The 10 Best Breakfast Places in Mississippi!

In Mississippi, we take breakfast seriously. From the best fresh fruit to a warm plate of sweet potato hash, we’ve got what you’re looking for. Whether you’re looking for a big southern spread or a lighter fare, these are the best places to get breakfast in the Magnolia State. 

1. Big Bad Breakfast, Oxford, MS

You might have seen this one on one of our lists before, but there's a reason it's so popular. Big Bad Breakfast is one of Oxford's most popular restaurants. They serve everything from breakfast skillets to healthy options like granola, and as the name suggests, you won't leave hungry.

2. McElroy's Harbor House, Biloxi, MS

McElroy's is known all along the Gulf Coast for its long history of delicious food. Located in the Biloxi Harbor, McElroy's knows seafood. There's no better place to get shrimp & grits, but their breakfast menu also contains staples like oatmeal, omelets, hot cakes, and more.

3. Starkville Cafe, Starkville, MS

Starkville Cafe does diner-style breakfast right, with hearty options sure to get your day off to a good start. This cozy spot has been around since 1945, and they keep customers coming in by sticking to what they know—great food and excellent service. Be sure to order pancakes so you can try the Duck Butter syrup.

4. Tatonut, Ocean Springs, MS

Do you like sweets for breakfast? The Tatonut Donut Shop in Ocean Springs is home to what many call the best donuts in Mississippi. The donuts are made fresh daily and Tatonut is only open until they sell out. The secret? They're made with potato flour. Treat yourself to Tatonut today!

5. Primos Cafe, Ridgeland, MS

Primos Cafe is a restaurant steeped in Mississippi history. It's been in business since 1920s and is still owned by the Primos family, so you can trust that they know what they're doing. The breakfast menu is simple but well-chosen, with options like a traditional platter, breakfast wrap, omelet with your choice of fillings, and a number of sides. 

6. Rusty Pelican, Long Beach, MS

The Rusy Pelican is a charming spot for a family breakfast. Located in Long Beach, the breakfast menu has almost anything you can think of. No matter what you order, be sure to try the beignets. These fluffy donut-like treats are made fresh, then generously dusted with powdered sugar. They go fast!

7. Southbound Bagel, Hattiesburg, MS

Southbound Bagel & Coffee Shop is a charming little restaurant in Hattiesburg that will have you feeling right at home. Order one bagel or a dozen, plain or as a breakfast sandwich. Or try sweet potato hash, fluffy French toast, or any of nearly a dozen omelet choices. 

8. Mockingbird Cafe, Bay St Louis, MS

Mockingbird Cafe is a laid-back restaurant in Old Town Bay St. Louis located in a house that was built in 1868. The walls are decorated with art for sale from local artists, and The 'Bird regularly hosts events such as Open Mic Night. Enjoy breakfast selections such as frittatas and fresh fruit, then stay awhile and make some new friends.

9. Blue & White, Tunica, MS

Ask anyone in the Delta where to get a good breakfast, and it won't be long before you're pointed up Highway 61 to the Blue & White in Tunica. The Blue & White has a loyal patronage and staff who've been there for years. Enjoy big portions and affordable prices, and breakfast is served all day!

10. Buzzy's Breakfast Joint, Ocean Springs, MS

Buzzy's Breakfast Joint in Ocean Springs prides itself on one thing: Old-school breakfasts. They're open every day from 6-11 and focus on delivering quality food quickly and affordably. Try the Exploding Egg Sandwich, served on an English muffin, biscuit, or toast, with an over-easy egg, cheese, and your choice of meat.

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