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Great BBQ between Memphis and Natchez?

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Great BBQ between Memphis and Natchez?

Hi all. This is sort of last minute so I apologize -- I'm almost out the door. Other than Abe's in Clarksdale, any fabulous 'cue places while driving from Memphis to Natchez? Thanks

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1. Re: Great BBQ between Memphis and Natchez?

Not BBQ but a great place to eat in Vicksburg is Rusty's on the River.

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2. Re: Great BBQ between Memphis and Natchez?

Thanks.

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Probably too late but are you flying into Memphis? If so, make sure you go over to Interstate BBQ before you head south on 61 to start trip! One of Memphis's finest. On MS side of state line, over by I-55, but convenient.

That said, BBQ is so very subjective that, IMO, your best advice may come from asking locals at hole in the wall gas station stores along the way. They always know about off the beaten path, fresh off the chop block, cash only shack type things. Hmmm...my mouth waters now...

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4. Re: Great BBQ between Memphis and Natchez?

Best BBQ I ever had was at one of those shacks along the road in the Greenwood area. Scary-looking place but it was out of this world! I don't remember the name, not sure it had a name, probably isn't there anymore - my point is don't be afraid of the little dives.

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5. Re: Great BBQ between Memphis and Natchez?

Thank you Miller.

Edited: 1:49 pm, April 04, 2014
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6. Re: Great BBQ between Memphis and Natchez?

Thanks Ms. Cheap.

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Letha's BBQ is good but it is in Hattiesburg and The Shed BBQ is very good but it is along the coast in Ocean Springs, MS. If you are ever in those areas check them out.

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8. Re: Great BBQ between Memphis and Natchez?

Thanks to all. We're now safely ensconced with our friends in Natchez. I think on the way back we'll hit Central or Leonard's in Memphis itself. Happy eating to all.

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9. Re: Great BBQ between Memphis and Natchez?

Central is an excellent choice. I'd hit the main location on Central.

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10. Re: Great BBQ between Memphis and Natchez?

Thanks to all for your suggestions. We actually ate in Central on the way back. It was terrific. We're back home now so thanks again to all.