Where to Eat in Greenville: The Best Restaurants and Bars

April 14, 2018 Claudia Navarrete

Greenville is a city in, and the county seat of, Washington County, Mississippi, United States. The population was 34,400 at the 2010 census. It is located in the area of historic cotton plantations and culture known as the Mississippi Delta.
Things to do in Greenville

1. Doe's Eat Place

502 Nelson St, Greenville, MS 38701-2937 Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol American, Steakhouse Dinner, Late Night +1 662-334-3315
Excellent
55%
Good
21%
Satisfactory
9%
Poor
9%
Terrible
6%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 287 reviews

Doe's Eat Place

Reviewed By Paula E - Aberdeen, United Kingdom

I've have the privilege of eating here about once a year for a long time. My aunt and uncle are regulars, so they take me every time I visit. The limited menu allows them to do everything to perfection. Tonight was the best meal I've ever had at Doe's. We had tamales and fried shrimp appetizers, both were fantastic. Our steaks were tender on the inside, and crispy on the outside, perfectly seasoned. Tonight the fries were mostly crisp, which I love. Their salad is one of my favorite things in this restaurant. My mouth starts to water soon as I walk through the kitchen and see the giant salad bowl full of goodness about to be tossed. This is the kind of place John Grisham writes about. It should be on the bucket list of every foodie on the plante.

2. Shipley Do-Nuts

1401 Highway 1 S, Greenville, MS 38701-7141 Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible, Seating American Breakfast +1 662-378-2603
Excellent
68%
Good
24%
Satisfactory
6%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 62 reviews

Shipley Do-Nuts

Reviewed By Terry T - Nashville, Tennessee

Stopped by with friend's for a mid morning treat. Great selection and fast service. The doughnuts were fresh and really really good. Definitely a treat when you are in Greenville and get a sweettooth.

3. Scoop Ice Cream and Grille

800 Highway 1 N, Greenville, MS 38703-2763 Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible American Lunch
Excellent
61%
Good
29%
Satisfactory
7%
Poor
0%
Terrible
3%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 27 reviews

Scoop Ice Cream and Grille

Reviewed By Walley M - Greenville, Mississippi, United States

What makes a good experience in a restaurant? Good food? This place has that. Atmosphere? This place has that. Price reasonable? This place has that. Good staff? Seems to have that too. But timing? Not so much. Good start, with the 4 of us ordering some fired pickles. Waitress turned in order and came back for drink order. Moving along got the crunchy pickles (good) and chit chatted while we waited on our orders. 3 catfish platters, with salads, and me with a Chili Slaw Hamburger. Knocked out the pickles and here comes the salads. Perfect timing....Not...because here come the catfish also. Now what to do? Eat the salad and let the catfish get cold? Or go ahead and start on the catfish while its hot? You DONT serve the salad then immediately serve the main course!!! No timing. So only average review...need to work on that.

4. Sherman's Restaurant

1400 S Main St, Greenville, MS 38701-7026 Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Television American, Steakhouse, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options Dinner, Lunch SGD 10 - SGD 33 +1 662-332-6924
Excellent
50%
Good
36%
Satisfactory
9%
Poor
2%
Terrible
3%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 111 reviews

Sherman's Restaurant

Locally Owned Neighborhood Restaurant Serving The Mississippi Delta Since 1947.

Reviewed By Walley M - Greenville, Mississippi, United States

Had a great dinner a week ago with friends, decided to get me some catfish takeout. Knowing full well I couldnt eat it all (3 big fillets) and I would have some COLD CATFISH to enjoy at a later time. I wanted to take a picture of the salad (house italian), but I was so hungry all I got was the empty container. The other picture of the to-go fillets I waited just a little. And for desert I saved the roll, put some of that honey butter they give you and felt like a full pig ready for a nap.

5. Hot Tamale Heaven

1640 Highway 82 E, Greenville, MS 38703-6018 Takeout, Outdoor Seating Lunch, Dinner +1 662-378-2240
Excellent
64%
Good
22%
Satisfactory
9%
Poor
4%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 66 reviews

Hot Tamale Heaven

Reviewed By Valerie J

The tamales were not what was expected, but they were good. You can purchase chips, sodas, chili, fried tamales, and other small items. There is seating outside. The staff was friendly and Hot Tamale Heaven is open during the daytime.

