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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 barbeque sauce. Now Louise’s daughter runs the business and carries on the barbecue tradition for folks who make the drive to “the Crossroads.”
Woodville's locally-owned Magnolia Honey Company, which created a jelly sweetened entirely with honey, is located here. Their jelly product is made in Woodville, comes in a variety of flavors.
“Simply Southern, Creatively Cajun.” Menu changes daily and seasonally, guaranteeing all freshly prepared dishes. Main Street Market offers hot lunch specials, sandwiches on Artesian bread, homemade soups, and crisp garden salads. All come with Betty’s delightful biscuits. Chris’ New Orleans-style gumbo and Muffaletta always available. Specialties include Cajun/Creole cuisine and prime rib on Monday nights only. Visa, MC
Across the courthouse square from L&M is Main Street Market. While you shop for antiques and local art, have some of the delicious sweet tea and a good homemade sandwich at the café inside the market. You can also purchase specialty food items.
Many consider this unique restaurant a national treasure, and you won't find another like it anywhere in the world. As you can see from the photo of the restaurant, it lies beneath the skirt of a forty foot tall mammy.
You've seen the sign, you step back in time, and then you taste the food. The Mayflower Café is the dream and livelihood of two Greek families: the Gouras and the Kountouris, who opened The Mayflower in 1935.
You can find the Farmer’s Market Grill at the Farmer’s Market on High Street at the Coliseum and Fairgrounds on High Street.
In the bottom of a two-story orange Asian-inspired building awaits a mouth-watering treat: Monroe’s Donuts. Mr. Monroe Jackson learned his pastry-making craft by apprenticing with a German man in Chicago during the 1950’s. He came back to Jackson and opened up his own shop. Luckily for Mr. Monroe, business has gotten so good, he doesn’t have to visit the local businesses anymore to sell his bear claws, regular glazed, apple fritters and glazed twists.
Another spot your stomach won’t want to miss is Nyla’s Burger Basket. Don’t let the name fool you. There is much more to Nyla’s than burgers, although the burgers are the best for miles!
This sizable and beautiful boutique hotel features a pool, hot tubs and off-street parking. Each suite is custom decorated by a different Mississippi interior designer. Weddings, receptions, special occasions. Mississippi & The American Hotel & Lodging Association member. Southern breakfast. 24 suites. Member of Bed & Breakfast Association of Mississippi.
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