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The Best Places to Eat in Flowood, Mississippi

The Best Places to Eat in Flowood, Mississippi

Since my daughter lives nearby, we often visit Flowood to explore its diverse local dining scene. Over the last decade, I’ve been able to get my finger on the pulse of these great eateries and what’s good from each. Below, I’ve compiled a list of the best places to eat in Flowood, Mississippi, along with my recommendations – all based on my happy-to-volunteer research.


Fun Fact: Flowood boasts a vibrant culinary scene and reputable retail options. At Flowood’s “Four Corners,” a single intersection, you’ll discover shopping delights at four distinct locations: The Promenade, Lakeland Commons, Dogwood Festival Market, and Market Street, each offering a plethora of options to choose from.

Amerigo Italian Restaurant

Indulge in the delightful flavors of Italian cuisine at Amerigo, the popular Tennessee and Mississippi restaurant chain. Since 1987, Amerigo has delighted diners with a delectable array of dishes, from wood-fired steaks to mouthwatering pizza, crawfish pasta, succulent ravioli, and more.

A must-try at Amerigo is the Cannelloni Al Forno, a savory blend of roasted chicken, spinach, and ricotta, baked to perfection and generously topped with cream and tomato sauces. It’s truly a treat for the taste buds.

Whether planning a romantic date night or a family outing, Amerigo offers the perfect setting – cozy for couples and welcoming for families. Don’t miss the chance to dine on their charming outdoor patio. And for a delightful change of pace, be sure to explore their weekend brunch offerings.


Another Broken Egg Cafe: Spectacular Breakfast Dishes

Discover the charm of Another Broken Egg Cafe, a delightful chain restaurant that’s always worth a visit. Indulge in a fantastic breakfast at this chic eatery, offering a menu with omelets, breakfast bowls, Benedicts, and trendy delights.


To share the joy, consider a meal together as the portions are generous. Take advantage of the superb pancakes paired with two eggs and your choice of breakfast meat. For a unique treat, try the Lemon Blueberry Goat Cheese or the delightful Ipanema Estate coffee with sliced strawberries, caramel sauce, and Irish whipped cream – it’s simply irresistible. 

And for those watching their calories, the Skinny Omelet with goat cheese, asparagus, garlic cloves, and roasted red peppers is a terrific choice. 


Burgers, Blues, Barbecue

Indulge in the delectable offerings of Burgers, Blues, Barbecue (B3) for the finest burgers in town. This family-friendly restaurant boasts a fabulous menu and exceptional hand-cut fries that perfectly complement your meal.

Embark on a culinary journey with our diverse menu. Indulge in a mouthwatering smash burger, a hearty sandwich or wrap, a refreshing salad, or a plate of delicious nachos. And don’t forget, they offer blue plate specials throughout the week.

Savor the renowned Dirty Bird – a delightful mix of fried or grilled chicken, ham, pepper jack cheese, crispy bacon, and a generous drizzle of white BBQ sauce. The Nashville hot chicken tenders are a must-try for those who enjoy a fiery kick.

Craving a messy treat? The Brisket Nachos will undoubtedly exceed your expectations. I often indulge in the pulled pork or smoked chicken plate with your choice of two delectable sides—picture creamy mac & cheese, baked beans, steamed broccoli, or coleslaw—served with a freshly baked roll or cornbread muffin.


Basil’s and Rooster’s

Basil’s presence in Flowood is so exciting! This local eatery, with a second location in Ridgeland and a third in Fondren, is a delightful experience for all. The menu offers a delicious variety of sandwiches, salads, and paninis on freshly baked focaccia. 

Basil’s company’s belief in simplicity shines through. They serve “simple food done exceptionally well.” A visit to Basil’s is a testament to the philosophy that less is more.


In the same family as Basil’s, Rooster’s is a must when visiting the Flowood and greater Jackson area. They hooked me with their thinly-pounded and perfectly cooked chicken cutlets. The Mushroom variety is my favorite, closely followed by the tomato cutlet with Creole tomato gravy. 


Most Rooster’s meals come with the choice of one or two sides. While Rooster’s green beans and coleslaw are classic picks, the cheese grits and red beans & rice are equally delicious. Either of these local establishments is a safe and tasty choice for any meal. 


