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The Best of Southern Barbecue in Vicksburg

The South has a rich culinary tradition, and there may not be any type of food cooked with more love than barbecue. There’s nothing better than digging into a messy plate of ribs slathered in barbecue sauce and topping it off with a side of cornbread or fries. Vicksburg features several barbecue restaurants that participate in this classic food heritage, giving you plenty of options to choose between when dinner time rolls around. To help you make your decision, Visit Vicksburg has put together some of the best local establishments that serve barbecue so you can find the one that interests you the most, or try to hit them all while you’re in town.

Goldie’s Trail Bar-B-Que

Goldie’s Trail Bar-B-Que has been a Vicksburg landmark for over 50 years. It was opened in 1961 in a former White Castle along the Mississippi River. Since then it has been pleasing the locals with its delicious menu of barbecue favorites. Grab one of the daily lunch specials that changes every day and ranges from a sliced BBQ pork plate with baked beans and corn on the cob on Mondays to beef tips over rice with macaroni and cheese and green beans on Wednesdays. Their dinner special allows you to choose between several appetizers, entrées, and side orders to make the complete meal that will be sure to fill you up. All of their meats are served in their own homemade Goldie’s BBQ sauce.

The Squealin Pig

With a laid-back, family-friendly atmosphere, there’s nothing pretentious about the Squealin Pig. Instead, guests can expect heaping BBQ plates loaded with ribs, chicken, sausage, brisket, or pulled pork. Everything on the menu is cooked low and slow – just the way Grandpa taught you, as the restaurant says. It’s the perfect place to grab a casual lunch or dinner, or even pick up some takeout to enjoy on the go.

Pulled Pork Sandwich with Waffle Fries

Big Bee’s Barbeque & Grill

Big Bee’s is known for great service and even better food, and locals and visitors can’t get enough of their ribs, pulled pork, and other barbecue favorites. Grab a table and enjoy everything from burgers to their pork chop sandwiches. If you’re in the mood for wings, mild, lemon pepper, and BBQ options are sure to please. Add a side of decadent macaroni and cheese, corn on the cob, or BBQ baked beans, and you’ll have a meal to remember.

Suge’s BBQ and Soul Food

If you’re craving authentic Southern flavors, barbecue and soul food are two can’t-miss cuisines. You’ll find both at Suge’s, where guests can choose from ribs, sausage, pork steaks, fish, and chicken, as well as a tasty kids’ menu for the little ones. If you’re in Vicksburg for the weekend, the restaurant’s Soul Food Sundays are the perfect way to wrap up your trip. Each week brings a new menu of mouthwatering favorites, including red beans and rice, smothered chicken and pork, black-eyed peas, mustard greens simmered with neck bones, macaroni and cheese, turkey wings, yams, and more.

Try the Casinos

Vicksburg is home to several great casinos where you can not only try your luck at the tables and slots but also get a great meal. A couple of the casinos feature a barbecue restaurant where you can get your classics as well as other fine American cuisine. The two restaurants are:

  • Otis & Henry’s Bar and Grill: Located at the Lady Luck Casino, this restaurant has a casual atmosphere where you can enjoy smoked ribs, catfish or smoked wings. There are also favorite barbecue sides like fries, greens and mashed potatoes available.
  • Bourbon’s BBQ and Steaks: If you’re at the Ameristar Casino, then check out Bourbon’s, which has a menu stocked with plenty of barbecue, seafood and steakhouse favorites. Whatever you decide to order, make sure to top it off with some of their house-made bourbon sauce.

Get Ready to Dig In

With all of the mouthwatering barbecue options available in Vicksburg, you’ll be sure to never leave town hungry. The large menus full of classic favorites in friendly environments will make you feel like you’re in your backyard grilling up food with family. If barbecue isn’t your scene, then check out all of the other dining options nearby serving up a wide variety of cuisines that will be sure to satisfy you. For additional information about the local dining or other aspects of the city, please contact us at Visit Vicksburg to have your questions answered.

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