Lunch Hour in JXN

There's no better place than Jackson to find yourself at lunchtime. With a variety of soups, salads, sandwiches and healthy meals to grab in a pinch, there's no way to go hungry in the city.

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Hattie's Chicken and Waffles

Hattie's Chicken and Waffles - 1675 University Boulevard

Family-owned and operated, Hattie's Chicken and Waffles serves nothing but comfort foods to Jacksonians.

The menu revolves around various fixings of chicken, from sandwiches to salads or orders of wings, thighs and breasts. Specific items include Hattie's Chicken and Waffles Sandwich, made with an original or Nashville hot chicken breast, chicken tenders, and family meals.

Side dishes include macaroni and cheese, fried okra, fries, greens, macaroni nuggets, waffles, honey rolls and chips.

To find out more and see the menu, visit

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Logan Farms

Logan Farms - 1220 East Northside Drive Suite #250

Known for their honey-glazed ham and catering, Logan Farms also has a lunch menu perfect for lunch hour on-the-go. Stacked with sandwiches and daily hot plate specials, Logan Farms’ menu doesn’t disappoint.

Smoked chicken, po’boys, salads, hand-battered fried chicken tenders, chicken & dumplings, BBQ, sliced honey glazed ham or turkey are offered every day. Depending on the day of the week, daily specials include chicken parmesan, smoked pork loin, country-fried steak, Mississippi pot roast, meatloaf, hamburger steak and fried or baked parmesan catfish.

To view a full menu, visit

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Room Service. Image: Brianca D King/Facebook

Room Service - 4659 McWillie Drive

Specializing in insanely fresh ingredients packed into each container, Room Service offers sandwiches, salads, soups and desserts.

The Room Service menu has options like the Tuscany salad, made with pork loin, Swiss cheese, bacon, egg, tomato, cucumber, broccoli, mushrooms, olives, bell pepper, red onion, lettuce and spinach, a tasty but filling option. Other salads include taco salad, cobb and Waldorf, to name a few. Top your salad with any dressing you'd like, or add any available ingredient.

How about a classic chicken salad sandwich or, more unique combinations like the Bombay sandwich, made with chicken tandoori, bacon, Swiss cheese, avocado, sprouts, green onion, spinach and mango chutney.

To see the full menu or order online, visit

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Mama Nature's

Mama Nature's - 2807 Old Canton Road

Motivated by the high number of health-related chronic illnesses in the state, Mama Nature's focuses on providing fast, fresh and healthy alternatives come mealtime. From fresh-squeezed juices to acai bowls and sandwiches, there's something for any craving.

The menu boasts items such as the Superfood Bowl, made with kale, acai, banana, strawberry and chia seeds, topped with granola, banana, strawberry, blueberry, hemp hearts, goji berry, cacao nibs and honey. Opt for the avocado toast, topped with red pepper flakes and cilantro if you're looking for something a bit more savory.

To learn more and see the full menu, visit

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Rooster's - 2906 North State Street #104

Rooted in the heart of Fondren, Rooster's has been serving the Jackson community since 1986. The restaurant specializes in comfort foods like burgers, country-fried steaks and red beans and rice.

Specific menu items are burgers (including mushroom and Swiss, bacon, Nacho Burger and the Stupid Burger, a five-pound patty topped with lettuce, tomato and onion), grilled or fried chicken sandwiches and hot plates. Choose from classic or Creole hamburger steak, country-fried steak or red beans and rice, topped with smoked sausage and served with a side salad.

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