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Starkville Earns Over 70 Honors in Mississippi Magazine’s Annual Best of Mississippi Awards

bestofmsMississippi Magazine’s much-anticipated 2016 “Best of Mississippi” reader-voted awards published this week in the magazine’s July/August issue, and we are so proud of the Starkville community for earning a record-breaking 74 honors! Starkville restaurants, retailers, businesses and happenings received 17 “Best of Mississippi” honors  and 57 “M-List” honors. The awards are voted on each year by magazine readers through online balloting and represent a compilation of the best places for “dining out, seeking out and getting out” in Mississippi. This year, Starkville businesses and organizations received more awards than in any previous year.

Congratulations to all the Starkville winners! If you haven’t had a chance to view the July/August issue, take a look at this list of Starkville winners…


Best Appetizer: Harvey’s Broccoli Bites
Best Pizza: Lost Pizza Company
Best Hamburgers: Mugshots
Best New Restaurant: Bulldog Burger Company
Best Barbecue: The Little Dooey
Best Sushi: Umi Japanese Steakhouse & Sushi Bar
Best Sweet Tea: McAlister’s Deli
Best Blue Plate: The Veranda
Best Deli: Newk’s Eatery
Best Breakfast: Starkville Cafe
Best Coffee House: Strange Brew
Best Place to Find Trendy Fashions: Deep South Pout
Best Place to Find Men’s Casual Clothing: Reed’s
Best Place to Find Men’s High End Clothing: George Sherman Clothiers
Best Place to Find Baby Items: Sprout
Best Place for Pet Supplies & Grooming: Shaggy Hound
Best Brunch: Restaurant Tyler


Best Appetizer: Central Station Grill Cheese Sticks
Best Pizza: Stromboli’s
Best Hamburgers: Bulldog Burger Company
Best Fried Chicken: Restaurant Tyler
Best Dessert: Harvey’s Bread Pudding
Best Dessert: Stromboli’s Cookie Dough Bites
Best Barbecue: Petty’s BBQ
Best Sweet Tea: Newk’s
Best Sweet Tea: Oby’s
Best Sweet Tea: Sweet Peppers Deli
Best Catfish: Little Dooey
Best Cornbread: Restaurant Tyler
Best Cornbread: The Veranda
Best Italian: Old Venice
Best Italian: Stromboli’s
Best Blue Plate: Restaurant Tyler
Best Deli: McAlister’s Deli
Best Deli: Sweet Peppers Deli
Best Ethnic Food: Thai Siam
Best Outdoor Dining: Bin 612
Best Fine Dining: Harvey’s
Best Fine Dining: Restaurant Tyler
Best Mexican: Casa Brava
Best Mexican: La Terraza
Best Kid Friendly: Lost Pizza
Best Kid Friendly: Mugshots
Best Kid Friendly: Newk’s Eatery
Best Sweet Shop/Bakery: Holli’s Sweet Tooth
Best Sweet Shop/Bakery: The Biscuit Shop
Best Coffee House: 929
Best Place to Live: Starkville
Best Fair or Festival: Cotton District Arts Festival
Best Farmers Market: Starkville Community Market
Best Hotel & Resort: Hotel Chester
Best Downtown Area: Starkville
Best Furniture Store: Rick’s Furniture
Best Gift Shop: Giggleswick
Best Gift Shop: Occasions
Best Gift Shop: Purple Elephant
Best Floral Shop: Fleur de Lis
Best Floral Shop: Flowers by the Bunch
Best Resale/Consignment: Revolution
Best Place to Find Trendy Fashions: Libby Story
Best Place to Find Trendy Fashions: Style Revel
Best Place to Find High End Women’s Clothing: Reed’s
Best Place to Find Men’s Casual Clothing: Last Man Standing
Best Kitchen Shop: Thyme
Best Place to Find Children’s Apparel: Giggleswick
Best Place to Find Children’s Apparel: Sprout
Best Place to Find Baby Items: Giggleswick
Best Place to Find Shoes & Accessories: Deep South Pout
Best Salon: Tokro’s
Best Day Spa: Vitality Skin & Spa
Best Place for Pet Supplies & Grooming: Starkville’s Pet Store & Grooming Salon
Best Antique Mall: Horsefeathers Mall
Best Brunch: Central Station Grill
Best Brunch: The Veranda