If you leave Greenwood hungry, you have only yourself to blame. Fan & Johnny’s chef snagged a James Beard Award nomination, and the Ballas family has been rolling comfort food and world-famous pies out of the Crystal Grill’s kitchen for three-quarters of a century. Giardina’s and Lusco’s feature upscale evening dining choices that range from pompano to porterhouse. Expect the unexpected at Fan & Johnny’s, a fresh culinary experience for the Delta with unique specials updated daily. Turnrow Books’ upstairs cafe is the place to go for lunchtime soups, salads and sandwiches, and Webster’s is a cozy spot just across the Keesler Bridge in North Greenwood. Other culinary temptations range from Serio’s open-face meatball sandwich to Veronica’s intricate cakes and treats to Steven’s barbecue and famous chocolate cake. If your tastes run to local wines, check out The Winery at Williams Landing, located in Greenwood’s restored Fire Station #1 at the south end of Howard Street. Besides the expected muscadine, they also feature interesting fig (Delta Dew) and blueberry (Delta Blue) wines. And if you’re inspired to try your own hand at kitchen magic, sign up for one of the Viking Cooking School’s classes, where you can become the master of your grill or the pastry chef of your neighborhood!
If you’re a guest at the Alluvian, you’ll find a full Southern breakfast buffet laid out in the 4th floor Terrace Room each morning. Steven’s BBQ opens before daybreak with full Southern breakfast every weekday. If brunch is more of your speed, Station 222 and Serio’s has you covered! Or try a latte and a homemade pastry at our local coffee shop, Mississippi Moe Joe Coffee Company.
Turnrow Books features an upstairs cafe with daily soup specials, creative salads and a variety of sandwiches that are more than a meal. They’ll also fix you a latte or espresso to enjoy on their screened porch. Steven’s BBQ lays out barbecue, briskets, a vegetable buffet and the best chocolate cake in the Delta each day at lunch. Fan & Johnny’s sports a menu of unique appetizers and daily surprises from the creative kitchen of James Beard Award nominee Taylor Ricketts. The Crystal Grill has been overwhelming their patrons with a mile-long menu for the past seventy years. Whether you’re hungry for a vegetable plate that spills over the side, onion rings that melt in your mouth or a chef salad that doesn’t even pretend to be healthy, you’ll have to save room for the sky-high pies behind the counter. Or try San Miguel Arcangel Taqueria and experience their culinary gem pico de gallo.
When the sun goes down, Greenwood gets serious about nobody going to bed hungry. Lusco’s has been opening its doors on Carrollton Avenue since Prohibition, which explains the curtained rooms and the air of “anything goes.” Famed for its pompano and steaks, Lusco’s invites you to bring your own bottle and settle in for a meal that might go on from sundown to the wee hours of the morning. Giardina’s, connected to the Alluvian lobby by its popular bar, carries a legendary Delta culinary name into the new century. As with Lusco’s, you’ll probably have your own private room with exceptional white-linen service and cosmopolitan creations. Start off with their famous onion rings with comeback and move on to world-class steaks, seafood or pasta. Serio’s honors the family’s classic Italian culinary traditions from the original Serio’s of the 1940’s, while weaving a contemporary twist into the cuisine, including a variety of fish, steak and healthy eating options. Play a little bocce ball while you’re there. Webster’s is tucked into a historic home just across Yazoo River in North Greenwood. Pick up a drink at their well-stocked bar and settle in for a relaxed hamburger, po-boy, salad or specialty item. The atmosphere is casual and you’ll often find the young folks of Greenwood gathered here for a lively round of trivia or football watching. Mai Little China offers elegant entrees as well as their homemade eggrolls. The recipe has been in the family for over 100 years!
Viking Cooking School
325 C Howard Street • 662-451-6750 Tuesday – Saturday 10:00 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. www.vikingcookingschool.com
Just across historic Howard Street from the Alluvian Hotel, the Viking Cooking School is housed in a former J.C. Penney building. Space that once held towels and dress racks now features a vast array of kitchen appliances and gadgets and the ever-popular demonstration kitchens. Reserve your space to learn the latest in culinary techniques, taught by Viking’s personal chefs in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere.
For a complete listing with addresses and hours, see the next pages.
Crystal Grill *
423 Carrollton Avenue • 662-453-6530 Tuesday – Sunday 11:00 a.m. – 10:00 p.m. Full bar, home-cooked meals, fresh vegetables, steaks, seafood, world-famous desserts.
