Jackson Restaurants

Maybe you have guests in town, or maybe it’s your night to plan dinner. If cooking doesn’t excite you, consider some of the best restaurants in Jackson for your dinner tonight. From casual to more formal, you’ll find something to tempt every palette and type of diner.

The Pig & Pint

With a name like this, you’ve just got to try the restaurant. If the title conjures up images of typical pub fare, you wouldn’t be mistaken. Enjoy barbeque meat, sandwiches and a fun, relaxing atmosphere. Award-winning barbeque ribs, brisket and other menu items pair with some of your traditional Southern favorites, like fried green tomatoes. More than 100 craft beers give you plenty of choices to pair with your entrée in this family-friendly eatery.


You might wander what to expect at a place called Scrooges, but you’ll be smiling all the way home after a traditional American meal, such as chicken fried steak or fried chicken livers. Open for lunch and dinner seven days a week, this place feels like an American diner with a rich history. Scrooges opened in 1972 and has been serving blue plate specials and featuring a full-service bar in a warm atmosphere for almost four decades.

The Iron Horse Grill

Combining traditional American food with music and Southern hospitality makes this place a favorite for many locals. The menu is made from scratch with freshly prepared dressings, sauces and more. Produce is provided by local farmers to create a memorable dining experience for every patron. Regular patrons recommend the catfish, and steaks are cooked to order. A full bar and live band adds to the atmosphere.

The Seafood Shack

For a taste of the best seafood in the area, you can’t go wrong with The Seafood Shack. For a first-time visitor, you might want to start with the Seafood Plate, which includes crab legs, a half-pound of shrimp, along with potatoes, corn and sausage. Cajun seasoning enhances the flavor, or you can select from one of the specialty flavorings. The long lines prove just how good this place is, but the service is fast for a short wait.

Lou’s Full-Serv

If you just can’t decide between American food, seafood or a delicious steak, you won’t have to at Lou’s. Serving lunch and dinner, you’ll find something here for every taste. Fish and chips is one popular entrée while steaks are always cooked to order. End your meal with bread pudding or s’mores cheesecake. Along with burgers, salads and fish, you can find the perfect drink to pair with your meal.

Sugar’s Place

Get your fill of some fabulous soul food at Sugar’s with features like yams, mac and cheese or potato salad. Chicken and waffles is another entrée that keeps patrons coming back. As a bonus, it’s served all day. Save room for dessert because the honey bun cake is mouth-watering. Whether you like shrimp, fish or a burger, you’ll find something special to suit your taste buds at Sugar’s.