The MISSISSIPPI LIST is the “Bucket List for the Year” for Mississippi food and culture highlighting 201 of the best places to eat, stay and play in the state of Mississippi, launched in honor of Mississippi’s Bicentennial anniversary year in partnership with Visit Mississippi.
Our list was curated by our expert concierge team – the creators of Eat JacksonEat MS Coast and Eat Y’all – after receiving hundreds of reader survey responses sharing their favorite places to eat, stay and play across the state. It’s a list made by locals that highlights the very best of our state – right now.
Explore Mississippi’s flavor, soul and heritage as you navigate this web site and discover new adventures in each region of the state’s five regions. You’ll find flavors to suit every budget and taste from dives to fine dining and legacy restaurants to brand new names making a significant splash on our restaurant scene. From fresh seafood to farm fresh fare and pig ear sandwiches to Mississippi mud pie and award-winning celebrity chefs to Blues joint barbecue, our list won’t leave you hungry. To truly know Mississippi is to eat here.
To burn off you calories, we’ve compiled the best activities ranging from outdoor excursions to nightlife and from the beauty of art to the excitement of waterfront casino gambling.
The Blues plays the melody of our story, and will lull you to sleep at our interesting variety of must-stay lodging options, also included on the list – ranging from rural lodges to world class casinos.
Each of our recommendations comes with more information shown here on the site including address and how to contact the business for more information or to book a visit. You’ll also enjoy our in-depth reviews of featured listings on our blog where more photos and recommended menu items or other must-do’s are included along with other behind-the-scenes insights like chef interviews and scenes from our own adventures.