Variety Restaurants in JXN

It’s hard to find a restaurant category that isn’t represented in Mississippi’s capital city. From Greek to Mexican, Jackson has it all.

A hamburger with French fries and dipping sauce
4th and Goal

It wasn’t that long ago that restaurants in most Southern towns didn’t have that much to offer as far as diversity goes. Most would have been cafes, serving the same food that grandma or mom served you at home: good, homestyle Southern food. But times have changed, and Southern towns of all sizes have a fantastic array of restaurants to choose from. Jackson is undoubtedly in the vanguard of that movement.

4th and Goal Sports Café - LeFleur East

4th and Goal Sports Café is one of the most popular sports bars in Jackson. They describe themselves as having "the best of everything in one location," and many would agree.

The menu is extensive, with all the classics you might expect in a sports-centered eatery. There are almost a dozen starters which include favorites like fried pickles, cheese sticks, onion rings and lots more.

If you are in the mood for a serious burger, there are five to choose from: a BBQ bacon burger, mushroom Swiss, the classic American, three cheese and hamburger sliders. There is also a wide selection of sandwiches and wraps, salads, wings and pizza.

You won't find a better place to watch that big game with 4th and Goal's 360-degree HDTVs, along with drink specials, happy hour and ladies' night.

For more information, visit Visit them at North 5100 Interstate 55 Frontage Road.

A gyro stuffed with lettuce, tomato and steak with a salad in the background.

Aplos - LeFleur East

Aplos is a Mediterranean restaurant that boasts a cozy atmosphere, great food and indoor and outdoor dining. Guests rave about the ribeye steak gyro and the gyro pizza that you will not find anywhere else.

The menu also includes some great salads, like the classic Greek.

However, there are also great Italian wood fired pizzas and other Mediterranean classics like hummus, falafel and stuffed grape leaves. Don't forget to check out the frozen Greek yogurt.

For a full menu and more information, visit Visit them at Highland Village.

A plate of seafood
Mayflower Cafe

Mayflower Café - Downtown

Mayflower Cafe first opened in 1935 and is the city's oldest operating restaurant. The restaurant bills itself as synonymous "with good taste and good times."

The menu is classic Greek-inspired seafood and steaks, with recipes passed down through the Kountouris family for generations.

"Ghosts of Mississippi" featured Mayflower Café, as did Dreamwork's "The Help." The Food Network featured Mayflower's famous Comeback dressing in "The Best Thing I Ever Ate," and Maxim Magazine named the dressing as the number one condiment.

Whether it's a cup of coffee with good friends or you are craving The Mayflower's melt-in-your-mouth redfish, check out Mayflower Café next time you are on Capitol Street.

Learn more about the history of Mayflower Café at Visit them at 123 West Capitol Street.

Santa Fe

Santa Fe Grill and Bar - LeFleur East

Santa Fe Grill and Bar is a modern Mexican cantina that promises a superior dining experience using the finest ingredients.

It is also well known for themed events like Margarita Monday, Trendy Tuesday, Thirsty Thursday and Finally Friday. Customers rave about the excellent food, drinks, service, and atmosphere.

The menu is extensive, but make sure to check out the specials, like the grilled shrimp chorizo quesadilla and tacos al carbon, soft tacos with chicken or steak, with grilled onions, rice and cheese. Make sure to check out the margarita specials, too!

Learn more at Visit them at 4924 Interstate 55 North Frontage Road #105.

Julian Brunt


Julian Brunt

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