Since my daughter lives minutes away, we go to Flowood a lot for the wide variety of local eateries. Even the regional chain restaurants in the area are interesting and tasty. Here is my list of the best places to eat in Flowood, Mississippi and what you might like from each. I happily researched these yummy places.
Flowood, in the metropolitan Jackson area, has a great retail shopping and food scene. Flowood’s “Four Corners,” a single intersection, offers shopping at four unique spots: The Promenade, Lakeland Commons, Dogwood Festival Market, and Market Street, with dozens of choices each.
Amerigo Italian Restaurant
Enjoy a taste of delicious Italian cuisine at Amerigo, a Tennessee and Mississippi chain. Amerigo has been serving excellent tasting quality dishes since 1987, like wood-fired steaks, pizza, crawfish pasta, succulent ravioli, and much more.
My favorite dish at Amerigo is the Canneloni Al Forno, with roasted chicken, spinach, and ricotta. The dish is baked and topped with cream and tomato sauces. Mmm, mmm, good.
Amerigo is romantic enough for date night, but casual enough to bring the kids. They also have a great outdoor patio.
Check out the weekend brunch for a change of pace.
Another Broken Egg Cafe: Spectacular Breakfast Dishes
Another Broken Egg Cafe is a chain restaurant we can always make an exception for. Breakfast is fantastic from this chic eatery, and the menu is filled with omelets, breakfast bowls, Benedicts, and trendy food items.
Consider sharing a meal if you are dining with someone, as the portions are substantial.
Another Broken Egg Cafe’s pancakes are superb, served with two eggs and your choice of breakfast meat. If Lemon Blueberry Goat Cheese or Ipanema Estate appeal to you, I highly recommend them. The Ipanema is coffee-infused with sliced strawberries, caramel sauce, and Irish whipped cream. It is mmm, mmm, good.
If you are tracking calories, the Skinny (egg white) Omelet with goat cheese, asparagus, garlic cloves, and roasted red peppers is awesome!
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, for starters.
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 o 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, with a trio of sauces across the top. Yum! El Portillo has a kid’s menu, too.
One of Flowood’s hotspots for Mexican eats is El Sombrero. El Sombrero serves your favorite dishes, tasty chips and salsa, and has a great selection of beer, wine, and margaritas.
El Sombrero’s Chicken Fajitas or Fajitas Jalisco (steak, chicken, and shrimp) are always excellent lunch or dinner selections. They are both chock full of peppers and onions, with a side of rice, beans, salad, and flour tortillas.
Don’t forget a cup or bowl of Queso Dip to accompany your chips and salsa.
My go-to dish, which I could eat daily and embarrassingly enough have eaten many days in a row, is Yolandas. This dish, #72 on the menu, has three corn tortillas stuffed with shredded chicken (I substitute fajita chicken) topped with cheese dip and over a bed of rice.
It is big enough for two meals, so I definitely get my money’s worth.
Georgia Blue: Finger Lickin’ Goodness
Georgia Blue is a family-owned Mississippi restaurant named for the owner’s daughter. It is one of the best places to eat in the metro-Jackson area, with a few different locations.
Visit Monday through Friday for a rotating blue-plate lunch option (meat + sides), or any day for delicious appetizers, southern entrees, and palate-pleasing dishes.
Georgia Blue’s side dish options are plentiful. Choices include grits, broccoli, fried okra, Mac and cheese, and fried green tomatoes, to name a few.
Our favorite dishes are the Bayou Bites (crawfish, cheese, roasted veggies), Red Beans and Rice, Georgia Blue Shrimp and Grits, and GB Chicken Sandwich (smoked ham and Havarti).
It is doubtful you could have a bad meal at Georgia Blue; it’s all good.
Grant’s Kitchen and Grill: Quick and Tasty
When you want a delicious comfort food meal that you don’t have to wait long for, pop into Grant’s Kitchen and Grill, a counter-serve contemporary cafeteria focusing on local and comfort food faves.
I love the vast selection of vegetables and sides, which are probably 20 or more.
