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There are numerous food options available in the Mississippi Delta. Below are a few recommended options for you and your volunteer group. For more information on food in the Mississippi Delta, please contact our AmeriCorps VISTA at 662-325-0267.

Abe's BarBQ – Clarksdale, MS

Abe's BarBQ

Abe's Barbecue has been a part of the Delta since 1924, when it was first located at 4th and Florida, Clarksdale, Mississippi. After World War I, Abe's was moved to its present location at the famous Crossroads of Highways 61 and 49, where it shares its fame with the Legendary Bluesman, Robert Johnson. Many entertainers have enjoyed the famous barbecue pork and beef, hot tamales and ribs served at Abes. They include ZZ Top, Paul Simon, Big Jack Johnson, Thomas Harris, Steve Azar, Charlie Pride, Conway Twitty -- just to name a few. Many have tried to emulate the delicious tangy barbecue sauce, but have failed in their efforts--There is only one barbecue sauce deserving enough to be served to its loyal Delta customers, and that is Abes. Abes has also gained fans in all parts of the United States, where it ships its famous barbecue sauce to new customers daily. Abes also caters parties of all sizes, from small downhome gatherings to the largest most elegant affairs.

  • Contact Name, Position: Pat Davis
  • E-mail Address: patdavis@abesbbq.com
  • Phone Number: 662-624-9947 or 662-624-5367
  • Website: http://www.abesbbq.com
  • Physical Address: 616 State Street, Clarksdale, MS 38614
  • Food Description: BBQ, $5-$10

Bear's Deli – Clarksdale, MS

Bear's Deli

Focusing on more healthy food, Bear’s serves a variety of salads, sandwiches, and snacks. You can also purchase their delicious chicken salad, pimento, etc. by the pint or quart to enjoy at home.

  • Contact Name, Position: Amy Bear
  • E-mail Address: amybearsdeli@yahoo.com
  • Phone Number: 662-627-7965
  • Physical Address: 1015 Lee Drive, Clarksdale, MS 38614
  • Food Description: Deli, $0-$5, $5-$10

Blue and White Restaurant – Tunica, MS

Blue and White Restaurant

Delta Blues Legend Tours – Greenwood, MS

Ground Zero Blues Club – Clarksdale, MS

Dr. Luther Brown

Clarksdale, MS has long been described as “Ground Zero” for blues aficionados from around the globe. It all started here. That’s why Ground Zero Blues Club ® was created -- to celebrate the area’s rich blues heritage and to provide a forum in which it can continue. Located at 0 Blues Alley next door to the Delta Blues Museum in the heart of historic downtown Clarksdale, Ground Zero Blues Club ® opened in May 2001. Owned by local attorney and businessman, Bill Luckett; Academy Award-winning actor and Mississippi Delta resident, Morgan Freeman; and Clarksdale native and Memphis entertainment executive, Howard Stovall; Ground Zero Blues Club ® is the place for anyone looking for an authentic Delta Blues experience.

The Onward Store –

The Onward Store

Established in 1913, the Onward Store was opened as a Historic Country Store, with restaurant, recognized in May 2007 National Periodical "Esquire". Most famous is the recognition as the home of President Theodore Roosevelt's Teddy Bear hunt.

Senator's Place – Cleveland, MS

Lower Mississippi River Museum

The Senator’s Place is a family owned and operated soul food restaurant that is located in the heart of the Mississippi Delta. The restaurant was established June 20, 2003, by Senator Willie Simmons and his wife, Rosie, at 233 North Street, Cleveland, MS. In April 2006, the owners relocated the restaurant to 1028 South Davis Avenue in Cleveland. Since opening, The Senator’s Place restaurant has become a local favorite that brings satisfaction to every mouth fed. Designed to seat 160 for lunch and dinner or 225 guests banquet style, The Senator’s Place offers a daily lunch buffet along with Friday evening buffets allowing customers to dine-in or take-out.

  • Phone Number: 662-846-7434
  • Physical Address: 1028 South Davis Avenue, Cleveland, MS
  • Food Description: Soul Food, $10-$15

Stone Pony Pizza – Clarksdale, MS

Lower Mississippi River Museum

A gourmet pizza restaurant located in Downtown Clarksdale, MS.

  • Phone Number: 662-624-7669
  • Website: http://www.stoneponypizza.com
  • Physical Address: 226 Delta Avenue, Clarksdale, MS 38614
  • Food Description: Pizza, $5-$10

Veronica's Custom Bakery – Greenwood, MS

Veronica's Custom Bakery

Veronica's Custom Bakery offers a variety of sandwiches and salads along with a daily special prepared by our chef, Regina LaVere. Pastries are made daily from an array of cookies to specialty desserts, such as cheesecakes, carrot cake, eclairs and an assortment of other delicious desserts. Specialty cakes are made for any special occasion. Fondant covered cakes and themed cakes are artfully made with a special touch from our baker.

  • Contact Name, Position: Veronica LaVere, Baker/Manager
  • E-mail Address: 3deuces@bellsouth.net
  • Phone Number: (662) 451-9425
  • Additional Contact: Regina LaVere, Chef/Manager 3deuces@bellsouth.net (662) 451-9425
  • Website: N/A
  • Physical Address: 527 F. West Park Ave. Greenwood, MS 38930
  • Food Description: Sandwiches, Salads, Pastries, Cookies, Custom made Cakes. $7-$9.50

Yazoo Pass – Clarksdale, MS

Yazoo Pass
  • Phone Number: 662-627-8686
  • Website: http://yazoopass.com/
  • Physical Address: 207 Yazoo Avenue, Clarksdale, MS
  • Food Description: Espresso Bar, Bistro, Bakery

Location Regions:

  • (North of Highway 82)
  • (Highway 82 Corridor)
  • (South of Highway 82)

Population Centers:

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  • (12,447)
  • (34,400)
  • (16,087)
  • (12,066)
  • (4,000)
  • (5,502)
  • (2,926)
  • (11,403)

Type of Food:

  • /Chicken
  • Food
  • Food

Price of Food/Person/Meal:

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