The Veranda

4.4
113 reviews
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$30 and under
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American
Recognized as "Best Locally Owned Restaurant," “Best Steaks" and "Best Blue Plate," we are located just minutes away from the Mississippi State University campus. Our menu focuses on classic American cooking with a touch of Southern inspiration and fresh ingredients, prepared by the Best Chefs in the Golden Triangle.
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JG
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

The fact that we were able to reserve a table at 3:00 was wonderful but unfortunately I think the kitchen staff was tired by the time we arrived. Our dinner took three hours to get to us from seating to check. Our soup and salad course was not brought out until our meal was served. It took forever to get refills on water. Our waitress was super sweet and she was very busy so we know it wasn’t her fault. The food was good but not super as in the past.

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p
Mississippi
2 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We had reservations for a party of 8 for a company dinner. We were seated promptly upon arrival. Servers were very attentive throughout the dining process. Food was outstanding - all of us opted for one type of steak or another. We also had a few appetizers and some dessert. Overall it was a very enjoyable evening. Would definitely return.

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CK
Denver
1 review
Dined on April 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love this restaurant! Food is excellent! Our waiter was fabulous! We had 2 toddlers, and he totally helped make our dining experience a great one! Thank you!!

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MP
1 review
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 3

The Veranda was not as excellent as I remember it being many times before. We were given the dinner menu to order at 11:00 am. No brunch or lunch menu, just dinner, including dinner prices. Food was good, but not outstanding, and service was just ok. For a college town, on the busiest weekend of the spring, a special menu is a must! Other establishments are staying current, while the Veranda is falling behind. Still time to make changes for the better!

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a
1 review
Dined on April 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As always, The Veranda provides excellent food and wonderful service. Thank you for your attention to detail!

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Mississippi
1 review
Dined on March 24, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

Very busy weekend at MSU. Seemed understaffed but a lot of events happening. We were seated promptly but no one came to table for over 20 minutes. Had to request several times. When finally got service it was good.

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SL
1 review
Dined on March 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

A great place for great food and drinks. Met a friend visiting from Colorado because we knew the food would be delicious . My coffee wasn’t hot but I didn’t complain to the server. A busy night in Starkville so I had made a reservation.

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BM
New York Area
25 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 2ambience 4

Service was not as good as usual.

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G
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on March 19, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Our server, Leah, was OUTSTANDING! Really top-notch.
(The mashed potatoes needed to hotter. They were slightly more than lukewarm.)

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TD
Mississippi
3 reviews
Dined on March 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was amazing. Server was very attentive but not overbearing! Believe her name was Lauren.

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D
Orange County
22 reviews
Dined on February 24, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 3

Food took far too long to come out. Sunday night and they
were not that busy. Food was not worth waiting for.

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JS
Mississippi
1 review
Dined on February 18, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

We had a very good meal with excellent service from Adam. He was very knowledable, helpful and polite.

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BR
Dallas
1 review
Dined on February 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Lunch at the Veranda was excellent! Started with fried green tomatoes appetizer with Cajun sauce - amazing! Then blue plate choice of Grilled catfish with remoulade sauce was delicious as well as the sweet potatoes and sautéed squash. Will definitely be back.

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N
1 review
Dined on February 5, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 1

It was really, really dark in there. We were hosting some students who were here from out of state and wanted to have a chance to visit with them. It was really hard to see. It would have been better if there had been a little more light. It was so dark that I had a hard time reading the menu. I would suggest having some tables that would have more light than others because if I was coming in for a more romantic type meal with my husband that wouldn't have been so bad but I still couldn't see the menu. My only complaint. Other than that everything else was great. Thanks and yes we will come again.

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b
1 review
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 3

I was disappointed that the menu given at the table was not the same as what was on the website. The menu needs updating.
The waiter took (bar) drink orders but the salads were brought before the drinks. felt rushed on a non-busy night. The food wasn't bad, just not as good as I expected.

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CL
Mississippi
1 review
Dined on January 6, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 3ambience 4

Were out of several things that we ordered

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OT
1 review
Dined on January 5, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 4ambience 3

Our server was great, but I ordered a filet and it was sitting in juice, was under cooked and wasn’t tender. Wasn’t worth 29.00 The potatoes had a sour taste. My date had the Kobe burger and noticed that it wasn’t up to Kobe standards. We didn’t send our food back, we just paid and got out of there.

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CP
Dallas
14 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Great place to eat. Bartender was very friendly & asked for our names. Food was very good.

