I had read about the Walnut Hills Restaurant in Southern Living Magazine as well as in the “1,000 Places to See Before You Die” book. They have also been featured on Good Morning America and with a track record like that, I knew I had to try it for myself. Unfortunately, my oldest daughter, Taylor, is not as adventurous in eating as I am, so this was not the lunch place for her. But, we opted to have dessert at Walnut Hills so that we would not miss it.
Walnut Hills is located in historic Olde Town Vicksburg, Mississippi. They are known for their Southern fare, wide array of vegetables, and luscious desserts. Taylor had the Caramel Cake and I tried the Strawberry Cake, which was to die for! I see the recipe quite often in the numerous Southern cooking magazines that I subscribe to but I have never attempted to make it. The cake was moist while the icing was perfect and sweet. My slice was so big that I ate on it three separate times.
All of the cakes and pies at Walnut Hills are homemade, which is something that you do not see every day. There were 15 or more to choose from and they all sounded and looked amazing. Their classic Hummingbird Cake is the best seller, made with pecans, coconut, and bananas. We ordered slices of Red Velvet and Coconut to take home for our guys.
Walnut Hills offers a round table luncheon for $22 per person which includes a drink, dessert, and huge selection of home cooked Southern specialties. I would love to have tried this and will definitely be back to do so. Walnut Hills serves other Southern favorites such as fried green tomatoes, shrimp & grits, gumbo, fried oysters, mashed potatoes, greens, and po-boys.
Our server, Xavier, was the epitome of a Southern gentlemen and we enjoyed chatting with him. An interesting thing about Walnut Hills is that the staff seemed to know everyone that came in the door and greeted them professionally, but then took the time to visit with them and ask about their lives. When I saw one of the servers shake hands with a local patron, it warmed my heart.
Total Check Before Tip: $32.40
My Rating Scale 1 (lowest) to 10 (highest)= 9
Walnut Hills Restaurant
1214 Adams Street, Vicksburg, MS
Mon-Sat 11AM-9PM Sun 11AM-2PM
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