6. Shotgun House BBQ

223 Central St, Greenville, MS 38701-4084 Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible American, Barbecue Lunch, Dinner +1 662-334-9685
Excellent
59%
Good
31%
Satisfactory
7%
Poor
0%
Terrible
3%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 54 reviews

Shotgun House BBQ

Reviewed By Nichole B

We ordered a little bit of everything including dessert and everything was absolutely delicious!! The service was great and the atmosphere was so relaxing! Definitely our new place to eat!

7. Gino's Hamburgers

128 W Reed Rd, Greenville, MS 38701-6957 Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Highchairs Available American, Fast Food Lunch, Dinner +1 662-378-9655
Excellent
32%
Good
48%
Satisfactory
16%
Poor
3%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 55 reviews

Gino's Hamburgers

Reviewed By FrasierC - Germantown, TN

There's not that much in Greenville, but this place was well done and would work anywhere. Pleasant employees, a solid burger and really good fries. Nothing special, just the kind of reliable, good place you want to return to if you live in the area.

8. Downtown Grille

525 Washington Ave, Greenville, MS 38701-3619 Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Reservations American, Cajun & Creole, Bar, Pub, Steakhouse, Wine Bar, Vegetarian Friendly Lunch, Dinner SGD 24 - SGD 52 +1 662-702-5161
Excellent
70%
Good
25%
Satisfactory
5%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 20 reviews

Downtown Grille

Reviewed By amars662

I wanted to like this place, but unfortunately that was not the case. Downtown Grille serves Louisiana type fare. However, I live in New Orleans (but Greenville is home) and the food did not meet the mark. I ordered the crawfish Mac & cheese and it was terrible. I had to add salt and pepper to add additional flavor to the cheese sauce. The crawfish were plenty, but their flavor was no-existent. It was gross. I also ordered the hot tamale boudin bites. They were pretty good, but something weird was in one of them and that was a turnoff. I also ordered 2 drinks. They were good, but the bartender went heavy on the ice. I requested light ice on the 2nd and still received a glass full of ice. The other individual ordered the potato crusted salmon. The salmon had no flavor and the cheese grits were basic. I could have made better at home. Overall, I spent $100 for 2 people to eat and there wasn't nothing fantastic about this meal. I won't be returning.

9. Posecai's

1443 Trailwood Drive, Greenville, MS 38701 Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol American Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch +1 662-378-3688
Excellent
53%
Good
24%
Satisfactory
11%
Poor
11%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 53 reviews

Posecai's

Reviewed By Charlene C

The ambiance here is great! You can sit in the bar area and watch tv, or have a more intimate experience in one of the rooms. The menu has something for everyone..sushi, steaks, Italian, seafood, and Delta favorites like fried catfish. Great for entertaining company, date nights, parties..or just a casual evening.

10. South Main Market & Deli

1697 S Main St, Greenville, MS 38701-7326 Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible Delicatessen, Cafe, Soups Lunch, Brunch, Dinner +1 662-332-7297
Excellent
86%
Good
14%
Satisfactory
0%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

5 based on 14 reviews

South Main Market & Deli

Reviewed By fastcheapandeasy2014 - Lufkin, Texas

We were traveling back to Texas from Memphis, TN and decided to take a detour through the Mississippi Delta region...and hit Greenville around lunch time. Sure glad we stopped!
My wife got the Johnny Boy sandwich (pastrami) and I got the Chunk o' Cheese (BLT with pimiento cheese)...both sandwiches were SUPERB, and we split a cup of vegetable beef soup. We could hardly finish it all off! The flavor of our sandwiches was great...and I'd heard that cooks in the MS Delta could really make fabulous pimiento cheese (known as "Delta Caviar"), and this place really gets it right all the way around!
Great service, clean, bright surroundings, easy parking (but parking lot is full at lunchtime, so go early or wait until after 1:00pm), and a nice gift shop inside the place where you can find items to take home to family & friends...like jellies & preserves, pickles, Durkee's Sauce (hard to find out of the Deep South), and a great Tomato Dip Mix (made in Indianola, MS) which was a big hit at home!
Prices are not too out of line, but we certainly felt we got our money's worth on the great food...don't mind paying a bit more for tasty entrees! Next time we come through Greenville, this is a MUST STOP for us!!

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