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“LOVED The Little Dooey and will return”
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.
Vicksburg, Mississippi
Level 6 Contributor
142 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
“LOVED The Little Dooey and will return”
Reviewed August 4, 2013

Our son lives in Starkville and we've heard a lot about The Little Dooey. During our stay this weekend, we decided to give it a try! We LOVED it!!! So much so that we returned the following night for supper again!

The pulled pork sandwich is wonderful and the mild sauce is delicious! On the second night, I ordered the half pound of boiled shrimp. AMAZING! I will definitely order it again when we visit.

For us the quality was great and the price was equally as great.

I would definitely recommend giving The Little Dooey a try when you are in the area!

  • Visited August 2013
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Gulfport, Mississippi
Level 4 Contributor
36 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Not what u expected”
Reviewed August 3, 2013 via mobile

I usually order my BBQ dry as u did here. However they also provided sauce at the table. Now I'm a Sweet Baby Ray sauce fan but this sauce is great and perfectly balanced the delicious ribs and 14 chicken. Also enjoyed the turnip greens, corn salad and Fried Pickles!! Don't miss this!!!

  • Visited August 2013
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Starkville, Mississippi, United States
Level 5 Contributor
76 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
“Hog Heaven”
Reviewed July 30, 2013

The Barbeque at Little Dooey is outstanding. Service is expedient, price is right. If you are looking for Barbeque this matches anything you could find in Memphis.

Visited July 2013
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mississippi
Level 3 Contributor
13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Real Southern BBQ”
Reviewed July 29, 2013

Great tasting bbq and sides. Good coleslaw and corn salad, potato salad. Best baked beans around...from a family recipe that even Duke doesn't know.

Visited August 2012
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Columbus, Mississippi
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Good down home food”
Reviewed June 26, 2013

I have tried a variety of thing from there menu: chicken on a stick, catfish, and chicken tender salad to name a few. All of these dishes we good. And I like the rustic down home décor. I feels laid back and homey.

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