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About The Castle at Dunleith

The Castle is great combination of continental and southern cuisine utilizing daily fresh seafood and the best steaks on the market.

84 Homochitto St.
Natchez, MS 39120
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Creole / Cajun / Southern

Hours of Operation:
Breakfast: Daily: 7:30am - 10:00am; Brunch: Sunday: 11:00am - 2:00pm; Lunch: Monday - Saturday: 11:00am - 2:00pm; Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 6:00pm - 9:00pm, Friday & Saturday: 6:00pm - 10:00pm

Dress Code:
Business Casual

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(601) 446-8500

Website:
http://www.dunleith.com/castle-overview.html

Catering:
Corporate, private and wedding catering offered with reception or seated dinners. Can accommodate 50-500 people with full-service capabilities.

Parking Details:
Parking for 20 people close range and large parking lot for up to 80 additional cars. Valet parking available on special occasions and for private functions.

Executive Chef:
Rose Jones

Private Party Facilities:
Private dining rooms accomodate up to 20 or less. Private parties in the pub available or rental of entire facility an option as well.

Private Party Contact:
Lyn Fortenbery: (601) 446-8500

Additional:
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Fireplace, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Indoor Smoking Area, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

The Castle at Dunleith Ratings and Reviews

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4.7

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.6

service

4.7

ambience

4.6

value

4.4

Noise

Quiet

90% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (12)
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Good for Anniversaries (9)
Good for a Date (8)
Good for Birthdays (7)
Great for Brunch (7)
Worth the Drive (7)
Notable Wine List (6)
Authentic (5)
Comfort Food (4)
Cozy (4)
Creative Cuisine (4)
Neighborhood Gem (4)
Sunday Lunch (4)
Business Meals (3)
Good for Groups (3)
Healthy (3)
Local Ingredients (3)
Scenic View (3)
Seasonal (3)
Tasting Menu (3)
Vibrant Bar Scene (3)
Disabled Access (2)
Fun (2)
Great for Lunch (2)
Pre/post Theatre (2)
Fit for Foodies (2)
Afternoon Tea (1)
Bar Seating (1)
Gluten Free Options (1)
Good Vegetarian Options (1)
Happy Hour (1)
Hot Spot (1)
Late-night Find (1)
Organic (1)
Great for Outdoor Dining (1)
Quick Bite (1)
Spicy (1)
Handcrafted Cocktails (1)
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·Dined 3 days ago

Had a wonderful experience from the start,
Would highly recommend this place for ambience, food and hospitality

Tags: Healthy, Afternoon Tea, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine, Good for Groups, Local Ingredients, Worth the Drive, Tasting Menu
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 (Charlotte)·Dined on December 2, 2017

The service was excellent! Unfortunately despite a fairly empty restaurant and reservations we were seated in a drafty area. The dinner menu is limited to 8 entrees. Upon arrival we were told that the restaurant did not have beef that day which eliminated 3 of the 8 entrees. The bread and whipped butter was excellent as was the tomato soup. The shrimp fettuccine seemed over cooked and my dinner companion felt that the macaroni and cheese was undercooked and the collard greens tasted odd. We were dissapointed in the food.

Tags: Happy Hour
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 26, 2017

There are very few restaurants in Natchez with a good wine list. This is probably the best in that department. Superb steaks and cajun food, too. Downstairs bar scene was crowded (game night), but upstairs formal dining was quiet. Something good for everyone. Highly recommended.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Notable Wine List
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·Dined on November 23, 2017

Our meal on Thanksgiving Day at The Castle Restaurant was one of the top dining experiences of our lives, and we've traveled and eaten at hundreds of places. Every single dish was perfection, from the turkey and dressing, to the green bean casserole and sweet potato dish that was to die for!!! Our server was friendly and efficient and waited on us with a lovely smile throughout our long lunch. (It takes time to eat that much good food!) The cooks really knew how to fix a good old -fashioned homemade traditional southern Thanksgiving meal. They outdid themselves! And our table was beside a window overlooking the lovely grounds of Dunleith. The view, the food, the service--all was top notch. Thank you, Castle, for making our Thanksgiving a day to remember and cherish!

Tags: Cozy, Good for a Date, Authentic, Good for Birthdays, Comfort Food, Great for Brunch, Special Occasion, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Mississippi)·Dined on November 23, 2017

We have visited Natchez the last couple years. Our experience at the Castle with Cortez as our waiter was great. Definitely great atmosphere. We look forward to returning.

Tags: Comfort Food, Good for Birthdays, Seasonal, Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined on November 19, 2017

This was the best service by far. The waitress was the best part and that is hard to beat. Food was amazing as always.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine
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·Dined on November 12, 2017

THIS WAS MY HUSBAND'S 65TH BIRTHDAY CELEBRATION. WE STAYED AT THE HOUSE AS WELL. HE WAS SO PLEASED !! WE ALSO ENJOYED THE COLLEGE GAMES AT THE PUB.

