Explore a variety of Mississippi restaurants on our Mississippi Menu tour across the state!
Take the Blues Highway, U.S. Highway 61 South, and you’ll arrive in Clarksdale at the legendary Crossroads and Abe’s Bar-B-Q, one of many famous Mississippi restaurants. Be sure to try the “Big Abe.” Fair warning: come hungry. Oscar-winner Morgan Freeman and local lawyer Bill Luckett operate Madidi with elegant steaks, wild game and fish, and Ground Zero Blues Club, a juke joint with food and live music.
CLARKSDALE TO MERIGOLD 30 miles
Continue on Highway 61 to Merigold, home to bigtime food at Crawdad’s. January to June is crawfish season, when you’ll enjoy the mudbugs—steamy and spicy in 3-lb. platters. Or try the incredible seafood, Cajun and Creole specialties and steaks.
MERIGOLD TO CLEVELAND 7 miles
In Cleveland, KC’s Restaurant is one of our four-star Mississippi restaurants. It’s known throughout the U.S. for its eclectic, modern cuisine and award-winning wine cellar. If you’re looking for a real Mississippi Catfish dinner, take the short drive to Shaw and check out Fat Baby’s—a true “catfish house” with light, crusty filets, hushpuppies and all the proper trimmings.
CLEVELAND TO GREENVILLE 38 miles
Come in the front door of the building and go through the kitchen where “Little” Doe Signa is working the broiler. You’ve officially arrived at Doe’s Eat Place. Start with the tamales and salad; then there’s the steak—from a gargantuan 4 lb. sirloin to a 2-3 lb. ribeye—perfectly broiled and covered with the pan juices. Pure Delta delight.
GREENVILLE TO GREENWOOD 56 miles
Greenwood showcases the creations of world renowned Viking Range Corporation. The centerpiece is the fabulous boutique hotel, The Alluvian, and its restaurant Giardina’s, the height of elegance. Across the street, the Mockingbird Bakery serves artisanal breads, cakes and pastries.The luxurious Alluvian Spa is in the same building. You can take a class at the famous Viking Cooking School, where many chefs go on to work at prominent Mississippi restaurants, and shop for gourmet specialties at the Delta Fresh Market & Deli.
GREENWOOD TO VICKSBURG 100 miles
Vicksburg’s Walnut Hills Restaurant serves bountiful family-style meals on lazy-Susan tables—the fried chicken is outstanding. Another standout is Rusty's Riverfront Grill where you simply have to indulge yourself and order the fried green tomatoes topped with crabmeat and hollandaise sauce.
VICKSBURG TO NATCHEZ 73 miles
Monmouth Plantation and Dunleith are extraordinary antebellum mansions-turned-B&Bs. Each has a spectacular restaurant with an elegant menu. Fat Mama’s is where locals flock to devour tamales by the dozen and margaritas by the pitcher. Or for barbecue aficionados, there’s the Pig Out Inn.
NATCHEZ TO HATTIESBURG 145 miles
Nationally renowned chef/restaurateur/author Robert St. John holds court with his New South Restaurant Group: Purple Parrot Café, Crescent City Grill and Mahogany Bar where devotees enjoy modern southern cooking. Here’s a great tip— Leatha’s Bar-B-Que Inn is Robert St. John’s sauce-covered hands-down favorite place to eat!
HATTIESBURG TO JACKSON 90 miles
For the absolute best in retro bakery treats like petit fours and iced cookies, try Campbell’s Bakery. Looking for a little elegance? Char, Shapley’s, and The Parker House are prime choices. Walker’s Drive- In has an eclectic menu and the Mayflower serves some of the best fish anywhere. Two Sisters is just too good for fried chicken and home cooking.
JACKSON TO MERIDIAN 93 miles
Meridian has one of the best New York-style pizza places in Mississippi called Frank aand Al's. For a great lunch, try The Deli on Fifth for a chicken salad or pimento cheese sandwich, or the “Elvis Special”, a banana, peanut butter, and honey concoction. Fine dining here includes Weidmann’s, which is a longtime local cafe gone upscale.
MERIDIAN TO PHILADELPHIA 60 miles
Since 1961, eating at Peggy’s has been more like having lunch at your grandmother’s house than at a restaurant. The homey buffet includes fried chicken, chicken and dumplings, pork chops, fresh vegetables and lots more—the menu depends on the day. Mico's is the elegant, creative, award-winning restaurant at Pearl River Resort. Worth the splurge!
PHILADELPHIA TO OXFORD 158 miles
Around Oxford’s vibrant, picturesque courthouse square,
start at Bottletree Bakery for muffins, sweet rolls, and artisanal breads and
pastries. City Grocery has built its reputation on eclectic New Southern
Cuisine. Take a short drive to Taylor Grocery for some of the best catfish in
the state. Enjoy the fun and make new friends on the front porch. Or head to
Yocona River Inn—an old fish house gone trendier with its menu and quirky
décor. Pull up a chair and enjoy one of these unique Mississippi
OXFORD TO HOLLY SPRINGS 31 miles
Phillip’s Grocery serves up some serious history when you order their famous hamburger—the burger recipe hasn’t changed since 1948. This place first opened as a saloon in 1882. Their hamburgers were voted among the nation’s best by USA Today
. You’ll also enjoy the eclectic décor ranging from hundreds of old bottles to reproductions of classic sculptures.