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May We Have This DANCE? Your NCAA Tourney Weekend Guide

March Madness has arrived in Mississippi’s College Town, and Starkville is proud to serve as one of the host sites for the 2016 NCAA Women’s Basketball Tournament. Bulldog fans and our friends from UT Chattanooga, Michigan State, and Belmont can look forward to great action on the court beginning on Friday at 11:00 a.m. No matter which team you’re cheering, basketball fans can all get behind great weekend shopping and dining, and our Starkville shops and restaurants are ready to roll out the championship carpet for tourney visitors!

Your guide for tourney weekend is here with game times, dining recommendations and special shopping hours at some of our favorite boutiques in a special March Madness edition of our popular Bulldog Brunch & Browse Sunday shopping event. Keep reading for all the details…







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Looking to savor the unique tastes of Starkville in some truly local fare? Check out our 20 top-seeded choices…






Join us for special shopping hours on Sunday from 10 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. prior to the 2nd round tournament final at these great shops Downtown and Around Town…

Gypster Veil
103 East Lampkin Street

It’s a Date!
122 East Main Street, Starkville, MS 39759

115 East Main Street, Starkville, MS 39759

Reeds of Starkville
302 University Drive, Starkville, MS 39759

Southern Chalk Studio
108 North Lafayette Street, Starkville, MS 39759

R. Tabb & Co.
210 East Main Street, Starkville, MS 39759

The Belle & Beau
220 East Main Street, Starkville, MS 39759

42nd and Fifth
100 Russell Street, Suite 18, Starkville, MS 39759

Merle Norman Luna Bella
500 Russell Street, Starkville, MS 39759

CoBo’s Boutique
87 Cotton Mill Drive, Suite 6, Starkville, MS 39759

Maroon & Co.
87 Cotton Mill Drive, Suite 4, Starkville, MS 39759

Campus Book Mart
318 East Lee Boulevard, Starkville, MS 39759

Liza Tye & Company
511 Academy Road, Starkville, MS 39759


Before the 2nd round final, don’t miss your chance for some delicious brunch specialties at these Starkville restaurant favorites…

929 Coffee Bar
9 a.m. – 6 p.m.
106 East Main Street, Starkville, MS 39759
Savory house made quiche, breakfast casseroles, sweet breakfast options, coffee
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Central Station Grill
10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
200 South Montgomery Street, Starkville, MS 39759
Daily chef specials, Bloody Mary bar, $2 Mimosas and screwdrivers
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Commodore Bob’s Yacht Club
11 a.m. – 2 p.m.
102 Rue du Grand Fromage, Starkville, MS 39759
Benedicts, boissons, build your own omelettes, and fine dispositions
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Dawg House Sports Grill
11:00 a.m. – until
217 East Main Street, Starkville, MS 39759
Chicken and waffle special all day, plus full lunch menu
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Fresh Food Company at Mississippi State
10:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
710 Bully Boulevard, Mississippi State, MS 39759
All you care to eat buffet with food stations offering an eclectic blend of national and international cuisines
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Little Dooey
10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
100 Fellowship Street, Starkville, MS 39759
Breakfast items featuring smoked BBQ meats, and full lunch menu featuring pork, chicken, turkey, Mississippi catfish, shrimp, and oysters
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Restaurant Tyler
10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
100 East Main Street, Starkville, MS 39759
Local food favorites featuring chicken and waffles, eggs benedict, and blue plate menu
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Shipley Do-Nuts
418 Highway 12 East, Starkville, MS 39759
Over 60 varieties of old fashioned donuts, fresh lemonade, and coffee.
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Starkville Cafe
6 a.m. – 2 p.m.
211 East Main Street, Starkville, MS 39759
Classic diner offering breakfast sandwiches, omelets, pancakes, waffles, and blue plate lunch
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10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
208 Lincoln Green, Starkville, MS 39759
House made quiche, waffles, omelets, blue plates, and chicken and dumplins
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