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American
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Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
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Reviewed November 17, 2019

Hard to see the open sign with all the bars in the windows, front door glass was taped up because it was broken.... Walked in, cobwebs and very dimly lit, got smokes and ears. Dissapointing, and discusting. All the hype from people for a complete...letdown! This place makes your average Mcdonalds seem like a luxury, don't go!More

Date of visit: October 2019
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Reviewed October 25, 2019

Ok, so this tiny hole in the wall might not be in the best part of town, but this joint is historic. As Geno, the owner, loves to remind you, just above the place was the office of legendary civil rights activist, Medgar Evers. The...menu is quite limited. Small, White Castle-sized sammies such as pig ears and super chopped up smoked sausages (aka 'smokes') along with tamales pretty much cover the meal choices. You can have the smokes either mild or spicy. I had them both ways and even the mild has a bit of a kick. I also enjoyed their pig ear sammies. The Mrs would only go for the smokes tho - too bad her loss. If you want some good eats and especially a taste of history, give this place a shot.More

Date of visit: October 2019
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Reviewed June 14, 2018

I was driving to Dallas Tex from Atlanta GA and had seen this place on the Travel Channel Delicious Destinations and planned a stop. Well Monday they were closed. Note to self check hours before planning trip stops. So Icam by on the way back....This was just as the show and the you tube vids I watched. The same ladies were working that day too. I ordered 2 smokes and 2 ears with a half of tamales. Basically I ordered the menu. Watch the vids. The smoke was very good and the sauce and the char on the sausage was great. The ear was a different texture and mouth feel. Texture like thick baloney but more gelatinous. I did like the sandwich as it was what it was. The delta tamales were very good. You must drop in to have the experience, the history the family owned form the 60's. hhe civil rights history with Medgar Evers office upstairs. Great stuff.More

Date of visit: June 2018
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Reviewed September 19, 2017 via mobile

These are amazing. I liked both very much. If your not southern keep an open mind. We live differently down here. To Les F from Massachusetts you're right you do not belong here.

Date of visit: September 2017
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Reviewed June 18, 2017

The historic Big Apple Inn has been around since 1935 and is known for its pig ears. Having heard that TV food experts Boudrain, Zimmern and Fieri visited here, I decided to take it in also. Big mistake. The restaurant is located in a shabby...area of town, the spiced sausage and pig ears tasted lousy (the texture of the pig ears got to me), and the place was dirty. To be fair though, the cook was very cordial and friendly and she aimed to please. Also, being from the northeast U.S., I probably do not really appreciate some of the food from the deep South. The pig ears and spiced sausage can be purchased for $1.50 so you won't go broke eating here. I would say that the Inn is "a locals favorite."More

Date of visit: May 2017
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Reviewed May 18, 2017

While in Jackson I had to stop by the Big Apple Inn for a Pig Ear Sandwich as seen on a show that featured Mississippi cuisine. Once I located the restaurant on the edge of downtown, it was about to go down! Entering the Big...Apple is time warp back to the 50's/60's. The only thing missing was the coin operated jukebox. I said to the cooks, "Gimme Some Piggy Ears Please" which was a $1.50 Pig Ear sandwich (spicy) and took it to go which is the size of a White Castle of Krystal burger. A few minutes later I parked and took a few bites to see if it was all that. Pig Ear sandwich is not something I would eat regularly but I was glad to try it. After the fact, I was told I should have also tried the sausage...maybe next time. Worth a visit for the adventurous.More

Date of visit: May 2017
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Reviewed May 8, 2017

During my search for a good hot tamale in Jackson, I stumbled across the Red Apple Inn. I was able to satisfy my craving for hot tamales AND cross off pig ears from my bucket list. The flavor of these snacks alone will bring me...back at least once a week. Another perk, $10 for a dozen tamales and $1.5 for a pig ear.More

Date of visit: May 2017
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Reviewed February 28, 2017

I really enjoyed this restaurant in historic downtown Jackson, MS. I ordered the pig ear sandwich and tamales both of these dishes were prepared well. The culture in the restaurant is extremely unique and would recommend anyone to try it once.

Date of visit: February 2017
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Reviewed September 29, 2016

We stopped in for lunch. I think there is only 3 things on the menu. Sausage sandwich, which I ordered. Cost. $1.50. Pigs ear sandwich, which we passed on and there were tamales, which came in 6's or 12's. There small and 6 was enough,...and they were pretty good. While we were there several people came in for take out. We ate inside, there are about 3 or 4 tables. Its one of those places that you need to stop to get it off your check list. Heard about it, stopped, had lunch and probably would stop again.More

Date of visit: September 2016
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Reviewed August 17, 2016 via mobile

Even though this might not be the best food in the world. It's worth eating there. It's good, it's cheap, it's a whole in the wall BUT it's a landmark and part of historic Farish St. in Jackson. Unfortunately all the chains are taking over...nowadays and these small businesses can't survive. Try and be glad you went there.More

Date of visit: August 2016
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I would think pork sausages. Call them 601-354-4549.
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