Top 10 American food in Natchez, Mississippi, United States

September 2, 2019 Claudia Navarrete

Find out what American restaurants to try in Natchez. Natchez, the oldest settlement on the Mississippi River, has more antebellum houses than any other place in the United States. Many of these historic homes are open for tours. The friendly local people welcome visitors to their historic city with warm Southern charm. Tour the homes, the Grand Village of the Natchez and the Natchez Museum of African American History and Culture. Festivals and celebrations occur often throughout the year. For gamblers, the riverboat gaming experience is a fun and fascinating change from ordinary casinos. Active visitors will enjoy great golf, tennis, hiking, biking and fishing.
Things to do in Natchez

10. Pig Out Inn Barbeque

116 S Canal St, Natchez, MS 39120-3456 American, Barbecue Lunch, Dinner, Late Night Takeout, Seating, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards [email protected] +1 601-442-8050 http://pigoutinnbbq.com/
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4 based on 741 reviews

Pig Out Inn Barbeque

Reviewed By DWOBOB

When we got to town went to visitor center and asked for a recommendation for a great BBQ place. This was the first place they mentioned so we gave it a try. We were not disappointed.The portions were large, the brisket and turkey were both great. The sides especially the beans and Mac and cheese were excellent.

9. Pearl Street Pasta

105 S Pearl St, Natchez, MS 39120-3466 Italian, American Lunch, Dinner Takeout, Television, Highchairs Available, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Seating, Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service [email protected] +1 601-442-9284 http://www.pearlstreetpasta.net
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4 based on 385 reviews

Pearl Street Pasta

One of the oldest restaurants in the heart of historic downtown Natchez. A favorite of tourist and locals. Open Monday-Saturday for lunch 11am-2pm and dinner 5:00 pm-9pm (open until 10pm weekends). We will deliver locally for groups of ten or more.

Reviewed By Taylor B

The motto of Pearl Street Pasta is "Best Place To Ruin Your Diet" and I'll take their word for it. Since the 1980s, this Italian restaurant in Natchez, Mississippi, has been satisfying locals and travelers with its old-style bar and signature seafood, steaks, pasta, salad and flatbread pizza. Located at 105 South Pearl Street, in a cozy and historic brick-wall dining room, it turns dinner into a street party. After several exhausting days of traveling and sight-seeing, my wife and I were ready for some Italian cooking and Pearl Street Pasta provided all the right answers. We started with prosciutto-wrapped shrimp, Caesar salad with grilled chicken, a cup of potato parmesan soup and bruschetta with tomatoes, mozzarella and marinara sauce on crostinis. For an entree, my wife chose an eight-ounce grilled salmon fillet with angel hair pasta, red pepper relish and tomato cream sauce. With a side of grilled asparagus. I opted for a traditional dish, spaghetti and meatballs. With garlic bread. Folks at a nearby table raved about the prosciutto-wrapped veal filet mignon with risotto and sherry cream sauce and veal picatta with angel hair Alfredo. For dessert, we shared a large slice of key lime pie, which seemed to be everybody's favorite and for good reason. I don't know if I ruined my more fish/less meat diet. But I have no complaints.

8. Mammy's Cupboard

555 Highway 61 S, Natchez, MS 39120-8671 American, Soups Lunch Takeout, Seating, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Table Service, Highchairs Available +1 601-445-8957 http://www.mammyscupboard.com
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4 based on 305 reviews

Mammy's Cupboard

Reviewed By KathyJx

I really enjoyed the service. Owner’s husband waited our table and was full of hospitality and historical facts. Lunch plate was a lot of food and was fairly tasty. Dessert was awesome. Banana caramel pie. He told me if I got a 1/2 portion, I could get two different desserts. I took him up on that and tried Italian cream cake as well. Mother in law had Reuben and said it was wonderful as well as lemon pie. Favorite part was great customer service from the family who runs this interesting establishment. Only down side was that my cake was dry. I would say meat and cornbread was just ok, but salad, green beans, and pie were very good.

7. Magnolia Grill

49 Silver St, Natchez, MS 39120-3453 American, Seafood, Soups Lunch, Dinner, Late Night Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service +1 601-446-7670 http://www.magnoliagrill.com/contact.html
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4 based on 1283 reviews

Reviewed By Peter F

This place overlooks the mighty Mississippi River. We wanted to sit upstairs but it was packed. We had a good meal and enjoyed our experience. The Oysters Bienville were delicious. We liked our entrees and I tried the chocolate peacan pie. That was disappointing. In addition they do not serve vanilla ice cream so that made the dessert less tempting.