Look no further if Grant’s Kitchen has scratch-made meatloaf with chipotle glaze on the menu. It is fantastic! I pair mine with the corn soufflé, green beans, and a slice of cornbread.
Other popular choices are red beans with sausage, chicken tetrazzini, and pot roast.
There is a second location of Grant’s in Gallatin, TN.
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.
Half Shell’s Crawfish, Corn, or Crab Bisque might catch your eye if you love soup or chowder. Order a bowl rather than a cup; they are all that good.
My go-to meal is the rich and creamy Gulf Shrimp and Grits, while the Almond Encrusted Chicken drizzled with red pepper aioli is a close runner-up.
Check out Half Shell’s impressive list of local beer, wine, and creative cocktails.
Ichiban Hibachi & Sushi – Japanese Favorites
Flowood has impressive Japanese and sushi eateries. Our favorite to get both is Ichiban Hibachi & Sushi, a restaurant with a metropolitan resort decor and an incredible lunch crowd.
Hibachi-style meals are served with soup, salad with ginger dressing, vegetable mix, and a signature Yum-Yum sauce (pink sauce).
We always begin our meal with Ichiban’s tasty Cheese Wontons and typically order Chicken Teriyaki or the Combo with Steak and Tuna. Ichiban also has lunch bento boxes for $13.
It is worth mentioning that the chicken and steak are both quality meat cuts, like in some Japanese eateries. The dish pictured below is a superb bacon-wrapped beef medallion and something I’ve only seen at this Japanese restaurant.
Jo’s Diner: A Retro Eatery
Jo’s Diner is a local retro diner, complete with ’50s music, that is as fun to visit as it is to eat authentic American classics such as burgers, fries, and onion rings. Jo’s has a full bar menu, kid-friendly malts, shakes, and floats.
We like Jo’s for breakfast. Try the chocolate chip pancakes, four-egg Philly Omelet (with marinated Rib-Eye steak, onions, peppers, and Swiss cheese), Cajun Benedict (with a side of hashbrown casserole), or chicken & waffles.
Jo’s also has beignets, generously dusted with powdered sugar.
Try a Blue Plate Special of the Day or a Veggie Plate Special (choice of four, cornbread, and a drink). Low-carb and calorie options are also available on both the breakfast and 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 LLost 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 creation by choosing your toppings and sauces. Lost Pizza has a thick or thin crust, and we are thin crust fans! Don’t fancy pizza? Try the Chicken Spaghetti…nom, nom.
Fun Fact: Lost Pizza has been voted the best pizza in Mississippi for five years in a row by Mississippi Magazine.
Mugshots Grill & Bar: Elevated Bar Eats
If you haven’t been to a Mugshots yet, you are in for a real treat. This laid-back spot excels in burger creations, salads, sandwiches, and cold beer. Often named Best Burger in Mississippi, Mugshots has a menu of original and specialty burgers that make it entirely hard to choose just one.
The Gamble is really popular, stacked high with chili, house-made Rotel, sour cream, jalapeños, and lettuce. It’s messy, but worth it!
The more I eat at Mugshots, the more I fall in love with the menu creations.
Pro Tip: Join the Mugshots eClub and get a free burger on your birthday.
Newk’s Eatery is a staple in Mississippi. They are passionate about delivering flavorful food experiences to their customers and it shows, as it’s easily one of the most popular restaurants in town.
Newk’s quick service menu includes fresh-tossed salads, artisan pizzas, specialty toasted sandwiches, kettle-batch soups, and desserts. I like to do the pick a pair with a half sandwich and side item. Newk’s pimento Mac & cheese is always the best side choice.
We buy the gallons of tea weekly — it is that good!
After ordering, head to the Round Table, where you get complimentary condiments for your dishes and their famous breadsticks. The most popular item on the menu is the Newk’s Q, served as a sandwich or pizza.
If you aren’t in the mood for soup, sandwich, or salad, try the creative pizza combinations.
