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The Top 10 Restaurants In Tupelo, Mississippi

The Top 10 Restaurants In Tupelo, Mississippi

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Updated: 9 February 2017
Tupelo is best known as the birthplace of Elvis Presley, and The King’s legacy continues to bring tourists to this Mississippi city. It is also a big draw for motoring fans, with its automobile museum and the Natchez Trace Parkway. Here’s where to grab a bite while you’re here.

Blue Canoe

If you’re a fan of live music, pub grub, and a funky, laid-back atmosphere, Blue Canoe is the place for you. They have a selection of over 100 beers, 35 of which are on tap daily. Large numbers of patrons are drawn in from around the area for the live music, and it proudly declares itself as being ‘Tupelo’s home of original live music.’

Blue Canoe, 2006 North Gloster Street, Tupelo, Mississippi, USA +1 662-269-2642

Bar-B-Q By Jim

One of the finest barbecue restaurants in the city, Bar-B-Q by Jim prides itself on 20 years of experience in the barbecue game, serving the best cuts of meat seasoned and cooked to perfection. For pulled pork, they only use the “Boston butt”, the front shoulder, and ribs are done St Louis style, where the meat is thick and well-marbled.

Bar-B-Q By Jjim, 203 Commerce Street, Tupelo, Mississippi, USA +1 662-840-8800


Johnnie’s Drive In

Established in 1945, Johnnie’s Drive In remains one of the most popular restaurants and barbecue joints in Tupelo. Tourists are drawn in as part of the Elvis tour, and Elvis’ original booth is still in use, as well as a plethora of memorabilia dotted around the walls. There is even a picture of Elvis sitting at the booth on the wall.

Johnnie’s Drive In, 908 East Main Street, Tupelo, Mississippi, USA +1 662-842-6748

© Courtesy Cafe 212
© Courtesy Cafe 212

Café 212

An eclectic café that also supports the local arts, with art on display and secondhand books for sale, Cafe 212 is popular among Tupelo’s creative types. The interior has exposed brickwork and ceilings, wooden furnishings, an open kitchen, and free wifi, which makes it a pleasant place to work or hang out.

Cafe 212, 212 West Main Street. Tupelo, Mississippi, USA +1 662-844-6323


Crossroads Ribshack

Crossroads Ribshack is all about the ribs. The restaurant first opened its doors in 1996, and for nearly 20 years it has been committed to providing great tasting ribs using the best cuts of meat. All of the ribs are seasoned with a dry rub, rather than smothered in sauce, to unlock the real flavor potential of the meat.

Crossroads Ribshack, 3061 Tupelo Commons, Tupelo, Mississippi, USA +1 662-840-1700

Park Heights Restaurant

Park Heights Restaurant has served the residents of Tupelo with creative Southern and American food since 1982. The large restaurant has one of the mos pleasant and refined interiors in the city, with a high ceiling, large windows, tablecloths and modern light fittings. The large, wooden bar is the focal point of the restaurant, but the rooftop terrace with an attractive view of Main Street also helps to make it one of Tupelo’s popular night spots.

Park Heights Restaurant, 335 East Main Street, Tupelo, Mississippi, USA +1 662-842-5665

Kermit’s Outlaw Kitchen

Steakhouse, oyster bar, delicatessen, bar and apothecary, Kermit’s Outlaw Kitchen has plenty to offer for those who want a taste of America. The restaurant has a back-to basics feel, with exposed brickwork, wooden furnishings and some Old South features. The interior matches the menu; down-to-earth, but still very much up-to-date.

Kermit’s Outlaw Kitchen, 124 West Main Street, Tupelo, Mississippi, USA +1 662-620-6622


Neon Pig Cafe

The Neon Pig Cafe is an old-school butcher shop, a food bar, a seafood specialist and one of Mississippi’s best craft beer purveyors. It also puts a strong emphasis on the important of local produce with the restaurant and market serving and selling local meats and award-winning cheeses.

Neon Pig Cafe, 1203 North Gloster Street, Tupelo, Mississippi, USA +1 662-269-2533

Sweet Tea and Biscuits Café

A family owned business that specializes in home-made Southern dishes and casseroles. Sweet Tea and Biscuits Café serves its food with typical southern charm. The owners run the restaurant driven by their love of food and good customer service. The inside is filled with lots of different ornaments and souvenirs which give the café some real character.

Sweet Tea and Biscuits Café, 2505 McCullough Boulevard, Tupelo, Mississippi, USA +1 662-322-7322

Woody’s Tupelo Steakhouse

To claim to be Tupelo’s favorite steakhouse is quite a bold statement, yet, Woody’s Tupelo Steakhouse has the goods to back this up. It is the only certified Angus steakhouse in the city and has a three diamond rating from AAA. The menu has an extensive variety of Mississippi favorites and the interior has an understated refinement to it.

Woody’s Tupelo Steakhouse, 619 North Gloster Street, Tupelo, Mississippi, USA +1 662-840-0460