1. Stub’s Restaurant, Yazoo City
For the past 50 years, Stub’s Restaurant has been serving Yazoo City. The cafeteria-style lunches and dinners include an array of southern favorites like country fried steak, fried green tomatoes, and, the restaurant’s specialty dessert, chocolate chess pie. Visit Stub’s at 1902 Jerry Clower Blvd. N. in Yazoo City.
2. Mammy’s Cupboard, Natchez
While it may be the unusually shaped building that draws customers in to this Natchez restaurant (an almost 30’ tall Mammy is pretty hard to ignore), it is the great food that keeps people coming back. And among the menu, which is filled with home style cuisine, you’ll find one of Mammy’s most praised desserts – banana caramel pie. Visit Mammy’s Cupboard at 555 US Hwy. 61 in Natchez.
3. The Crystal Grill, Greenwood
In business for over 75 years, this Greenwood landmark has been named one of the “top diners in the south” by Southern Living, featured on Food Network, and recognized by TBS for having the “best desserts.” And while the restaurant is known for serving local favorites, like hot tamales and fried catfish, it’s the homemade pies, especially the lemon icebox (which is always made with one cup of love), that really take the cake (pun intended). Visit The Crystal Grill at 423 Carrollton Ave. in Greenwood.
4. Weidmann’s, Meridian
This historic Meridian restaurant is famous for its decadent black bottom pie, which has been recognized as “best in the world” and included in Peter Greenberg’s book, “The Best Places for Everything.” Visit Weidmann’s at 210 22nd Ave. in Meridian.
5. Bayless Restaurant, Bay Springs
Bayless’ menu may be filled with southern favorites and home cooked specialties but it’s the homemade coconut pie the restaurant is famous for. A top pie place in the 1980s, Bayless was included in a book on places to go for food if you were in the area for the World’s Fair. Visit Bayless Restaurant at 2799 Highway 15 in Bay Springs.
6. Rest Haven Restaurant, Clarksdale
When it comes to variety, this Clarksdale eatery is definitely not lacking. The menu includes everything from southern favorites, like fried seafood and tamales, to Lebanese and Italian cuisine. No matter what you choose to fill up on, be sure to save room for dessert – the coconut pie is supposed to be amazing. Visit Rest Haven at 419 N State Street in Clarksdale.
7. Borroum’s Drug Store and Soda Fountain, Corinth
Over the years, this Corinth landmark has gained a reputation for serving up some of the best slug burgers around, but that’s not all you’ll want to indulge on when visiting. As the oldest operating drug store and soda fountain in the state, Borroum’s has had plenty of time to perfect an array of delicious treats, which includes real malted milks and ice cream sodas. Visit Borroum’s at 604 E. Waldron St. in Corinth.
8. Velvet Cream, Hernando
Known by locals as “the Dip,” this Hernando eatery has become famous for its soft-serve ice cream, which comes in over 100 flavors, sundaes, and milkshakes. Aside from traditional desserts, the menu is filled with signature creations, such as the Elvis Shake, Mexican Shake, and the Mule Slobber. Visit Velvet Cream at 2290 Hwy 51 S. in Hernando.
9. Brent’s Drugs, Jackson
This traditional drug store has been serving the Jackson area for years now, and in that time, has gained a reputation for serving great hamburgers and even better milkshakes. And if a classic shake won’t cut it, no problem - the sweets menu is filled with other tasty options, including malts and ice cream sundaes. Visit Brent’s Drugs at 655 Duling Ave. in Jackson.
10. The Malt Shop, Natchez
With a name like The Malt Shop, you’d expect nothing but amazing desserts and that’s exactly what you’ll find at this Natchez gem. Among the menu of classics, like burgers and hot dogs, you’ll find shakes and malts that are guaranteed to satisfy your sweet tooth. Visit the Malt Shop at 4 Homochitto St. in Natchez.