Where to Eat in Tupelo: The Best Restaurants and Bars

April 14, 2018 Darleen Reid

Tupelo, Mississippi, the early home of the King of Rock and Roll, is a city dedicated to the legend of Elvis Presley. Visit the Elvis Birthplace Museum and see the very house where Elvis was born or the church where he first sang gospel. Every year, the town hosts the Elvis Presley Festival, with live music, a parade, and a tribute artist competition. For visitors uninterested in blue suede shoes, the city offers up the Tupelo Automobile Museum, featuring over 100 antique and classic cars.
Things to do in Tupelo

1. Cafe 212

212 W Main St, Tupelo, MS 38804-3918 Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Free Wifi American, Cafe, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Breakfast, Brunch SGD 7 - SGD 13 +1 662-844-6323
Excellent
84%
Good
13%
Satisfactory
2%
Poor
1%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

5 based on 189 reviews

Cafe 212

Locally owned sandwich and coffee shop located in downtown Tupelo. Retro and eclectic atmosphere decorated with artwork from local artist. Free WiFi for customers

Reviewed By camille368 - Tupelo, Mississippi

Great little place and cute patio right on main street. Locally owned and homemade at it's best. It has some of the best lunch in the city with great prices.

2. Blue Canoe

2006 N Gloster St, Tupelo, MS 38804-1024 Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible American, Bar, Pub, Gluten Free Options Dinner, Late Night, Drinks SGD 8 - SGD 18 +1 662-269-2642
Excellent
76%
Good
19%
Satisfactory
3%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 560 reviews

Blue Canoe

Reviewed By Latonya J

Great food, great atmosphere! We were seated promptly and our waitress was very fast and friendly! I will be visiting again.

3. Kermit's Outlaw Kitchen

124 W Main St, Tupelo, MS 38804-3916 Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar American, Delicatessen, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner, Brunch +1 662-620-6622
Excellent
69%
Good
21%
Satisfactory
5%
Poor
4%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 272 reviews

Kermit's Outlaw Kitchen

Reviewed By Chris H - Vernon, Alabama

My wife and I went out on an early Valentine's date and we decided to travel to Tupelo, Mississippi. We enjoy something unique, and we don't typically go to chain restaurants when we go out on special occasions. We are also very favorable to Farm-to-Table restaurants, looking to support the local farmers and community.

We searched and found this place called Kermit's Outlaw Kitchen. It promotes local farm to table ingredients and made from scratch items on the menu. We decided to try it, and we were very impressed.

1. The atmosphere: The restaurant is right on main street. It has a very rustic appeal, and my wife and I really enjoyed it. It is hard to explain, but it was romantic and rustic at the same time. There was a downstairs and an upstairs in the building that housed customers. The kitchen was in plain view downstairs, which would be a unique experience if one was doing a chef's table and was able to communicate and watch the chefs. Some tables were very nice and sit six people, some were composed of a barrel and glass top for two. We enjoyed the decor and the lighting was appropriate for a dinner with your spouse.

2. The service: We were immediately welcomed by the host who was pleasant an engaging. He had our table already prepared, as we had our reservation at 5:30, and we arrived at 5:15. Our waiter was named Jordan, and he was very down to earth and helpful with some questions we had about menu items. He asked if we have ever been here before, and explained what Kermit's Outlaw Kitchen does. He provided recommendations from the menu. We were overall pleased with his service.

3. The food: The food was amazing. We started off with an appetizer called the Char Platter, which contained: pork belly, local and farm cheeses, pickled onions, two different kinds of jams and flatbread with smoked salmon on top. It also had chow-chow on the platter. It was tasty! The jams with the soft cheese was my favorite. My least favorite was probably the harder cheese or the pickled onions. While the onions were good, they packed a lot of heat. The harder cheese was a little salty on its on, and should be eaten with something. The pork belly, was, pork belly. It was great.

For our entree' we got the Butcher picnic. It contained the following: pork chop, half chicken, vegetable medley in aluminum foil, pickles, slaw, and three sauces: chili ranch, chimichurri, one other sauce I didn't catch.

