"Joe Pope's hot tamales, steamed in corn husks, are all-beef, no pork, with enough peppery spice to require extra swigs on your bottle of Dr. Pepper."
Michael Stern





The late Joe Pope, tamale master of Rosedale, Mississippi
"The late Joe Pope, tamale master of Rosedale, Mississippi"
Michael Stern


This sign represents White Front Cafe's entire menu.  But with tamales this good, who needs anything else?
"This sign represents White Front Cafe's entire menu. But with tamales this good, who needs anything else?"
Cliff Strutz


Joe Pope's white, wood-frame house is a Mississippi good-eats treasure.
"Joe Pope's white, wood-frame house is a Mississippi good-eats treasure."
Michael Stern


My husband and I traveled through the Delta in search of great hot tamales.  We stopped at the White Front Cafe where Susie Ervin was rolling tamales for the upcoming week's supply.  This place is so clean you can eat off the floor.  Really!
"My husband and I traveled through the Delta in search of great hot tamales. We stopped at the White Front Cafe where Susie Ervin was rolling tamales for the upcoming week's supply. This place is so clean you can eat off the floor. Really!"
Alice Thompson



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