If you leave Greenwood hungry, you have only yourself to blame. The statement is really that easy as this Delta river town has every craving you desire covered. We have options for breakfast or brunch for when you wake up to a delicious steak dinner with delicious pie to top off your evening. You may even come back home with new recipes and cooking skills of your own from a world-renowned cooking school.
There are a lot of options to move through for your getaway to Greenwood, so let’s help you navigate your meals by giving you the local favorites around town.
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 Mo 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
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.
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