Where to Eat in Natchez, Mississippi
Natchez, Mississippi surprised us as a destination full of history, unusual sightseeing, and great food.
I was just a little upset that we didn’t make the trip to Natchez sooner. After all, Mississippi is our home state.
Fried chicken, tamales and barbecue are just a few of the southern favorites you’ll want to try in Natchez.
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Where to Eat in Natchez, Mississippi
Fat Mama’s Tamales
If you don’t associate tamales with Mississippi, then you have not visited the Mississippi Delta. Natchez, just south of the delta, is home to Fat Mama’s Tamales.
Stop by for a heaping helping of tamales, and don’t miss the Knock-You-Naked Margarita! Grab a jar of Fire & Ice Pickles to take home. All three of these items are award-winning!
A restaurant housed in a building that looks like an Aunt Jemima stereotype is not the most politically incorrect restaurant we’ve ever seen. Like with most roadside attractions, we pulled over because of sheer curiosity.
Inside, in the skirt, you’ll find a menu of traditional southern homecooking like chicken pot pie and red beans and rice. Mammy’s is a favorite with tourists and locals alike.
We found everyone inside to be kind and hospitable. The locals know the daily specials by heart. If you choose to eat here, leave room for pie!
Pig Out Inn
Craving some barbecue? Head on over to the Pig Out Inn. Just as the name implies, you will definitely do some piggin’ out. Delicious pulled pork sandwiches, unique baked beans, and other southern sides like potato salad await you.
The tiny pies are equally cute and delicious! Read more (and see more mouth-watering pics) in our post Piggin’ Out on Barbecue at The Pig Out Inn in Natchez, Mississippi.
The Donut Shop
Since I can’t have homemade pies for breakfast, I satisfied my sweet tooth with doughnuts.
You will smell the heavenly sweetness wafting from The Donut Shop as soon as you step out of your car.
Somehow, I always end up looking for the best doughnuts in every location we visit. I admit that I may have a doughnut addiction.
Hot tamales are also available.
We recommend visiting King’s Tavern for many reasons. It’s the oldest building in Natchez, possibly haunted, and has terrific food.
The tavern is known for delicious flatbreads and craft cocktails. We say at LEAST stop in for a drink because you can get drinks made from Charboneau Rum, the award-winning rum distilled right there on property.
Mixology classes and distillery tours are available.
Old Country Store
Okay, technically this one is not IN Natchez. The Old Country Store is located about 35 miles away in Lorman, Mississippi.
Housed in, you guessed it, an old country store, you’ll find a buffet of Southern homecooking. The fried chicken is what put this place on the map.
As equally important as eating the chicken is talking with the owner, Mr. D, himself. He is so precious and quite the character. If you’re lucky, he’ll put on a show for you!
What do you think of our list? Have you visited Natchez? What did we miss? Let us know in the comments below!
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