1908 Provisions

4.5
289 Reviews
$30 and under
American

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.

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Neil
Mississippi
24 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2014
Overall5food4service5ambience5

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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OpenTable Diner
Mississippi
1 review
Dined on October 28, 2014
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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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MSMS
Mississippi
2 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2014
Overall3food3service3ambience5

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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loverslane
Charleston
2 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2014
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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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Chuck2112
Mississippi
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2014
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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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toots
New Orleans
9 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2014
Overall4food5service4ambience4

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

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OufoftownArchitect
Mississippi
15 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2014
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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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LuvtoEat
Mississippi
17 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2014
Overall5food4service5ambience5

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

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OpenTable Diner
Mississippi
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2014
Overall5food5service4ambience4

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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Lanny
Mississippi
2 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2014
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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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vipMeggie
Dallas
33 reviews
Dined on August 6, 2014
Overall5food5service4ambience4

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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DandG
New Orleans
16 reviews
Dined on July 28, 2014
Overall5food5service4ambience5

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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vipMangiamo
Mississippi
9 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2014
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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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Peloulou
Mississippi
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2014
Overall2food3service3ambience2

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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Luv2cook
Dallas
14 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2014
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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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OpenTable Diner
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on June 29, 2014
Overall4food3service4ambience5

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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TLT3
Mississippi
6 reviews
Dined on June 22, 2014
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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Bspives
Mississippi
2 reviews
Dined on June 17, 2014
Overall4food4service2ambience5

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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Timothy3641
Mississippi
2 reviews
Dined on June 17, 2014
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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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OpenTable Diner
Portland
1 review
Dined on June 16, 2014
Overall5food4service5ambience4

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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ShopJackson
Mississippi
2 reviews
Dined on June 15, 2014
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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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goodfoodsearcher
Mississippi
1 review
Dined on June 10, 2014
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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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Curmudgeon
Western NC
2 reviews
Dined on June 10, 2014
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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vipTony
Portland
49 reviews
Dined on May 18, 2014
Overall3food2service4ambience4

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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Mountaineer4
Baltimore
8 reviews
Dined on May 16, 2014
Overall1food1service1ambience3

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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Pickyeater
Mississippi
1 review
Dined on May 11, 2014
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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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Gigi
Mississippi
2 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2014
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on May 9, 2014
Overall4food5service3ambience4

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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vipJWH48
Austin
81 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2014
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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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Maggs
Mississippi
3 reviews
Dined on April 25, 2014
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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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Gigi
Mississippi
2 reviews
Dined on April 23, 2014
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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Eltoro
New Orleans
13 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2014
Overall5food4service4ambience5

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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EHCH
New Orleans
4 reviews
Dined on April 11, 2014
Overall3food4service3ambience4

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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Bradley
Columbus
1 review
Dined on April 11, 2014
Overall4food4service5ambience5

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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OpenTable Diner
Mississippi
5 reviews
Dined on April 7, 2014
Overall4food5service4ambience4

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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Pkirk
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2014
Overall5food4service4ambience5

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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pickyeaters
Mississippi
4 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2014
Overall4food4service4ambience4

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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vipOpenTable Diner
Mississippi
26 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2014
Overall4food5service4ambience5

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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vipOccasionaldiner
Baltimore
93 reviews
Dined on March 25, 2014
Overall5food5service4ambience4

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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OpenTable Diner
Dallas
1 review
Dined on March 24, 2014
Overall1food1service1ambience1

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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