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Southern Eats USA

United States

Road tripping through Mississippi, Louisiana, Alabama and Texas, you must try these Southern specialities.

Updated 4 months ago

  • Dine
  • Gastronomy
  • Cafes & Restaurants
  • Complimentary Parking
  • American
  • Reasonably Priced
  • Western Comfort Food
  • Attentive Staff
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Parkway Bakery & Tavern

If you’re in the Big Easy, there’s no better place to try a po-boy than Parkway, who have been serving the sandwiches for over a century. Try the roast beef with gravy.


538 Hagan Avenue, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA

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This Austin downtown restaurant serves trendy versions of Southern staples like grits, cornbread and fried chicken.


500 West 5th Street, Austin, Texas, USA

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Table 100

Enjoy a boozy brunch at this Jackson MS stalwart, which has a Bloody Mary and Mimosa bar.


100 Ridge Way, Flowood, Mississippi, USA

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Cock of the Walk Restaurant

It’s a short menu, but if you want to eat mountains of fried catfish and collared greens with a reservoir view (and frankly who doesn’t), head to Jackson’s Cock of the Walk.


141 Madison Landing Cir, Ridgeland, Mississippi, USA

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Nine-Twentynine Coffee Bar

The nicest coffee shop in town, 9-29 has great cakes and strong coffee. Stock up before you head on the road.


106 East Main Street, Starkville, Mississippi, USA

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Sweet Soulfood

A vegan soul food restaurant sounds like a mistake, but these meat-free interpretations of Southern dishes hit the spot. Have the bread pudding!


1016 North Broad Street, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA

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Lost Pizza Co. - Jackson

Delicious pizza comes in three sizes: Individual, Medium or Massive. Locations across Mississippi. Good craft beer selection too.


Suite 230, 1220 East Northside Drive, Jackson, Mississippi, USA

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District Donuts Sliders Brew

Several branches in New Orleans serve up coffee and crazy donut flavors.


1126 S. Clearview Parkway, Jefferson, Louisiana, USA

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Back Porch BBQ & Grill

On the road between Houston and Austin, stop off at this roadside BBQ joint and try all three homemade sauces.


1602 North Jefferson Street, La Grange, Texas, USA

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Café du Monde

New Orleans, United States • Memory • 4 months ago

Cafe du monde does two things, coffee and beignets (donuts). The beignets are swathed in large amounts of sugar and cost just $2.79 for 3. there is nothing more New Orleans than eating beignets, drinking a cafe au lait and watching the world go by!


800 Decatur Street, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA

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Deanie's Restaurant & Bar

New Orleans, United States • Memory • 4 months ago

The best place for fried seafood in NOLA. The seafood platter could feed an army. Several branches around New Orleans.


7350 Hayne Boulevard, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA

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The Kolache Kitchen - Freret Street

New Orleans, United States • Memory • 4 months ago

serving delicious kolaches (Czech donuts), tacos, empanadas and coffee. they ahve interesting specials like vietnamese iced coffee and chicken curry kolaches.


4701 Freret Street, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA

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McAlister's Deli - Bonita Lakes

Jackson, United States • Memory • 4 months ago

Reliable deli chain you can find all over the south. good place to stop for sandwiches, salads, baked potatoes when on a road trip. big portions.


534 Bonita Lakes Drive, Meridian, Mississippi, USA

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Jim 'N Nick's Bar-B-Q - Greystone, Alabama

Birmingham, United States • Memory • 4 months ago

Great barbeque from this laid back chain across six southern states! Great pulled pork with white BBQ sauce. Try the delicious cheese biscuits. nom nom nom.


2831 Greystone Commercial Boulevard, Birmingham, Alabama, USA

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Bullet Coffee Company

Birmingham, United States • Memory • 4 months ago

This Birmingham AL coffee shop does the best strong coffee in town. $1 brewed coffee in the morning server in iconic white cups.


5299 US Highway 280, Birmingham, Alabama, USA

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Kim's Steak & Fish House

Birmingham, United States • Memory • 4 months ago

Simple home cooked food like steak, catfish and shrimp with sweet potato, a salad bar plus homemade desserts.

603 MS-145, Aberdeen, MS 39730, USA

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Kimmel Bakery & Sweet Shoppe - Closed

Birmingham, United States • Memory • 4 months ago

For over 100 years kimmel bakery has been creating sweet treats for the people of Aberdeen MS. Small towns in rural Mississippi struggle to keep small business alive, so this one must be doing something right! try the homemade fudge, lemon squares, cookies and key lime pie.


102 West Commerce Street, Aberdeen, Mississippi, USA

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Keifer’s Restaurant

Jackson, United States • Memory • 4 months ago

This long-standing neighbourhood Greek restaurant in Jackson specialises in gyros. also try the pita moz and pita feta appetisers. Draft beers are just $3.25 a glass and you can sit on the terrace outside if it's not too hot.


710 Poplar Boulevard, Jackson, Mississippi, USA

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Broad Street Baking Company & Cafe

Jackson, United States • Memory • 4 months ago

They have been baking their own bread, cakes and cookies here since 1998, a great pit stop for lunch just off the Interstate.


4465 I-55 North, Suite 101 Banner Hall, Jackson, Mississippi, USA

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Louisiana Welcome Center

Baton Rouge, United States • Memory • 4 months ago

Pop in for free coffee, tourist info and clean restrooms as you cross the state line in to Louisiana. Peek in the window to the right of the entrance and you'll see the staffs collection of solar powered bobble head dolls.

77479 I-55 South, Kentwood, Louisiana, USA

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New Orleans Hamburger & Seafood Co. - Veterans at David Drive

Metairie Terrace, United States • Memory • 4 months ago

New Orleans chain serving up staples like fried shrimp, burgers, fried green tomatoes, red beans and rice. Counter service, fast and big portions. Free ice cream :)


6920 Veterans Memorial Boulevard, Metairie, Louisiana, USA

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New Orleans Food & Spirits - Metairie (Bucktown)

Metairie, United States • Memory • 4 months ago

Possibly the least descriptive name for a restaurant. (I feel Starbucks would have been less successful if it was called Seattle Caffeinated Beverages Store). Luckily they spent their effort on food rather than branding. Try the voodoo rolls stuffed shrimp and crab cakes. busy even on a weekday night.


210 Metairie-Hammond Highway, Metairie, Louisiana, USA

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