Vicksburg, Mississippi is a popular, historic place to visit. They have an adorable downtown area with boutique shopping, noteworthy sites, plus interesting eateries. During my visit, I asked some ladies in an apparel store where they would recommend for lunch and all of them picked KJ’s River Town Grille. I decided to take the locals’ recommendation and my daughter, Taylor, and I proceeded to KJ’s River Town Grille.
KJ’s River Town Grille- A Local Favorite
KJ’s River Town Grill has plenty of seating and a lot of original artwork on the walls to look at while you are waiting on your food. I liked the ambiance, though it was a tad too dark with the low lighting and dark wood furniture and walls. Fresh flowers decorating the tables was a nice touch and looked lovely against the exposed brick walls.
Taylor chose the Fried Chicken Sandwich with fries and I had the Pressed Shrimp Po’boy with Sweet Potato Fries for our lunch. The Shrimp Po’boy was really good, with plenty of deep-fried shrimp that were cooked crispy, but not overdone. Its soft bread paired wonderfully with the shrimp. I required a second helping of the remoulade sauce because it was so tangy and yummy. Lastly, my sweet potato fries were hand-cut and tasted fresh.
Service in Distress
KJ’s River Town Grille may have been having a bad day on the day we chose to visit. Our waitress was extremely slow and she, nor the management, visited our table (or any others) even though many of us had been waiting for 50 minutes for our food. I felt really bad for the groups of people who had to get back to work as I am sure their lunch hour was far exceeded. Also, Taylor’s cheese-only Chicken Sandwich came out incorrectly with mayonnaise and pickles, which meant half of the sandwich was ruined for her. The waitress never apologized or offered her a new one fixed how she originally ordered.
All in all, KJ’s River Town Grille is a lovely restaurant with a good menu. They used quality ingredients and the plate presentation was nice. With some improvements to their service and management skills, they could be on a very sought after restaurant.
1306 Washington St, Vicksburg, MS 39180
(601) 501- 4030
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