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Live Like a Local: The Best Restaurants around Northeast Mississippi

Farm-to-table dishes, locally sourced ingredients, some of the best pizza you’ll ever have—you might not think Northeast Mississippi is known for its culinary prowess, but we actually have our fair share of award-winning restaurants around the area!

From New Tupelo to Oxford, you’ll find everything from New Orleans-inspired eateries to restaurants that source ingredients from their own vegetable and herb gardens.

Want a little more information on life in the area? Be sure to browse our Living Like a Local page for even more recommendations!

New Albany: Tallahatchie Gourmet

A crawfish boil.

Tallahatchie Gourmet brings a little cajun flavor to the streets of New Albany. Inspired by owner Angele Mueller’s roots in New Orleans, the restaurant specializes in fusing the flavors of both regions.

Just take a look at the menu, and you’ll see the Louisiana flavors all over, from crab beignets to the popular New Orleans-style shrimp po’boy. Looking for a taste of Mississippi? Try the farm-raised catfish or fried chicken sandwich.

Oxford: Ravine

A plate of food.

If you’re looking for a classy night out, make your reservations at Ravine. The restaurant is located in a rustic log chalet just a stone’s throw away from Oxford’s Historic Town Square, and offers two outdoor patio surrounded by scenic woods.

Ravine relies on local ingredients from both farmers and their own gardens to fuel their seasonal menus. Their dishes are known for combining rich, complex flavors to create luxurious dishes. On their menu, you’ll often find dishes like duck breast with sweet and sour cherry sauce, grilled rack of lamb with mint pepper jelly, and, of course, wine.

Tupelo: Kermit’s Outlaw Kitchen

A porkchop and veggies.

Chef and owner of Kermit’s Outlaw Kitchen, Mitchell McCamey, is quite the restauranteur—he also owns the Neon Pig in Tupelo and Oxford, as well as the King Chicken Fillin Station in Belden. The Downtown-Tupelo based Kermit’s is located in a brick building that dates back almost 150 years and features a menu filled with local ingredients.

In fact, the staff at Kermit’s handwrites their lunch menu every day based on what ingredients come in from local farms. Popular dishes on the menu include the burnt end nachos, ribeye & fries, and campfire kebobs. And make sure you save room for their dessert that pays tribute to a Tupelo icon: the Elvis’ coal roasted banana boat!

Oxford: Saint Leo’s

A pizza.

Saint Leo’s chef, Emily Blount, bounced from one coast to another before eventually settling in Oxford. Since the restaurant opened in 2016, it’s garnered fervent local support—and was even named as a James Beard semi-finalist for Best New Restaurant in 2017.

The menu at Saint Leo’s follows the trend of other restaurants, relying on locally sourced ingredients from farmers to create their signature wood-fired pizzas. We recommend trying the classic margherita or the flavor explosion of the Bianca.

Live Like a Local in Northeast Mississippi

Restaurant recommendations are just the beginning of what we have to offer. From scenic parks to pet resources, our Live Like a Local page is your one-stop shop for the highlights of life in Northeast Mississippi.

Take some time to explore the area, and when you’re ready to kick off you home-buying journey here, give my team a call!

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