I love small towns and I love them even more when they have great restaurants to choose from. I’ll tell you, the restaurants in Grenada, MS did not disappoint.
Many people flock to Grenada Lake for some of the best crappie fishing in the USA but there were so many other things to do here as well.
While you’re enjoying everything that Grenada has to offer, don’t miss these amazing restaurants. I visited in September of 2022 and loved everything about this town.
My trip to Grenada was part of a larger Mississippi road trip where I found lots of fun Hattiesburg activities, explored things to do in Ridgeland, and spent one day in Starkville.
The road trip started in Alabama where I visited tons of breakfast restaurants in Gulf Shores & Orange Beach.
Grenada was my last stop on the trip and it made a lasting impression for sure. My husband and I are planning a trip back together!
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10 Best Restaurants in Grenada, MS
If you were driving through town and passed Ju-Ju’s you likely wouldn’t think to stop for a meal but it is absolutely a hidden treasure. This is a local’s secret for sure!
This Grenada, MS restaurant is connected to a produce stand called Mid-South Produce and they serve sandwiches, salads, and daily specials.
The daily specials are usually traditional southern food – think fried pork chops, pot roast & gravy, and chicken pie. The special looked delicious but I knew I was having a big dinner so I decided to go with the Philly cheese steak.
I can 100% recommend the Philly cheese steak and Gary with Grenada Tourism had a salad that looked amazing too. They also have homemade cakes and pies for dessert that are to die for.
It’s a casual and quick lunch spot that feels very homey. There was a large group of local women who were playing bridge together the day I was there and everyone was incredibly friendly.
Address: 364 Sunset Dr, Grenada, MS
No Way Jose
No Way Jose just expanded to a new building with lots more parking and more dining space and they’re the go-to spot in town for Mexican food.
They serve the usual fajitas, quesadillas, and nachos but they also have lots of Tex-Mex specialties that are very popular.
Whether you’re craving Mexican food for lunch or dinner, No Way Jose is the perfect spot for a quick meal.
Address: 1475 Sunset Dr, Grenada, MS
Orleans is located downtown and if you want an upscale dinner then this is a great option. Their steaks looked delicious but then my waitress told me that the nightly special was Mahi-Mahi medallions with mango-pineapple-peach salsa so I knew I had to get that.
They have lots of fish and seafood dishes and their gumbo came highly recommended. The food was wonderful and my only disappointment was that I was too full for dessert!
The atmosphere is casual but it’s still the perfect spot for a date night, family meal, or to celebrate something with a group.
Prices were very reasonable for the amount of food that you get and the quality.
Address: 149 S Main St, Grenada, MS
An Italian favorite, Carmella’s is the go-to restaurant in Grenada for pasta, pizza, and calzones. People also love the atmosphere because it’s elegant without feeling stuffy or too fancy.
The food and service are consistently good which keeps locals and visitors alike coming back for more.
It’s also conveniently located in a shopping plaza with plenty of parking too so you never have to worry about that.
Address: 1360 Sunset Dr, Grenada, MS | Website: Carmella’s
Whether you’re looking for a quick bite for breakfast or lunch, just dessert, or a cup of coffee, Square Market has you covered.
As you walk in, the menu covers the wall behind the counter loaded with a plethora of choices. I chose the omelette while Robin with Robin Whitfield Studio chose the breakfast casserole muffin.
You can also get pastries like scones and cinnamon rolls. Their lattes are very popular and they have many flavor options to choose from.
This is a popular hangout spot with plenty of tables and couches for seating. Since they have free WiFi, it would be the perfect place to have a meal and set up to work remotely for an hour or two.
Address: 109 1st St, Grenada, MS | Website: Square Market
Lost Pizza Co.
Another option if you’re craving pizza is Lost Pizza Co. This franchise started out in Indianola, MS in 2007 and has quickly grown with locations in Mississippi, Tennessee, Arkansas, Alabama, and Florida. They plan to open a Texas location this year!
