Food is a big part of any road trip, but this road trip takes things to the next level. Rather than pack loads and loads of junk food, simply follow the route we’ve mapped out and you’ll be led on a three day journey to some of the best restaurants in the state. That’s right; a road trip centered on Mississippi’s amazing cuisine. Could it possibly get any better?
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Day 1 Breakfast: The Blue and White Restaurant, Tunica
There’s no better way to kick-off an epic food road trip than with an authentic southern breakfast, which is why the first stop is the Blue and White Restaurant. The Tunica landmark has been serving the area since 1924, and after one look at the menu, you’ll quickly see why. Aside from the standard breakfast fare of southern favorites, the Blue and White offers freshly-made donuts and cinnamon rolls. The Blue and White Restaurant is located at 1355 Highway 61 North, Tunica.
Day 1 Lunch: Borroum’s Drug Store and Soda Fountain, Corinth
This Corinth eatery has been in business since 1865, making it both the state’s oldest operating drug store and a must-visit on any foodie road trip. The restaurant’s nostalgic atmosphere is definitely a big draw, but it’s Borroum’s slugburgers that really bring in customers. The local specialty must be tried at least once, so you may as well try one of the best. You can find Borroum’s at 604 E Waldron Street, Corinth.
Day 1 Dinner: Weidmann’s, Meridian
End the first day of your road trip dining at one of the state’s most renowned restaurants, Weidmann’s. This historic Meridian eatery has been in business for nearly 150 years, and in that time has won several awards in addition to being featured in numerous books, magazines, cookbooks, and television shows. Want to know more about the history of Weidmann’s? Your server will be able to give you the entire lowdown on the restaurant, including its influence on the state’s heritage and culture. Weidmann’s is located at 210 22nd Avenue, Meridian.
Day 2 Breakfast: Country Diner, Foxworth
Start off your second day by filling up at this Foxworth favorite. The Country Diner’s breakfast menu is filled with true southern classics, including tomato gravy that is so good, you’ll swear your grandma made it. The Country Diner can be found at 1504 MS 35, Foxworth.
Day 2 Lunch: Bozo’s, Pascagoula
Ask any local where to get a good po’ boy on the Gulf Coast and they’ll undoubtedly mention Bozo’s Seafood Market and Deli. Head to the lunch counter at the back of the store and you’ll find some of the best po’ boys around – po’ boys so good, in fact, that Bozo’s has been featured in numerous publications, including USA Today. Bozo’s is located at 2012 Ingalls Avenue, Pascagoula.
Day 2 Dinner: Dinner Bell, McComb
A one-of-a-kind experience, you’ll definitely want to dine at the Dinner Bell at least once in your lifetime. Diners at the McComb restaurant are seated at large, round tables, complete with a lazy Susan that is filled with a "large selection of good down home cooking." Be sure to save room for dessert; the restaurant is famous for its chocolate cobbler. The Dinner Bell is located at 229 5th Avenue, McComb.
Day 3 Breakfast: The Donut Shop, Natchez
While it may not look like much on the outside, The Donut Shop is known for its amazing sweet treats, even being referred to as "one of Natchez’s best kept secrets." Visit The Donut Shop at 501 John R Junkin Drive, Natchez.
Day 3: Lunch: Old Country Store, Lorman
Located just off the Natchez Trace Parkway, this restaurant is known for its delicious all-you-can-eat buffet of classic southern comfort foods; more specifically, Mr. D"s Heavenly Fried Chicken, which attracts people from all over and has been recognized countless times in the media. The best part? Diners are often entertained by the owner, Mr. D., who is known for his singing ability. The Old Country Store is located at 18801 US 61, Lorman.
Day 3 Dinner: Doe’s Eat Place, Greenville
Wrap up your road trip with a visit to one of the state’s most recognizable restaurants, Doe’s Eat Place. The iconic Greenville eatery first opened in 1941…as a honky tonk. Eventually, Doe’s transformed into a full time restaurant, and has since become known for its hot tamales, award-winning steaks, and southern classics. Visit Doe’s at 502 Nelson Street, Greenville.
Three days just isn’t enough time to indulge in all that Mississippi restaurants have to offer! If you could extend the trip, which restaurants would you add?
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