The pork chop was very well cooked, with a melt-in-your-mouth fat cap on the chop and the bone. The chicken was super-moist and had a good crusty skin on the outside with lots of flavor. The slaw was a good typical slaw, and the pickles were good but spicy. The sauces were great, especially the chimichurri. Perhaps the best on my tastings on this plate was the mixed vegetables in the foil. they were delicious! I have a smoking gun at home, and it seems to me after they were roasted they smoked the vegetables in smoke. A great smoked flavor that complimented the meal well! This entree' was a shareable entree' with my wife and int was more than enough for both of us.

For dessert we ordered smores. It was a hand-made graham cracker, with hand made chocolate and a roasted marshmallow. It was a game changer! The graham cracker had a different texture, but in a good way. It was one of the best things we ate all night.

4. Price: The price is average for a farm-to-table restaurant. I don't mind paying a little more for better quality food and vegetables that are locally sourced. With drinks, appetizer, and a huge entree' the bill was around $92.00. Not a place I would consider a family outing, but a great place to take for dates.

5. Overall: The atmosphere was good, the service was great, the food was amazing, and he price was moderate. I recommend if you are in Tupelo, Mississippi that you try this restaurant. It definitely a unique experience! My wife will have date nights here again in the future.

4. Harveys

424 S Gloster St, Tupelo, MS 38801-5526 Takeout, Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar American, Steakhouse, Bar, Grill, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner, Brunch SGD 14 - SGD 39 +1 662-842-6763
Excellent
64%
Good
23%
Satisfactory
10%
Poor
2%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 360 reviews

Harveys

Great food, great service, and a great atmosphere are the three things we offer to ensure you have a GREAT dining experience. Harvey's is a contemporary restaurant with an atmosphere set by old brick, decorative woodwork, and great music. We serve everything from specialty salads and sandwiches to our signature 48 hour marinated ribeyes and famous prime rib.

Reviewed By Point_of_View01945 - Marblehead, Massachusetts

The staff was extremely friendly, helpful and caring. The Broccoli Bits were very different and tasty. However, they forgot our salad and rolls until we asked which was after the entrees were served. We each had prime rib which was extremely fatty and more well done than we had ordered. Got the feeling that the restaurant is usually better than what we experienced.

5. Fairpark Grill

343 E Main St, Tupelo, MS 38804-4025 Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi American, Bar, Cajun & Creole, Grill, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night SGD 14 - SGD 39 +1 662-680-3201
Excellent
59%
Good
28%
Satisfactory
9%
Poor
3%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 447 reviews

Fairpark Grill

Classic Americana cuisine in an unique atmosphere! The Fairpark Grill offers up traditional bar fare, everyone's favorite appetizers, and quintessential seafood and steak dishes. We also feature daily market fresh fish specials. We have a wide variety of brunch choices on Saturday and Sunday until 4PM, complete with a Bloody Mary Bar!! So, GET IN HERE AND EAT!

Reviewed By lucyimhome - Memphis, Tennessee

Comfortable seating and personable service. However, high expectations (from other reviews) were not met in our experience. Yellowfin tuna on Ahi Crunchy Salad was unusually bland. The highly recommended crab cakes were not seasoned and worse, served room temperature. Everything was improved by dipping in the excellent ginger vinaigrette dressing.

6. Neon Pig Cafe

1203 N Gloster St, Tupelo, MS 38804-1222 Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol American, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner 662-269-2533
Excellent
64%
Good
24%
Satisfactory
8%
Poor
2%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 403 reviews

Neon Pig Cafe

I reviewed this restaurant on Yelp and Urban Spoon. I tried to add it to trip advisor the other day, but I didn't hear anything back, and it's not on your site. You can check it out at their Facebook page, Neon Pig Cafe.

Reviewed By aprilcathryn - atlanta

We often stop here on our way from Memphis to Birmingham. It's a few minutes off the interstate, but way worth the detour. Nice little butcher shop that cooks up a few of their specialties. My kids always have the smash burger and rave about it. I always get the salad with chicken added and it's a hit, too (esp if you go in the summer when the tomatoes are so juicy). You can even grab meat or sides to go from the butcher shop portion.

