Unknown and underrated local restaurants
January 19, 2018
Blue Rooster (Flora)
Blue Rooster is small restaurant located in Flora. While the menu has a variety of items, their main attraction is their burgers. They have a selection of burgers to choose from, as well as being able to create custom burger from their variety of choices. Even though it is far out, it is worth the drive.
Lou’s Full Serv (Jackson)
Lou’s Full Serv is located in downtown Jackson in the Belhaven area. “Lou’s Full-Serv is a southern inspired restaurant with a casual, vintage industrial atmosphere.” It serves a variety of foods, but most are southern based. They obtain many of the ingredients from Mississippi farmers and producers.
Eslava’s Grille (Flowood)
Eslava’s Grille is a restaurant that most Prep students pass everyday on their way to and from school. It is located on Lakeland Drive right before you get to Prep. They specialize in Latin American style food and seafood. The customer favorite is definitely the artichoke dip.
Bill’s Creole and Seafood (Flora)
Bill’s is another restaurant located in Flora. It is very family friendly and has a laid back atmosphere. It the perfect place to go to after hunting, a day on the boat, or just about anything. They have plenty of items to choose from, such as a ribeyes, shrimp po boys, catfish, and a crawfish rolls. It is worth the drive to get a slice of their caramel chocolate chip pie.
Iron Horse Grill (Jackson)
Although this restaurant has
burned down mysteriously twice in the past, it has been built back up and is better than ever. It serves a variety of foods with a Southern style, such as fried chicken, fajitas, burgers, ribs, and much more. It also has a brunch buffet. As well as having fantastic food, there is live jazz music everyday.
Trace Grill (Ridgeland)
Trace Grill is a family owned restaurant located in Ridgeland. It is located right down the street from its original location. They serve a variety of classic Southern foods, such as fried green tomatoes, ribs, catfish, hamburger steak, and many more. They also have a selection of blue plates and “trace platters”, as well as many desserts.
Vasilio’s is a family owned, Greek-style restaurant located in Ridgeland. They serve a variety of gyros, seafood, and appetizers. A customer favorite is definitely the redfish.
Tay’s Barbecue (Madison)
Tay’s Barbecue is a small restaurant located in Madison next to Pizza Inn. It serves classic barbecue and a variety of homestyle sides and starters, such as onion rings, mac and cheese, and deviled eggs. You can get chicken, pork, ribs, or a combination of those. “Today, Tay’s BBQ features a truly unique flavor combination and is inspired by the recipes of two families who love great barbeque.”
Fat Tuesday’s (Ridgeland)
Fat Tuesday’s is a New Orle
ans inspired restaurant located in Ridgeland. They serve red beans and rice, gumbo, catfish, shrimp po boys, and just about every other New Orleans style food. The restaurant is decorated in an assortment of beads, masks, and unique photographs. It has a great family atmosphere and is good for all ages.
Mayflower Cafe (Jackson)
The Mayflower Cafe is a small, old school restaurant located in downtown Jackson. It opened in 1935 and has become the oldest operating restaurant in the Capital city. They serve Greek-inspired seafood and steaks. They are also known for their delicious comeback salad dressing.