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“Always Excellent.”
Review of Council House Cafe

Council House Cafe
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $5 - $11
Cuisines: American, Delicatessen
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Dining options: Outdoor Seating
Description: The Council House Cafe, originally a meeting place for Greenwood LeFlore, last chief of the Choctaw Indian Nation east of the Mississippi, now serves as an eatry for locals and travelers on the Natchez Trace. The original cabin is a circa 1820 17-by-17-foot structure built of white oak logs hewn to fit with broadax and adze. Owned and operated by by French Camp Academy, a non-profit Christian boarding school for at-risk youth, the Council House Cafe offers guests a great place to eat, either inside the rustic dining area or while enjoying the view outside on the deck. Try one of our generous-size sandwiches, homemade soups or crisp salads. Top it off with with either our famous Mississippi Mud Cake or bread pudding.The Council House Café provides training opportunities for the students of French Camp Academy and profits are used to fund scholarships for deserving young people attending French Camp Academy.Join us for our monthly Steak Nights on the second Friday of each month.
Reviewed September 29, 2013

This was mt third visit and it gets better every time. This visit it was the Big Wille BLT. 10 slices of thick bacon nestled between three slices of toasted freshly made French Camp bread with fresh tomatoes, lettuce and their own honey mustard. The homage potato soup was excellent as well. We finished up with a piece of Mississippi Mudcake.
As usual, the homemade dill pickles started the meal off right. I recommend this as a stop anytime you are Travelling this stretch of the Natchez Trace. It is One Fine Place!

Thank Steve M
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Reviewed September 27, 2013

Had the pleasure of dining here for a late lunch,
The place was awesome,the people friendly,
It's almost like stepping back in time here.

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Thank Peaches1965
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Reviewed September 25, 2013

Food was homemade and fresh. The menu is limited but the food is delicious and the service was excellent. They made us feel like family.

Thank Julie R
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Reviewed July 24, 2013 via mobile

Small Lillie place but the food is great. BIG WILLIE is a must have!! 10 slices of bacon on fresh homemade bread. I love the turkey myself. You will Have to have the garlic mayonnaise on it and you can also buy that in the gift shop. And the potato soup is AWESOME!!! we go here about once a month to eat. They serve bread pudding can't rate it cause I've never liked bread pudding but there Mississippi Mud Cake is out of this world. Be sure and walk along the path and take a tour of the little area while your there. They have a gift shop with homemade bread and all types of locate made things and a B&B is also on the property. When driving on the NatchezTrace when you get to French Camp please stop an eat here you will not be disappointed!!! Great service and such a beautiful area. When you get full take a stroll around and learn some history... A must to eat and see!! Love it!!!

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Reviewed July 19, 2013

Located in plain site from the Natchez Trace Parkway, in a pretty country setting, sits the Council House Cafe. It was time for a feed, and I found one here.

I ordered the homemade chili, served with toasted homemade bread. Lately, I've leaned towards items on the menu that say, homemade, famous, or world famous. I like to get homemade food to get an idea, or taste from different places to compare.

The chili was average here. It was a good chili, but taste much closer to canned chili, than any type of homemade chili. The toasted bread was a nice option versus crackers. I enjoyed the pickles that are on each table. Nice and crunchy.

The service, and genuine hospitality here was exceptional. I also enjoyed the simple, days gone by, rustic style decor. I would stop by again, and try something different on the menu. It's a beautiful stop, with a nice, peaceful atmosphere.

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Tekoa M, Public Relations Manager at Council House Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded September 4, 2013

We're so glad you stopped by to see us. Come again sometime!

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