Food & Drink

Culinary Attractions in Mississippi

In Mississippi, you can soak up the state’s rich history, as well as the signature culinary culture of the American South. During your visit, enjoy some of the best food, drinks, and desserts the Magnolia State has to offer. Whether you’re in the mood for chicken and waffles, craft beer, or decadent desserts, you’ll find a variety of hot spots and tasty tours throughout Mississippi. Let Visit Mississippi help you locate the best culinary creations in every corner of the state.

Feed Your Inner Foodie

Along with the historic charm, headlining entertainment, outdoor excursions, and scenic views around the state, savor the flavor of Mississippi-style fare. The state is home to a variety of world-renowned hot spots and seasonal selections that speak for themselves. Whether you’re craving a homegrown, farm-to-table menu or classic Southern dishes, Mississippi restaurants are ready to welcome you to the table.

Gather on a rooftop terrace that blends delightful views and delicious bites, or enjoy a fine-dining experience that will leave you craving seconds. If you’re in the mood for a few drinks and entertainment, local venues stand ready with craft beer and signature spirits and cocktails. The restaurants across Mississippi range from elegant eats to local dives, providing a little something for everyone who comes to visit.

Dive into Mississippi Cuisine

Mealtimes are perfect for visiting and reflecting on the day’s adventures while experiencing all the flavors Mississippi has to offer. The state is home to world-renowned chefs and restaurants, iconic recipes, and craft breweries and distilleries that delight locals and tourists. Whatever you’re craving, Mississippi will certainly satisfy as you make your way across the Hospitality State.

Take the Tamale Tour

In the Mississippi Delta, you can enjoy more than just the history of the blues. With more than two dozen stops, the Tamale Trail takes visitors on a culinary journey to the street carts and restaurants that serve up some of the best tamales in the country. Adding this tour to your itinerary is a definitely a great way to enjoy some local cuisine while adding a little spice to your stay.

Enjoy Seafood Sensations

There’s no better place to enjoy a crawfish boil or fresh Gulf Coast shrimp, oysters, and crab than the South. Gather at a local restaurant for some delectable seafood and even better company. If your trip is scheduled in the spring and early summer, Mississippi mudbugs are always on the menu.

Signature Mississippi Recipes

Mississippi isn’t just the home of the blues. A variety of dishes that grace tables throughout the country were born here. Whether you’re in the mood for a po’boy, fried dill pickles with a side of comeback sauce, or Mississippi mud pie, the state is rich with a wide range of signature meals and iconic desserts you must try during your stay.

Find the Best Restaurants in Mississippi

No matter where you’re staying in Mississippi, we can help you find the hot spots that will feed your appetite with flavorful Mississippi cuisine. Request a tour guide to get started, or use our trip planner to find points of interest around the state. For more information, contact Visit Mississippi.

Cock of the Walk

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Airport Grocery

Cleveland, MS

Airport Grocery in Cleveland is a long standing established eatery in Cleveland. It is open for lunch and dinner. The menu includes barbecue, po-boys, burgers, salads and sides and homemade desserts. […]

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Mack’s On the River

Hattiesburg, MS

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Olde Towne Clinton

Clinton, MS

A walkable district, Olde Towne is bordered by Mississippi College to the south and is the heart of the Clinton community. Olde Towne is home to a variety of unique retail businesses and restaurants, with historic brick streets and a […]

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Ameristar Bottleneck Blues Bar

Vicksburg, MS

At the Bottleneck Blues Bar, giant crystal chandeliers dangle from the black ceiling, while across the way, the bar stools and tables are rimmed with bottle caps and one look at the ‘junk wall’ explains why it’s become famous, with […]

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Uncle Bubba’s Barbecue & Smokehouse

Hernando, MS

Chef owned and operated by Terry Taylor. […]

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