I-55 Jackson,MS - Hammond,LA --Where to eat?

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2012/01/15 22:00:36 (permalink)

I-55 Jackson,MS - Hammond,LA --Where to eat?

Looking for a great place to eat lunch and or dinner along this stretch.

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    Re:I-55 Jackson,MS - Hammond,LA --Where to eat? 2012/01/15 22:06:56 (permalink)
    Whenever I am going to be in that area which is about 4 times a year I always make sure to stop at Meddendorfs Seafood in Akers La, (about 20 miles south of Hammond). They are especially known for Catfish cut very thin and fried.

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    Re:I-55 Jackson,MS - Hammond,LA --Where to eat? 2012/01/15 23:26:00 (permalink)
    I drive this stretch a few times a year as well, and the only place I can recommend is The Caboose Restaurant in McComb, MS, about a mile east of I-55 off exit 17. I don't know where their lunch prices come in, but dinner is not especially cheap. (Entrees, primarily consisting of steaks and seafood, are between $20 and $30 and include a house salad.) Really good steak and really good gumbo, the latter of which was a nice surprise.
    If anyone knows of any less expensive options that aren't a 40 mile round trip out of the way, I am all ears, and I'm sure Bobs is as well. 
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    Re:I-55 Jackson,MS - Hammond,LA --Where to eat? 2012/01/17 13:24:57 (permalink)
    For good BBQ get off I 55 at Exit 72 in Crystal Springs, MS and go E on Highway 27. Go E for about a mile to the Intersection of Highway 27 and Highway 51 to Louise's for outstanding BBQ. Google has Louise's home address so a GPS may take you to the wrong place. Just go straight from I 55 on Highway 27 to the IS of 51 and 27. It's in a brown frame building with a high yellow sign. Here's a link to their menu. They are open to about 9 PM.
    Bring an ice chest and pick up some custom processed meat from Wilson's Meathouse in Crystal Springs. Get off I 55 at Exit 68 towards Crystal Springs and go E for .4 mile to Highway 51. Take a right and go 1.1 mile and Wilson's will be on your left.
    Get off I 55 at Exit 81 and go W to Terry Road. Take a right and go to Wyndale's for outstanding steaks.
    Wyndale Steakhouse @ 6672 Terry Road, Terry, MS 601 - 878 - 2695.
    If you want good soul food near Summit, MS get off I 55 at Exit 20 and go W. Take your first right on Old Brookhaven Road and go N to Doretha's.
    Doretha's @ 1139 Old Brookhaven Road, Summit, MS 601 - 276 - 9594.
    For the best southern cooking in the US go to Dinner Bell in McComb, MS. They are open for lunch only Tuesday through Sunday. Get off I 55 at Exit 17 and go E on Delaware Avenue to S Broadway. Take a right and go 2 blocks to 5th Avenue. Take a right and go to Dinner Bell. You will sit around large lazy susan tables filled with southern specials like fresh vegetable casseroles, fried eggplant and fried chicken. Stop by on your way N.
    The Dinner Bell @ 229 5th Ave., McComb, MS. 601 - 684 - 4883.
    If you take a rest stop near the LA/MS state line at Osyka, MS get off I 55 at Exit 1 and go E on Highway 584 and go to Second Street. Take a right and go to Nyla's for outstanding burgers. The nearby town of Kentwood, LA is the home of Britney Spears who is a frequent visitor at Nyla's.
    Nyla's Burger Basket @ 1071 Second Street, Osyka, MS 601 - 542 - 5032.
    BBQ Station is a good stop in Independence, LA. Get off I 55 at Exit 40 and go E on Highway 40 to Railroad Avenue. Take a right and go two blocks for good BBQ.
    Bar B Que Station @ 563 W. Railroad Ave., Independence, LA. 985 - 878 - 3747.
    If you have never been to Middendorf's Restaurant you must stop at Exit 15 off I 55. Go E to Highway 51 and turn right. Go S about a mile to some fine fresh seafood right off the boat. They also serve great salads, gumbo, sandwiches and steaks. Stop to rest even if you don't eat. Get a cold drink and head back.
    Middendorf's @ 30160 Highway 51, Akers, LA 985 - 386 - 6666.
    If you want great fresh seafood and an outstanding view of Lake Pontchartrain get off I 10 at Exit 209 and go N on Highway 51 one mile to Peavine Road. Take a right and go another mile to Frenier Landing Restaurant. The Crab Trap is also a great place for fresh seafood next door to Frenier Landing. CT is only open Thursday/Friday/Saturday for dinnner.
    Frenier Landing Restaurant @ Peavine Road, LaPlace, LA 985 - 224 - 2178.
    Crab Trap @ 100 Peavine Road, Laplace, LA 985 - 651 - 4150.
    post edited by Littleman - 2012/01/17 13:33:10
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    Re:I-55 Jackson,MS - Hammond,LA --Where to eat? 2012/01/18 11:38:29 (permalink)
    As usual, Littleman has it well covered. I totally endorse The Dinner Bell and Middendorf's. If it is a concern, Middendorf's catfish is fried in cornmeal, so it is gluten free.
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