Cerami’s Italian Restaurant

Cerami’s Italian Restaurant is a great choice for casual most of the pasta dishes you’ve grown to love your entire life. Start your meal with the zucchini fritters or stuffed mushrooms, followed by a trip to the Salad Wagon. Check the website for live music, Wine Down Wednesday specials, Ladies Night, and more.

Cerami’s vibe is warm and welcoming, and the food is just as good to take home and bake. We did this over the holidays with the classic linguine, meatballs, and chicken linguine Alfredo meals. They were both excellent, with lots of chicken and flavorful meatballs. 

Remember to order the breadsticks and side salad. Your family will be glad to enjoy this meal at home. 


El Potrillo – Mexican Deliciousness

Get your Mexican food fix at El Potrillo, a festive, family-friendly eatery in Flowood, Mississippi, with excellent tacos, stuffed burritos, sizzling fajitas, and darned tasty margaritas. We go for lunch often and enjoy chips, salsa, and the best queso in town.


My go-to dish is either the lunch portion of Chicken Fajitas or the Happy Plate, with chicken, rice, and cheese sauce. For an up-charge, they will add grilled onions and peppers to it. At dinner, try the flavorful Carnitas en Salsa Verde or Salsa Roja, with chunks of slow-simmered pork and your choice of red or green sauce. I chose green.

A new item I’m growing very fond of is the Mexicano Burrito, which has a trio of sauces across the top. Yum! El Portillo also has a kid’s menu.


Georgia Blue: Finger Lickin’ Goodness

Experience the heartwarming embrace of Georgia Blue, a beloved family-owned Mississippi restaurant named after the owner’s daughter. Nestled in the vibrant metro Jackson area, it stands out as one of the finest dining spots. Drop by any day of the week for a culinary adventure that will delight your taste buds.

Indulge in our delightful blue-plate lunch specials from Monday to Friday, or savor an array of mouthwatering appetizers, southern classics, and palate-pleasing dishes daily. Our side dish selection is abundant, featuring favorites like creamy grits, crispy fried okra, and comforting Mac and cheese.


Treat yourself to signature dishes such as tantalizing Bayou Bites, flavorful Red Beans and Rice, succulent Georgia Blue Shrimp and Grits, or the satisfying GB Chicken Sandwich. A meal at Georgia Blue guarantees culinary excellence; every bite celebrates goodness. 


Grant’s Kitchen and Grill: Quick and Tasty

When you’re craving a quick and delicious comfort meal, step into Grant’s Kitchen and Grill. This welcoming contemporary cafeteria celebrates local favorites and comfort classics. Indulge in a variety of over 20 vegetable and side options.


Don’t miss their mouthwatering scratch-made meatloaf with chipotle glaze—it’s a must-try! I love pairing it with the savory corn soufflé, crisp green beans, and a slice of homemade cornbread. Grant’s also offers delectable choices like red beans with sausage, chicken tetrazzini, and pot roast.

Discover the same great taste at the Gallatin, TN, location!


Half Shell Oyster House – The Best of NOLA

You don’t have to go to New Orleans for great cajun/creole dishes when you have a Half Shell Oyster House in your town. We love going there for just a quick weekday meal or a special occasion.

Half Shell’s menu offers oysters (charbroiled, too), po’boys, shrimp specialties, a Sunday Brunch, and daily lunch specials.


If you’re a soup or chowder lover, watch for Half Shell’s Crawfish, Corn, or Crab Bisque. I recommend opting for a bowl, as they are truly delicious. I can never resist the rich and creamy Gulf Shrimp and Grits, but the almond-encrusted chicken with red pepper aioli is a close second. 

You can also peruse the Half Shell cocktail, beer, and wine list. 


Ichiban Hibachi & Sushi – Japanese Favorites

Flowood boasts impressive Japanese and sushi eateries. The best is Ichiban Hibachi & Sushi, which has a metropolitan resort vibe. As you step into this restaurant, you’ll be greeted by a bustling lunch crowd eager for a feast. 

Picture this: savoring Hibachi-style meals served with a delightful combination of soup, a salad featuring a zesty ginger dressing, a medley of fresh vegetables, and the star of the show – their signature Yum-Yum sauce (also known as pink sauce). 