7. Woody's Tupelo and Captain's Den

619 N Gloster St, Tupelo, MS 38804-1936 Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Full Bar, Private Dining, Accepts Credit Cards Seafood, Steakhouse, Gluten Free Options Dinner, Late Night SGD 17 - SGD 52 +1 662-840-0460
Excellent
67%
Good
24%
Satisfactory
5%
Poor
3%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 158 reviews

Woody's Tupelo and Captain's Den

Tupelo's only AAA rated 3 Diamond Steakhouse, at Woody's Tupelo Steakhouse we serve only Angus Choice or Prime char-grilled steaks, exotic wild game, fresh seafood, and old family recipes with a twist. Chosen one of the Top 10 Steakhouses in Mississippi, as well as in Mississippi Magazine for Best Dessert. Winner of several Readers Polls and Trip Advisor awards for Best Service, Best Seafood, Best Steakhouse, Most Romantic, Woody's Tupelo has been a Tupelo landmark for two decades. Our family and staff work hard to make Woody's Tupelo one of Tupelo's most satisfying dining experiences, in a relaxing and casually rustic atmosphere. Two private dining rooms accommodate groups from 15 - 100, while the main dining rooms are perfect for intimate dining in a corner booth, dinner with friends or smaller business meetings. Relax after dinner in the lounge, with Mississippi's most talented musicians, as well as Tupelo's original Karaoke night for 18 years. Please, come in, and make yourself at home

Reviewed By Marilyn R - Booneville

The atmosphere lends itself well to couples who are celebrating each other. The prime rib is my absolute favorite. Their steaks are good too ! They are always cooking specialty dishes too! It is just a great place to eat and celebrate each other? Thank you for this lovely review! We're glad you enjoyed, and look forward to seeing you again soon. Feather

8. The Lost Pizza Company

1203 N Gloster St, Ste J, Tupelo, MS 38804-1222 Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol Italian, Pizza, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner +1 662-841-7887
Excellent
54%
Good
34%
Satisfactory
8%
Poor
4%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 122 reviews

The Lost Pizza Company

Reviewed By RatTailGray - Fort Worth, Texas

Pizza was thin crusted. Just right. Crust edges were crispy, interior was firm and not soggy. I really liked the sauce. It complimented the ingredients very well. Service was quick and cordial. I noticed that there were several taps of local brewed beer after I had already opened one of the bottled selections. I will certainly try one of those if I ever return to Tupelo.

9. Sweet Tea and Biscuits Cafe

2025 McCullough Blvd, Tupelo, MS 38801-7109 Delivery, Takeout, Seating, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Accepts Credit Cards Delicatessen, American, Cafe, Vegetarian Friendly Lunch, Brunch, Breakfast +1 662-322-7322
Excellent
74%
Good
18%
Satisfactory
8%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 87 reviews

Sweet Tea and Biscuits Cafe

Sweet Tea & Biscuits is the epitome of southern cuisine. Our recipes are depression era home made food that features homemade casseroles, sweet treats with seven minute icing and mile high meringue.

Reviewed By Pittmanmark

On a recent trip through the Tupelo area we had lunch at Sweet Tea. This is one of the cooler restaurants in the area, very down-home and the staff makes you feel like family (at least the side of the family that people like). I had the fried green tomato BLT and loved it. My wife had the salad trio, chicken salad, pimento cheese and fruit. Not only healthy but yummy! So much food that we couldn't eat it all. Last but not least made from scratch deserts, we had the buttermilk and it was out of this world. Set in an antique and knick knack store this was a fun meal.

10. Johnnie's Drive In

908 E Main St, Tupelo, MS 38804-2828 Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available American, Diner Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner +1 662-842-6748
Excellent
51%
Good
32%
Satisfactory
13%
Poor
2%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 184 reviews

Johnnie's Drive In

Reviewed By Andy H - Columbus, Mississippi

I only live 60 miles away but never heard of Johnnie's. When I looked at TripAdvisor I knew this is the kind of place I seek. It is much more about the experience than the food itself however my hamburger steak was very good. The service was outstanding at this Landmark. I can see many more visits!

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