Jackson, Mississippi is a Southern gem known for serving up delicious food. Whether you’re in the mood for no-frills, down-home cooking or innovative and upscale dishes, the city has the perfect place for you. Plan a getaway in the “City with Soul” and explore the varieties of culinary selections. Enjoy this sampling of the city’s outstanding eateries.
Bully’s is a treasured family business that has occupied the same humble space for 34 years. Owner Tyrone Bully literally built the restaurant brick by brick with his father. Its reputation for serving the best soul food in Jackson earned the restaurant a 2016 James Beard America’s Classics Award and a honorary resolution from the state of Mississippi. Customers from all walks of life love eating at Bully’s, and the menu serves up classic Southern dishes including beef tips and rice, turkey wings, fried catfish, meat loaf, chitterlings, oxtails, neck bones, rice and gravy, tomatoes and okra, yams, mustard greens, banana pudding, and made-from- scratch cakes.
The Palette Café at the Mississippi Museum of Art
Stop by the Mississippi Museum of Art to savor the beautiful art galleries and have an exceptional meal at the Palette Café courtesy of Executive Chef and Culinary Curator Nick Wallace. The Mississippi-inspired fare blends locally sourced ingredients with classic cooking techniques. Selections are edible hand-crafted works of art that draw inspiration from the museum’s expansive collections. The menu includes classic tomato pie, shrimp and rice grits, pickled brined fried chicken, grilled pork belly with fresh greens, raisin bread french toast, and much more.
Two Sisters Kitchen
Since 1989, Two Sisters Kitchen has been serving up mouthwatering Southern fare in a historic two-story home built in 1903. The award winning fried chicken and pillowy homemade rolls will make you ask for a second helping on your very first visit. The soulful selections features a little of of everything including creamed corn, sweet potatoes, fried okra, country fried steak with tomato gravy, and red beans with cajun beef sausage. The lovely folks at the kitchen will definitely feed your soul and offer live music in the outdoor patio area on select dates.
Pearl’s Southern Cooking
Pearl’s is known as “the place where the food is seasoned with grace” and serves up comfort food with all the fixins. The local restaurant is open seven days a week and consistently ranks in locals list as one of the best buffets in the city. Enjoy a hearty spread of food and order a tall glass of sweet tea to wash it down. You just can’t go wrong with a plate of fried Mississippi catfish, greens, and a healthy side of peach cobbler!
Learn more about the unique culinary scene of Jackson, Mississippi, and plan your own Southern getaway at Visit Jackson today! Don’t forget to get updates about the best of the city’s food scene at Sipp Jackson too!