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The Little Dooey

100 Fellowship St, Starkville, MS 39759-3275
+1 662-323-6094
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  • Excellent59%
  • Very good30%
  • Average8%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“pulled pork” (37 reviews)
“catfish” (70 reviews)
“ribs” (25 reviews)
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Cajun & Creole, American, Barbecue
$$ - $$$
100 Fellowship St, Starkville, MS 39759-3275
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I lived in Starkville for 6 years and this place is SO GOOD! It’s been a few months since I’ve had it but my favorite is the pulled pork with fries! My husband pretty much loves everything there! I think the crawfish is ok! Our...More

Date of visit: February 2018
Thank appledrafting
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Little Dooeys lives up To its reputation...delicious and good customer Service. Yes...it is busy and we did line up for A few minutes but once we ordered up front we found a seat and enjoyed the atmosphere. Food was served quickly and I was impressed...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Mary N
Reviewed December 8, 2018 via mobile

We usually try to have a meal here any time we are in Starkville. This trip was no exception. I had the pulled pork sandwich and my wife had jambalaya. Both were excellent. This is a very popular place, so it can get crowded. But...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Th0masDH
Reviewed November 20, 2018 via mobile

This place is not only great bbq it’s also run like a well oiled machine. I ate here after a MSU football game and the line was about 30 minutes to order. Great selection of items to choose from. I got the Mississippi brisket and...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank alexandergV6987ZU
Reviewed November 14, 2018 via mobile

We were coming to Starkville to see the Ulysses S. Grant library and looked up reviews for a place for lunch and found The Little Dooey. It was adorable, clean, friendly staff, and delicious food. My friend had the fried catfish and she couldn’t stop...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Heather02380
Reviewed November 11, 2018 via mobile

The food is good. Service is ok. It is busy and parking can be an issue if you need to be close and not able to walk from the gravel lot.

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank MsJenni
Reviewed November 11, 2018 via mobile

Definitely a must-go in Starkville. Their reputation is built on the pork bbq but my favorite is the blackened catfish - best I’ve ever had! All the sides are great, especially the corn salad, baked beans and onion rings.

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Traveler1959-123
Reviewed November 10, 2018 via mobile

Good food and prices! Quaint restaurant with retro decorations. Good atmosphere with friendly service.

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank A7426GYpamelab
Reviewed November 9, 2018

The Little Dooey is as part of the Starkville experience as tailgating at the Junction or attending a football game at Davis Wade. It is always busy but well worth the wait. The BBQ is amazing but what most folks miss is the fresh Pork...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank 72205Dee
Reviewed November 6, 2018

Great Bar B Que.! We ate out back on the porch and avoided the large game day crowd inside. The food was the same, the drinks were the same but the price and crowd were 1/2.

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Allison C
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$7 - $16
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Takeout, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Families with children, Kids, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Large groups
Open Hours
10:30 AM - 8:30 PM
10:30 AM - 8:30 PM
10:30 AM - 8:30 PM
10:30 AM - 8:30 PM
10:30 AM - 8:30 PM
10:30 AM - 8:30 PM
10:30 AM - 8:30 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 100 Fellowship St, Starkville, MS 39759-3275
  • Location: United States  >  Mississippi (MS)  >  Starkville
  • Phone Number: +1 662-323-6094
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Fun is a family recipe. Originating in Starkville, Mississippi, The Little Dooey™ has become the most popular barbeque destination in the region, attracting regular, local diners and guests from all over the country. The menu was created around the time-honored recipes and sauces of the founders, Margaret Ann , Barry & Bart Wood. The name for the restaurant is also a Wood Family tradition where “a little dooey” means a fun gathering of friends and family. The Wood’s began The Little Dooey™ in 1985, by serving their homemade barbeque and sauce at a local service station. The response from customers was overwhelming, and soon the growing local demand for their delicious food prompted them to open the first restaurant in Starkville which became an instant success. The Wood’s credit their accomplishments to their family, friends and dedicated staff who set The Little Dooey™ apart, making it a comfortable and fun place to eat. Don’t forget to pick up some sauce! Or, call us to order your favorite.
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