Idas Soul Food, Jackson Restaurants

3 delicious plates of Soul Food in Jackson; credit Jackson CVB

Jackson Restaurants & Nightclubs

Bully’s Restaurant
DESCRIPTION: Don’t let the outside shack fool you. The food is worth waiting for. “They set me up with the beef tips and rice with a side of sweet potato yams and collard greens. We had fried chicken, catfish, turkey necks, fried green tomatoes, fried corn, cabbage, cornbread mac n’ cheese, gravy, black eyed peas, corn bread, and an order of chitterlings. Since many delicious items on the menu are cooked while you wait, prepare to wait or ask when to expect your order. Bully’s stands tall, as a 2 generation dive that serves solid down-home cooking. The oxtails are tender and hearty, the neckbones and pigs feet offer huge rewards to people brave enough to go old-school, and sides like fried corn, okra & tomato stew, and fried green tomatoes are the stuff of Delta legend.
CUISINE: Barbecue & Soul Food
CREDIT CARDS: yes
DAYS & HOURS: Mon-Sat 11a-6p
ADDRESS: 3118 Livingston Road, Jackson, MS MAP
PHONE: 601-362-0484
WEBSITE: none

Freelons Restaurant Bar & Groove
DESCRIPTION: Cafe and Dance Club; Get your late night dance groove on with black Millennials in this 11,000 square foot nightclub featuring guest regular and guest DJs. There are 3 bars to experience and the patio is open during warm weather. Happy Hour drink prices. The only major downer is its limited nights of operation.
CUISINE: Soul Food
CREDIT CARDS: yes
DAYS & HOURS: Fri 5p–4a & Sa 10p–4a
ADDRESS: 440 North Mill Street, Jackson, MS MAP
PHONE: 601-832-6856
WEBSITE: http://www.freelons.com

Queen of Hearts
DESCRIPTION: This internationally-renown Blues destination can mesmerize you with photos of the many Blues greats who have played here, including Dorothy Moore, King Edward, Cadillac George Harris, ZZ Hill, Muddy Waters, Bobby Rush, Big Daddy, J.T. Watkins, Mary Queen, Patrice Moncell, Eddie Cotton, Jesse Robinson, Tina Diamond, Lucille, Franco, and Duke Tillman. The place is loaded with character and funny signs too. Live music on Saturday Nights.
CUISINE: Light fare
CREDIT CARDS: yes
DAYS & HOURS: Fri-Sun 9p-until
ADDRESS: 2243 Martin Luther King, Jr. Drive, Jackson, MS MAP
PHONE: 601-352-5730

Collins Dream Kitchen
DESCRIPTION: The small cafe has surprising interior space to seat 100 patrons. There must be a good reason for the space.
CUISINE: Soul Food
CREDIT CARDS: yes
DAYS & HOURS: Mon-Thu 11a-6p, Fri 11a-7p, Sat 11a-5p, Sun 11a-5p
ADDRESS: 1439 Terry Road, Jackson, MS MAP
PHONE: 601-353-3845

Birdland Restaurant & Lounge
DESCRIPTION: Blues, R&B and Jazz nightclub
CUISINE: Soul Food
CREDIT CARDS: yes
DAYS & HOURS: open nightly 5p-until
ADDRESS: 538 North Farish Street MAP
PHONE: 601-352-5124

Peaches Cafe
DESCRIPTION: Cafe; seats over 20
CUISINE: Soul Food; Serving delicious food since its founding in 1961. Specialties are smothered chicken, liver, greens and butterbeans. Dessert is included with your dinner on-site.
CREDIT CARDS: yes
DAYS & HOURS: CLOSED
ADDRESS: 327 North Farish Street, Jackson, MS MAP

930 Blues Cafe
DESCRIPTION: Cafe and Blues nightclub; the owner grew up near Highway 61 on a Mississippi Delta farm; he painstakingly recreated a Delta atmosphere with artifacts from the family farm.
CUISINE: Soul Food
CREDIT CARDS: yes
DAYS & HOURS: CLOSED
ADDRESS: 930 North Congress Street, Jackson, MS MAP

Mikhail’s Northgate Restaurant & Deli
DESCRIPTION: Large buffet restaurant; seats 200; also the largest African American convention center in the state; Friday night happy hour
CUISINE: Soul Food; specialties include carmel cakes, cheese straws and biscuits by Frank’s World Famous Biscuits
CREDIT CARDS: yes
DAYS & HOURS: CLOSED
ADDRESS: 4330 North State Street, Jackson, MS MAP

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