Where Lunch and Dinner Reign Supreme: Walker’s Drive-In
When most people think of fine dining restaurants in Jackson with fine dining price points, they think of Walker’s Drive-In.
But, did you know Walker’s has daily lunch specials at very affordable price points?
For $11, you can get the day’s special with your choice of two sides and a drink. In Jackson, $10-13 for high–quality food, excellent service and local dining is a huge bargain.
Additionally, there’s another great way to get dinner favorites you may reserve for special occasions such as anniversaries or professional milestones. For instance, during lunch, you can get Walker’s signature Redfish Anna for $21, a savings of $12 if you’re willing to trade a slight portion difference and red skin mashed potatoes instead of the garlic mash.
On this day, I went with just that for lunch and ordered the Redfish Anna with Lump Crabmeat. It comes with mashed potatoes, sautéed green beans and pan-seared redfish topped with crabmeat, lovingly drizzled in tomato lemon butter sauce. The redfish dish is always consistently good, with the fish bringing a slightly sweet taste to the dish overall. The lump crab meat on top is a bonus, bringing more sweet hues to the dish.
Let me add, they are not bashful with the amount of crab meat they pile on, either. There are a few of my places in Jackson where the Redfish dishes are exceptional, ranked very highly among them, and even supreme in Fondren – is Walker’s Drive-In. There’s something about that sauce, y’all.
As if a delectable lunch entrée wasn’t enough, I even treated myself to an order of fried green tomatoes topped with crawfish and that same butter sauce. I-can’t-get-enough-of-that-stuff. The sauce is not prominent in flavor, but it gives just the right indulgence to the dish, no matter what dish it is poured upon. The crawfish had a slight kick to them, and the green tomatoes were fried almost as my daddy makes them. If you know my daddy, there are many things he does extremely well: greens, fried okra and fried green tomatoes being at the top five (Hey Carl McGee!).
I may need to bring my dad by Walker’s one day soon so that he can try them for himself. I guarantee he won’t be disappointed, and neither will any of you.
Popular menu items include the Redfish Anna, tamales and their daily fresh seafood specials
Carlyn Hicks, founder of Jackson Foodies, lover of all things culinary, pro-Jackson advocate. All opinions expressed in this post are the opinions of the writer and not necessarily those of Sipp Jackson.
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