Econo Lodge Inn & Suites
1004 Treetops Boulevard
Flowood, MS 39232
Phone: (601) 939-2676
Fax: (601) 939-7029
Ask 10 local residents where to find great seafood, and nine will give you a one-word answer: Penn's. (The tenth one probably does not like seafood.) This longtime local establishment offers great Southern takes on all your favorite catches, including a deep-fried catfish that will simultaneously steal your heart and clog your arteries. A full child's menu ensures that there is something for everyone, including chicken fingers for the finicky fish-hater. Private dining and business space can also be arranged, as well as catering for those who want to impress clients with their good taste.
The master chefs at Bonsai know how to put on a good show and set a fine feast. Bring a group and grab a big table, then let these hibachi artists work their magic on steak, chicken, shrimp and vegetable selections. The teriyaki chicken might be the most popular choice for light diners, but a nice sushi menu provides some other light options. Several variations of saki head up an acceptable wine list, and full bar service is available. Reservations are recommended for groups of four or more to prevent your party from having to be split among tables.
Inspired heavily by Cajun cuisine, Monte's Steak & Seafood is a popular restaurant. The most popular dishes on the menu are the Stuffed Shrimp Chef Monte and the Bourbon Street Ribeye that is coated with a special Cajun flavored sauce.The Stuffed Catfish and the Chicken Linguini are also good. The venue is casual and welcoming, with a staff that genuinely cares about the diners. It is packed most of the time, even thronged by the glamorous crowd who like to grab a leisurely meal in its classy ambience. The bar has TV screens for uninhibited match viewing.
BRAVO! has been chosen "Restaurant of the Year" for four years in a row by the Jackson Convention & Visitors Bureau. For anyone who has had a power lunch or romantic dinner here, these culinary awards are not surprising. This restaurant brings together Italian and Southern ingredients in its unique dishes, such as the superb linguine with crawfish and andouille. The wood-oven-cooked pizzas are also a hit, and the meat-lover and vegetarian pizzas are favorites. An excellent wine list is offered, and wine tastings are hosted regularly. The small, cozy bar serves as a popular meeting place for singles.
Considered by many as one of the best places to hang-out in Jackson, Julep is a happening place to dine. Usually packed with locals, this place is well-known for its amazing cuisine and great alcoholic beverages. The atmosphere is fun and welcoming and the menu has contemporary food items on offer. Try the pecan-crusted chicken and fried green tomato napoleon or stick to favorites like the Butterbean Hummus and Seared Tuna Salad. The drink menu is just as impressive as the food menu, with brand new labels added daily.
The first thing you see when you walk in is the huge blackboard above the cashiers' heads. The next thing you notice is the huge list of choices, from standard deli items and unique combination sandwiches to loaded baked potatoes and salads. The large servings satisfy, and you will be hard pressed to finish the super-large cup of tea the restaurant brags about. The staff is helpful and friendly.
Would you prefer to use chopsticks or a fork? Either way, just dig into the best tempura teriyaki, sukiyaki or sushi this side of Japan—or at least the best in Jackson. The food became so popular here that a second restaurant was built at 876 Avery Blvd in Ridgeland (+1 601 991 3800) to meet the public demand. The decor at both restaurants is simple, comfortable and attractive. Liquor, beer and wine are served at both locations.
Cherokee Inn is one of the most popular eateries in Jackson to get standard diner food at an affordable price. The menu features all of the staples of classic American and Southern comfort food, including burgers, steaks, potatoes and more. This place is perfect for indulging in a hearty meal and a few beers.
It is a bit hard to say whether this is a bar or a restaurant, but you will get plenty of food and drink here. Lively and always fun, the wait staff is engaging and quick to laugh. The entire menu is praiseworthy, but if you are not a fan of anchovies, let your waiter know early. Whatever may happen to strike your fancy, be sure to try the Ouzo (or something else from the full bar) and save just a little bit of room for the baklava, perhaps the richest and stickiest confection ever designed.
Nostalgia attracts people in droves to this old-school drugstore and soda fountain established in 1946. The interiors, complete with a prescription counter, vintage lanterns, comfy booths and lots of wood-paneling, will take you back in time. The menu offers burgers, sandwiches, salads and shakes just like the old times. Apart from this, Brent's serve a very popular lemonade, malts as well as floats. The ice-creams and sundaes are popular as well. A perfect place to tuck into comfort food.
With various locations across the United States—Shoney's Restaurant has a unique offering in the historical city of Jackson also. Sink your teeth into the spicy catfish strips and the cajun blackened mahi mahi for they are really yummy. However, keep some place for the sinful hot fudge cake whipped with cream and a cherry. Shoney's prides itself for being one of the beloved restaurants of Jackson.
'Swell-o-venue' is a music venue, located in the downtown area. This venue serves as a skatepark in the day and at night it turns into a total amphitheater. Come and fell the energy around you, as you enjoy the live music performances. So all you music lovers, its time to rock again.