Papito’s Mexican Restaurant
Flowood has several Mexican restaurants, and we visit them all equally. Papito’s is my granddaughter’s current favorite, with the tastiest chips and salsa, and a little broader menu than most.
From margaritas to molcajetes, you’ll find all your best Mexican dishes and then some on Papito’s menu. My go-to dish is the Pollo Jalisco with refried beans and rice. The Fiesta Grande Burrito with steak and chicken is a close contender.
Save room for 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, Mississippi serving Southern food to city folks since the ’20s. They offer counter or full-service, and have a cooler full of take-away 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 eggs 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 highly popular. 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.
Soulshine Pizza Factory
Soulshine Pizza Factory, named for an Allman Brothers Band song lyric, is a popular local pizza chain restaurant since 2001 with a laid-back vibe, locally brewed beer, a great happy hour, and live music throughout the week. Oh, 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 our go-to for salads, sweets, and takeaway items to prepare later. You’ll also find a full-service restaurant with daily specials and dozens of food items to choose from.
We love the casserole selections at Sugar Magnolia Takery. Food items range from Rotel Chicken Spaghetti (a Mississippi classic!) and Pot Roast with veggies to Lemon Chicken Fusilli and Beef Stroganoff.
I am also a big fan of Sugar Magnolia Takery’s cashew curry chicken salad, Mississippi caviar, potato salad, and artichoke bake.
Sweet treats include scratch-made brownies, cookies, cupcakes, peach cobbler, special occasion cakes, and pies.
Flowood’s newest restaurant is a counter-serve chicken joint with fantastic comfort-food options. Super Chix is THE place for excellent fresh, never frozen chicken (hand-breaded or grilled filets and tenders) and 7+ sauces to self-serve for dipping them in.
You can’t pass up the hand-cut fries. Add a zillion calories to them with queso, bacon, and green onions, 10/10 in taste, and fabulous. Or, you can try a Nashville Hot Chicken dish or one of the healthy salads.
Super Chix is equally known for premium frozen custard, churned in small batches daily and with ever-changing flavors. The custard can become a shake or cold fusion, or you can stick with a traditional cone or cup. My granddaughter loves Super Chix for the ice cream.
Table 100 is most-likely Flowood, Mississippi’s most upscale restaurant. Offering European and American bistro fare, this is a place you won’t want to miss for the ambiance and superb dishes.
Don’t miss Sunday brunch with all your favorite comfort food favorites: Eggs Benedict, Crab Cake Florentine, and Buttermilk Fried Chicken. Ask for Alex to experience fantastic customer service.
My favorite thing at Table 100 (and maybe Mississippi period) is the vegetable plate, with four choices of tasty side items, a corn muffin, and beverage of your choice. Pictured below is butternut squash parmesan risotto, green beans, garlic spinach, and Tillamook Mac & cheese, a best-seller.
This plate full of deliciousness runs $15 and is available Monday through Friday from 11 AM to 2 PM.
Another tasty lunch dish is the Smoked Sweet Tea Chicken (the Monday special), which goes perfectly with the roasted Brussels sprouts.
The Flash Fried Jumbo Shrimp and served Cowboy Ribeye are our favorite dishes for dinner. For lunch, try Table 100’s Chicken Parmigiana Sandwich with san Marzano tomato sauce. Mmm, mmm, good.
Finish your meal with a Warm Cheesecake Brownie, topped with vanilla ice cream, white chocolate sauce, and a yummy fresh berry coulis.
Taste of India
Don’t judge a book by its cover; this unassuming restaurant in a connecting building has lovely decor, humble service, and really good food. Taste of India is the only area Indian food restaurant where you can also get food delivery from Grubhub, Doordash, and Waitr.
My favorite dish is the Chicken Tikka Masala, with a rich tomato-based sauce, to eat over Basmati rice. Onion naan or parantha is a great accompaniment, as is a traditional mango lassi drink.
Or enjoy an array of Indian goodies from the daily lunch buffet, only $9.99 on weekdays. Taste of India serves beer and wine, also.
FYI: Taste of India is closed on Mondays.
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