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OT
1 review
Dined on October 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Filet melted in your mouth it was so tender. Garganzola mashed potatoes were delicious!

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c
New Orleans
10 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Food is consistently good, atmosphere is always nice. One of our favorite Starkville restaurants.

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VF
1 review
Dined on July 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My husband and I enjoyed a lovely dinner for my birthday. Our server recommended a lovely bottle of wine...the food was delicious & just enough. The atmosphere was relaxing, and we were not interrupted by people checking to see if we had everything we needed too often. We will come back...I am looking forward to a lunch blue-plate special at The Verandah.

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OT
1 review
Dined on June 11, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 5

We had a very enjoyable evening. The only negative from me was that we had a large group of 12 and it took forever to get our food. Other than that, great night.

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M
Memphis
5 reviews
Dined on June 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our meal was excellent . Ordered a second round of the fried green tomato appetizer because the first one was so good ! The duck entree was fantastic ! Love this restaurant!

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EO
Tallahassee
1 review
Dined on May 26, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 2ambience 2

The service was initially slow, but I suspect due to a changeover of server. The menu looked good, and our meals were OK but not as 'fine dining' as we had hoped. Nice selection of cocktails on the menu and very fairly priced overall.

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KD
1 review
Dined on May 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great atmosphere, food was amazing, and service was fast and perfect. The waiter answered all our questions in great detail.

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BN
Los Angeles
12 reviews
Dined on May 5, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Crispy duck was perfect and our server was excellent.

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OT
Denver
16 reviews
Dined on April 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful meal at The Veranda while in Starkville! Great service, ambience and delicious food! Definitely worth a visit!

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JT
1 review
Dined on April 7, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Enjoyed the Lobster Bisque, Stuffed Fried Green Tomato appetizer and the Prosecco cocktail I had was excellent.

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b
Mississippi
13 reviews
Dined on March 19, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

Wife said her crabcakes were great....I got a ribeye, ok, but not great. We eat here several times each year. Haven't ordered the ribeye recently because the one I ordered several years ago was a bit disappointing also. The potato side was delicious. We will be back, but not for the steak.

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FW
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on March 17, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

You can count on the Veranda for good food and a great experience. This has become our favorite restaurant innStarkville and especially like that they are taking reservations!

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OT
1 review
Dined on March 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Food quality was super and delivered faster than expected

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D
Orange County
23 reviews
Dined on February 24, 2018
Overall 4food 2service 4ambience 3

We are regular customers of the Veranda and generally have very good food experience. On this particular Saturday, the kitchen was not at its best. Six people in our party with consistent below average reviews on the entrees from everyone. Particularly disappointed in the veal marsala special they were serving. The veal was below average and the pasta may have been the worst fettucini alfredo I have ever had. Wet limp noodles with very little flavor. Expect a lot better for a “special” menu item.

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SS
1 review
Dined on February 17, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

Everything was perfect from the hostess to the food. My husband and I will definitely be back

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GS
New Orleans
6 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fabulous in every way. Note my daughter has soy and dairy allergies. They were perfect in providing options in every category; appetizers, salad, entre, dessert. Instead of saying the typical one at a time, "Let me check. Yes, that has soy/dairy"- with no other assistance. Food was hot, very tasty, and the service was quick and pleasant. Loved this place.

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J
Mississippi
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Not one to write reviews but the food was really good and the booths are fairly private, which is good for a date. My bill came to $95 for a dinner for 2 plus some alcohol, if that's useful for anyone.

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MR
Mississippi
3 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service and excellent food!

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CA
Detroit
7 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 2

Busy night for Valentines Day. There were many open tables in the restaurant when we arrived on time for our reservation. We were given a large table to share in the bar with whoever was next to be seated. They did not seat someone there when we opposed. With a reservation we should have had a table in the restaurant that is quiet & quaint . We mentioned that and were told this was all they could do. The bar was noisy. Service and food were excellent!

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ZH
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very impressed with the great service and food. Had the filet and it was amazing and the mashed potatoes were gooud.

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D
Orange County
23 reviews
Dined on February 10, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Six friends for dinner on a Saturday night and everyone was happy with their entrees. Service was good although it appeared that our server had several other large tables and that
seemed to slow him down some on water refills and additional wine and drink orders. Overall, the Veranda is still one of the best places to dine in StarkVegas.

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RG
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent in all respects. Always enjoy my visits!

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