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1908 Provisions

4.5
289 reviews
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$30 and under
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American
Perfect For:
  • Special Occasion
  • Great for Brunch
  • Neighborhood Gem

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At 1908 Provisions in Jackson, located in the historic Fairview Inn, you�ll find a California inspired restaurant providing a casual and exciting dining experience. Taking inspiration from California flavors and combining them with Southern roots, 1908 Provisions serves up food with delightful textures and flavors.

Chefs at 1908 Provisions prepare dishes using the freshest ingredients. Main courses include low country shrimp and grits, the 1908 filet, a grilled pork tenderloin and much more. For dessert, try the house made bread pudding, apple tarte tatin or peanut butter and caramel tart. A drink menu is also available, with refreshing cocktails such as the signature mimosa and bloody Mary.

Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
American, Californian, Southern
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Hours of operation
Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:00am - 2:00pm
Dinner: Monday- Friday: 5:00pm - 9:30pm
Sunday Brunch: 11:00am - 2:00pm
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Phone number
(601) 948-3429 ext. 305
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Executive chef
Gary Hawkins
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Catering
We do not offer off site catering, but we do have ample amounts of space to host banquets and private events.
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
North State Street
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Parking details
Complimentary on-site parking in adjacent Baptist 1600 Medical Building Lot.
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Entertainment
Piano Jazz featuring Knight Bruce for Sunday Buffet Brunch.
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Special events & promotions
The Mississippi meeting facilities at the Fairview Inn offer a variety of event venue options for groups of 8 to 800.

From the intimate settings of the Rose's Room or the Carriage Room to the grand setting of the Garden Room & Patio; or utilizing the entire house and gardens, our professional staff is ready to make your event a memorable occasion.

Allow our Catering Events Coordinator to help you through every step of the planning process to make your event a success. Whether you are planning a corporate retreat, a family anniversary celebration or a social fundraiser, the Fairview Inn staff will strive to exceed your expectations.

The Fairview Inn offers complete business facilities and wireless Internet in all areas of the Inn.
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Fireplace, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wine
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4.5based on all time ratings
4.5
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4.4
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4.5
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98% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0Dined on October 31, 2014

My wife and I started with cocktails in the Library Bar in this beautiful old mansion. Great drinks and service. The dining room was quiet and open. The antelope and redfish were excellently prepared and presented. We would definitely go there again.

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5.0Dined on October 28, 2014

Was there recently for lunch with friends. Brand new menu. The veal meatloaf was wonderful. Always have excellent service and I feel the atmosphere is perfect for any occasion. Life slows down here and let's you enjoy the full dining experience. From appetizers to dessert the food is divine!!!

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3.0Dined on October 7, 2014

We had 15 for a special occasion dinner. It was the perfect venue for a special night. Cozy, beautifully decorated. Was like having a dinner party at home. Nice folks too. Definitely recommend!

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5.0Dined on September 25, 2014

Took our daughter and her husband there for lunch and again after her swearing in ceremony for the MS Bar. Was very nice and had a special feel. Food was good and wait staff excellent. The grounds offered great surroundings for the many pictures we snapped of her special day.

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5.0Dined on September 7, 2014

Took my wife there for a birthday brunch, and it was awesome. Really good food and a great price. Great service, too. I would love to take her again.

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4.0Dined on September 5, 2014

Nice modern décor without being ultramodern. First visit. Fabulous food, attractively presented. Good service. Moderate prices.

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5.0Dined on August 26, 2014

Many restaurants these days in Jackson have a lot of hard surfaces, over-blown back ground music trying to create a vibrant atmosphere. 1908 Provisions is nicely designed with soft surfaces and a quiet atmosphere that allows you to hear your dining guest and enjoy one another's company.

The food was superb and sharing a cocktail and wine list with The Library bar next door gives 1908 a step up from other restaurants.

The service is second to none.

We will definitely be back.

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5.0Dined on August 13, 2014

Our food was excellent - different from the normal. We sat out and enjoyed cocktails under the oak tree- was delightful!

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5.0Dined on August 10, 2014

We really enjoyed the variety of food on the Sunday brunch, especially the wide array of vegetable and other healthy options. Our only concern was how closely spaced the tables were, especially along the bench/booth area.

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5.0Dined on August 7, 2014

A perfect mix of menu, service and ambiance. The best place in Jackson to show visitors how "classy" the South can be.

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5.0Dined on August 6, 2014

I created my own vegetarian platter selecting from a wonderful and unique selection of side dishes. It was great! Looked like an inviting list of entrees too.

