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.

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

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.
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

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

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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