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Diners' Choice: Neighborhood gem restaurants in North Mississippi

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Updated May 05, 2024

Looking for the best restaurants that are the best neighborhood gems in North Mississippi? You’re in the right place. Each month, OpenTable analyzes nearly 2 million global diner reviews from the past four months. We sort the results by location and category to help you discover new favorite restaurants. It's a great partnership: you reserve, eat, and review. We listen...and deliver the results for all to benefit. Enjoy!


A photo of City Grocery restaurant
4.8
4.8 (549)
$31 to $50
Southern
Oxford
About the restaurant
City Grocery has become a landmark in the Oxford dining scene. Exposed brick walls and heart pine plank floor augment the candle light and white linen staging some the most inventive and interesting food in the South. "Their (dishes) deft presentation is imaginative, skillful and disciplined, elevating them above qualification as regional and ethnic cuisine."
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 2 days ago
Special night w our out of town guests. Best way to experience fine dining w Southern tastes.
A photo of Vicari restaurant
4.8
4.8 (432)
$31 to $50
Italian
Corinth
About the restaurant
Vicari is a beautiful Italian Grill located in Historic Downtown Corinth, Mississippi. The menu features traditional Italian favorites as well as signature salads, fresh fish, steak, lamb and veal. The facility is a completely restored building that was originally built in the late 1800\'s. The restoration kept all of the beautiful exposed brick and complimented it with glorious marble and hardwood floors. The lounge at Vicari is on the second floor and features comfortable leather sofas and chairs for you enjoyment.
Top review
OpenTable Dinervip
Dined on May 12, 2024
I was pleasantly surprised by the food and the restaurant. Surprised to find quality Italian food in such a small city.. It’s a little bit on the pricey side
A photo of Taste restaurant
4.8
4.8 (560)
$30 and under
Italian
Starkville
About the restaurant
Taste Italian Kitchen is a welcoming place to dine for all guests. From the traditional Lasagna to the elegant Lobster Risotto to the hearty Ribeye, there is a dish for every appetite. We also offer a variety of dietary accommodations, listed on our menu. In addition to our diverse food menu, we offer a large selection of domestic and imported wines, as well as over 100 types of bourbon, rye, and whiskey. Come check out our 16 pastas for $16 and Sandwiches at lunch from 11 AM - 4 PM!
Top review
KellyJ
Dined on May 8, 2024
Taste has always been one of our "go to " restaurants for a nice date night with my wife. The food is always good and the cocktails are a must try!!
A photo of Woody's Tupelo Steakhouse restaurant
4.7
4.7 (820)
$31 to $50
Steakhouse
Tupelo
About the restaurant
Tupelo's only AAA rated 3 Diamond Steakhouse, at Woody's Tupelo Steakhouse we serve only Angus Choice or Prime char-grilled steaks, exotic wild game, fresh seafood, and old family recipes with a twist. Chosen one of the Top 10 Steakhouses in Mississippi, as well as in Mississippi Magazine for Best Dessert. Winner of several Reader's Polls for Best Service, Best Seafood, Best Steakhouse, Most Romantic, Woody's Tupelo has been a Tupelo landmark for three decades with a relaxing and casually rustic atmosphere. Two private dining rooms accommodate groups from 15 - 100, while the main dining rooms are perfect for intimate dining in a corner booth, dinner with friends or smaller business meetings. Relax after dinner in the lounge, with Mississippi's most talented musicians, as well as Tupelo's original Karaoke night for 18 years. Please, come in, and make yourself at home
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 6 days ago
We always enjoy our experiences at Woody's. It is one of our favorite restaurants to go to in Tupelo. We strongly recommend it .
A photo of Giardina's Restaurant restaurant
4.6
4.6 (935)
$31 to $50
Steak
Greenwood
About the restaurant
Giardina's, one of the Mississippi Delta's most historic restaurants, was founded in 1936 by Joseph Giardina, in Greenwood, Mississippi. A unique blend of sophistication and warmth, Giardina's is the perfect setting for any event. Seating consists of fourteen private booths and the large dining room opens onto a beautiful courtyard. The restaurant's interior space and state-of-the-art kitchen were designed by world-renowned architects. Considerable effort was made to retain the character and charm of the original Giardina's, but the white tablecloths and fine crystal add the feeling of elegance one would expect from a fine dining restaurant in a large metropolitan area. Giardina's bar, reminiscent of a bygone era, features the same dark wood and tile of the restaurant while offering today's premium liquors, wines and liqueurs. Featuring steaks, seafood and Italian cuisine, Giardina's atmosphere is old world elegant but dress is laid-back "Delta casual.”