6. Carriage House Restaurant

401 High St Stanton Hall, Natchez, MS 39120-3226 American Lunch, Dinner, Brunch Reservations, Seating, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar, Table Service, Serves Alcohol [email protected] +1 601-445-5151 http://www.stantonhall.com/carriage-house.php
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4 based on 403 reviews

Carriage House Restaurant

Reviewed By Taylor B

You can't beat having a tour of historic Stanton Hall with all of its elegant antebellum trappings, then enjoying lunch featuring chef Beth Blackmon's old-fashioned southern cooking. Located at 401 High Street in Natchez, Mississippi, Stanton Hall's Carriage House Restaurant is open from 11 to 2 Wednesday through Sunday. It truly is a fine dining experience, unlike any lunch you've ever had. My wife and I started with tomato bisque, fried pork skins with pimento cheese and shrimp remoulade consisting of romaine lettuce, fried pickled green tomatoes and deviled eggs. For entrees, we chose southern fried chicken with mashed potatoes and vegetables and grilled top sirloin with hand-cut fries, house-made steak sauce and green beans with bacon. For dessert, we shared warm pecan cobbler with praline ice cream and a root beer float with vanilla ice cream. Afterward, tourists are encouraged to walk down the hall to the excellent gift shop filled with antiques.

5. cotton alley cafe

208 Main St, Natchez, MS 39120-3460 American, Cajun & Creole, Contemporary Lunch, Dinner, Late Night Parking Available, Television, Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, A [email protected] +1 601-442-7452 http://cottonalleycafe.com
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4 based on 948 reviews

cotton alley cafe

Cotton Alley Café provides appetizers, soups, salads, sandwiches, steaks and desserts to the Natchez, MS area.

Reviewed By alabamacoles

Friends and I had lunch at Cotton Alley on our recent visit to Natchez for the Fall Pilgrimage. The salads were excellent with the house garlic creamy vinaigrette dressing. Also had the grilled chicken breast with sautéed vegetables. The veggies were very tasty, but the chicken was a bit overcooked and a little tough. The plates passing by us looked great. The desserts are made in-house and looked super good...too full to eat dessert tho.

4. The Camp Restaurant

21 Silver St, Natchez, MS 39120-3453 American, Bar, Pub Lunch, Dinner, Drinks Full Bar, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service +1 601-897-0466 http://www.thecamprestaurant.com
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4 based on 544 reviews

The Camp Restaurant

Reviewed By E1273UKdavidm

Nice choice for lunch with friends from New York on a very busy Friday during heavy vacation season. Location was very nice, menu was very good and service was outstanding. Food was very good especially the fish in the basket, the BLT ‘s and the Cheeseburgers. Will definitely go back and highly recommend to others.

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3. King's Tavern

613 Jefferson St, Natchez, MS 39120-3319 American, Bar, Pub Lunch, Dinner Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Television, Full Bar, Takeout, Seating, Parking Available, Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Accepts Credit Ca +1 601-446-5003 http://www.kingstavernnatchez.com
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4 based on 520 reviews

King's Tavern

Historic King's Tavern circa 1789 as seen on Ghost Adventurers and Travel Channel. Wood fired oven with steak, fresh fish and pizza's. Craft Cocktails - some of the best in the country. Also tour the Charboneau Rum Distillery next door. Ourdoor dining

Reviewed By alabamacoles

The food and beverages were delightful! Dined on tasty flatbreads...a muffuletta one and a brisket. Both delicious. Also had the chicken pot pie that was great! Washed it down with a very refreshing Spring Fling made with the Charboneau Rum distilled next door. A wonderful choice on many levels...good friendly service, great food and drink, and a super old tavern to enjoy it in!!

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2. Restaurant 1818

1358 John a Quitman Blvd Monmouth Historic Inn, Natchez, MS 39120-5077 American, Cajun & Creole Dinner, Drinks Outdoor Seating, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi, Reservations, Seating, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, Whee [email protected] +1 601-442-5852 http://www.monmouthhistoricinn.com/restaurant-1818.html
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4 based on 331 reviews

Restaurant 1818

At Restaurant 1818 you will dine in what was originally the Men's and Ladies' Parlors of the Main House. These two parlors are adorned with period crystal gasoliers. These impressive reproduction chandeliers and wall sconces were custom made for Monmouth

Reviewed By Taylor B

If you are visiting Natchez, Mississippi, whether you are staying overnight at Monmouth Mansion Inn and Gardens or not, you have to make reservations to dine at Monmouth's charming and traditional Restaurant 1818. It is antebellum dining in the original men's and ladies' parlors in one of the South's grandest houses, adorned with authentic period crystal gasoliers. It is a page out of Gone With The Wind, an evening with Rhett Butler and Scarlett O'Hara. Open from 5:30 to 8:30 Tuesday through Sunday, Restaurant 1818 is intimate and elegant with impeccable service and exceptional cuisine. My wife and I started with Gulf shrimp cocktail, chicken and sausage gumbo and Caesar salad with grilled chicken. For an entree, my wife had Gulf grouper with tomato butter sauce. I had a grilled bone-in pork chop with mashed potatoes and sauteed green beans. For dessert, we shared a slice of Bourbon pecan pie with chocolate ganache and a plate of white chocolate bread pudding with Bourbon praline sauce. Rhett and Scarlett never ate so well.

