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509 N Farish St, Jackson, MS 39202-3202
601-354-4549
Sunday
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Hours:
Tue - Fri 7:30 am - 9:00 pm
Sat 8:00 am - 9:00 pm

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Pig ear sammich. Get me while they're hot

If you're in Jackson for a day or several, make time to grab a sandwich at The Big Apple Inn. I'm not talking about a NY deli sandwich but a pig eat or smokie sammich. One of the places the food network folks have been to and recommend. These ears are slow boiled with flavor. Topped with abundant... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 12, 2014
kaldonia
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Jackson, MS
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Memphis, Tennessee
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16 reviews 16 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2014

Watched the Anthony Bourdain show and made a point to try in out Dang I need to get into the food review business - At least I know decent food

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Jackson, MS
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52 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

If you're in Jackson for a day or several, make time to grab a sandwich at The Big Apple Inn. I'm not talking about a NY deli sandwich but a pig eat or smokie sammich. One of the places the food network folks have been to and recommend. These ears are slow boiled with flavor. Topped with abundant amount of... More 

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16 reviews 16 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

I'm a northerner with southern roots. Both parents born and raised in Jackson, MS and many visits to the area during childhood to visit family. I've made previous trips to "Big John's" during childhood. Recently, I've been trying to make an annual trip to MS to see family and every time I visit Big Apple Inn. It continues to get... More 

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Reno, Nevada, United States
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15 reviews 15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

Both Anthony Bourdaine and Andrew Zimmern have eaten here. This is a tiny place on the bottom of a very historic and (otherwise) abandonend brick building in the hard hit Farish Street district of downtown Jackson. This building and street are American treasures and the restaurant is no exception. Located in a poverty stricken area, this wonderful corner serves up... More 

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Memphis, Tennessee
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250 reviews 250 reviews
209 restaurant reviews
136 helpful votes 136 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

We saw this place featured on Parts Unknown with Anthony Bourdain. My husband couldn't wait to get his hands on a pig ear sandwich. This interior of this place is obviously one that has seen better days, much like the urban street it sits on. There is a small menu from which to chose. I chose fried bologna sandwiches and... More 

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Houston, Texas
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67 reviews 67 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

Just guessing, but the majority of people reading this review will not make it to Big Apple Inn. Most of you will not make it halfway down Farish street without turning back That's a shame. It is a culinary experience not to be missed. The place is bare bones, the menu is bare bones, the neighborhood is less than bare... More 

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Jackson
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112 reviews 112 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

If you've never had a pig ear sandwich you don't know what you're missing. The owners of the restaurant are very friendly, too. But be careful if you're going by yourself or after dark. It is in a rough neighborhood. My advice- Call in and order your lunch to go.

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Dallas, Texas
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56 reviews 56 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2013

I ate a lot of 'smokes and ears' during my many years in Jackson, MS. On my recent trip there I decided to go back to what the locals call "Big Johns" I ordered two smokes and one ear. The sandwiches are wrapped in wax paper and put in a brown bag. Therefore, I didn't know my order was wrong... More 

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Massachusetts
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61 reviews 61 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2013

My wife and I drove here specifically to have the pig ear sandwich, 262 miles one way. It was easily worth the drive! She ate 4 of them at the restaurant and took 2 to go. I had a smoke sandwich, a bbq bologna, and an order of tamales (6 in the order). All were superb! Service was friendly and... More 

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Jackson, Mississippi
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2013

I manage Dorothy Moore who started singing on Farish Street at the Alamo Theater about age 12. We often stop for lunch or dinner at Big John's as it is known locally. Big John started the business selling from the street. I think, in the 4th generation now, it's still good and a great experience. White folks in Jackson don't... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 509 N Farish St, Jackson, MS 39202-3202
  • Location: United States  >  Mississippi (MS)  >  Jackson
  • Phone Number: 601-354-4549
Open Hours
Tuesday
7:30 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
7:30 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
7:30 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
7:30 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday
8:00 am - 9:00 pm

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