Restaurants in Greenwood, MS

Once a major shipping point for cotton, Greenwood remains a commercial hub of the Mississippi Delta, with a variety of excellent restaurants to match. Its most famous destination is Lusco’s, which began as a dining area behind a grocery store where customers sat in semi-private booths and secretly drank the Luscos’ homemade wine. (This was during prohibition.) Lusco’s signature dish is whole broiled pompano, but its steaks are stupendous, too. For many years it was common for back-room revelers to use their knives to flip butter pats high up in the air, hoping they would hit the ceiling and stick. This practice eventually was forbidden by the town health department. The strong Italian influence on Greenwood cuisine also can be tasted at the Crystal Grill, a century-old town eatery that began as a diner catering to railroad men who would stop their train on the tracks just across the street. Whatever else you eat at the Crystal Grill, save room for its pies, which are some of the South’s finest.

Greenwood’s Most Famous Dishes

Salad plate includes slices of orange drizzled with dark balsamic vinaigrette.


Tamales wrapped in corn husks

Hot Tamales

Whole broiled pompano in a pool of lemon-butter sauce fills a deep plate


Pink, butter-sauced shrimp surround a mound of thin spaghetti noodles


Greenwood’s Best Restaurants



Crystal Grill


Steven’s Barbecue


Whole broiled pompano in a pool of lemon-butter sauce fills a deep plate


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