Natchez Trace dining suggestions
We were planning to drive the trace from north to south in March/April of this year. Realize that all dining/lodging is off the trace itself but were wondering if there were any places worth planning a lunch/dinner stop around.
You're not kidding about restaurants being off the Trace. The above reply has a bunch of restaurants way, way off the Trace. If you'll follow his list, I'll pick up at Houston, MS going north.
Tupelo is the only major town you'll find on the Trace in North Mississippi, and most of their good restaurants are East on McCullough Blvd. and North on N. Gloster.
There are few restaurants close to the trace in Tennessee, but one that's worth visiting is Puckett Grocery's original location in Leipers Fork, rt. on Pinewood Road--10 mi. SW of Franklin, TN. They're on the internet, and have music some nights.
At the end of the Trace, turn right on Hwy 100, and you'll find Loveless Motel--a big breakfast/biscuits and fried chicken home cooking kind of place. Many music people have eaten here, including Paul McCartney and others. Check them out on the internet, as they have live music and a live radio show during the week.
A great dinner theater, Chaffin's Barn, is closeby on Hwy 100--if you happened to come through at dinner. Fabulous plays.
If you want fancy food, come east on Hwy 100 into Belle Meade. There are a couple of great restaurants in that community-- Sperry's is the one for steak.
Nashville is well written about on this website, and is a great restaurant town.
We ate last weekend at Maggiano's Little Italy, 3108 Broadway, and it was absolutely fabulous.
I think we got five full meals including take outs from that one dinner.
Natchez, MS is a great town. There are some fine B&B's to stay at. Monmouth is one of the best. Visit Stanton Hall and have lunch at Carriage House Restaurant. Visit Dunleith and dine at The Castle Restaurant.
Monmouth Plantation @ 36 Melrose Avenue, Natchez, MS 601 - 442 - 5852.
Carriage House Restaurant @ 401 High St., Natchez, MS. 601 - 445 - 5151.
The Castle Restaurant and Pub @ 84 Homochitto St., Natchez, MS. 601 - 446 - 8500.
Rosswood is a great B&B between Vicksburg and Natchez. Have lunch at Old Country Store.
Rosswood Plantation @ 2513 Red Lick Road, Lorman, MS 601 - 437 - 4215.
Old Country Store @ 18801 Hwy 61, Lorman, MS 601 - 437 - 3661.
Detour to Vicksburg and tour the old antebellum homes and the Vicksburg National Military Park.
Have lunch/dinner @ Rusty's River Front Grill @ 901 South Washington St., Vicksburg, MS 601 - 638 -2030.
or @ Walnut Hills @ 1214 Adams Street, Vicksburg, MS 601 - 638 - 4910 for southern cooking.
Stop in Jackson at Hickory Pit BBQ for good road food.
Hickory Pit @ 1491 Canton Mart Road, Jackson, MS 601 - 956 - 7079.
Stop in Kosciusko for good road food at Cafe on the Square, Old Trace Grill or Rib Alley.
Cafe on the Square @ 115 West Jefferson St., Kosciusko, MS. 662 - 289 - 5888.
Old Trace Grill @ 719 Veterans Memorial Dr., Kosciusko, MS. 662 - 289 - 2652.
Rib Alley @ 201 N. Madison St., Kosciusko, MS. 601 - 289 - 9800.
Go to Sonny’s in Ackerman for good BBQ.
Sonny’s Smokehouse @ 8936 Highway 15, Ackerman, MS 662 – 285 – 8074.
Go to Little Dooey’s in Starkville.
The Little Dooey @ 100 Fellowship St., Starkville, MS 662 – 323 – 6094.
There's a small country cafe at French Camp.
Go to T’s for good BBQ in Houston.
T’s BBQ Pit @ 693 N. Jackson St., Houston, MS 662 – 456 – 0045.
Go to Bishop’s or Forty Five in Saltillo for good BBQ.
Bishops BBQ @ 2546 Highway 145, Saltillo, MS 662 – 869 -8351.
Forty Five BBQ @ 2125 Highway 145, Saltillo, MS 662 – 869 – 5928.
Go to Café Memories or Homer’s in Iuka.
Café Memories @ 127 S. Fulton Street, Iuka, MS 662 – 423 – 1050.
Homer’s BBQ and Ribs @ 1209 W. Quitman Street, Iuka, MS 662 – 424 – 0268.
Go to Fish Hut, Hickory Pit or Sweet Peas in Savannah.
Fish Hut @ 95 Water Street, Savannah, TN 731 – 925 – 6571.
Hickory Pit BBQ @ 555 Main Street, Savannah, TN 731 – 925 – 2268.
Sweet Pea’s Family Restaurant @ 869 Pickwick Street, Savannah, TN 731 – 925 – 8780.
Go to Shaffer Farms for good BBQ in Summertown.
Shaffer Farms Texas BBQ @ 4 Vaughn Staggs Rd., Summertown, TN. 931 - 964 - 6328.
Go to Columbia Square Market or Marcy Jo's in Columbia for good road food.
Columbia Square Market and Cafe @ 36 Public Square, Columbia, TN 931 - 840 - 3636.
Marcy Jo's Meal House @ 4205 U.S. 431, Columbia, TN 931 - 380 - 0968.
Go to Puckett's in Franklin for good country food, cold drinks and good music.
Puckett's Grocery & Restaurant @ 120 4th Avenue S., Franklin, TN. 615 - 794 - 5527.