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“Great Local BBQ”
Review of The Little Dooey

The Little Dooey
Ranked #1 of 127 Restaurants in Starkville
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $7 - $16
Cuisines: Barbecue
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Good for: Local cuisine, Families with children
Dining options: Takeout
Description: 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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Great Local BBQ”
Reviewed October 26, 2012

If you are visiting Starkville, you must try the original Little Dooey. You will probably meet the owner Barry Wood or someone in his family when you enjoy the best barbeque in the area. We enjoy the pulled pork plate or smoked chicken plate, the barbeque sandwich (with slaw on the sandwich, of course), or the barbeque chicken. The catfish is also very good--I like the whole fish and my husband always gets the fillets. This is a down-home restaurant--a little house with quirky additions that is always busy, always friendly, and always good.

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Batesville, MS
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41 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Delicious”
Reviewed October 19, 2012

A Starkville landmark! Some of the best BBQ you will ever eat. The catfish poboy is also divine! We eat here nearly every trip to Starkville!

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Carthage, Mississippi
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22 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Ignore the pic!!”
Reviewed October 13, 2012 via mobile

This place is down home and home grown Starkville. Funky, sometimes a little gunky, but the food is good. Not much parking and a little hard to find, but you need to go at least once!

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Lake Norman, North Carolina
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
“A True BBQ Joint”
Reviewed October 11, 2012 via mobile

One of those BBQ joints that seems to have evolved over time with odd connected buildings, stacks of wood & SEC flags hanging out front. Food was good, service quick and it is really one of a kind. A good choice if you are looking for good BBQ in Starkville.

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Philadelphia, Mississippi
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Best Taste ever”
Reviewed October 10, 2012

Little Dooey's bar-b-que is awesome. Best bar-b-que around. You will want to take some home with you, and I usually do.

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