When dining in Mississippi, be prepared for seafood and lots of it. From crab to shrimp and catfish to oysters, the abundance of seafood on menus throughout the state provides a not-so-subtle reminder that Mississipi sits proudly along the Gulf of Mexico. Many of the state's favorite seafood preparations involve deep frying. Try those fried morsels dipped in comeback sauce or stuffed in a po'boy sandwich. Mississippi isn't just a coastal state; it's also a Southern one, and that means there's plenty of down-home Southern cooking to be found here. You'll enjoy biscuits and gravy for breakfast and cornbread, barbecue ribs, breaded okra and fried chicken for dinner. What to drink with that? Why a cold glass of sweet tea, of course!