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Pap's Place
Ranked #1 of 8 Restaurants in Ackerman
Description: We're not here to rob you honey; we're just here to fill yo' belly! Only the BEST catfish is found at Pap's! LUNCH (M,T,TH,F) - 11:00 to 1:30 ----$6.00 for a meat, 2 veggies, dessert and tea! DINNER (TH, F, Sat) - 4:30 to 9:00 ----ALL YOU CAN EAT BUFFET ----Ages 0-4 = FREE ----11 to 61 = $14 + tax (all food, dessert and tea incl.) ----62 + = $12.50 + tax (all food, dessert and tea incl.) WE SERVE: *WHOLE CATFISH *CATFISH FILLETS *BARBEQUE RIBS *FRIED SHRIMP *HOMEMADE CHICKEN SPAGHETTI *HOMEMADE CHICKEN AND DUMPLINGS *HOMEMADE VEGGIES (10 DIFFERENT ONES SERVED) *HOMEMADE DESSERTS *ICE CREAM *SALAD BAR OWNERS: CHARLES AND CHERRIE SALLEY
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Description: We're not here to rob you honey; we're just here to fill yo' belly! Only the BEST catfish is found at Pap's! LUNCH (M,T,TH,F) - 11:00 to 1:30 ----$6.00 for a meat, 2 veggies, dessert and tea! DINNER (TH, F, Sat) - 4:30 to 9:00 ----ALL YOU CAN EAT BUFFET ----Ages 0-4 = FREE ----11 to 61 = $14 + tax (all food, dessert and tea incl.) ----62 + = $12.50 + tax (all food, dessert and tea incl.) WE SERVE: *WHOLE CATFISH *CATFISH FILLETS *BARBEQUE RIBS *FRIED SHRIMP *HOMEMADE CHICKEN SPAGHETTI *HOMEMADE CHICKEN AND DUMPLINGS *HOMEMADE VEGGIES (10 DIFFERENT ONES SERVED) *HOMEMADE DESSERTS *ICE CREAM *SALAD BAR OWNERS: CHARLES AND CHERRIE SALLEY
Reviewed May 30, 2010

We called to get the address and the girl who answered the phone had to go get someone else to tell us. We looked at the buffet when we walked in and decided we better order off the menu. We asked a worker at the buffet if Thousand Island and Ranch were the only dressings they had. She said she didn't know (and did not try to find out).There were five of us. We took one menu off another table and finally asked the waitress for another. She brought our drinks before we got that one. One person got her food before the rest of us because what she ordered was pulled from the buffet. She had finished before we got ours. The baked potatoes were
cooked so long they were tan inside. She brought no butter for it and no ketchup for the fries. The frog legs had no seasoning. None of us ate all of our food. We were charged for 5 teas and some of us drank water.

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Reviewed August 3, 2009

In the words of the proprietor " We just feed your belly". And that they do. Their food is good home cooking at it's best. When I get back home, I always have to go there, finger licken' good, and the "conservative propaganda" as another reviewer put it is a part of Pap's that I hope never goes away. Jesus Christ is just another, yet different, comfort food that makes me feel right at home!

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Reviewed April 27, 2008

A GREAT place if you can overlook the conservative propaganda that is pushed in your face.

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Reviewed October 1, 2006

Pap's Place will always be at the top of my list of favorite restaurants. My family, friends, and I enjoyed many wonderful evenings at Pap's. Although the wonderful taste of the good ol? southern food no longer lingers the fond memories of Pap's is forever in my mind. If the wonderful catfish and all of the trimmings, the messy finger lickin' good BBQ ribs, the best cole slaw and hushpuppies in MS, the calorie filled homemade desserts, or all of the other southern favorites aren't enough for you, then the very fact that an Elvis twin does all of the cooking should bring you back time and again. I miss the Friday nights running to Pap's Place from Starkville, MS. In fact, it was a difficult decision to accept a new job in Texas or stay close to Pap's. It is indeed true, money doesn't buy happiness and in my case leaving Pap's behind certainly was a sacrifice in the "bliss column."

The moment you walk into the converted five and dime store restaurant right on Main Street in Ackerman you know that you've stepped back in time as your fellow diners, sitting family style at folding tables, smile at you momentarily and then return to their transfixed status of imbibing on true southern fare. You'll be greeted by either the owner or one of the friendly employees upon walking into the restaurant and immediately taken to a table (if one's available). Should you have to wait to be seated you'll enjoy walking down the quiet and quant streets of Ackerman as you find yourself transported into a Faulkner novel.

Bottom line, Pap's Place is worth the time and effort to drive off the beaten pathway to Ackerman. In fact, I recommend that you plan your next vacation around a trip to Pap's Place. As Pap's crazy commercials attest, "They fill your belly and don't empty your wallet." Long live Pap's Place!

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