We will be passing though Clarksdale, Cleveland, and Greenville MS in early April. As well as Vicksburg and Natchez. Our intention was to look for good, local, casual food places (bar-b-cue and,apparently, tamales, based on my reading of Southern Belly). However, I have seen reference to Madidi's, KC's and Doe's.
My questions are:
-Would you recommend Madidi's and KC's on a first trip down Hwy 61? That is, are they unique? Otherwise, if they are (simply) comparable to very good upscale restaurants in more urban areas, then I would prefer to stay with more down home places.
Which local bar-b-cue/tamale/catfish/soul food places would you recommend in each of these cities? And, in Vicksburg or Natchez? Or any points in between?
From various sites I've noted Abe's Bar-b-cue, Oscar's Tamales, Solly's Tamales, and the White Front Cafe.
-How about Doe's? Are the steaks really that good? How about the tamales?
Am I correct that Doe's is open only for dinner?
I know, this is a lot to ask. We are going to spend some time in Louisiana and then on for our first tirp to Austin. We know Louisiana fairly well, and have a lot of information on Austin. However, we know little about Highway 61 though Mississippi.
Any informations would be appreciated.