A small-town cafe with fried chicken and a plethora of Dixie vegetables, plus corn bread and sweet tea: all for under $10 at Martha's of Corinth, Mississippi.
As good as the BBQ is at Leatha's in Hattiesburg, sides are better: crisp coleslaw and spectacular potato salad made with large hunks of skin-on potato.
The Old Country Store serves a classic Southern buffet for very little money. Deep-fried chicken is juicy and deep-down flavorful. There are ribs that taste like pure essence of pig, greens sopped in their pot likker, dirty rice, candied yams, and cornbread.