It’s the perfect time of the year to dine in the City with Soul! Jackson is known for its southern cuisine, offering the finest selections you would find in any southern grandmother’s home. A perfect example is Bully’s Soul Food Restaurant, one of America’s Classics named by the James Beard Foundation; But Jackson goes beyond its southern roots.
Seafood is readily available, fresh from the gulf or a Mississippi catfish farm. Yes, seafood! Jackson’s own Chef Alex Eaton of The Manship Wood Fired Kitchen was crowned king at the Great American Seafood Cookoff in 2016. His “trio of Gulf shrimp” was the winning dish. While you might not find the winning dish on the menu, you can’t lose with any of his wood-grilled or seared fish dishes!
Fresh seafood abounds in the city!
The Mayflower Café, offers fresh seafood daily from catfish to, calamari, to red snapper; complete with the Greek influence of its signature comeback sauce as a favored condiment. The Mayflower is the perfect lunch or dinner date, but if it’s dinner, you can bring your own bottle of wine! Now it just doesn’t get any better than that!
Gumbo Girl’s gumbo with fresh large gulf shrimp, blue crab, crawfish tails, chicken, sausage and okra or her “Pot” Cajun spicy-seasoned turkey necks are the perfect combination as the weather cools down.
The stylish bistro, Walker’s Drive-In, has a great selection for seafood lovers. The everything crusted #1 Tuna, coupled with spicy cheese grits, chipotle glaze and tomato relish is absolutely divine. Although you may be the type for pan roasted “U-10 dry packed” sea scallop with shrimp & feta risotto, heirloom tomato cucumber salad with yellow tomato-parmesan broth.
Whether you like your seafood simple or with a spectacular twist, savory dishes await you prepared with that very rare ingredient – Jackson!