The 10 Best French Restaurants in Mississippi!

Some of the earliest Europeans to settle in Mississippi were French, so it should be no surprise that there is a strong French influence in our cuisine. From classic French fine dinings to bistros with a Creole twist, here are our picks for the 10 best French restaurants in the state. 

1. Anjou, Ridgeland, MS

If you live in the Jackson area and you enjoy fine dining, chances are you've been to Anjou. If not, you're missing a blend of fine French cuisine with tastes of the American South. Anjou is run by Chef Christian Amelot and his daughter Anne, both of whom were classically trained in France. 

2. Mary Mahoney's, Biloxi, MS

Mary Mahoney's Old French House Restaurant was built in 1737, when Biloxi was still a part of French territory. Today, the menu at Mary Mahoney's still pays tribute to its French roots with delectable New Orleans-style dishes such as escargot, seafood au gratin, and of course their world-famous gumbo.

3. Purple Parrot, Hattiesburg, MS

The Purple Parrot in Hattiesburg is a French cafe that offers a stylish dining experience and incredible food. From the cozy booths and back-lit bar to the wine cellar which doubles as a private dining room, this Robert St. John restaurant is worth the visit. Try the ribeye topped with truffle compound butter!

4. Snackbar, Oxford, MS

It's no secret that the City Grocery Restaurant Group in Oxford is leading the charge in the modern Mississippi food scene. Snackbar is a unique blend of French bistro and Mississippi comfort food, resulting in dishes like the smokehouse charcuterie and duck crépinette served with roasted sweet potatoes. 

5. J. Broussard's, Columbus, MS

J. Broussard's in downtown Columbus serves classic New Orleans fare in an upscale, jazzy atmosphere. J. Broussard's uses locally-sourced ingredients whenever possible, and you can tell the difference. You'll love their indulgent dishes, which range from premium preparations of veal to New Orleans-style barbecue shrimp.  

6. Le Cafe Beignet, Biloxi, MS

Le Cafe Beignet is a French cafe serving light, fresh lunch fare in a cozy downtown Biloxi atmosphere. Whether you're looking for a location for a bridal shower or you're just in the mood for a delicious salad, sandwich, or wrap, stop in Le Cafe Beignet! And of course you'll want to save room for dessert!

7. Cafe Marie, Tunica, MS

Cafe Marie is a cozy little restaurant in the heart of Tunica. This charming French-style bistro is located in a beautiful historic building and the staff is always friendly and warm. Make sure to plan a trip to try their Sunday brunch—Chef Eddie Mac never disappoints!

8. Table 100, Flowood, MS

Table 100 in Flowood features French food via New Orleans in a cozy setting complete with a piano bar. From appetizers such as crab cakes topped with maque choux and a charcuterie board to entrees including a burgundy braised lamb shank and pomegranate braised beef cheek, there's no wrong way to order at Table 100!

9. Oby's, Starkville, MS

Another great example of French-Cajun cuisine here in Mississippi, Oby's is the passion of owner Don O'Bannon, whose love for food led him to open the restaurant in Starkville in 1976. Whether you're looking for a Cajun po’boy or a cup of jambalaya, you have to stop in to Oby's next time you're in town!

10. La Brioche Patisserie, Jackson, MS

The French are known around the world for their incredible desserts, so no list would be complete without a patisserie! La Brioche specializes in beautifully-decorated artisanal pastries, especially the Entremet—a layered French cake with mousse, ganache, and glaze. 

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