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Crystal Grill

423 Carrollton Ave , Greenwood, MS - (662) 453-6530
Crystal Cafe is a lunch-and-supper spot, and a favorite among folks from every walk of life. Crystal Grill pies may be the best in the Delta. Coconut and chocolate pies are lofty meringue monuments, and the lemon ice box pie is an only-in-the-South delight. The pre-pie menu includes Dixie vegetables and excellent hot tamales.
93% Approval Rating (15 votes)

Scorecard

4 - Overall: One of the Best - Worth a Trip
Overall: One of the Best - Worth a Trip
Five-Vegetable Plate
Fried Shrimp
Coconut Pie
Lemon Icebox Pie
Chocolate Pie
Shrimp Creole
Shrimp & Crab Newberg Casserole
Four Vegetable Plate

Highlighted Reviews

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Michael Stern - Photos (9)
Roadfood.com Editor
"At the corner of Lamar Street on Carrollton Avenue, halfway between the plush Alluvian Hotel and the great old restaurant Lusco's, is a Greenwood cafe that has been around for a century. Originally a small diner called the Elite catering to C&G Railroad men who'd stop ..."   [Read More]

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Map & Web Site

423 Carrollton Ave , Greenwood, MS
(662) 453-6530

Hours & Policies

Seasons:Open Year Round
Meals Served:Lunch, Dinner, Dessert
Operational Hours:Always Call Ahead!
Credit Cards Accepted:Yes
Alcohol Served:Yes
Outdoor Seating:No
Reservations Accepted:No
Delivery Available:No
Takeout Counters:Yes
If you sit in the front dining room, you will likely have a view of the pie case, to which whole pies are brought throughout the lunch hour and severed into slices, ready to serve. Here at the two house specialties: coconut and chocolate meringue.
"If you sit in the front dining room, you will likely have a view of the pie case, to which whole pies are brought throughout the lunch hour and severed into slices, ready to serve. Here at the two house specialties: coconut and chocolate meringue."
Michael Stern





The Crystal Grill is a favorite place for citizens of Greenwood to meet and greet one another, especially at lunchtime.
"The Crystal Grill is a favorite place for citizens of Greenwood to meet and greet one another, especially at lunchtime."
Michael Stern


Shrimp and Crab Newberg Casserole is cheese-rich and creamy. Behind it is a side dish of yams.
"Shrimp and Crab Newberg Casserole is cheese-rich and creamy. Behind it is a side dish of yams."
Michael Stern


Throughout the Mississippi Delta, tamales are a popular snack, appetizer, and meal. The Crystal Grill serves some very good ones: moist, spicy, and nicely balanced between meatiness and earthy corn flavor.
"Throughout the Mississippi Delta, tamales are a popular snack, appetizer, and meal. The Crystal Grill serves some very good ones: moist, spicy, and nicely balanced between meatiness and earthy corn flavor."
Michael Stern


A close view of the lofty coconut pie. Dessert is included in the price of a Crystal Grill meal.
"A close view of the lofty coconut pie. Dessert is included in the price of a Crystal Grill meal."
Michael Stern


Although it lacks the high-rise awe of the meringue pies, lemon icebox pie at the Crystal Grill is not to be missed. Sweet, tart, cool, and cream-smooth, it is an exclamation mark to a fine meal.
"Although it lacks the high-rise awe of the meringue pies, lemon icebox pie at the Crystal Grill is not to be missed. Sweet, tart, cool, and cream-smooth, it is an exclamation mark to a fine meal."
Michael Stern


The list of side dishes changes with every meal. One lunchtime, we could not resist this fine and funny offering: pear halves, topped with shredded cheese. (Jane asked them to hold the mayo that normally comes atop the pears, too.)
"The list of side dishes changes with every meal. One lunchtime, we could not resist this fine and funny offering: pear halves, topped with shredded cheese. (Jane asked them to hold the mayo that normally comes atop the pears, too.)"
Michael Stern


Years ago when it was open twenty hours a day, the Crystal Grill had a neon sign that said
"Years ago when it was open twenty hours a day, the Crystal Grill had a neon sign that said "NEVER SLEEP.""
Michael Stern


The menu bills this jolly lunch as
"The menu bills this jolly lunch as "Gulf Shrimp Creole over Hot Fluffy Rice." It's a gentle-flavored dish, here shown with fried okra and creamed corn in the background."
Michael Stern


Four Vegetable Plate: Pinto Beans, Mashed Potatoes, Fried Okra, and Greens
"Four Vegetable Plate: Pinto Beans, Mashed Potatoes, Fried Okra, and Greens"
B. C. Crawford



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