The award-winning Veranda lies on Lincoln Green in Starkville, close to Mississippi State University. Opened in January 2003, The Veranda brings in fresh seafood every day. The Starkville Daily News gave The Veranda a People’s Choice Award for the quality of the steaks on offer in 2013. Also on the menu are tempting seafood dishes like mahi mahi, bayou catfish and Chesapeake crab cakes. Steaks range from filet mignon and ribeye to pork tenderloin with the option to add some crab meat, a bit of lobster, shrimp or some gorgonzola butter.
The Veranda, 208 Lincoln Green, Starkville, MS, USA +1 662 323 1231
Oby’s is the place for some award-winning Cajun cuisine. Founded in 1976 by ex-serviceman Don O’Bannon, Oby’s has been beloved by locals, and students from Mississippi State University especially, for 35 years. The po’ boys are a particular favorite. On the menu are New Orleans–style classics like platters of oysters, chicken tenders, catfish, shrimp and jambalaya, and po’ boys with beef, chicken and smoked turkey.
Oby’s, 504 Academy Road, Starkville, MS, USA +1 662 323 0444
Located halfway down South Washington Street in the center of Starkville, The Biscuit Shop is all about family recipes and great-tasting buttermilk biscuits. The cake and biscuit menu changes every day. So, you’ll need to check out what’s available on the website before heading to the shop if you’ve got a particular favorite in mind. If you’re thinking of making a big order for the office or for a party, be sure to phone ahead, as the shop does get busy. On the Tuesday menu are buttermilk, blueberry, strawberry, cinnamon sugar and cheddar-flavored biscuits. For Wednesday, add lemon and sammiches. Add raspberry peach on Thursday, chocolate chip on Friday and maple bacon on Saturday.
The Biscuit Shop, 104 South Washington Street, Starkville, MS, USA +1 662 324 3118
Commodore Bob’s Yacht Club lies on the appropriately named Rue du Grand Fromage in the Cotton District. Since opening in March 2014, Commodore Bob’s has been featured in local publications like Town and Gown and is highly popular with visitors to Starkville during the Arts Festival every year. The cocktails here go down especially well. The menu is a mixture of soups, sandwiches, seafood and steaks, with dishes like nachos, soup of the day, shrimp po’ boys, lobster mac and cheese and cod and chips. You can also take on Bob’s Burger, made up of turkey, pork, tomato relish, pickles and mayo.
Strange Brew Coffeehouse is owned and run by Mississippi State University alumnus Shane Reed and is located just off the campus, along Highway 12. The Coffeehouse offers up fresh coffee with flavors from all round the globe and free Wi-Fi if you need somewhere to sit and chill out. There are also cakes and biscuits to accompany the coffee. Customers particularly praise the massive selection of coffee types. You’ve got the award-winning Strange Brew House Blend which is rich and full-bodied. Also available are the Southern Pecan, the Tanzania Peabody, and the Blueberry Cobbler. Or how about the Jamaican Me Crazy, with a butter rum flavor with hints of white chocolate and nuts?
Strange Brew Coffeehouse, 605 MS 12, Starkville, MS, USA +1 662 320 7022