Mississippi’s Delicious Dives

5 STOPS | 196 MILES | 3 hr 56 min

It’s a Roadfood thrill to find a memorable meal in a place that looks like an irredeemable dive. No state has so many such treasures as Mississippi, where some of the very best food is served in restaurants with well-aged, tumbledown ambience. The destinations on this tour scrupulously maintain their divey looks, but what’s on their plates is exquisite.



Lusco's is the place for steaks, pompano, and Mississippi Delta food with a twist of sophistication in the mysterious back room of an old grocery store. A downsouth classic.


Doe’s Eat Place

Doe's is a funky backroom restaurant in the Mississippi Delta that serves four-star steaks accompanied by skillet-cooked French fries and/or hot tamales.



Far off the beaten path in Clarksdale, Mississippi, Ramon's is a colorful restaurant serving fine fried shrimp and sensationally luxurious chicken livers.


Ground Zero Blues Club

Ground Zero is a colorful restaurant / blues club named to signify the blues-lore belief that Clarksdale, Mississippi, is where the blues began.


Taylor Grocery & Restaurant

Mississippi's Taylor Grocery is a big, loud party of a restaurant where the catfish is legendary. BYOB.