To kick off your dining adventure, indulge in Ichiban’s delightful Cheese Wontons, setting the perfect tone for what’s to come. When choosing your main course, options like the flavorful Chicken Teriyaki or the tantalizing Combo with Steak and Tuna await you. For those looking for a fulfilling yet affordable lunch, Ichiban offers bento boxes priced around $13. 

One standout dish that deserves a special mention is the mouthwatering bacon-wrapped beef medallion, a unique gem exclusive to this Japanese dining haven.


Jo’s Diner: A Retro Eatery

Welcome to Jo’s Diner, a charming local retro spot where ’50s music sets the tone for a delightful dining experience. Indulge in authentic American classics like burgers, fries, and onion rings while enjoying the inviting ambiance. The full bar menu, kid-friendly malts, shakes, and floats add to the fun.

For breakfast, I recommend savoring the chocolate chip pancakes, the flavorful four-egg Philly Omelet, the tantalizing Cajun Benedict, or the classic chicken & waffles. Don’t miss the delicious beignets, generously dusted with powdered sugar.

Explore the Blue Plate Special of the Day or the Veggie Plate Special, both served with cornbread and a drink. Looking for healthier options? Jo’s offers low-carb and calorie-conscious choices on our breakfast, lunch, and dinner menus.


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Lost Pizza Co.

Lost Pizza Company has exceptional pizza, delicious wings, and sizable subs made with the finest, freshest ingredients.

The Queso Dip, Garlic Bread Sticks (with cheese), and Lost Pizza’s Fried Ravioli with garlic ranch make great appetizer options. We’ve tried almost all of the signature pizzas through the years, and Hector’s Taco Pie and The Hot Chick are our favorites.


You can also make your pizza creations by choosing your toppings and sauces. Lost Pizza has a thick or thin crust; we are thin crust fans! Don’t fancy pizza? Try the Chicken Spaghetti…nom, nom.

Fun Fact: Mississippi Magazine has voted Lost Pizza the best pizza in Mississippi for five years in a row.


Mugshots Grill & Bar: Elevated Bar Eats

If you haven’t experienced the delights of Mugshots yet, get ready for a real treat! This laid-back gem specializes in mouthwatering burgers, fresh salads, hearty sandwiches, and ice-cold beer. Renowned as the Best Burger in Mississippi, Mugshots offers a tempting selection of both classic and unique burgers that will leave you spoiled for choice.


My favorite is The Gamble, a towering masterpiece loaded with chili, house-made Rotel, creamy sour cream, spicy jalapeños, and crisp lettuce. It’s a bit messy, but it’s absolutely worth it! 

The more I explore Mugshots’ menu, the deeper my affection for their delicious creations grows. Here’s a top tip: Sign up for the Mugshots eClub and enjoy a complimentary burger on your birthday. 


Newk’s Eatery

Welcome to Newk’s Eatery, a Mississippi eatery where flavorful food experiences await! Their passion for crafting delicious dishes shines through, making Newk’s a local favorite. Newk’s quick-service menu features fresh-tossed salads, artisan pizzas, toasted sandwiches, kettle-batch soups, and delightful desserts. 


For a satisfying combo, try the “Pick a Pair” option with a half sandwich and your choice of side—the pimento Mac and cheese is a crowd-pleaser! Try their irresistible tea—it’s a weekly must-have! 

After ordering, head to the Round Table for complimentary condiments and our famous breadsticks. Try the Newk’s Q, a menu star available as a sandwich or pizza. Feeling adventurous? Explore the creative pizza combinations for a unique treat that will tantalize your taste buds! 


Papito’s Mexican Restaurant

Flowood, Mississippi, boasts a variety of cozy Mexican eateries that we frequent with equal enthusiasm. My granddaughter adores Papito’s for its delectable chips, salsa, and diverse menu. Papito’s offers everything from margaritas to molcajetes, ensuring you savor all your favorite Mexican delights. 

I thoroughly enjoy the Pollo Jalisco served with refried beans and rice, but the Fiesta Grande Burrito with steak and chicken is a strong competitor. Leave space for the delectable Fried Ice Cream or Sopapillas with honey butter and cinnamon sugar. 


Primos Cafe — a Flowood Mainstay

Primos Cafe is a fast-casual restaurant in Flowood serving Southern food to city folks since the ’20s. They offer counter or full-service and have a cooler full of takeaway menu items, such as cakes, pimento cheese, and chicken salad. 