222 Howard Street • 662-374-5086 Tuesday – Friday 10:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. Monday – Thursday 4:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. Friday-Saturday 4:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m., Saturday Brunch 10:00 a.m. – 2p.m. Steaks, seafood, pasta, full bar
Giardina’s 314 Howard Street • 662-455-4227 Monday – Saturday 5:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. Full bar, steaks, fresh seafood, Italian Lusco’s 722 Carrollton Avenue • 662-453-5365 Wednesday – Saturday 5 p.m. – 10 p.m. Steaks, seafood, wine coolers, beer, BYOB
Fan & Johnny’s 117 Main Street • 662-374-5060 Monday – Friday 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. Wednesday – Friday 6 p.m.- 9 p.m. Artisanal dishes, steak, beer, BYOB
Serio’s * 506 Yalobusha Street • 662.453.4826 Monday – Friday 11:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m./5 p.m.-10 p.m. Saturday Brunch 11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. 5 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. Italian pasta, subs, salads
B & S Barbecue
302 Park Avenue • 662-219-0783 Monday – Saturday 11 a.m. – 8 p.m. Ribs, pork BBQ , smoked chicken, sausage Bo’s BBQ & Grill 507 Carrollton Avenue • 662-453-3237 Rib plates, beef and pork BBQ
917 Highway 82 Bypass • 662-453-3297 Monday – Thursday 11:00 a.m. – 10:00 p.m. Friday & Saturday 11:00 a.m. – 10:30 p.m. Sunday 11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. Chinese and American food, daily noon buffet
Drake’s BBQ 1906 Leflore Avenue • 662-374-5202 Monday – Saturday 11:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m. BBQ
By the Bridge Bistro
209 West Claiborne Avenue • 662-644-5250 Monday – Friday 10:30 a.m. – 3 p.m. Saturday 11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. Soups, sandwiches, wraps, salads
201 West Park Avenue • 662-455-2575 Monday – Saturday 6 a.m. – 8 p.m. Sunday 6 a.m. – 5 p.m. Donuts, salads, sandwiches, tamales
425 Howard Street • 662-453-2239 Monday – Saturday 7 a.m. – 2 p.m. Burgers, cheese steaks, salads, soul food.
KK’s Delicatessen & Catering*
109 Grand Boulevard • 662-453-0007 Monday – Saturday 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. Po-Boys, hot tamales, banquet room
800 West Park Avenue • 662-455-5551 Sunday – Thursday 11 a.m. – 10 p.m. Friday & Saturday 11 a.m. – 10:30 p.m. Full bar, Mexican
101 Professional Plaza • 662-451-1171 Sunday – Thursday 11 a.m. – 10 p.m. Friday – Saturday 11 a.m. – 11 p.m. Full bar, Mexican
Mai Little China 617 West Park Avenue • 662-451-1101 Monday – Saturday 11 a.m. – 9 p.m. Chinese, American food, steaks, seafood
Memphis Style Sports Bar and Grill
601 Main Street • 662-219-0755 Monday – Saturday 11 a.m. – 8 p.m. Wings, burgers, homemade cakes, lemonade
Mississippi Mo Joe Coffee Company
215 Howard Street • 662-644-5035 Monday – Friday 6:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Saturday 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Coffee, Lattes, pastries, sandwiches
New China Buffet
412 West Park Avenue • 662-453-1688 Sunday – Thursday 11 a.m. – 9:30 p.m. Friday & Saturday 11 a.m. – 1-:30 p.m. Chinese, lunch buffet, dinner buffet
No Way Jose 522 West Park Avenue • 662-219-0784 Monday – Thursday 11 a.m. – 10 p.m. Friday – Sunday 11 a.m. – 10:30 p.m. Full bar, Mexican
Park Avenue Cafe
321 West Park Avenue • 662-453-0050 Monday – Wednesday 10 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. Thursday – Friday 10 a.m. – 8 p.m. Sandwiches, burgers, salads, catfish plates
208 Fulton Street • 662-453-0313 Monday – Friday 5 a.m.- 8 p.m. Saturday 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. Ribs, chicken, burgers, tamales, hot lunches
2336 Highway 82 West • 662-453-0404 Monday – Thursday 11 a.m. – 10 p.m. Friday – Sunday 11 a.m. – 10:30 p.m. Hibachi, sushi, takeout
304 Howard Street • 662-453-5995 Lunch Monday – Saturday 11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. Open seasonally for Sunday brunch
Veronica’s Custom Bakery *
Highland Park, 527 West Park Avenue 662-451-9425 Restaurant/cafe, custom cakes and pastries Tuesday – Saturday 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
What’s Cooking *
500 Rear West Park Avenue • 662-455-4747 Monday – Friday 10:00 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. Casseroles, desserts to go and lunch menu
216 West Claiborne • 662-455-1215 Monday – Saturday 4:00 p.m. – 1:00 a.m. webstersfoodanddrink.com American cuisine, tamales, full bar