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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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  • 138
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  • 32
    Very good
  • 18
    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
Mississippi Q

Road trip lunch stop. Large open room. Had the pulled pork sandwich, but they were out of buns(?) so had it on a plate. Had some smoked flavor. Sauce served in a coffee mug. Tangy leaning toward Memphis style with amped up vinegar and toned down sweetness. Slaw had a sweet mustard dressing... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 16, 2015
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Tallahassee, Florida
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Local cuisine
  • Large groups
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192 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Tallahassee, Florida
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14 reviews 14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

Road trip lunch stop. Large open room. Had the pulled pork sandwich, but they were out of buns(?) so had it on a plate. Had some smoked flavor. Sauce served in a coffee mug. Tangy leaning toward Memphis style with amped up vinegar and toned down sweetness. Slaw had a sweet mustard dressing lightly applied to cabbage. Smaller fried potato... More 

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Charleston, South Carolina
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015

This is some of the best BBQ that I've ever eaten. The chicken fell off the bone. The pork ribs were fantastic. I loved their coleslaw and potato salad. Prices are good too. The place was crowded on a Friday night with lots of locals. There's no fancy decor. It's a no fuss, sit down, order and eat kind of... More 

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Senior Contributor
38 reviews 38 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015

This is one of the best BBQ joints around. The food and service is always good. I really enjoy all their Q. Their cold slaw is a must try. It is great.

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115 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

There's a reason this is the number one restaurant in town. ...the food is awesome. Pork ribs done right. All the sides are delicious. Fresh rolls. Can't wait to return.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

Delicious! Nothing fake about this place. Just the best pork ribs ever! This bbq is worthy of a very long drive. Call early in the week if your coming for the weekend and ask them to save you a piece of pecan pie - yep it sells out fast!

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7 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

Everytime we come to visit the grandchildren, we have to have stop at least once. Love the mustard be coleslaw and potato salad.

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Sydney, Australia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

It wasn't easy to find, but well worth the search! Any bbq joint that looks old on the outside must be amazing on the inside. The smokehouse in the back was a hint. Had the beef ribs and pulled pork, and the special recipe slaw was so good! This place was as authentic as a southern bbq restaurant should be.... More 

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Birmingham, Alabama
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

Beef ribs are boneless and very tender. BBQ sauce is great and doesn't over power the meat. They cook BBQ on a big pit out back with hardwood. This is old school great BBQ. Just FYI you will need to pay extra if you share a plate of BBQ.

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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015

Leatha's Bar-B-Que Inn will not impress anyone at first sight, the place is a simple building with no frills or red carpet; however, once you get inside you won't want to leave. I have had many types of BBQ in my life, from Carolina to Texas, and I can honestly say that Leatha's is up there with best of them!... More 

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Steep Falls, Maine
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

I came to Hattiesburg (and the state of Mississippi, for that matter) for the first time this weekend to attend a conference at USM. During a reception, I had a conversation with another attendee about recommended restaurants in the area. Without hesitation, she mentioned Leatha's. Her advice was well-taken. I drove three miles to this restaurant and was not disappointed.... More 

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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, Local cuisine, Large groups
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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?