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Planning travel toMississippi

I would like suggestions for an Oldie Foodie-
restaurants, history, literature sites,etc.

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  1. What part of the state will you be in?

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      1. re: jpr54_1

        Will you be on the Coast, or is there any particular town? They all have their places...

    1. Here's One......

      http://www.thedinnerbell.net/

      More details/information = Better suggestions. ....I mean, why mention The Old Country Store if you're not going to be close to it???

      Have Fun!

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      1. re: Uncle Bob

        Last time I checked (and I didn't see it on the web site here) the Dinner Bell in McComb is only open at lunch. Unfortunately, I haven't been in years but I totally adored it as a child.

      2. If you are near Picayune try Trietlers Sausage. Excellent fresh hot sausage and heaecheese both hot and mile\

        1. Mississippi has some great food all over the place, but it is pretty distinctive in each area. The Coast has the seafood, but the farther west you go, the more it is influenced by New Orleans. Jackson has some really good fine dining, the northeast section of the state has good country cooking and the Delta has tamales and BBQ.

          Having said that, some of the best fried shrimp I have ever eaten were at the Hollywood, which is almost to Memphis!

          1. I was planning on going to Gulf Coast-
            I am not sure where there r the best restaurants-historic sites-etc.

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            1. re: jpr54_1

              A good friend who regularly goes to eat out on the Coast mentioned Trapani's as where they were heading recently.

              The restored Jefferson Davis home, Beauvoir, is on the Coast.

            2. When (what time of year) will you be visiting Mississippi? In Oxford, you can see some historical sites including Faulkner's house and Ole Miss, eat downtown and shop at the fabulous Square Books. (It is awfully hard to leave Square Books and Oxford.)