My family loves going to Primos Cafe for breakfast; the menu has all the classic items you like and crave. The biscuits are dreamy, and the eggs are cooked to order. 


For dinner, try Primos  Bird Special (with a biscuit, cheesy grits or hash browns, bacon or sausage, and eggs) or the Cobb Salad (with Mississippi Kum-back sauce). As with all Mississippi restaurants, the Blue Plate specials are top-rated. They range from fried chicken to turkey and dressing. 

Primos has an in-house bakery that makes treats from scratch daily. Consider taking some home or ordering for your family’s next holiday. The spread below is the complete turkey dinner. 


Soulshine Pizza Factory 

Soulshine Pizza Factory, named after an Allman Brothers Band song lyric, has been a popular local pizza chain restaurant since 2001. It has a laid-back vibe, locally brewed beer, a great happy hour, and live music throughout the week—and fantastic pizza! 

Soulshine’s menu includes made-to-order pizzas, calzones, Po-boy’s, salads, and traditional Southern food. I can vouch for the deliciousness of the Alfredo Calzone (grilled chicken, spinach, artichoke hearts), Billy Blue’s Red Beans & Rice (chock full of smoked sausage), and the Chopped Salad. 

Soulshine even offers gluten-free crust so everyone can enjoy a tasty pizza. Save room for the Slap Yo’ Momma Bread Puddin’ with New Orleans bourbon sauce. 


Sugar Magnolia Takery: Flowood’s Best-Kept Secret

Sugar Magnolia Takery is perfect for your salad, sweets, and takeaway cravings. Enjoy a vast selection of homemade, comfort food options, from daily specials to signature dishes like Rotel Chicken Spaghetti (a Mississippi classic!), Beef Stroganoff, and Lemon Chicken Fusilli. 

Indulge in delectable treats like scratch-made brownies, cobbler, cupcakes, and more. Don’t miss out on the casserole selections or the famous cashew curry chicken salad, all available to stay or go.

Photo from Sugar Magnolia Bakery social pages.

Super Chix

Come experience a gem in Flowood – a delightful counter-serve chicken joint called Super Chix! Indulge in fantastic comfort food options that will leave you craving more. Super Chix serves fresh, never-frozen chicken – hand-breaded or grilled to perfection, paired with a selection of 7+ mouthwatering sauces for your dipping pleasure. 


Oh, the hand-cut fries are simply irresistible! Top them off with queso, bacon, and green onions for an explosion of flavor that’s a perfect 10/10. If you’re feeling adventurous, try our Nashville Hot Chicken dish or opt for a refreshing, healthy salad. 

But wait, there’s more! Super Chix is renowned for its premium frozen custard, hand-churned daily in small batches with regularly changing flavors. Treat yourself to a creamy custard shake or cold fusion, or savor the classic cone or cup. 


Table 100 

Table 100 is the go-to spot in Flowood – a charming upscale restaurant serving a delightful mix of European and American bistro delights. You can’t miss the inviting ambiance and exquisite dishes here.

Indulge in a delightful Sunday brunch featuring beloved comfort food classics like Eggs Benedict, Crab Cake Florentine, and buttermilk fried chicken. Be sure to ask for Alex; his exceptional customer service will make your visit even more special. 


My favorite thing at Table 100 is the veggie plate. Choose four delectable sides, a corn muffin, and a drink. Feast your eyes on the mouthwatering butternut squash parmesan risotto, green beans, garlic spinach, and Tillamook Mac & Cheese—a crowd favorite. This scrumptious spread is a steal at $15 and is available Monday through Friday between 11 AM and 2 PM.

Looking for more lunch options? Try the Smoked Sweet Tea Chicken, a Monday special that pairs perfectly with roasted Brussels sprouts. Our dinner favorites are the flash-fried Jumbo Shrimp and the delectable Cowboy Ribeye.

Sink your teeth into Table 100’s Chicken Parmigiana Sandwich with San Marzano tomato sauce for a hungry appetite. It’s a taste sensation! Finish your Table 100 experience with a Warm Cheesecake Brownie crowned with vanilla ice cream, white chocolate sauce, and a luscious fresh berry coulis. 


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