Your Guide to Dining in Tupelo, Mississippi

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Tupelo, Mississippi, is famous for being the birthplace of Elvis Presley, but this cultural hub of the Magnolia State is also well known for its delicious food! With more than 160 restaurants serving up Southern charm, there’s something to suit every palate in Tupelo.

Breakfast is the most important meal of the day, and Tupelo doesn’t miss a beat when it comes to starting out your day on the right foot. Butterbean Biscuits & Coffee is known for great biscuits, whether you build your own or try one of their signature creations. With more baked sweets to choose from, you’re sure to leave satisfied.

Strange Brew Coffeehouse serves up Mississippi-roasted coffee and homemade baked foods in a community hub that’s perfect for dates, studying, or just hanging out. The coffeehouse also offers gluten-free, sugar-free, and vegan options.

Serious about brunch? Make sure to visit Fairpark Grill. Featuring classic American cuisine in a unique atmosphere, their Bloody Mary bar is popular during brunch on Saturday and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Try the Chicken & Waffles and Eggs Benedict.

Connie’s Fried Chicken may have “fried chicken” in the name, but we’re all about the blueberry donuts. These legendary pastries have a serious following, and you can’t leave Tupelo without trying one.

Cafe 212 on Main Street is known for its sandwiches and colorful atmosphere. Come for the Blue Suede Grill Sandwich (think bananas and peanut butter) and stay for the locals’ artwork that decorates the walls.

Gas station fried chicken? You bet. King Chicken Fillin’ Station serves smoked, grilled, and fried chicken and sandwiches with a variety of sauces. The signature sandwich, the Mitchwich, features pulled smoked chicken, slaw, two types of barbecue sauce, pickles, bacon, and cheese.

On McCullough Boulevard, you’ll find Queen’s Reward Meadery, Mississippi’s first and only meadery. Guests are welcome to enjoy a drink in the tasting room or pick up a few bottles to take home!

With spring on the horizon, Nautical Whimsey is an excellent option for dinner. With Italian fare and an extensive wine list served on an inviting patio, it’s the perfect choice for those who wish to dine alfresco.

In historic Downtown Tupelo, you’ll find some of the best barbecue in town at Kermit’s Soul Kitchen. The restaurant sources its smoked meats, BBQ brisket burgers, and wings from local farmers and craftspeople.

Also Downtown is Crave, a one-of-a-kind dessert cafe that’s known for its decadent skillet cookies. Wash dessert down with ice-cold milk or one of the shop’s gourmet coffee selections.

PoPsy is a local favorite for handcrafted ice pops, smoothies, açaí bowls, and wraps. No matter the weather, it’s worth a visit!


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