Their specialty is making unique pizzas like Hector’s Taco Pie, The Happy Hippie, Fatboy’s Bacon Cheeseburger, and El Diablo.
If you don’t like the fancy stuff then you can always custom-build your pizza or they have salads and pasta dishes too.
Pizza and beer are the perfect duo so of course they have a selection of craft beer as well.
Address: 601 Old Hickory Rd, Grenada, MS | Website: Lost Pizza Co.
Spencer’s Dairy Kream
Spencer’s is probably one of the most iconic restaurants in Grenada, MS because it’s been open since the 1950s.
It’s located right on Highway 8 (Sunset Drive) and is a very popular lunch and dinner spot especially with fishermen, ball teams, and other groups since it’s a casual burger spot.
Their most popular menu items are their burgers and hot dogs but they really have a great variety from Philly cheesesteaks to BBQ to chicken sandwiches.
The real show stoppers here are the ice cream treats – especially all the unique milkshake flavors! I had the Chocolate Fantasy which was chocolate ice cream with hot fudge and brownie bits.
Other shakes that looked delicious were the Key Lime Pie (lime & graham cracker, with vanilla ice cream), Nutter Flutter (peanut butter, marshmallow, & vanilla ice cream), and Sponge Bob (twinkie & banana with vanilla ice cream).
The small shake was the perfect size to go with a meal but it was so good that I wish I had gotten a large.
In addition to shakes, you can get regular soft-serve ice cream, sundaes, floats, or slushes.
Address: 279 Sunset Dr, Grenada, MS
Molly’s Place, Bar & Grill
If you’re looking for a restaurant to have a few drinks with friends over a delicious meal then head to Molly’s Place.
We got the sampler appetizer which was fantastic. The cheese curds were my favorite but the fried green beans and corn fritters were great too.
They had a great selection of wine and local beers to choose from so we had a great time sharing our appetizer and enjoying drinks.
I ordered the pork chop with sweet potato fries and when I tell you this thing was as big as my face, I am not exaggerating. The pork chop was huge! I couldn’t believe it when our waitress brought it out.
They have outdoor seating in a cute little courtyard for when the weather is nice but this is a popular spot so you may want to make a reservation before you go.
Address: 120 Green St, Grenada, MS | Website: Molly’s Place
The Kennel Club Steakhouse
After a long day out on the water, there’s nothing much better than coming in taking a hot shower and then heading out for a nice steak and cocktails.
The Kennel Club serves mouth-watering steaks as well as plenty of other options like chicken, seafood, and pork chops. The whole crowd will be happy here.
They also serve craft cocktails and have plenty of beer and wine options to choose from. It’s located behind Jake & Rip’s so it’s a little obscured from the highway but definitely one of the top restaurants in Grenada to visit.
Address: 1527 Sunset Dr, Grenada, MS
Delta Bean Coffee Bar
There’s no better place to go for pastries, great coffee, and friendly service. I had a few sausage balls and a cinnamon roll plus a mocha.
Those sausage balls were so addicting and the cinnamon roll satisfied my sweet tooth craving. They also had things like ham & swiss rolls, sausage cream cheese rolls, and humongous muffins.
I believe later in the day they’ll bring out cupcakes as well. All pastries are made from scratch so if you love sweets then I wouldn’t miss a trip to Delta Bean.
Address: 651 West Monroe St, Grenada, MS
Wrap Up: Top Restaurants in Grenada, MS
Don’t underestimate the food scene here in Grenada! As you can see, there are plenty of fantastic options here in town.
Everywhere that I went I had great food and friendly service at reasonable prices so there’s not much more that you can ask for in my opinion.
Just a general note no matter where you are – everyone is understaffed right now so please be kind to employees. In most cases, they’re working as hard as they can.
Have you tried any of these Grenada restaurants? Any that need to be added to the list? Send me an email at anna (at) stuckonthego (dot) com and let me know!