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EAT, STAY, PLAY: GREENWOOD

This is the region that inspired a culinary tradition that rose from humble roots to seduce the most discerning palates while simultaneously comforting the soul. It attracts artists, musicians, filmmakers, craftsmen, chefs, foodies, writers, storytellers, seekers, entrepreneurs, outdoorsmen, lovers, collectors, history buffs, and adventurers. And it lives, breathes and redefines authentic Southern hospitality. Greenwood begins with a history and culture as rich and complex as the fertile alluvial soil of the Mississippi Delta.

Eat

The Crystal Grill has been family-owned-and-operated since 1933, is a Top 10 restaurant by the Clarion Ledger, and has been featured by both the Food Network and "Southern Living." Features Delta classics like the cutlet, broiled gulf shrimp, and Lemon pepper catfish.

Fan and Johnny's is a downtown Greenwood establishment featuring an elegant menu of locally sourced ingredients and creative takes on Southern classics. The casual atmosphere and art-adorned walls help add to a memorable dining experience.

Located within The Alluvian Hotel, this restaurant’s interior space and state-of-the-art kitchen were designed by world-renowned architects. Giardina's atmosphere is old world elegant but dress is laid-back “Delta casual.” Featuring steaks, seafood and Italian cuisine. Considerable effort was made to retain character and charm of this Delta classic.

Stay

The Alluvian

318 Howard Street

Greenwood, Mississippi 38930

(662) 453-2114

Tallahatchie Flats

58458 County Road 518

Greenwood, MS 38930

(662) 453-1854

Play

Come experience the original Viking Cooking School in Viking’s hometown of Greenwood! Students at the Viking Cooking School enjoy demonstration or hands-on lessons about everything from pizza to sushi from expert instructors and notable chefs in a complete Viking kitchen.

From historic landmarks to early 20th-century architecture, Downtown Greenwood’s historic Howard Avenue has a little bit of everything to keep you busy. Download our walking guide below to take it all in at your own pace.

Greenwood has many unique and diverse merchants offering a variety of shopping opportunities from antiques to boutique items and one-of-a-kind gifts. Downtown and all around, our shops are brimming with beautiful home decor, artisan crafted items unique to Mississippi, and the trendiest fashions hot off the runways.

The legend of Robert Johnson has been ingrained in Blues lore. Born in Hazlehurst, Mississippi in 1911, Johnson spent his early years drifting from Delta plantation to plantation, being influenced by various blues musicians. Visitors can visit Greenwood to hear the rest of his story and the music that has inspired generations.