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White Front Cafe

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902 Main St, Rosedale, MS 38769
662-759-3842
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    5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
Among the Best Delta Tamales

After finding out about the White Front from the the Tamale Trail interview, we had to visit the White Front. The tamales were melt in your mouth incredible, and my favorite tamale in the South. Mrs. Pope is charming and didn't mind our questions about the history of the business. Highly... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
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Paducah, Kentucky
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Bogotá, Colombia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

If you are keen on Blues, you have to try the best tamales in the Delta. ...And they are Red Hot!!!!! as Robert Johnson said. The owner is very kind.

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Paducah, Kentucky
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

After finding out about the White Front from the the Tamale Trail interview, we had to visit the White Front. The tamales were melt in your mouth incredible, and my favorite tamale in the South. Mrs. Pope is charming and didn't mind our questions about the history of the business. Highly recommended!

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Hadddonfield NJ
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2015

On a recent trip down Mississippi's Tamale Trail, we stopped in Rosedale at Joe's Hot Tamale Place, White Front Cafe, which had been featured on Alton Brown's show "Feasting on Waves," on Food Network. We were warmly greeted by Mrs. Pope who runs the place. Crackers were served with the tamales, which were excellent with just enough spicy heat. It's... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2013 via mobile

Friendly Barbara made us feel very welcome and served some delightful tamales. Well worth a visit. If you're down at Rosedale it' s an absolute must.

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Thank Mike P
Columbia, MO, USA
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2013

These Tamales were amazing. We heard about them from an article about the "Tamale Trail" and they were well worth the...out of the way ...drive! The taste was just right...with enough spice but not too much. They were hot and fresh! We obviously liked them as we brought 2 1/2 dozen home with us. We'll make the effort to stop... More 

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2013 via mobile

Stopped in on a Friday afternoon, fresh,hot, not to much mass, just the right spice. A perfect way to taste a little history on you drive thru the Delta, and a steal at 8 bucks a dozen...yeah she got 'em fo sale ;)

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2009

...Just like how Robert Johnson would eat them. This is a Delta foodway that is unique to the region. These tamales are part of local African American cuisine, adapted from migrant Mexican laborers in the early 1900s. The biggest difference between these tamales and Mexican tamales is that they are boiled, not steamed. Not exactly a health food, but if... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2008

The Tamale Road led us here and it was a pleasant stop off at a small building on the main road. Still you must look for it and when you find it stop off and have a taste. Be sure to eat in, have a pickle and talk to the owner, she is delightful. You can also get them frozen... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 902 Main St, Rosedale, MS 38769
  • Location: United States  >  Mississippi (MS)  >  Rosedale
  • Phone Number: 662-759-3842

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 10
  • Cuisine: Mexican

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