Get to know the best restaurants in Vicksburg, MS and what makes them so special. From classic Southern cuisine to international surprises like hot tamales!
We were looking forward to some good Southern cuisine during our visit to Vicksburg, Mississippi and we were pleasantly surprised at the different takes on it. We visited restaurants that stayed true to original recipes that went back decades, but also enjoyed modern interpretations of southern dishes.
Below, we highlight what we believe to be the best restaurants in Vicksburg. You can find a little bit of everything in this city, so we know you’ll be drooling after you read this article!
Our introduction to Vicksburg restaurants was Main Street Market. This charming cafe is all about southern comfort and hospitality! They make everything from scratch, and their menu changes weekly based on seasonal ingredients.
We tried a few dishes during our visit. The first thing we had was their famous Chicken and Andouille Gumbo. We also tried their Blackened Chicken Salad and Crispy Chicken with Black Bean and Corn Pico. The freshness of the ingredients was apparent and the richness of the flavor was incredible.
Another restaurant we visited that specializes in Southern cuisine was Walnut Hills. This restaurant has won a ton of awards, including “One of Mississippi’s 10 Best Restaurants” by CultureTrip.com and “Top 10 Places to Eat in Mississippi” by DeepSouthUSA.com. It’s also located in a historic home, which gives it it’s own uniqueness as well.
To start, we had the house made Pimento Cheese and Cajun Sausage and for our entree we had their world famous award-winning Southern Plantation Fried Chicken. The chicken was seasoned wonderfully and had a nice crunch to it. Walnut Hills is also known for its desserts so we had to try their peanut butter chocolate cake! It was truly delicious; all we were missing was a glass of milk!
If you’re looking for a great view of the mighty Mississippi River while you eat, head to 10 South Rooftop Bar & Grill. This place is so fun! The atmosphere, food, and cocktails are all great, but definitely one of the best things about 10 South is the view. We highly recommend going right before sunset.
One of the newest restaurants in Vicksburg is Cottonwood Public House. This fun restaurant and pub is all about craft beer, craft pizza, and craft cocktails. It’s the first brewery in Vicksburg, and the space is casual and perfect for hanging out with family and friends.
We’re not really into beer, so during our visit we stuck with rum and cokes. We also tried two of their pizzas: the Veggie Guy and Blackened Chicken. The Veggie Guy came with carrot-chile sauce, pickled mushrooms, smothered shallots, fried shallots, and chermoula. The Blackened Chicken came with bacon, buttermilk dressed romaine, and parmigiano-reggiano. Both were really good!
Another downtown Vicksburg restaurant that we really liked was Roca Restaurant & Bar. This award winning restaurant creates richly flavored, contemporary Southern cuisine and they are known for their seafood and steaks. It’s an intimate setting; a place that we think would be perfect for a date night in Vicksburg.
During our visit we had Fritters for an appetizer, their 80/20 Burger, and for dessert we had the Chocolate Marble Cheesecake. The Fritters were delicious and were made up of bacon and smoked Gouda and came with a rosemary honey mustard on the side. The burger came with American cheese and thick cut bacon on a brioche bun. That bacon was on point! And the cheesecake… well, it’s cheesecake!
If you’re looking for a cool and quirky place to eat in Vicksburg, head over to The Tomato Place. They are located just south of Vicksburg along US 61. It looks like a produce stand, just sitting along the side of the highway, which is what makes it so charmingly weird.
You can sit outside or inside, but either way you’re going to feel right at home. Their real fruit smoothies were cool and refreshing, and their dishes all had that home-cooked-meal feel. It seemed like there were a million smoothie flavors, but we picked one with a mix of berries that tasted heavenly. We also ordered their Fried Pork Rinds and Fried Green Tomato BLT. The BLT was one of the best things we ate in Vicksburg!
If you’re looking for coffee shops in Vicksburg, we recommend Highway 61 Coffeehouse. It’s really cute and cozy; the perfect place to sip on some coffee or tea while reading a good book. They often times host artists and musicians too, which we thought was really cool. And their coffee isn’t too bad either lol!
Did you know you could get hot tamales in Vicksburg? You sure can! And we suggest stopping at Solly’s Hot Tamales, established in 1939. It’s a tiny little place, but they serve tamales with big flavor!
The Mississippi Delta is known for having great tamales, thanks to the migrant workers that arrived in the area over a hundred years ago. They brought with them a lot of things, including their favorite recipes. Tamales are so big in the area that there is even a Mississippi Tamale Trail, which Solly’s is listed on!
Although Duff Green Mansion isn’t a restaurant, we still wanted to mention it here because if you stay at this charming and historic bed and breakfast, you get a delicious made from scratch breakfast every morning!
We hope that after reading this post you are no longer wondering where to eat in Vicksburg! The only issue you may have now is figuring out where to go first. But trust us, wherever you go, you won’t be disappointed!
Have you visited Vicksburg? Are there any restaurants we should add to the list? We’d love to read your comments below! 🙂
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**A big thank you to Visit Vicksburg. Although they hosted our trip to Vicksburg, as always, all opinions are our own.**