6 must-eat spots that’ll make you want to hop in the car + visit Starkville


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Are you someone who plans your vacation around where you’ll eat? If you do, you’re not alone, and Starkville should be the number one destination on your foodie travel list. Not sure which spots to hit? We’ve got your full itinerary on the best places to have breakfast, lunch and dinner on your next weekend visit to Starkville.

1. The Breakfast Club—Breakfast

Crispy chicken topping a fluffy waffle at this Starkville spot. Photo via The Breakfast Club

They say breakfast is the most important meal of the day, so we want to start you off right with food from The Breakfast Club. This is an All American type spot serving up the classics, including chicken and waffles and biscuits and gravy.

Must Try Dish: Chicken & Waffles—dive into a warm Belgian waffle topped with crispy fried chicken and house syrup

2. 929 Coffee Bar—Breakfast

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Breakfast is best meal of the day, especially when you get the Morning Plate. Photo via 929 Coffee Bar

Stroll around downtown Starkville, and you’ll smell the scent of fresh roasted coffee drawing you to 929 Coffee Bar’s door. While their brews are a must-try, their breakfast menu is to die for. If you love a hearty meal with all the options, they’ve got you covered with their morning breakfast plate.

Grab one of their daily baked goods to finish off the meal, like their Blueberry lemon glazed cinnamon rolls or chocolate espresso tart.

Must Try Dish: Morning Plate—2 eggs your way, choice of bacon, sausage or chorizo, grits or hashbrowns, toast and a medium coffee

3. Humble Taco—Lunch

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Take a bite of the tastiest tacos on your next visit to Starkville. Photo via Visit Starkville

Bite into a taco like no other at Humble Taco, with delicious fillings including gulf shrimp, buttermilk fried chicken and hickory smoked pork. Don’t even get us started on the sides, like their Smoked Mac and Cheese, Street Corn Salad, and Steak Fries with queso—is your mouth watering yet?

If you really want to mix it up, try switching out your normal flour tortilla for their sweet potato tortilla.

Must Try Dish: The Smoked Pork taco with a sweet potato tortilla + any of their margaritas

4. Bulldog Burger Co.—Lunch

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Time to visit Starkville and try this monster burger. Photo via Visit Starkville

You might have to unhinge your jaw for these colossal burgers, but it’ll be worth it. When you find a place that serves a burger stacked with pork belly, gouda and an onion ring, you know you’ve got to try it.

Must Try Dish: The Smokehouse—Smoked pork belly, an onion ring, smoked gouda cheese and mango habanero BBQ sauce 

5. TASTE—Dinner

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All I can see is this delish seafood from TASTE. Photo via Visit Starkville

TASTE is one of Starkville’s newest restaurants serving elevated fare in a laid back atmosphere. This menu is unique with fancier fare like steak with duck fat roasted potatoes and casual items like their delicious flatbreads or loaded fries.

Must Try Dish: The Scampi Flatbread—roasted shrimp, garlic, Romano cheese and basil pesto

6. Harveys—Dinner

There’s nothing like a good steak dinner at Harveys. Photo via Harveys Starkville

Harveys is the place to be if you’re craving an incredible dining experience with the freshest steak and seafood. Start off with an appetizer of their Broccoli Bites, a fan favorite, and continue the night with either a prime-cut steak or selection from the sea. Finish off with the bread pudding, complete with apples, pecans and bourbon sauce.

Must Try Dish: Broccoli Bites— a mix of broccoli, cheese, bacon, onions and jalapeños are fried until golden and served with honey mustard

All this food talk has us starving! Go discover the amazing food in Starkville, and keep up with all the fun things happening at Visit Starkville’s Website, Facebook and Instagram.

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