Tags: Romantic, Great for Brunch, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined on November 12, 2017

My husband and I ate here for the first time for our 21st Wedding Anniversary. The place is historic, but the ambiance, delicious food and outstanding service made it a very special night for us. Thanks B! We look forward to returning.

Tags: Seasonal, Local Ingredients, Good for Anniversaries, Business Meals, Healthy, Scenic View, Good for Birthdays, Quiet Conversation, Disabled Access, Special Occasion, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem, Authentic, Worth the Drive, Cozy, Good for a Date
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 (St. Louis)·Dined on November 5, 2017

My husband and I had a 6:30 pm dinner reservation on Saturday evening. When we arrived the restaurant was empty....not one other customer was there. It’s a lovely place and our server William was very nice. Fried Green tomatoes were fine and my husband liked the Red fish entree okay. My ribeye was a bit over cooked but tasty. The Yukon mashed potatoes were so salty I couldn’t eat them. Overall this was a mediocre experience and we were traveling so hoping for a much better evening out. By the time we left there were 2 other tables (total of 6 people) having dinner ..... really? on a Saturday night?..

Tags: Romantic
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 (Milwaukee)·Dined on October 24, 2017

Excellent southern food! The best friend chicken.

Tags: Quiet Conversation
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 (St. Louis)·Dined on October 14, 2017

Excellent for lunch but menu limited unless you get the buffet. Food is excellent. Dinner menu is expensive. Beautiful location. Free tour of adjacent mansion if you eat there, a worthwhile visit of an antebellum mansion.

Tags: Authentic
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 (Atlantic City)·Dined on October 8, 2017

Wonderful wait staff. Would return next time in Natchez

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·Dined on October 7, 2017

The Castle at Dunleith was a fantastic restaurant with a attentive waiting staff and even better food. I would absolutely recommend anyone wanting good food to go.

Tags: Good for a Date
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 1, 2017

In the past this food has been excellent but this time temperature was off on each item. There were four of us and we each ordered different items. To start the soup was tasty but barely warm and each course after that was the same. We were disappointed but will give it another try as it has been so good on the past. Every place can have an off night and perhaps this was the problem

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 (Fayetteville)·Dined on September 30, 2017

Excellent food, excellent service, excellent atmosphere, excellent made cocktails. What else can be said.

Tags: Comfort Food, Vibrant Bar Scene, Good Vegetarian Options, Good for Birthdays
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 (New Orleans)·Dined on September 16, 2017

Family Gathering

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·Dined on September 10, 2017

The staff is always friendly and helpful. The atmosphere is quant and I love the historical ambiance. The food is by far the best in town. I often visit the Sunday buffet. This is a good way to sample a little bit of everything. From veggies, to pastas, seafood, or a delicious breakfast. I will continue to visit and bring friends with me.

Tags: Worth the Drive
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·Dined on September 10, 2017

Ordered the godcheaux salad which would have sufficed as my meal. Bread was cold and burnt. Great wine selection and atmosphere. Service was ok.

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·Dined on September 9, 2017

Great place, very nice. Had a fantastic time. Great food too.

Tags: Special Occasion, Tasting Menu, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries, Quick Bite, Great for Brunch, Hot Spot, Gluten Free Options, Spicy, Authentic, Good for Birthdays, Fun, Vibrant Bar Scene, Business Meals, Organic, Scenic View, Romantic, Disabled Access, Bar Seating, Great for Outdoor Dining, Quiet Conversation, Sunday Lunch, Healthy, Worth the Drive, Great for Lunch, Good for a Date, Notable Wine List, Late-night Find, Cozy
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 (Birmingham)·Dined on August 22, 2017

The building is impressive and the insides keep up the awe. The service was great and the food was in great serving size and tasted great.

Tags: Special Occasion, Cozy
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 (New Orleans)·Dined on August 13, 2017

Had to wait 15 minutes past reservation. 4 elderly ladies that dine here every Sunday were turned away because they were told they didn't get their reservation. Buffet was constantly out of food. Had to beg to get ticket so we could leave

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·Dined on August 5, 2017

William was our server, he was new but did an AWESOME job. The food was fantastic!

Tags: Authentic, Hot Spot, Scenic View
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 (Toronto)·Dined on July 29, 2017

Very romantic atmosphere for celebrating our 27th anniversary. Very classy, old world surroundings. The food was wonderful and it is pricey but you are after all paying for the total experience.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Local Ingredients, Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic
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 (Mississippi)·Dined on July 17, 2017

From the manager to Jordan our service was excellant. The food was fabulous. We make it a point to come at least once when we are in Natchez.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Mississippi)·Dined on June 24, 2017

Best meal I've ever eaten! Will definitely be back!