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1. Regina's Rind & Vine Wine

312 Main St walk through Regina's Kitchen Cooking School to Regina's Rind & Vine, Natchez, MS 39120-3462 Wine Bar, French, American Dinner, Late Night, Drinks Reservations, Seating, Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service [email protected] +1 769-355-2165 http://www.reginaskitchen.com
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5 based on 41 reviews

Regina's Rind & Vine Wine

Chef Regina Charboneau's latest concept- Regina's Kitchen (and Rind & Vine) is a very popular Bar & Restaurant (access through her cooking school) Regina's Kitchen at 312 Main Street in Natchez. You will feel like you have entered Paris when you come visi

Reviewed By veroniquee408

After reading all the rave reviews about Regina's Rind & Vine (so far I see 36 reviews, all 5 star ratings), I am almost embarrassed to post this one. However, I feel that I should be totally honest about my experience and as a seasoned professional, I am sure Regina is open to constructive criticism… I have a feeling she is still trying to find her niche for this place and it's a work in progress... So here it goes.The venue is very nice with a touch of class, but not over the top, soft lighting, unobtrusive music that allows conversation, friendly wait staff. We were there on a Thursday night and there was no one at the piano, I am not sure what days they are playing, nothing was indicated on the website, menu or anywhere that we could see. We were however disappointed with the food. I had ordered a plate of roasted vegetables with aioli, the plate came out with room temperature roasted broccolini, cauliflower and roasted potatoes. The aioli was okay, but the vegetables would have tasted better warm... My husband had a salad with artichokes that was quite ordinary, and he thought the mustard vinaigrette lacked in taste, it was very bland. The waitress came by as I was still eating my cold vegetables and asked if she could bring out our next dish. My response was "no, please give me a minute". Next thing I knew,10 seconds later she came out of the kitchen with Regina carrying our second plates... I still had vegetables on my plate but since our table was too small, my first plate was removed to make place for my second one.This left me a bit stunned, but I moved on to the next dish, which was a salad with lardons and a poached egg. I didn't understand what the urgency was to bring it out of the kitchen so fast, as the entire salad was cold, from the poached egg to the bacon to the toasted bread slices... it could have waited in the kitchen until I had finished my first plate... On the positive side, the poached egg was perfectly cooked, even though it was cold.My husband's second plate was a "croque forestier" which should have been a warm sandwich but instead came out cold as well...The breadbasket that came with our meal was stale and sub-par bread. If Regina is famous for her biscuits, why not offer some biscuits instead of this mediocre bread?The wine selection was adequate and for people wanting to try different wines the "flights" option seems interesting although a bit pricey considering that a flight is 3 times 3 ounces.I am also confused as some prior reviews mention dishes that are not even on the menu (gumbo? Crawfish pot pies?), not sure if these were daily specials or if the menu has changed? There was no daily special offered to us.Another oddity is that we saw an entire table being served lobster tails, which was nowhere on the menu or posted anywhere and wasn't offered to us. What is the deal? Can you request a specific menu in advance? If yes, that should be explained...It seems to me that Regina hasn't found her groove yet, and I don't know what the answer is for a city like Natchez... She might be better off sticking to a wine bar scene with, cheese and charcuterie boards and small tapas style plates. Or if she wants to broaden the menu to a French bistro style, she needs to up her game a little. We have eaten several times at the King's Tavern that she also owns and have always been pleased with the food there, so we know she can do better than this.Apologies for my long review if you read it in its entirety! Just trying to offer constructive criticism and give my honest opinion...Thank you for both the constructive criticism and know that I always appreciate an honest opinion. Not making excuses- but more of an explanation of a night that was not typical. As you noted all of our reviews have been highly rated.I was training a new cook that evening and earlier in the day a dear friend dropped off 4 live lobsters that his daughter had sent to him and his wife for their 55th wedding anniversary. He asked me to cook them for them. It was an isolated dinner, however I can see how that would be confusing to other diners. The wine bar menu is designed to be simple and I did not want to compete with other restaurants. I always try to create something that is not in Natchez. I have just added my braised beef rib and shrimp in smoked tomato cream both served over rosemary grits. Biscuits may be a good idea with those two dishes. With a new cook, there were timing issues that night for sure. The Croque Forrestier is cooked to order and is suppose to be warm. I think the temperature issues were off due to timing. I know you have been a good customer at King's Tavern and I hope you will try Regina's again.Warm Wishes- Regina

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