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Leatha's Bar-B-Que Inn

6374 U S Highway 98, Hattiesburg, MS 39402-7514
601-271-6003
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Ranked #2 of 215 restaurants in Hattiesburg
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: American, Barbecue
Good for: Families with children, Large groups, Local cuisine
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Takeout
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Good for: Families with children, Large groups, Local cuisine
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Takeout
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English first
Brandon, Mississippi, United States
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

If you love good ole fashioned bar-b-que, you will LOVE Leatha's!!! Looks like a whole in the wall but is one of the best that I have ever visited. I had the beef ribs and they were excellent!!! The sides are from scratch and wonderful. Don't miss this treat!!!

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Louisiana
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40 reviews 40 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014 via mobile

This place is really special. The food is delicious! The family that runs it is a hoot - they only pass the secret family recipe down to the women in the family, not the men (because they might tell their girlfriends). Work out at the gym for a day then go indulge at Leatha's!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

My family and i stopped in here on our trip and we did not know what to expect from the looks outside. Do not judge the book by its cover. Service was wonderful and food is excellent. Everthing is homemade and delicious. This is definitely a place we will visit again.

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Flagstaff, Arizona
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

Stumbled on this place lunchtime, was so glad I did. The place much to look at, but was clean and staff welcomed me right away. Ordered the pork rib plate. You ever eat a meal, and although your tummy is full you are a little sad because the food is gone? Yea that good!

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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

We were traveling through MS & decided to try due to the recommendations. While the looks of this place may of been questionable, the food that comes from this place is outstanding. The BBQ was delicious as were the sides. My husband, not a big fan of BBQ, fell in love with the ribs. What stood out the most was... More

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Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2014

Anyone complaining about the look of this place has no business reviewing BBQ joints. It is rustic but clean and they're putting out quality meat. The pork ribs were fall off the bone tender and delicious. Split the large rib plate with my wife, but wish i'd gotten all for myself because meat was so good. Side items were hit... More

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Hattiesburg, Mississippi
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3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014

Don't let the outside appearance fool you. This is one of the best BBQ restaurants I've been to. You get a ton for your money and the staff is friendly. My only con was that they don't seem to have set hours of operation.

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Apple Valley, California
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7 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2014

I finally got to Leathas . Upon , arriving there,I was rather, surprised., it looked more like a back woods general store. The interior was clean, but had nothing to make you take notice.We were greeted by Leatha who said her ribs were the best in town. We ordered the pork ribs,baked beans,and potato salad. The potato salad was good,... More

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Hattiesburg, MS
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

If you make the Travel Channel, you know you serve quality food. Leatha's has done that. The aroma of the smokehouse just outside the place is temptation. This is a Hattiesburg landmark. Bonnie is remarkable with her memory of all the orders she takes.

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Hattiesburg, Mississippi
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

Wonderful authentic BBQ. An absolute local icon. Be sure to try the cole slaw. Waitresses are known to not use a writing pad for your orders. Enjoy the heavy food. I've heard their steaks are good too.

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