Florence Food Guide: 10 Must-Eat Restaurants & Street Food Stalls in Florence

April 15, 2018 Ying Subia

Florence is a town in Rankin County, Mississippi. As of the 2010 census, the town population was 4,141. It is part of the Jackson Metropolitan Statistical Area.

1. Berry's Seafood Restaurant

2942 Highway 49 S, Florence, MS 39073-9408 Parking Available, Television, Takeout, Buffet, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible American, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly Lunch, Dinner SGD 12 - SGD 39 +1 601-845-7562
Excellent
61%
Good
26%
Satisfactory
7%
Poor
3%
Terrible
3%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 200 reviews

Berry's Seafood Restaurant

Reviewed By Wheeler67 - Tupelo, Mississippi

This is a great place to eat some excellent country cooking seafood and other favorite dishes and deserts!
It is all you can eat for a moderate price! Boiled and fried shrimp, fried catfish and porkchops, pulled pork Bbq and all the sides.
If an openly Christian atmosphere is offensive to you, eat somewhere else!
Your loss!
Look for the very large cross by the side of Hwy 49 and you have found the place!

2. Frisco Deli

1227 Phillips Ln, Pearl, MS 39208-5746 Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible American, Delicatessen Lunch, Dinner +1 601-932-6301
Excellent
66%
Good
27%
Satisfactory
5%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 157 reviews

Frisco Deli

Reviewed By heartimes - Central Mississippi

The first time I went here, I had the catfish plate. It was quite good, but I sampled my husband's rib plate, and there's been no looking back--it's been the rib plate for me ever since. In all fairness, there are any number of other things you can choose from, but I think they serve the best ribs in the metro area.

You can use the drive through or place your order inside at the counter. You are speedily served with your meal in a styrofoam container. It's very casual, obviously, and there are tables inside or you can sit outside. I've never been here when they weren't doing a very brisk business both inside and with the drive through, but you will get your order quickly.

Unless your idea of going out to eat is a place with soft background music and white tablecloths, you should check out the Frisco Deli without delay.

3. Donna's #6 Produce

3875 Highway 49 S, Florence, MS 39073-8048 Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Excellent
77%
Good
13%
Satisfactory
10%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 38 reviews

Donna's #6 Produce

It's mostly a produce/garden/souvenir stop, except that they have a dozen flavors or so of homemade ice cream (made specifically for sale there by Donna's husband), as well as fresh homemade fudge. It's a GREAT ice cream stop on South 49.

Reviewed By mattrickie - Sydney, Australia

My Australian family and I were traveling along when we spotted Donna's and the myriad of ornaments scattered around the store for sale. So we pulled in and looked around and it was great to see such a great selection of fresh fruit and vegetables. The store inside was full of some great homemade sauces and jams and I was happy to walk away with a few jars of sauce and relish.
The services was warm and friendly and the homemade fudge looked delicious.

A must to stop at, take a break and take in some great gifts and food.

4. Berry's Seafood and Catfish House

1616 Highway 49 S, Magee, MS 39073-9431 Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Discover, Takeout, Seating, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts Credit Cards American, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly Lunch, Dinner +1 601-849-9313
Excellent
62%
Good
19%
Satisfactory
15%
Poor
2%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 102 reviews

Berry's Seafood and Catfish House

No website. This is one of, I believe, two locations in MS. One of the best seafood buffets I've ever been to. High quality selections. Great service. I would highly recommend it. Family friendly.

Reviewed By Tictac711 - Fort Gibson, Oklahoma

Thought we'd try for lunch. The fried chicken was good, the shrimp and catfish I'd pass on, it wasn't good. The dessert bar was decent. Maybe it wasn't our thing after having fresh seafood for the past week.

5. The Donut Shop Cafe

193 Linda Jo Dr, Richland, MS 39218-9224 Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible Cafe Breakfast, Brunch
Excellent
75%
Good
20%
Satisfactory
5%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 20 reviews

The Donut Shop Cafe

Reviewed By usm2003 - Richland, Mississippi

Their breakfast here is the best. You can get the go to (donuts), which are awesome, but I normally get either the sausage biscuits or the croissant breakfast sandwich. They are always hot, prepared fresh, and taste wonderful. Best breakfast place in Richland, honestly.