Top review
SusanS
Dined 7 days ago
Wonderful experience! Mahi mahi, shrimp (1 fried and 1 broiled) and filet mignon were all cooked to perfection. Amazing service. All staff persons were welcoming and friendly.
A photo of Park Heights restaurant
4.6
4.6 (484)
$31 to $50
Unspecified
Tupelo
About the restaurant
Recently named the Best Fining Dining Restaurant in Mississippi by Mississippi Magazine and located in the Fairpark District, Park Heights offers Chef Thomas Lester's menu including seared hanger steak, yellowfin tuna tartar, heirloom tomato caprese, prosciutto wrapped monkfish and prime cuts of beef. The main dining room, with its reclaimed hardwood floors and retro lighting, provides an atmosphere that is sophisticated without feeling formal. Often sited as the best in town, the service is professional and gracious, and the wine list is extensive. If you enjoy dining al fresco, try the rooftop or patio which have amazing views of downtown.
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined on May 12, 2024
Always Awesome! My definite Go To for every occasion.
A photo of McEwens - Oxford restaurant
4.6
4.6 (1122)
$30 and under
American
Oxford
About the restaurant
McEwen's Oxford is passionate about food, wine, and you! We strive to create a place you long to come back to again and again. With an eclectic blend of styles, McEwen's Oxford emphasizes Southern food that is raised to new and unusual heights. Lunch offers a wide array of excellent sandwiches, salads and business entrees, while dinner leans toward the more elaborate and inventive. Our commitment to a relaxed atmosphere and charming personality has McEwen's destined to become one of Oxford's most popular destinations. We boast on employing a knowledgeable and attentive staff that is always ready to serve our guests. In addition to the bar and dining room, a private room is available for parties up to 25 people.
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 6 days ago
Great food and service! You won’t be disappointed.
A photo of Snackbar restaurant
4.6
4.6 (348)
$31 to $50
Southern
Oxford
About the restaurant
In 2009, we became Oxford’s neighborhood restaurant and living room. The brain child of Award-Winning Chef, John Currence, Snackbar is a Southern Brasserie that prides itself on using local Mississippi ingredients whenever possible. We are your place for the freshest raw oysters from around the country, artfully crafted cocktails, and fine internationally-inspired food cultivated by 2019 James Beard ‘Best Chef: South’, Vishwesh Bhatt. Come let Team Snackbar show you a truly memorable experience. Our door is open to all.
Top review
RobertaL
Dined 2 days ago
Good menu selections, delicious food, efficient and friendly service. What’s not to like?!
A photo of Tekila Modern Mexican restaurant
4.4
4.4 (66)
$31 to $50
Mexican
Southaven
About the restaurant
We are located within Silo Square limits, in front of the Bank Plus Amphitheatre, and Snowden Grove Fields. We, as a restaurant, strive to be part of the community, and as a family-owned restaurant, we know the meaning of coming together. Our dishes are thoughtfully curated by Chef Ana Gonzalez with a Latin modern twist. Some of our most popular dishes include Carne Asada Tacos, Chicken Fajitas, and Trio Special to name a few. Our ambiance is relaxed, family-friendly, and unique to the area. Our upstairs dining area includes a bar, patio, and a great scenery. It will feel like a staycation. Come, enjoy, be our guest!
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined on May 3, 2024
We go every Friday! We love their food and the staff is amazing!
A photo of Mesquite Chop House - Southaven Mississippi restaurant
4.0
4 (361)
$50 and over
Steakhouse
Southaven
About the restaurant
Come join us at Mesquite Chop House for a captivating evening where we provide our guests a fine dining experience with a casual atmosphere. Our dedicated staff goes above and beyond with their ability to effortlessly accommodate your needs. We proudly serve locally sourced Angus beef. Our steaks and chops are grilled over an open fire of mesquite wood.

We also provide unique features such as wild game, an extravagant selection of wines and specialty cocktails unmatched by anyone in the area.

Our wild game options include bison, elk, venison, quail, and duck, With over sixty bottles of wine and over thirty being sold by the glass, we will make sure you find what you are looking for! Our Hand Cut Angus Beef steak selection include filet, New York strips, and bone-in rib-eyes. Come out and see us! We’ll leave you with the experience you will not soon forget!

Top review
WILLIER
Dined 7 days ago
Great ambiance and excellent food. The service was very good and the wait staff was attentive. We went for a Birthday celebration dinner and the Birthday Girl was excited about the experience.
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