Mississippi’s Delicious Dives

5 STOPS | 196 MILES | 3 hr 56 min
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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.

1

Lusco’s

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.

2

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.

3

Ramon’s

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

4

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.

5

Taylor Grocery & Restaurant

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