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 Drive, 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.

3009 North State Street, 769.216.3167
“Barrelhouse is a uniquely Southern take on the modern Gastropub. Located in the heart of Jackson’s historic Fondren district, Barrelhouse welcomes you with its unique menu and wonderful cocktails.” 

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.

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.

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.

Parlor Market
115 West Capitol Street, 601.360.0090
“The restaurant is housed in an 1898 building on Capitol Street that once served as a grocery store called Parlor Market. The store specialized in local produce and cured meats. Today, our focus on locally-grown product, including strong support for local farmers’ markets and curing our own charcuterie, harkens back to this history.” 

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.

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. 

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.

Whole Foods Market
4500 Interstate 55 North, Suite 99 (exit 100), 601.608.0405
Each store has something unique—so depending on yours, you might find grab-and-go meals like sandwiches and salads, heat-and-eat dinners like pizzas and casseroles…or even takeout counters. And don’t forget our delicious salad bars and hot bars!”

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