Ground Zero Blues Club, owned by renowned actor Morgan Freeman, has been Clarksdale’s prime destination for over a decade. With live music on offer every Wednesday through to Saturday night, this is one of the liveliest establishments in the Blues Delta. The restaurant is situated within a 100 year-old cotton grading warehouse, and when you step inside, you will see what draws people to this colorful hotspot, with high, exposed ceilings littered with fairy lights, and the exposed brick walls covered in flags, posters and other memorabilia. On the menu, you are spoiled for choice in terms of sandwiches and burgers, and entrées include tamales, BBQ plates, and catfish.
Larry’s Hot Tamales is run by husband and wife duo Etta and Larry Turner, who pride themselves on their hot tamales, barbecue and soul food offerings, and serve up a warm, friendly hospitality that has made them one of the most well-liked couples in the area. The interior is simple but inviting, with welcoming counter service, wooden tables, and large posters dotted around the walls, with the star of the show most certainly being the food. There may be a wait for the rib tips but they are most certainly worth sticking around for, and the spicy tamales give you a lot of bang for your buck.
Larry’s Hot Tamales, 947 Sunflower Avenue, Clarksdale, MS, USA, +1 (662) 592 4245