Where to Eat in Hattiesburg: The Best Restaurants and Bars

April 14, 2018 Natalie Tallman

Known as "Hub City," Hattiesburg is conveniently located at the intersection of six major US highways. More than just a stopover spot, Hattiesburg offers visitors a plethora of attractions and activities. The historic districts of Hattiesburg are some of the most intact neighborhoods in Mississippi. The Mobile Street District preserves the city's African American heritage, and the Hub City, North Main and Oaks Historic Districts feature tree-lined streets and buildings dating back to the 1880s.
Things to do in Hattiesburg

1. Jutamas Thai Restaurant

910 Timothy Ln, Hattiesburg, MS 39401-6349 Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol Asian, Thai, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner +1 601-584-8583
Excellent
76%
Good
18%
Satisfactory
4%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 263 reviews

Jutamas Thai Restaurant

Reviewed By KathyJx - Flowood, MS

Trying to stick to a vegan lifestyle. I had the drunken noodles (recommended by waitress) and they were superb. Very good service and food. I happened to be on business this particular trip and I was able to conduct some online stuff while at the table. This place would be fine for business meeting, groups, families with children. It is an all around great place. I didn't have my children with me but noticed that have a separate kids menu with the typical chicken nuggets, etc.

2. Cotton Blues

6116 US Hwy 98 W, Hattiesburg, MS 39402 Television, Free Wifi, Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover American, Cajun & Creole, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Drinks +1 601-450-0510
Excellent
70%
Good
19%
Satisfactory
7%
Poor
3%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 301 reviews

Cotton Blues

Reviewed By Kwajkid007 - Tuscaloosa, Alabama

Last time here food was fantastic- this trip it was pretty bad. The catfish was cooked in bad oil, not good at all. The others in my group had chicken and ribs.. the chicken was dry, get better at Winn Dixie! The Ribs were the only main course that was done well. So, all in all not a good dining experience and can only hope this was just a one off and not something that will continue.

3. Leo's Cuban Kitchen

6414 US Hwy 98 West, Suite 150, Hattiesburg, MS 39402-7815 Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Accepts Credit Cards Latin, Cuban, Caribbean, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Drinks SGD 7 - SGD 33 +1 601-336-6148
Excellent
79%
Good
16%
Satisfactory
2%
Poor
2%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 173 reviews

Leo's Cuban Kitchen

Come and fall in love with our authentic Cuban Food! We serve the best Cuban Food in the State Side!

Reviewed By Joseph T - Burlington, KY

Stopped in while passing through Hattiesburg and wow what a find! Small restaurant serving outstanding Cuban cuisine. My brother and I both had a Cuban sandwich which was amazing. The pork was tender and the combination of the ham, cheese and pickles was great. My sister in law had the fish and she loved it. This is a must visit when in Hattiesburg.

4. Leatha's Bar-B-Que Inn

6374 U S Highway 98, Hattiesburg, MS 39402-7514 Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible American, Barbecue Lunch, Dinner +1 601-271-6003
Excellent
70%
Good
19%
Satisfactory
8%
Poor
2%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 389 reviews

Leatha's Bar-B-Que Inn

Reviewed By Adrian D

Several new family members were able to attend the event and they had heard all the great things about the food and the great staff of at Leatha's and were excited to have the opportunity to see what everyone else was saying about the restaurant. It goes without saying that they were not disappointed and were very pleased with the experience.

5. Crescent City Grill

3810 Hardy St, Hattiesburg, MS 39402-1539 Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar American, Bar, Seafood, Cajun & Creole, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night +1 601-264-0657
Excellent
64%
Good
26%
Satisfactory
7%
Poor
2%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 647 reviews

Crescent City Grill

Reviewed By WyoMoe - Roy, Utah

This was an awesome place to eat 2 years ago. The Ettoufee was incredible back then. Now it tastes (and looks) like it came out of a can. The Fried Shrimp were okay but not for the price. The Stuffed Mushrooms I’m pretty sure we’re frozen but the Roumalaude was excellent.

6. Georgia Blue

4404 Hardy St, Hattiesburg, MS 39402-1371 Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi American, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner, Brunch +1 601-620-4248
Excellent
58%
Good
31%
Satisfactory
7%
Poor
3%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 201 reviews

Georgia Blue

Reviewed By db_dot - Pascagoula, Mississippi

This is a obviously preferred beer joint. It's menu is okay, but appears to be an after-thought after beer offerings and taps abounding throughout. At least at the Hattiesburg location, do NOT get any seafood offerings. The Hodge-Podge sandwich I got today consisted of overcooked, rubbery shrimp and, I mean, coalified fried oysters (as in coal black and as tasteless).

7. Mugshots

204 N 40th Ave, Between Lundy & Montague, Hattiesburg, MS 39401-6607 Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi American, Bar, Pub Lunch, Dinner, Late Night +1 601-271-2299
Excellent
54%
Good
34%
Satisfactory
7%
Poor
3%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 277 reviews

Mugshots

Reviewed By barnsleyjohn - St Petersburg, Russia

If this place dry does the "best burgers in Hattiesburg", I'm glad I didn't try the worst. Just to be clear, the food isn't dreadful, it's just quite bland. The sweet potato fries were outstanding, but everything else was a bit listless, and the supposed "sourdough" bread was nothing of the sort - just poor quality, mass produced white, which was rather sweet. A bit like commercial briosch, but certainly not sourdough! The service was slow, unsmiling, and not remotely welcoming. If I'd been in the UK, I'd not have bothered leaving a tip in all honesty. The beer selection is good, with local and international offerings including from the local micro brewery, but you might as well just buy some craft ales from the shop and get McDonald's take out. The effect would be the same but you'd spend much less.

8. Ed's Burger Joint

3800 Hardy St, Hattiesburg, MS 39402-1539 Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol American, Bar, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner +1 601-602-2601
Excellent
53%
Good
32%
Satisfactory
13%
Poor
2%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 125 reviews

Ed's Burger Joint

Reviewed By Fiery2015 - McCalla, Alabama

My husband and I ate here for the first time while passing through Hattiesburg. The burgers here are wonderful but they are quite large. We opted to share one to make certain that we would be able to drink one of the shakes. The shake was delicious. I don't remember the name but it had cookies and brownies. Oh so good! If you like burgers and shakes, you must give this place a try!

9. Tabella

3720 Hardy St, Hattiesburg, MS 39402-1550 Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations Italian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner +1 601-255-5488
Excellent
50%
Good
35%
Satisfactory
8%
Poor
5%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 178 reviews

Tabella

Reviewed By AFB21 - Jackson, Mississippi

Tabella is a traditional Italian restaurant in a non-traditional Italian city. Superb quality, quality and taste of all your favorite Italian dishes.

Equally as good is the service. From check in to check out an abundant staff will handle everything for you...and ensure you leave full and happy.

My family and I will be back the next time we are in town.

10. Half Shell Oyster House

6555 Hwy 98 West, Suite A, Hattiesburg, MS 39402 Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar American, Bar, Seafood, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner, Brunch +1 601-296-7901
Excellent
68%
Good
20%
Satisfactory
7%
Poor
2%
Terrible
3%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 159 reviews

Half Shell Oyster House

Reviewed By DFS13 - South Dakota

Ate here 4 times in two weeks while visiting family over Thanksgiving holiday. Seafood and steaks are great, but I go for the raw oysters. Great service and food. Will definitely be back over the Christmas holidays for more oysters on the half shell.

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