Some restaurants do more than just serve up delicious food – they take you back to another place and time. These 10 Mississippi restaurants will make you nostalgic for a time when you may not have even been alive yet!
1. Blue & White Restaurant, Tunica
This restaurant gets the prize for cutest '50s retro decor! The bright blue and white vinyl chairs and booths, and the classic blue and white floor will take you right back to the 1950s (even if you weren't born yet!) The Blue & White serves up the classics like chicken fried steak, mashed potatoes and some of the best biscuits you've ever eaten. 1355 Highway 61 N., Tunica.
2. Borroum's Drug Store, Corinth
There's nothing like the experience of having a malt at a drugstore soda fountain, but that's rare to find these days. Visit Borroum's Drug Store and sit down at the soda fountain for a Coke, a soda or a good, old-fashioned chocolate malt. 604 E. Waldron Street, Corinth.
3. Brent's Drugs, Jackson
This adorable spot was featured in the recent movie, "The Help," and it will definitely evoke feelings of nostalgia for you. You'll find all the drugstore soda fountain classics here: sodas, shakes and delicious burgers and sandwiches. 655 Duling Avenue, Jackson.
4. The Dinner Bell, McComb
The Dinner Bell opened almost 100 years ago, and has operated in its current historic location since 1959. Dine at the family table, with its large lazy susan, and you'll feel right at home. 229 5th Avenue, McComb.
5. H.D. Gibbes & Sons, Learned
This little country store is located in a little town with just around 100 residents. The store was built in 1892, and takes you right back to the turn of the century. Enjoy delicious upscale food with home-cooked flair. 130 Main Street, Learned.
6. The Hollywood, Tunica
The Hollywood opened in 1969 and has been an iconic place in Mississippi ever since. This spot is famous for music, and has been blessed with performances by such legends as Son House, Muriel Wilkins and Marc Cohn. John Grisham even mentioned this delightful cafe in his book "A Time to Kill." 1585 Old Commerce Road, Tunica.
7. Mayflower Cafe, Jackson
Mississippi's oldest restaurant, with its vinyl booths and memorabilia covering the wall, will take you right back in time. Get the seafood sampler, which is served in a divided tin. 123 W. Capitol Street, Jackson.
8. Onward Store, Rolling Fork
This little general store has been open since 1913. The restaurant in the back offers a "Blue Plate Special," which is always tasty, but you'll be hard-pressed to skip the signature Onward Burger for just $6. 6693 Highway 61, Rolling Fork.
9. Velvet Cream, Hernando
Velvet Cream opened in 1947, and it's been serving up burgers, fries and ice cream ever since. This old-school style, walk up restaurant has updated its menu, but it still has that 1950s feel. 2290 Highway 51 S., Hernando.
10. Walker's, Jackson
This retro 1950s diner is unique. While your surroundings are quaint and retro, the food here is upscale (check out the veal and lobster over white truffle risotto). Executive Chef/Owner Derek Emerson has been a James Beard Award finalist, so you know the food is going to be incredible.
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