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Big, juicy Inez burgers, named for the most famous waitress in the house, are the main attraction at CS's. They also serve daily Southern-style blue plate specials with your favorite brand of beer. CJ's is a laid-back and congenial spot with plenty of local color and memorabilia.
The Dinner Bell is located in a colonial structure in the heart of McComb and features a large round lazy Susan-style table with a large selection of good down-home cooking.
The Elite has been a Jackson tradition since 1947 when two Zaboukis brothers, now lovingly referred to as "Mr. Jimmy" and "Mr. Pete," arrived in Jackson from Greece and began this legendary downtown Jackson restaurant on Capitol Street.
The Everyday Gourmet is located at Pear Orchard Village on County Line Road and offers local cooks the tools for exercising their culinary muscles.
Fat Mama's Tamales is another local favorite and the atmosphere is as festive as the food. Their signature entree is their great tamales, but feel free to toss in a link of boudin (pronounce boo-dan) or some fire and ice pickles to spice up your Fat Mama's dining experience just a tad more. There is a large interior dining room that's heated and cooled, but if the weather is nice you'll have to fight for a table out on the shaded deck. Fat Mama's is within walking distance of downtown hotels and bed and breakfasts, as well as being just a few blocks from the Hampton Inn and Isle of Capri hotel. You may want to be within walking distance if you indulge in a couple of their famous "Knock-You-Naked" (pronounced neck-ed) Margaritas. They are frozen and delicious!
Touring the diverse sites of the region will whet your appetite for some good Southern food. Georgia's at the Depot is the spot for that! Located in the old train depot, Georgia's offers a variety of Mississippi favorites, such as chicken salad and pecan pie. Browse the antique shop next door after a good meal.
Hal & Mal's has given new life to the old paper warehouse building on the edge of downtown Jackson. It is "the place" for live music almost every night of the week and, let's not forget, solid Southern fare.
Located in the Rainbow Co-op, Jackson's organic co-op, High Noon Café serves strictly vegetarian fare and vegan on request. Located in the Fondren District, known for its eclectic blend of stores and businesses, Rainbow has a devoted clientele.
L & M Bakery is known for gooey butter squares, made-from-scratch tea cakes, cookies, cream cheese pound cakes, caramel cakes and sweet potato pies.
Louise’s Open Pit BBQ began about 30 years ago when Louise and her husband began cooking for family and friends, including their special recipe barbecue sauce.
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