Mississippi

 

tamalesmsAbove, Delta Style Tamales, done best in Mississippi.  They are different from normal tamales in that they contain much more meat and are more the size of a cigar than common tamales.  They are normally the spiciest food in MS.  They are everywhere, sold in coffee cans at donut shops and gas stations.  

They eat a lot of catfish in this state.  If you want to know where to get the best catfish, just ask a local.

 

Amory, MS

Eats-

Bill’s Hamburgers – 310 S Main St, Amory, MS 38821- (662) 256-2085-High rated burger from folks like George Motz.

Biloxi, MS

Eats and Gas-Yes, you can get great food and po boys in gas stations in these parts.  Serves til 6:30 pm at FAYARDS Marathon-1757 Popps Ferry Rd Biloxi, MS 39532

Amusement park-
Biloxi Beach Amusement Park , 1785 Beach Blvd., Biloxi, MS (228) 374-4338 -small park with small coaster

Clarksdale, MS

Home of the Annual JUKE JOINT FESTIVAL every April

Birthplace of the blues and Ike Turner.  There is a plaque to Ike Turner on the main thoroughfare.

Museum

Delta Blues Museum-The Official Delta Blues Museum located in Clarksdale Mississippi. The Delta Blues Museum is the state’s oldest music museum.
1 Blues Alley Ln  Clarksdale, MS 38614
(662) 627-6820

Eats-
Hicks’ Variety Foods, 305 S. State Street, Clarksdale, MS 38614-6313
(662) 624-9887, along the blues highway, this place is famous for Tamales.

Lodging-
Shack Up Inn-1 Commissary Circle, Clarksdale, MS 38614
(662) 624-8329-Made up of former cotton picker shacks and a cotten storage bin converted to rooms in a boutique inn.  They have an onsite venue that they have great shows at but only on mondays.

 

Live Music-
Ground Zero-387 Delta Ave, Clarksdale, MS 3861 (662) 621-9009-Blues club owned by Morgan Freeman

Red’s Lounge-398 Sunflower Ave, Clarksdale, MS 38614-Blues club with live music on weekends

 

Greenville, MS
eats
Doe’s Eat Place in Greenville (Make sure you go the original and not their spur by the highway). A very famous place for their 40oz. Porterhouse steaks, French fries, and tamales

 

Gulfport, MS

Eats-

Blow Fly Inn-1201 Washington Ave, Gulfport, MS 39507. Locals joint featured on DDD with amazing crabcakes.  Mini Muffalatta appetizers

Half Shell Oyster House -Upscale-casual Southern seafood with oysters & po’ boys: 2500 13th St #1, Gulfport, MS 39501 most days 11AM–10PM   (228) 867-7001 part of a  mini chain.  Dont miss the chargrilled oysters.

White Cap Seafood Restaurant –560 Beach Dr, Gulfport, MS 39507 (228) 604-4444-More chargrilled oysters, right on the beach.

Hatttiesburg, MS

Live Music-

Thirsty Hippo-309 Mcleod St, Hattiesburg, MS 39401 (601) 583-9188

Eats-

There is a chain here called Wards, home of the Big one, a burger with chili and cheese, plus “homemade” root beer.  Plus chili dogs and spicy fries. Also throughout southern MS
Leatha’s Bar-B-Que Inn is located at 6374 US Highway 98 West
on the left, 3 miles past the Interstate 59 bridge, behind Ken Pickett’s RV Sales. Open Tuesday through Saturday from 11:00 A.M. to 9:00 P.M. Closed Sundays and Mondays. She serves melt-in-your-mouth ribs, tender beef short ribs, all covered with a very unique sauce, it’s sweet, but not overly so. Amazing stuff.

Jackson, MS

Eats-
Mayflower Café. A downtown, 50s diner that has retained its character. Like many places in Jackson, there is a Greek influence on the food. The seafood salad is especially memorable. Make sure you try the Comeback sauce. Comeback is, apparently, a Jackson food quirk. I guess you would call it a spicy Thousand Island but much, much better. I like it best on crackers.

Brents Drugs-655 Duling Ave, Jackson, Mississippi (601) 366-3427-Drugstore/Soda fountain with the best Milkshakes in MS, including the ginger finger, butterfinger and Ginger Syrup, and the Maltdown, crushed whoppers in a malt

Stamps Superburger -1801 Dalton St, Jackson, MS 39204 (601) 352-4555-Lemon pepper fries!

Long Beach, MS

Eats-

Darwell’s Cafe-127 E 1st St, Long Beach, MS 39560, Closed Monday and Tuesday-Til 9 pm most other nights- (228) 868-8946-Featured on Triple D.  Crab, Ham and cheese melt, Gumbo, Etoufee, even a burger topped with Etoufee and blackened shrimp.

Moss Point, MS

Eats-Tugus Restaurant, 6909 Highway 613, Moss Point, MS 39563 (228) 474-9910 Southern food restaurant just off I-10
Edd’s Drive-In -19400 Mississippi 63,Moss Point, MS 39562. Ice cream and the Famous Edd’s Special, double burger, chili and cheese, also chili dogs!

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Natchez, MS
Eats- The Donut Shop-501 John R Junkin Dr, Natchez, MS 39120 (888) 920-1532  Drive thru donut shop with great tamales

 

Ocean Springs, MS

Eats-

Bayview Gourmet Restaurant -1010 Robinson St, Ocean Springs, MS 39564 (228) 875-4252-Breakfast and Lunch where you can get crab cakes benedict and Horn Island “Sunrise Breakfast:” Sautéed grouper or grilled tuna topped with crab meat and hollandaise sauce. Served with hash browns or grits, grilled tomatoes, biscuit and choice of 2 eggs

Phoenicia Gourmet– Mediterranean, Seafood, Greek .1223 Government St Ocean Springs, MS 39564

The Shed-www.theshedbbq.com, 7501 Highway 57
Ocean Springs, MS 39565 (228) 875-9590-Divey BBQ joint with a whole load of charm

Oxford, MS

You can find local info in the Oxford Town paper.

Bar-
The Long Shot, 1107 Jackson Avenue, Oxford, Mississippi.  Bar with bands

Bookstore-
Square Books, Courthouse Square in Oxford

Label HQ-Fat Possum Records-827 N Lamar Blvd, Oxford, MS 38655
(662) 234-2828

 

Pascagoula, MS

Bozo’s Grocery & Grill ?-Seafood Market with Po boys, 2012 Ingalls Ave, Pascagoula, MS 39567
Most days· 8AM–8PM (228) 762-3322

Tay’s BBQ ,2318 Ingalls Ave, Pascagoula, MS 39581 (228) 205-2166 most days 10:30AM–9PM.  Good ribs.  Also a gas station location in moss and in Madison, MS

Taylor, MS

Eats-

Taylor Grocery-Old Timey Catfish Joint

4 County Road 338 # A  Taylor, MS 38673

(662) 236-1716
Tupelo, MS
Eats-
Neon Pig – 1203 N Gloster St, Tupelo, MS 38804 most days 11AM–9PM-they have a “smashburger” that has good press.  They also own a few other regional restaurants.
Museum-Elvis Presley Birthplace & Museum ?-306 Elvis Presley Dr, Tupelo, MS 38801
(662) 841-1245

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