Top Choice Southern US in Tupelo

Kermit's Outlaw Kitchen

As unexpected as food finds get, the kitchen here changes its menu to reflect whatever produce, livestock and game it's receiving from local farmers. Dishes may range from bacon-wrapped salmon to ribeye steaks with …
Top Choice Southern US in Mississippi Delta

Delta Bistropub

A tasty upmarket cafe serving Southern treats like fried catfish and barbecue shrimp po'boys and crab bisque, as well as fine departures like local shrimp with lemon zest and fried basil, and a seared duck breast se…
American in Oxford


About 3 miles outside Oxford, this unpretentious, cozily elegant restaurant nuzzles up to the forest. Chef Joel Miller picks and pulls much of the produce and herbs from his garden and buys locally and organically w…
American in Oxford

City Grocery

Chef John Currance won a James Beard award and quickly set about dominating the Oxford culinary scene. City Grocery is one of his finest restaurants, offering a menu of haute Southern goodness like rice grits risott…
Steak in Mississippi Delta

Doe's Eat Place

This family-run steakhouse feels like it's been in the Delta region as long as the river itself. The menu is basically Delta tamales and slabs of steak you could build a house with (if you wanted the tastiest house …
Southern US in Clarksdale

Bluesberry Cafe

This isn't just a greasy spoon – there's grease on the forks, knives and napkins too. But who cares? The food – eggs, bacon, homemade sausages and big sandwiches – is cooked to order and delicious, and on many a mor…
Barbecue in Jackson

Pig & Pint

The siren, Southern call of smoked meat and cold beer always lures us in, but we're particularly happy when those elements can be found in a cool, contemporary, and dare we say, family-friendly space. Try the disco …
Vegetarian in Jackson

High Noon Cafe

Tired of fried everything and buckets of pulled pork? This organic vegetarian grill, inside the Rainbow Co-op grocery store in the Fondren District, does beet burgers, portobello Reubens and other healthy delights. …
Southern US in Vicksburg

Walnut Hills

For a dining experience that takes you back in time, head to this eatery where you can enjoy rib-sticking, down-home Southern food elbow to elbow, family-style.
Southern US in Oxford

Neon Pig

A counter with stools, some friendly folks on the grill, and farm fresh produce, cheese and meat on grocery shelves – there's not a ton of ambience at the Neon Pig. But there is amazing food, ranging from pork-belly…