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Trace Grill

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574 Highway 51, Ridgeland, MS 39157-2607
11:00 am - 8:30 pm
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Mon - Fri 11:00 am - 8:30 pm
Sat 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
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Jackson, Mississippi
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29 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 17, 2016 via mobile

Love this classic southern food and good location. This girl s a must stop for lunch. One of my favorites

Thank Brad S
Ridgeland, Mississippi
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14 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 14, 2016

We have been going to Trace Grill since moving to the area in 2000. Love the sandwiches. Try the Minnesota Fats Chicken or the catfish you wont go wrong. Something on the menu for everyone in the family.

Thank Forrest C
Madison, MS
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62 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 12, 2016 via mobile

I'd never been to the Trace Grill, but my wife brought home a couple of their platters and I enjoyed mine. Eating there is a whole different experience. It's so relaxing. And the food is very affordable. The blue plate specials have so many meats to choose from. The burgers are huge. Catfish, shrimp, oysters, all terrific. Yummy sides, too.... More 

Thank JCVanhelsing
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 24, 2016 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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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 3, 2016

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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235 reviews
179 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 27, 2016 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
2 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 25, 2016

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
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 25, 2016

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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68 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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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50 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles 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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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Families with children, Kids, Large groups, 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?