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5.0Dined on July 28, 2014

What a wonderful meal. The menu is inventive. The items are ones you could only find there, and their blending of flavors was amazing. The Fairview Inn is such a gem and this restaurant is the crown jewel. My "French Laundry" salad rocked, and I'm not a big fan of many fish dishes but I was envious of the Red Fish dish my companions. got.

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5.0Dined on July 25, 2014

We bring friends from out of town here for the fine dining. They were kind enough to hold our reservation as our friends were stuck in traffic. The food is fabulous. We had redfish and it just shined with flavor and texture - cooked perfectly! The cocktails and Meiomi was delicious also. Shannon our server was excellent and handled all our requests extremely well.
I definitely will recommend to others and will return with more friends. Glad we have 1908 in Jackson.

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2.0Dined on July 24, 2014

We were seated at a very small wobble table with no table cloth. There was a big fan of AC blows cold air directly over our heads, makes the warm dishes turn cold very quickly. The food was not bad. We wanted to have a very chic lunch in a very classic southern plantation-style of house. The tasteless deco of this restaurant kind of throw us off. The young waitresses were very pleasant, but were obvious lack of experiences.

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5.0Dined on July 18, 2014

Have been to the old restaurant at the Fairview (Sophia's) and it was old and outdated. Provisions was great!! A much needed change and addition to the Fairview. Our waiter, the food and the ambiance were all fantastic! Highly recommend it.

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4.0Dined on June 29, 2014

4th visit for brunch. Everyone enjoyed it but the selection Sunday was very limited on meat. The overall feeling of the group is that we will return but the food selection needs to excpand. Great Atmosphere!

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5.0Dined on June 22, 2014

Great spot for any occasion. One of our favorites. Cannot go wrong

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4.0Dined on June 17, 2014

A wonderful and nostalgic place in the heart of Jackson's best neighborhood.
We are regulars at the Library bar and decided to have a birthday dinner for my fiancé.
The food and atmosphere was amazing!
The only negative thing about the night was that they turned up the dining room lights while we were still eating our meals at 9:15...
But overall the food, service and atmosphere could not have been better.
We love this place and will continue to frequent it!

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5.0Dined on June 17, 2014

1908 Provisions remains one the best restaurants in central Mississippi, or the entire state for that matter. Food is always exquisite and pertfectly prepared, and is just plain good. Great place for a business lunch (folks are always impressed), and the brunch is the best--always fresh, great presentation--what else can I say? Prices are reasonable, but you know, you get what you pay for! A taste of Southern elegance like nothing else.

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5.0Dined on June 16, 2014

I was visiting Jackson from Oregon and found this to be a great venue for our group of seven. The lovely atmosphere combined with delicious cuisine made for a perfect Southern luncheon.

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5.0Dined on June 15, 2014

If you really want to make that special someone happy, or just to impress a client, 1908 Provisions is definitely the place to be. With its warm and inviting atmosphere, you feel as if you are in your own private dining, with made to order cuisine. The food was second to none. The service was impeccable. When I want to be impressive, this is where I will be ...every time!

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5.0Dined on June 10, 2014

1908 has transformed it self into a fantastic dining experience. The newly remodeled restaurant shimmers with relaxed sophistication, down to the tiniest detail. The menu invites and entices with mouthwatering selections.

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5.0Dined on June 10, 2014

Wonderful dining experience in all respects---food, service, beverages atmosphere. Highly recommnd.

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3.0Dined on May 18, 2014

Restaurant is lovely and service staff well trained and attentive. The food was disappointing in its overall blandness and options. A wonderful setting for a family brunch, but not for culinary experiences, recognizing its buffet style.

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1.0Dined on May 16, 2014

We left after 40 minutes. We had reservations for 6 for very special occasion. We wqere promptly seated. Waitress filled water glasses.Took drink orders, explained a few things on menu. We ordered 5 cocktails and ordered two appetizers to be shared. Literally our waitress went behind a black curtain that was covering French doors. We noticed bartender disappeared too. Then next time we saw our waitress, she was serving wine to table in front of us who were seated after us after young man complained. We didn't receive an ice cube. No one explained there was a problem. We probably would have had a 400$ Dinner. It was obvious owner was not there. Now it's 8 pm and we end up in pub. Suspect waitresses had to serve an event at Inn also. Shame

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5.0Dined on May 11, 2014

This was a perfect place for a Mother's Day lunch. The buffet was very good as usual and service was good. We were seated at our reservation time.

