Southaven sits right in the north western most point of Mississippi. It boasts its own unique culinary style, from fresh seafood to hearty barbecue dishes and spicy Mexican. We take another look at the top ten places to dine downtown.
If simple, no frills fried chicken is your craving, then pop over to Guy’s World Famous Fried Chicken Southaven where there are ‘no fancy words like latte and macchiato…just fried chicken’. Backed by almost 60 years of experience, Gus’s is a long-time local favourite. The exact way in which the chicken is cooked is a closely guarded family secret, but the results are undeniable: tender chicken on the inside and crunchy golden-brown on the outside. The menu is satisfyingly simple, requiring only that choose how many pieces of chicken they would like. Hungrier guests can enhance their meal with a range of flavoursome sides such as seasoned fries or a whole jalapeño.
787 Goodman Road East, Southaven, MS, USA, +1 662 349 2200
Lovers of all things pizza descend upon The Lost Pizza Company of Southaven. The restaurant describes its dining experience as being akin to ‘getting to go see the bearded lady riding a camel while swallowing a sword at the state fair when you were 10 years old’ – a sensory assault indeed. Enjoy the coldest of beers whilst sampling one of the multiple pizzas available from the restaurant’s extensive menu. All of the crusts and sauces are carefully homemade and the ingredients are fastidiously sourced so that only the very best produce is used. The Lost Pizza Company of Southaven offers guests outdoor seating as well as the option to take-away.
Delve into the resplendent interior of Maria’s Cantina and enjoy ‘Mexican with a twist’. Established by friends united by the desire to bring something exciting and fresh to Southaven’s dining scene, Maria’s Cantina serves traditional Mexican cuisine that explore alternative flavours and new fusion. The menu offers sumptuous appetisers like the chunky chicken nachos flavoured with punchy lime and tequila or the juicy shrimp and mango ceviche. Why not try the mahi mahi veracruzano: a filet of mahi crowned with an exquisite olive, tomato and caper sauce and served on a bed of black beans, cilantro-lime rice and grilled vegetables. Maria’s Cantina also offers eight types of carefully crafted margarita, to perfectly offset the Mexican spice.
Maria’s Cantina, 6717 Airways Boulevard, Southaven, MS, USA, +1 662 772 5926