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The Little Dooey

100 Fellowship St, Starkville, MS 39759-3275
+1 662-323-6094
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  • Excellent56%
  • Very good32%
  • Average9%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travelers talk about
“pulled pork” (30 reviews)
“catfish” (67 reviews)
“ribs” (24 reviews)
Closes in 21 min
10:30 AM - 8:30 PM Hours
Cajun & Creole, American, Barbecue
$$ - $$$
100 Fellowship St, Starkville, MS 39759-3275
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Reviewed today via mobile

Was told by friends who attended MSU that you must eat here. Not sure what the hype is about to be honest. It was fine and I’m glad we can say we did it, but I don’t imagine we’d make it a point to come...More

Thank Ginger B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Seemingly every major college town has its most talked about restaurant and game day favorite. In Starkville, it is The Little Dooey. And with good reason, because the bbq is great and the atmosphere is pure Southeastern Conference College Town —complete with banners of all...More

Thank Lee Ann W
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Definitely a Dive but in a good way. Great food esp blackened catfish pulled pork baked beans and fried shrimp

Thank Spoofhound
Reviewed May 12, 2018

Whenever I'm in Starkville I stop at Little Dooey every chance I get. I pretty much always get the same thing the Pork Sandwich special with Coleslaw on top and a side and drink. Sides are hit or miss. I like the Mac and Cheese...More

Thank scott k
Reviewed April 22, 2018

Food is outstanding! Service and atmosphere are tops!! Looking forward to more opportunities to visit!

Thank Margeaux5
Reviewed April 11, 2018

Food is great. The chicken I got this time was mostly bone it was a very skinny piece of chicken. The cook needs to think about if this was something that he would be happy with if it was put on his plate. Everything else...More

Thank 147brown
Reviewed March 3, 2018 via mobile

We really enjoyed eating here. All of the bbq was excellent. I had a side of brisket and two sides: baked beans and greens. The brisket was delicious! The sides were ok. My daughter loved her pulled pork and her okra was cooked to perfection!...More

Thank forkait04
Reviewed February 26, 2018

Always crowded on MSU weekends, but they get you in and out fast. Awesome bbg sandwich. Delicious fried green tomatoes. Cold beer. Lots of TVs so you can catch a game. Did not disappoint!

Thank L0ve_h0rses
Reviewed February 21, 2018

We and a friend tried The Little Dooey for lunch and were happily surprised with the meal. My husband and I tried a cup of their gumbo, it had lots of seafood, sausage, etc. VERY good. Also added an order of tamales which were excellent....More

Thank Alabamatripcreator
Reviewed January 28, 2018 via mobile

Had lunch here for the first time this weekend. There were 11 of us in town for a soccer tournament. We ordered the fried green tomatoes for an appetizer. They were amazing! Had a great flavor! We all dug in with our hands and gobbled...More

Thank tracyMdallas
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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
Local cuisine, Special occasions, Kids, Families with children, 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
  • E-mail
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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