Mississippi Alternative Restaurants
If you fancy trying some local cuisine in authentic restaurants full of history with a story to tell then we have a selection throughout Mississippi that will give you a taste of something new.
Restaurants in Greenwood
Lusco’s in Greenwood, Mississippi has been around since the 1920’s when Charles “Papa” Lusco took his horse-drawn carriage to plantations to deliver groceries. Back at the store he built secret dining rooms where his customers could enjoy his homemade wine with their meals, a necessity during the Prohibition era when consumption of alcohol was illegal. These curtained cubicles and buzzers to summon the staff are still there today for you to enjoy a fun and different dining experience with some of the finest T-bone steaks anywhere.
Restaurants in Clarksdale
Abe’s in Clarksdale, Mississippi is a legendary eatery from 1924 that has been sung about in blues songs and written about in novels set in the Mississippi Delta. Abe Davis, originally opened the restaurant as a snack stall when Highway 61 was a dusty lane through the cotton fields of the Mississippi Delta. Today at the now famous crossroads of Highway 49 & 61, Pat Davis, Abe’s grandson’ runs the restaurant that maintains the name and the high quality cooking including barbeque pork hot tamales, a Mississippi Delta speciality. Look at the tamale trail for history and information on this local favourite.
Hicks is originally famous for it’s tamales, but there is a lot more to the menu today including ribs, ribtips and chopped pork shoulder, as well as the homemade pork sausages and fried cat-fish. If the dining area is closed on the day you visit you will still be served by Mr Hicks though the drive-through window.
Restaurants in Greenville
Fans of Doe’s in Greenville, Mississippi love the fact the plates and tablecloths are all mismatched, it is noisy and a little bit rough and tumble, but they serve the best steaks for which they have earned their reputation. New customers may be shocked by the ramshackle surroundings in the back rooms of this dilapidated former grocery store, but once the food starts coming it’s easy to love Doe’s and many customers keep visiting.
Restaurants in Hattiesburg
Leathas Bar-b-Que Inn in Hattiesburg, Mississippi is a family owned restaurant full of character that is all about BBQ. This restaurant can be hard to find tucked away behind a camper sales establishment on US-98 but look hard enough and you will see the rustic building with wooden floors, walls and ceiling, complete with a separate grill and smokehouse located outside. With smoke pouring out this is always the sign of a great BBQ. The walls are covered with pictures of celebrities that have eaten here and enjoyed some of the best BBQ pork ribs. People travel far and wide for the fantastic food, so make sure you stop here on your travels.