Local Dining

In addition to the restaurants listed below, numerous food options are located in the Fondren neighborhood, on State Street, High Street, and Lakeland Drive.

Aladdin Mediterranean
730 Lakeland, 601.366.6033
Aladdin Mediterranean Grill, is a distinctly charismatic and casual elegant dining destination. For a taste of the Mediterranean, head to this small but kitschy restaurant and see what the fuss is all about. This restaurant brings together delicious authentic dishes, made from scratch, and a fusion of culture and cuisine that is a feast for your eyes, as well as your palate.

Babalu Tapas & Tacos
622 Duling Avenue, 601.366.5757
The menu is Cuban-inspired with fresh flavors that support our local distributors; this includes their signature guacamole, made table-side.

Basil's
2906 N. State St, 601.982.2100
Reasonable pricing for excellent food! They serve Italian food, salads, seafood, and more! Do not forget to get a cup of their famous tomato soup and end the night with their homemade desserts.

BRAVO! Italian Restaurant & Bar
I-55 N. & Northside Drive, Highland Village Shopping Center, 601.982.8111 
Traditional regional Italian cuisine mixed with the flavors & cooking techniques of the new world. Popular cocktail lounge. BRAVO! has been consistently voted one of Jackson's best restaurants and has received the Wine Spectator Award of Excellence every year since 1997. Brunch served Sat. & Sun. from 11:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Broad Street Baking Company & Café
I-55 N., Banner Hall, 601.362.2900 
Breakfast, lunch & dinner, seven days a week. Artisan breads, European pastries, gourmet sandwiches, creative salads, quiche, soups, pasta, and pizzas. Self-service; affordable prices.

La Cazuela
1401 E. Fortification St., 601.353.3014 
Mexican dishes, margaritas, and more. Open seven days a week for lunch and dinner.

Char
4500 I-55 North, Highland Village Shopping Center, 601.956.9562 
Upscale restaurant serving delicious steaks, chops, and seafood. Jazz brunch is offered on Sundays.

Deep South Pops
1800 North State Street, 601.398.2174
Popsicles, coffee, and more just across the street. Open every day from 6:00am-9:00pm. 

Drago's
1005 East County Line Road, 601.957.1515

The Elite
141 East Capitol Street, 601.352.5606 
Homestyle cooking; standard dinner fare includes fresh fish, Greek favorites, and Mexican dishes.

Keifer's
Poplar Boulevard, 601.355.6825
Greek cuisine in a charming casual setting. Gyros, wrap sandwiches, salads, plus traditional Greek fare.

Mayflower Restaurant
123 West Capitol Street, 601.355.4122 
Fresh seafood, steaks, and pasta dishes; bring your own bottle of wine. Oldest family restaurant in Jackson.

Pizza Shack
925 E. Fortification St.
Between Kat's Wine Cellar and Fenian's Irish Pub, 601.352.2001 
Choose one of the specialty pizzas or build your own. Other options include salads, deli sandwiches, and subs. Italian sodas and imported and domestic beers are also available.

Rooster's
2906 N. State St., 601.982.2001
Diner in Fondren that has great burgers, fries, fried chicken, and more! Bring an appetite!

Sal & Mookie's New York Pizza & Ice Cream Joint
565 Taylor St., 601.368.1919 
Opened in spring 2007, this family-friendly New York-style pizzeria serves pizza by-the-slice during lunch and features a full bar and "scoop shop" with gourmet but inexpensive ice cream. An open kitchen with ledge and handles lets kids watch the pizza-making process! Jackson's newest hangout for the whole family.

Saltine Oyster Bar
622 Duling Avenue, 601.982.2899
Open for lunch and dinner Monday-Saturday and for brunch on Sunday. Voted one of the South's "Best New Restaurants" by Southern Living, this oyster bar brings a taste of oyster culture to our city. 

Seafood R'evolution
1000 Highland Colony Parkway, 601.853.3474

Surin of Thailand
3000 Old Canton Road, Ste 105, 601.981.8017
The experience of authentic Thai cuisine is coupled with a full sushi bar and a knowledgeable and professional wait staff. Many of our Chefs are trained by professional Sushi Chefs from Japan and find an easy transition from our fresh, select, and “made to order” Thai Cuisine to our fresh, select, and “made to order” Sushi and Sashimi.

Thai House
2665 I-55 South, 601.373.8154 
Jackson's only Thai restaurant serving delicious specialties including pad thai, curries, paprika shrimp, pom kha, and cashew chicken. The new, central location features traditional woodwork furniture and beautiful artwork. Speciality and Asian beers. Bring your own wine.

Tico's Steak House
1536 E County Line Road, 601.956.1030
This restaurant has been serving mouthwatering steaks and varied seafood for the past two decades. Tico's provides a get-away-from-it-all feel as you walk in the doors. Relax at the full bar and enjoy.

Walker's Drive-In
3016 North State St., 601.982.2633 
One of Jackson's coolest dining locations, this vintage 1950s diner serves eclectic new Southern cuisine. Menus change seasonally, but the Redfish Anna with lump crab meat is a popular staple. Large wine list.