6. Tom's Fried Pies

827 Highway 49 S, Richland, MS 39218-9408 Wheelchair Accessible, Seating Lunch, Dinner, Brunch +1 769-257-7351
Excellent
94%
Good
6%
Satisfactory
0%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

5 based on 15 reviews

Tom's Fried Pies

Reviewed By Angie S - Ridgeland, Mississippi

This place is amazing! They serve both sweat and savory pies with six different types of meat and a dozen sweet choices. We ordered nearly everything on the menu on our first visit and then we discovered that you can mix the fillings. They have a few ready to go in the case but you can also have the pies made to order.

7. Jerry's Catfish House

Hwy 49 S., Florence, MS 39073 Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible American, Seafood Lunch, Dinner +1 601-845-8860
Excellent
65%
Good
21%
Satisfactory
10%
Poor
3%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 101 reviews

Jerry's Catfish House

Reviewed By le_meridional - Tucson, Arizona

As a native of the catfish capitol of the world, and a aficionado of these bottom feeders, which I have had baked, broiled and fried over the course of my nearly 63 years - including those I have hauled up by a line and laid into a red hot skillet full of lard on the banks of a bayou, I know good catfish. I thought I knew Jerry's. But, the last trip to the Florence landmark in its white beehive dome building was just not as good as I had expected it to be after a half dozen trips before. I do not live in Florence. I actually live in Arizona now for work. Work is work but I'd rather be home - eating catfish. But we come here whenever we are visiting the old(er) folks. My mom, one of those older folks lives in Ridgeland and she ate here more recently. But, even she agreed that this last trip was just not up to snuff. I don't know why. I cannot imagine they would change the recipe. Maybe my taste has changed. (When not here, we go to the Cock of the Walk on the Reservoir, which is excellent - really better.) Anyway, this is kind of a fun place. All the sides are great - the best darn fried okra ever - but the fish now seems so-so. Sorry Jerry. If you've done something different to compete with Berry's and its gigantic cross in its front yard - stop it.

8. The Crawfish King

1055 Highway 49 S Ste E, Richland, MS 39218-7517 Seating, Wheelchair Accessible Seafood Lunch, Dinner +1 769-251-0723
Excellent
82%
Good
9%
Satisfactory
9%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 11 reviews

The Crawfish King

Reviewed By Kathy K - Florence, Mississippi

This place is best for carry-out, and every single item we've carried out has been great! Only place I'll buy frozen shrimp--their easy-peel is the freshest- and best-tasting I've found in this area and it's, well, easy to peel. Great prices and quality.

9. El Cabrito Mexican Restaurant

2990 Highway 49 S, Ste I, Florence, MS 39073-9522 Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible Mexican Dinner, Lunch +1 601-845-0347
Excellent
34%
Good
56%
Satisfactory
7%
Poor
3%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 26 reviews

El Cabrito Mexican Restaurant

Reviewed By Capt_Chris_Outside - Gulf Shores, Alabama

Enjoyed a family night out. Ordered a large bowl of Caso cheese dip and ordered chicken Fajitas. The caso bowl was about twice as large as normal plus some. The fajitas had great flavor. Just a hint of something different, but very good. Would definitely eat here again. Everyone left happy and stuffed. Just about everyone had to go boxes as they waddled out the door.

10. McAlister's Deli

1040 Highway 49 S, Ste A, Richland, MS 39218-4451 Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible Delicatessen Lunch, Dinner +1 601-936-4441
Excellent
19%
Good
58%
Satisfactory
14%
Poor
0%
Terrible
9%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 21 reviews

McAlister's Deli

Reviewed By Linda S - Foley, Alabama

I love to eat here. Their food is good, plentiful and easy to please a whole family. This time we had the soup and sandwich combo. The peach ice tea if awesome, if a little sweet. But you can get them to add some unsweetened to tone down the sugar.
This particular restaurant had much more seating than it looked. They were fast and efficient. A very good plus for travelers.

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