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Trace Grill

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574 Highway 51, Ridgeland, MS 39157-2607
Mon - Fri 11:00 am - 8:30 pm
Sat 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
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5 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

The Trace is a local place with good southern style cooking plus burgers and sandwiches. I had a catfish platter and it was fresh and delicious. More than I could eat! It is very casual, you order at a counter and it is brought to you. The price is reasonable. My husband had the chicken fried steak with 2 vegetables... More 

Thank Hattie P
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Wonderful atmosphere. Friendly folks. Outstanding home cooking at its best. You will leave full and not disappointed.

Thank conradb739
Madison, Mississippi
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224 reviews
171 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

They have a good southern menu. I had country fried steak which was small but good. Turnip greens had a lot of stems and had sugar in it which I do not care for. Black eyed peas were undercooked. One of us had hamburger steak, Mac and cheese & fried okra which were good. The red beans and rice was... More 

Thank AllOver1
Ridgeland, Mississippi
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

From burgers, or chicken to blue plates and BBQ there are a lot of options on the menu. Good southern fare, done nicely at reasonable prices.

Thank Factech1
Madison, Mississippi
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Some iconic establishments lose their focus on what made them iconic in the first place. Not Trace Grill. Yes, it's a relaxing, easy place to eat. Yes, the people treat you wonderfully. But Trace Grill has...soul-satisfying food...and the most impressive chalk board menu I've ever seen. You want home cooking-meats, vegetables, cornbread, desserts, and perfect iced tea? 'They've got it-fresh.... More 

Thank Mark M
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67 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2016 via mobile

A little hard to find...it's down in behind other businesses w/no sign out on the road. You order at the front counter & then have a seat. That wasn't real obvious to me when I walked in, but it works. Good menu. I had the sunrise burger & it was very good. Service was fast & courteous. Only drawbacks were:... More 

Thank Richard A
Madison, MS
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49 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2016 via mobile

If you are looking for down-home, prepared on-site, like-your-momma-used-to-make plate lunches, you will not be disappointed at the Trace Grill. I've only eaten lunch here so don't know about dinner options but when I get the yearning for good, home style plate lunches this is where I go.

Thank Jim B
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21 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2016

Family restaurant, good prices everything I have tried has been very good. Hamburger steak, grilled chicken, catfish, ribs and vegetable plate. Best fried okra.

Thank 737Kay
Ridgeland, Mississippi
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8 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2016

I work close by and we eat here at least once a week. The food is good country cookin' and the portions are plentiful. Your lunch price includes a meat and 2 or 3 sides and tea. The choices are numerous so you never get tired of any one dish. The Fried Green Tomatoes and the Onion Rings are crispy... More 

Thank Donna W
Madison, Mississippi
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2016 via mobile

Had a great meat and three meal tonight! Meatloaf , Lima beans, and Mac and cheese. Great price! Cheaper than fast food. This will be a regular stop for me. Southern cooking at its best!

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Highchairs Available
Good for
Families with children, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
11:00 am - 8:30 pm
11:00 am - 8:30 pm
11:00 am - 8:30 pm
11:00 am - 8:30 pm
11:00 am - 8:30 pm
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 574 Highway 51, Ridgeland, MS 39157-2607
  • Location: United States  >  Mississippi (MS)  >  Ridgeland
  • Phone Number: 601-853-1014

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?