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Leatha's Bar-B-Que Inn

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6374 U S Highway 98, Hattiesburg, MS 39402-7514
601-271-6003
Today
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Tue - Sat 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Takeout
Good for:
Families with children
Large groups
Local cuisine

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Visitor rating
  • 127
    Excellent
  • 28
    Very good
  • 17
    Average
  • 3
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Good but not Great

BBQ chicken was overcooked which was disappointing. I had heard that this was the best BBQ but I have had better. Price was ok, service was pretty weak. Guess I expected more-- good but not great

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 20, 2015
Kwajkid007
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Tuscaloosa, Alabama
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Large groups
  • Local cuisine
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Takeout
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176 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Tuscaloosa, Alabama
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144 reviews 144 reviews
93 restaurant reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

BBQ chicken was overcooked which was disappointing. I had heard that this was the best BBQ but I have had better. Price was ok, service was pretty weak. Guess I expected more-- good but not great

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Magee
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12 reviews 12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015 via mobile

The atmosphere is a little misleading, but that's one reason I love it!! With food this good, you learn to appreciate the simplicity of just good, country, down-home food, without having to get all fancy! :) I've seen Brett Favre eating here, and Matt Lauer has tweeted about eating here, too!

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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269 reviews 269 reviews
165 restaurant reviews
90 helpful votes 90 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

IF you are able to find this restaurant on the first try using just an address and no GPS, etc., YOU ARE GOOD!!!!! This property sits behind a building that has an Allstate insurance office. Off to the left (as you are facing it) is a Dairy Queen....driving on the 4 lane road and watching traffic makes it difficult to... More 

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Florida
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120 reviews 120 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
82 helpful votes 82 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2015

Best BarBQ I've had in a long time. Brought some home (ribs and chopped pork), and ate it cold the next day. Fantastic even cold. Great sides especially the baked beans and fried potatoes. The sauce is sweet, the meat is tender and smoky, the service is good, reasonably priced. Only problem was the day I was there, they were... More 

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Hattiesburg, Mississippi
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27 reviews 27 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2015

I was skeptical when I walked in the first time. It appears a bit sketchy, but I decided to give it a chance . . . I'm so glad that I did!! Some of the best barbecue anywhere.

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Massapequa, New York
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74 reviews 74 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2015

A client of ours who is new to the area suggested we try Leatha's for dinner. The food and service was fantastic. There are a couple notes: This place is not fancy...it's not even casual its downhome serious barbecue. Unpainted wooden floors and tables that we made by Leatha's husband 40 years ago with plastic table cloths. Leatha's is located... More 

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Denver, Colorado
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43 reviews 43 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

Well we are not from Mississippi maybe that is why we think this restaurant does not live up to its ranking. We've had better bar-b-que in Denver which is not known for that speciality. We had pulled pork. Maybe we would have been more impressed with the ribs. Don't know.

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Hattiesburg, Mississippi
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

We have been eating here for several years and are never disappointed when we go. Great service, we never have to wait long. Food is always fantastic from the Bar B Que pork to the great beef. And you can order small or large orders depending on your appetite. They also have combo plates where you can get both. The... More 

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Hattiesburg, Mississippi
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

Best BBQ in South MS! Best people that own it. Thanks to Ms Bonnie for the many years of satisfying the hungry folks in the Pinebelt!

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St. Louis
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

We have always heard good things... finally decided to try it since we were back in town after being gone for 15 years...WOW! The food is amazing... fall of the bone ribs! Quick, friendly service!

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 6374 U S Highway 98, Hattiesburg, MS 39402-7514
  • Location: United States  >  Mississippi (MS)  >  Hattiesburg
  • Phone Number: 601-271-6003

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American, Barbecue

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Large groups, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Tuesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm

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