There’s nothing like going out to eat and enjoying an amazing meal, especially when that meal costs $10 or less. Think that’s an unachievable goal? Think again. Turns out, there are plenty of restaurants in Mississippi where you can dine without breaking the bank; here are 10 of our favorites.
1. Handy Andy Grocery and Market, Oxford
A true definition of a “hole-in-the-wall,” this Oxford eatery may not look like much on the outside but inside you’ll find some of the best (and most affordable) pit-smoked barbecue and burgers around. Visit Handy Andy’s at 800 N. Lamar Blvd. in Oxford.
2. The Tracks, Winona
Housed in an old train depot, this Winona eatery offers mouthwatering food in a one-of-a-kind atmosphere. The fare includes everything from salads and wraps to gourmet burgers and hot plate specials – most of which is well under $10. Visit The Tracks at 100 N. Front St. in Winona.
3. Bovina Café, Vicksburg
This local favorite is the place to go for a true southern soul food experience. Grab a blue plate special, which includes an entrée, three vegetables, salad, dessert, and a drink, for only $10. Be sure to bring cash because credit and debit cards aren’t accepted.
4. Frostop, Picayune
This local favorite has been in business since 1951, and if you’ve ever had the pleasure of tasting the food you know why. The po’boys are awesome, the hamburgers are too good for words, and the old-fashioned floats make for the perfect ending to any meal. And the best part? The prices can’t be beat – nothing on the menu is over $10! Visit Frostop at 305 US-11 in Picayune.
5. Abe’s Grill, Corinth
In business since 1974, Abe’s is the oldest diner on U.S. Route 72, so it’s only fitting that it serve up old-fashioned hamburgers. The mouthwatering burgers are made of 100% pure beef that is ground fresh daily. Even better, a burger and fries cost less than $5! Be sure to visit the gift shop, where you’ll find souvenir items as well as Abe’s Famous Seasoning and Abe’s Signature Seasoning.
6. Chism’s Diner, Brookhaven
Offering everything from daily lunch specials to po’boys and catfish plates, this long time local favorite has continuously received rave reviews on websites, such as Yelp and Trip Advisor. And the only thing that beats the mouthwatering fare are the unbelievable prices – nothing on the menu is over $10. Visit Chism’s at 1389 Union St. in Brookhaven.
7. White Trolley Café, Corinth
Now a Corinth staple, the White Trolley Café first opened its doors in 1950s, selling a local specialty, the slugburger. Today, the burgers are still made the same way and cost 95 cents, which is only a 10 cent increase since the eatery first opened! The menu also includes plenty of other affordable options, from ribs to chili dogs. Visit White Trolley Café at 1215 Hwy. 72 E. in
8. Pirate’s Cove, Pass Christian
Craving mouthwatering po’ boys and burgers in a relaxed atmosphere? Then you can’t go wrong with this local favorite. According to customers, the roast beef po’ boy, which is drenched in mouthwatering gravy, is a must-try and goes perfectly with a bottled Barq’s. Visit Pirate’s Cove at 208 Menge Ave. in Pass Christian.
9. Malt Shop, Natchez
Since opening in the 1960s, this Natchez landmark has been serving up delicious food at affordable prices. Scan the menu and you’ll find classics, like burgers, shakes, and malts, with pretty much every item costing well under $10. Visit the Malt Shop at 4 Homochitto St. in Natchez.
10. Taco Sombrero, Gulfport
This Gulfport favorite falls somewhere between a fast food joint and a sit down restaurant – and that’s exactly the point. When the eatery was opened in 1979, the goal was to provide affordable, quality food quickly, and to this day, Taco Sombrero delivers. From a la carte options that start at just over $1 to dinner plates that don’t go over $10, it’s easy to see why Taco Sombrero has remained a favorite throughout the years.