The most underrated part of the experience at Mississippi State is the cuisine. We here at Maroon and White Nation have taken some time chronicling all of the fine eating establishments that are in and around the city of Starkville. You guys have voted and fiercely debated among yourselves over which one is best. We aren’t focusing on a particular type of food today. Instead, we opt for which of the restaurants in Starkville are the most iconic.
We are giving you four different choices. I’m sure there will be restaurants we left off, but you have to narrow it down somehow. Here are the choices.
- Harvey’s: Harvey’s has been a staple of Starkville, MS for decades. When there weren’t a whole lot of places for Mississippi State students to go for a good meal, Harvey’s was the one constant.
- Little Dooey’s: Whether or not you think it is the best barbecue in Starkville, it is one of the most recognizable restaurants in the state of Mississippi. It garnered a lot of fame when Lee Corso and Kirk Herbstriet would rave about it on Thanksgiving nights when the Egg Bowl was a yearly tradition on Thanksgiving night.
- Oby’s: The small restaurant located right off of Highway 25 close to Starkville Academy is famous for some the most delectable sandwiches you will ever put in your mouth. It was within walking distance from my apartment while I was at State, and it was a big factor in much of my college weight gain.
- The Veranda: It’s the newest restaurant on the list. It opened in 2003 to rave reviews and has been wowing patrons with one of the most diverse menus for any restaurant. You can have one of the best fine dining experiences there is, or you can come at lunch for an amazing blue plate special. And that’s just a small portion of the menu.
We were goign to include Bulldog Deli, but it has rebranded to the rest of its chains as Sweet Peppers. It lost much of its iconic status when it made that move. So let us know what you think and vote in the poll.