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5.0Dined on May 11, 2014

It was a very pleasant Mother's Day Brunch. I appreciate the fact of not having to wait in line somewhere to eat out on a day I don't want to cook! The food, service and atmosphere was great, and look forward to returning sometime soon!

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4.0Dined on May 9, 2014

1908 Provisions was a great experience. The Fairview Inn itself is amazing. The food was incredible - unique twists on southern staples. The restaurant itself is not very bug, which I think is a plus. It's not overcrowded and bustling with people. You get devoted servers who aren't running all over the place. We had a large group, so we were probably noisy but it did't feel uncomfortable being a little loud. The restaurant is quiet, but not a deafening silence.

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5.0Dined on May 1, 2014

This was our first time at 1908 Provisions and we were very pleased. The doctor is well done, the service excellent and the food puts it at the top of Jackson restaurants. This fits well with the Fairview Inn and is a place we'll definitely come back to. I had the amberjack special which was cooked properly and an excellent dish. My son had the sweet potato crusted redfish which he raved about. This is a nice addition to Jackson's dining scene.

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5.0Dined on April 25, 2014

Wonderful atmosphere! Delicious food-love the beet salad and the ice cream was delicious! Fish is excellent. French press coffee was a nice ending to a special evening.

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5.0Dined on April 23, 2014

I ordered the sweet potato crusted redfish
And it was delicious. Our server was delightful.

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5.0Dined on April 17, 2014

Our first, but not last time. All four of us commented on how much we enjoyed the experience. Very good meal; presentation was well done and service was good. Nice room. lots of windows and light. A perfect pre-theater experience.

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3.0Dined on April 11, 2014

Our service was good when we arrived, but as the restaurant filled up, the service suffered.
Our food was very good, but the end of the meal was disappointing.
We ordered dessert and never received.
I ordered an expresso with baileys and the coffee was cold. I asked for a refill of coffee just to finish my baileys and that was perfect.
No apologies for the dessert not being served and then our ticket did not even include our after dinner drinks. We mentioned it to the waiter and it was then added.
Waiter could have been more knowledgeable about the menu.
This is too nice of a location not to perfect the service segment of the dining experience.
We will go back one more time and if we have the same experience, we won't go back.

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4.0Dined on April 11, 2014

This location just north of downtown in a historic neighborhood is highly desire able. The atmosphere, quality of food and service make an addition to our regular unique restaurant your in Jackson. Job well done

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4.0Dined on April 7, 2014

My First Monday lunch group loved Sophia's and we enjoyed our lunch at 1908. The service and the food were wonderful. We will be back!

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5.0Dined on April 6, 2014

Recently had a birthday brunch at 1908 Provisions for my mother. All guests were pleased with their meals, especially desserts. The corn casserole, fresh fruit, meat loaf, and gumbo were also hits. We had been concerned about the transition from Sophia's, which we had enjoyed on many occasions. Food and service were just as good, if not better.

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4.0Dined on April 4, 2014

Our 2nd time to go to 1908; were excited b/c 1st visit was incredible! 5 stars across! this time husband got dozen oysters, which he LOVED; duck confit, (he gave 5 stars) and the creme brulee (5 stars from BOTH of us). i got (AGAIN) arugula salad, which was good, but not quite as good as 1st time--a little mashed together & slightly overdressed, but would STILL give it 3 1/2 stars. Was feeling less than adventurous & ordered vegetarian dish. 1st problem for me was that i am NOT a vegetarian, but a total carnivore, rarer the better. 2nd problem was there are not ANY "spring vegetables" out yet, so was given TWO quinoa cakes, great wilted spinach&great heirloom cherry tomatoes. unless you cannot tolerate meat, bland choice.

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4.0Dined on April 3, 2014

Loved the creative mixture of flavors in the dishes from
Entrees to appetizers down to the butter served with the bread.

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5.0Dined on March 25, 2014

Each of us had the Red Fish, which was prepared to perfection. The salads were fresh. For desserts, we had the house made sorbet trio and the apple fritters, both of which were also outstanding. The restaurant has undergone renovation and redesign into a contemporary design that is pleasing and comfortable. I highly recommend 1908 Provisions for casual dining, groups and special occasions.

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1.0Dined on March 24, 2014

We walked out because no one helped us and the restaurant had changed so much--it was awful. Rap/techno type music and ultra mod decor in what was once a classy place. Very sad they ruined a good thing.

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