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The White Front Café is in a wood-frame white house on Route 1 and is a legendary hot tamale stop along the National Mississippi Great River Road Scenic By-way.
Abe Davis emigrated with his family from Lebanon in 1913 at the tender age of thirteen and they soon migrated to Clarksdale. Abe opened a barbecue restaurant in 1924 called the Bungalow Inn and moved the restaurant to its current location, at the Crossroads on Highways 49 and 61, in 1937.
Airport Grocery is owned by Jonathan Vance, who touts hot tamales as a staple of a Delta soul food diet. Vance’s grandfather was friends with the late Joe Pope and bought the tamale recipe from him and so carries on the tradition of the “Pope method.” The beef hot tamales wrapped in corn husks are tied with string in bundles of three and have a subtle afterburn - the ingredient for good tamale eatin’.
An authentic Mississippi Delta "juke joint" where the world-famous original Bentonia Blues was born and can still be heard. The Blue Front Cafe is considered the oldest active juke joint in Mississippi.
Buck's has been serving the Delta with fine southern food such as burgers, salads, bar-b-que, and breakfast. On March 10, 2008, Barack Obama dropped in for breakfast during his campaign visit to Greenville. Serving breakfast, lunch and dinner.
Cafe Marie is historic and charming building that provides a great dining atmosphere.
Pulled pork barbecue sandwiches are smoked with seasoned oak, pecan and hickory hardwoods and come with a side of homemade sauce. Also on the menu are BBQ ribs flavored with a special rub as well as mouth-watering steaks. Also on the menu are wood-fired pizzas using fresh sourdough crusts.
The Delta's Lebanese and Italian heritage merge with Delta cuisine at Chamoun’s Resthaven and patrons can sample authentic kibbie, cabbage rolls and gyros alongside homemade ravioli and lasagna and Southern fried catfish. The restaurant is just a few blocks from Ground Zero and the Delta Blues Museum.
Clegg's Café is on the corner of Highways 82 and 49 which makes it hard to miss. Clegg's opened in 1945, when Jessie Pernell started the "White Front Café" on Church Street. The café is affectionately known as “Chicken and Rice” by the locals because of its decadent chicken and rice plates.
Affectionately known as “Chicken and Rice” by the locals because of its decadent chicken and rice plates, patrons will find the handwritten menu on the wall. Try the Clegg Burger topped with chili and slaw, or if that’s too risky, a simple fried fish and shrimp plate will hit the spot.
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