With so many delicious dining choices across the state, how do you choose where to dine? One sure-fire way to find a great restaurant is to read what other diners have to say. We’ve scoured the consumer review sites Yelp and Trip Advisor to find out which 10 restaurants in Mississippi are the highest rated. Take a look!
1. Blow Fly Inn, Gulfport
This place isn't much to look at on the outside, but the food sure is amazing. Trip Advisors give this spot a solid four stars, with almost 600 reviews. The service is exceptional, and the shrimp, catfish and flounder all get high praise. 1201 Washington Avenue, Gulfport.
2. City Grocery, Oxford
City Grocery serves up Southern cuisine in a friendly setting. Owner/Chef John Currence won the James Beard award, so you know to expect quality. Save room for the divine desserts. 152 Courthouse Square, Oxford.
3. Cotton Blues, Hattiesburg
With 4.5 stars on both Yelp and Trip Advisor, Cotton Blues easily snags a spot on our list. Its creative, diverse menu and upscale atmosphere are a treat to anyone who loves Southern food. 6116 Highway 98 W., Hattiesburg.
4. Crescent City Grill, Hattiesburg
Trip Advisor's number one Hattiesburg restaurant serves up delicious seafood for lunch or dinner. Don't judge this place by its retro exterior - the inside is cozy. Friendly service, excellent food and desserts that top off your meal perfectly. Yum! 3810 Hardy Street, Hattiesburg.
5. Half Shell Oyster House, Four Locations
Trip Advisor diners gave this restaurant 4.5 stars, with over 1,600 reviews; Yelp reviewers agreed with 4.5 stars and more than 670 reviews.
It goes without saying that this place is famous for its oysters, but pretty much everything on the menu is incredible. The Biloxi location is pictured, but all four restaurants, including Flowood, Hattiesburg and Gulfport rank highly. See the
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6. The Iron Horse Grill, Jackson
Almost 400 Trip Advisor reviews can't be wrong...this restaurant serves up some mighty fine steaks, chicken, seafood and Mexican fare. 320 W. Pearl Street, Jackson.
7. The Pig & Pint, Jackson
For the best BBQ in Jackson, visit The Pig & Pint. You'll quickly see how it gained 4.5 stars on Yelp and Trip Advisor. Pictured is the brisket sandwich. 3139 N. State Street, Jackson.
8. Roux 61, Natchez
The number one-rated Natchez restaurant on Trip Advisor is Roux 61, and it's easy to see why. Large portions of perfectly-prepared seafood, paired with a wonderful atmosphere and great service. 453 Hwy. 61 South, Natchez.
9. Taranto's Crawfish, Biloxi
Taranto's scored 4.5 stars on Yelp and Trip Advisor. If you're looking for fun, casual dining at a crazy low price, this is your spot. Order up a mess 'o crawfish and you won't be disappointed. The gumbo and shrimp po-boys are worth a try, too. 12404 John Lee Road, Biloxi.
10. Tony's Brick Oven Pizzeria, Gulfport
Some of the best pizza in the state is found right here in Gulfport! Crisp salads, spicy meatballs and of course, cheesy, delicious pizza with a brick oven-baked crust. 2417 14th Street, Gulfport.
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