With an award-winning farmer’s market, some of the best chefs in the Southeast, and more restaurants per capita than any place in Mississippi, Starkville’s culinary culture really is the main course for authentic food like no other. For breakfast, lunch, dinner, and every conversation in between, these iconic Mississippi’s College Town restaurants prove that the best of the New South still happens around the table.
ARTISAN BREADS & SWEETS
Some call it artisanship, with wheat and yeast and dry goods as our canvas. But, in Starkville, we just call it life – where you always have the opportunity to shake the hand that kneaded your bread. From the award-winning farmer’s market that serves as an incubator for some of the state’s most delicious food crafters, to that relentless quest for integrity in ingredients, baking methods and brewing, Starkville’s artisan restaurants bring new meaning to the term, culinary arts. Whether it’s a dark roast, a cinnamon bun or a rosemary boule, in Mississippi’s College Town, the best of the New South still comes fresh from the oven.
PIZZA & ITALIAN
Chicago-style, New York-style… what makes it Starkville is family-style. A diverse culinary community produces an eclectic approach to the traditional Italian pizza pie! Merging unusual flavors, local ingredients, well-loved baking techniques, and ample space for laughter and conversation, Starkville’s independent pizzerias bring new flavor to America’s favorite Italian. Whether it’s a steaming pie and a cold one, a delicious pasta with a nice red, or your basic cheese with a side of giggles, in Mississippi’s College Town, the best of the New South is still served family-style.
STARKVILLE AFTER DARK
Hidden speakeasies, hot sounds, sugarplums, seafood and steaks… Starkville’s culinary culture is the main course for authentic and delicious food and drink, even after dark. From cocktail hour and appetizers to late dinners that give way to midnight snacks, in Mississippi’s College Town, the best of the New South happens right down to the last delectable bite.
MADE IN STARKVILLE
Starkville folks love a good meal, and it shows in our culinary entrepreneurial culture. With more restaurants per capita than any other community in the state and a national industry ranking as the number five town to open a restaurant, it’s no wonder so many Mississippi favorites began right here! From poboys and deli sandwiches to barbecue and American fare, in Mississippi’s College Town, the best of the New South is still home grown.