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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: Dinner, Lunch, Takeout

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  • 161
    Excellent
  • 36
    Very good
  • 22
    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
BBQ with love

We have been several times with groups and every time the whole group has been satisfied. The staff is always very friendly and they never get your order wrong even though they don't write anything down.

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 22, 2015
GCTiger
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Pass Christian, Mississippi
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Large groups
  • Local cuisine
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Petal, Mississippi
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10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

I went to the original Leatha's in Columbia, MS, where she started out. I loved it! But when I finally got around to trying the one in Hattiesburg, I wasn't really impressed. The food was good, but I've had better ribs (especially in Memphis, and even at the Smokehouse in Laurel), and better chicken. I guess I was looking to... More 

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Pass Christian, Mississippi
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

We have been several times with groups and every time the whole group has been satisfied. The staff is always very friendly and they never get your order wrong even though they don't write anything down.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

We chose Leatha's per the ratings using Trip advisor, we were not disappointed, the food was delicious and the staff we're very friendly. We would go again.

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Pensacola Beach, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

All over the South, these fantastic joints abound and Leatha's is IT for Hattiesburg..... bar none. Order the pork ribs y'all....best around since havin Joe Battle's North Carolina style back in the 80's and 90's. Zero disappointment here .....nuff said

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

Leatha's BBQ is good. But I've had gas station bbq just as good or better. After hearing so much praise, I was definitely expecting more.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

Wife and I tried their sampler - it was nothing more than ok. The hype surrounding this place is nearly as bad as "The Shed", which is some of the worst BBQ I've ever eaten.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

My belly is too full to type. Eat this people. Get it in your belly. Be prepared for a wait, be ready to order when it's your turn, but trust me the wait is worth it.

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Hattiesburg, Mississippi
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

I always like coming here. Great atmosphere. The service is great and the food is very good. My plate is clean every time. I stopped here for dinner again last night. I ordered the combo plate: in which I got 1/2 pork ribs and 1/2 chicken with potato fries and Cole slaw. It all was delicious.

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DFW
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

My family was making the drive from DFW to Destin. Trolled Trip Advisor looking at routes, recommendations, restaurants and hotels. Continually saw Leatha's get good reviews and it was just the offbeat, local type place I wanted to try. Due to car problems we arrived at the tail end of their dinner service (Friday night, 9PM or sooner if they... More 

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Colorado Springs, CO
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

Okay, so the service isn't exactly stellar. But if you can get by that, the food is really, really good. Limited menu, so you'd better like bar-b-que. They do grill steaks. I didn't see anyone order one though. They don't offer a full range of b-b-q meats, but what they do, they do excellently. Ribs are their thing, and they... More 

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Additional Information about Leatha's Bar-B-Que Inn

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

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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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