Tags: Worth the Drive, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Scenic View, Cozy, Quiet Conversation, Business Meals, Good for a Date
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 (Mississippi)·Dined on June 16, 2017

Incredible. The food is simply divine. They have a wide variety of cocktails and beer with many local draft choices too. The service was great and the pub downstairs is perfect for a night cap. On top of all the great, food, drinks, and atmosphere, you get a free tour of the antebellum home Dunleith with your receipt. And it's amazing too. Plus they have a hotel in the house! This place has it all!

Tags: Great for Lunch, Authentic, Comfort Food, Creative Cuisine, Sunday Lunch, Notable Wine List, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Local Ingredients, Cozy, Great Beer, Great for Brunch, Happy Hour, Fun, People Watching, Tasting Menu, Bar Seating, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Scenic View, Fit for Foodies
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 (San Antonio)·Dined on June 1, 2017

Beautiful Restaurant in Historic Natchez, MS. Great wine list, food is superb. Had the duck it was wonderful and a Silver Oak Cabernet. Prices are very reasonable. Service is very good and timely. Would highly recommend the Creme Brûlée and coffee.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Romantic
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 (Mississippi)·Dined on May 28, 2017

This was not our favorite experience. We found the place to be lovely, but not our kind of place. For one thing, the menu guarantees you will spend a lot of money to get a full meal. The salad and side dishes are not a part of the entree, and must be ordered--and paid for--separately. I ordered the crispy quail/waffles, not realizing that "crispy" meant "deep fried." The crust was too heavy and you could hardly taste the quail at all. The waffle was very good, but this was a celebration of my anniversary, so waffles are not my first thought for that.
We were offered a complimentary dessert and chose the creme brulee. Unfortunately, someone was a little to liberal with the blowtorch, and our creme was a little too bruleed.
I'm sorry, but we will not be back: there are too many other lovely restaurants in Natchez.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Cozy
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on May 23, 2017

Excellent!! Without a doubt. Best of Natchez!!

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 (Denver)·Dined on May 21, 2017

Absolutely delicious. We loved eating here! I had the crab cakes and the duck, my boyfriend had the red fish. Would return. Highly recommend.

Tags: Cozy, Romantic, Notable Wine List, Quiet Conversation, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Local Ingredients, Special Occasion
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 (New Orleans)·Dined on May 19, 2017

W e brought friends to try our good previous experience and everyone was pleased. Good pub mint juleps and nice formal dining upstairs. We have to come more than once a year.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Worth the Drive, Romantic
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 (Dallas)·Dined on May 13, 2017

If you like to have gnats in your wine, butter etc, you would have loved it. My wife's pork chop was very tough to cut, or fried green tomatoes 🍅 were too hot and that was all you tasted. Spent $103 for not a good meal

Tags: Authentic
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 (Mississippi)·Dined on May 13, 2017

Very nice and clean. Cozy atmosphere. The service was just really slow and o had to get someone to find my table waitress in order to get my ticket and pay. Other than that we loved the place.

Tags: Business Meals, Comfort Food, Healthy, Good for Birthdays, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on May 10, 2017

Fried green tomatoes were spicy and flavorful. Chilean sea bass special was perfectly prepared with tempura asparagus side. Fried Quail with waffles and blueberry syrup was delicious. Our server was excellent.

Tags: Special Occasion, Local Ingredients, Creative Cuisine, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Romantic
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 (Mississippi)·Dined on May 6, 2017

Amazing food and atmosphere.

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·Dined on April 30, 2017

Simply put it's the best. White linen table cloth. Service is impeccable. The atmosphere is old English style.

You'll really like the buffet (right up there with the very best fried chicken I've ever eaten).

If you come to Natchez, or for that matter anywhere close, try the Castle Restaurant, I guarantee your gonna' be glad you did.

Tags: Casual, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Lunch
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 (Mobile)·Dined on April 29, 2017

Wonderful steak but the lobster mac and cheese was flavorless, I don't think there was actually any lobster. Great wine selection. Our server was very nice young man, but our wine was not brought to the table until we were half way thru our salad. Management needs to train servers better and when someone buys $150 bottle of wine it should be on the table and open before food arrives!

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 (Atlanta)·Dined on April 25, 2017

Crab cakes for an appetizer was all I need. Generous portion of food and very high quality crab meat. Great wine selection. Excellent meal.

Tags: Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Dallas)·Dined on April 23, 2017

While the menu is somewhat limited, the selections are balanced and feature locally-sourced ingredients when possible. Truly outstanding gumbo​ and tomato/basil soup to start. The redfish was well-crafted​, perfectly-cooked. On a whim one of us tried the quail and waffles, but while the menu states "boneless" they're not. Having had quail before, should've opted for something else, hardly anything there. Great ambience, the restaurant is in a very old carriage house.

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 (New Orleans)·Dined on April 23, 2017

Great atmosphere. Good food a bit high priced but good for a splurge

Tags: Authentic, Great for Lunch, Business Meals, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion
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