Jackson, Mississippi, prides itself on the diversity of its population, something that is reflected in the city’s deliciously varied restaurant scene. From down home soul food to fine dining, Jackson offers excellent opportunities to discover a bite of Southern culture presented in vibrant restaurants springing up in some of the city’s burgeoning neighborhoods. Southern comfort is maintained in the cuisine but elevated to a new delicious level. Stop by Walker’s Drive In, Hal & Mal’s, and Brent’s Drugs. Some more places to eat would be Char for some sizzling steaks, CS’s for a big burger, and Pig & Pint for some anything-but-bland barbecue. This city is known for being the birthplace of American blues music and being the home to many well known musicians, but their food scene is becoming a new staple for their tourists.

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Jackson: Where Flavor Moves The Soul

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Travel and eat safely in Mississippi while supporting these exceptional establishments offering both dine-in and take-out options.

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As Jackson grows and matures as a city, new dining establishments continue to make splashes as exciting additions to the restaurant community. It’s hard to keep up with all of them sometimes, but it sure is a delicious task[...]

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A restaurant doesn’t necessarily have to be one of the latest to be one of the greatest in Jackson, and there are plenty more mature and or less flashy dining options worth your consideration.

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Elvie’s

An homage to his grandmother’s New Orleans, chef Hunter Evans’ all-day cafe Elvie’s offers a neighborhood spot that sets the scene for camaraderie and romance.

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Eudora’s Mississippi Brasserie

Eudora’s Mississippi Brasserie opened in 2023 offering a modern interpretation of a classic French-style restaurant with Mississippi flavor.

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Sambou’s African Kitchen

Using authentic Gambian dishes, owner Joseph Sambou of Sambou's African Kitchen brings a taste of West Africa to Jackson, Mississippi.

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Tupelo

A culinary hotspot in the South, Tupelo’s food scene is diverse and delicious with more than 160 restaurants.

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Oxford

Oxford is the perfect destination for the food lovers who crave a cocktail of small-town charm and world-class dining.

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Mobile

With its 300-plus years of history, Mobile has many tales to tell and a cuisine anchored in seafood.