Where to Eat


Cleveland is a small town.  All Cleveland restaurants are within a mile or so of one another, except those in neighboring towns like Merigold, which is about five miles away.  Because Cleveland is a small town, it is unusual for large groups to drop in any single restaurant. Please call ahead if you are going with a large party.


On-Campus dining

Burger Studio, Java City Coffee Shop, Freshen’s Smoothies, Chick-Fil-a, and Montage Deli are all located in the Student Union in the heart of campus.  We also have an Aramark operated cafeteria (all-you-can-eat buffet, breakfast $5, Lunch $6, and Dinner $7 (all plus tax).



The Senator’s Place – South 61 almost to Boyle on the right side of the highway, country cooking, all you can eat.  Lunch every day and Friday nights.

Country Platter – South 61 big bright blue building on the left- country cooking, plate lunches.  Lunch every day.

Catfish Cabin - South 61 in Boyle, on the right side of the highway. Country cooking Lunch and nights.


Specialty Restaurants:

Lost Pizza - specialty pizzas- north Highway 61 past Baxter on the left

Papa Roc’s - west on Highway 8 about a mile from campus.  Lunch every day, Dinner Thurs and Fri.  Primarily Italian.

Crave - a Delta bistro- Highway 61 South, just past Kossman’s Auto dealership – salads, soups, sandwiches

A La Carte – South Court St. right before the railroad track downtown – sandwiches, salads, pasta.  Lunch only.

The Warehouse - North Sharpe St. cross Highway 8 at the stoplight by the State Bank and taupe colored office building- sandwiches, pasta, and salads.  Full bar.

Backdraft - Cotton Row, downtown Cleveland next door to the Wishing Well- steaks, fish, American cuisine, dinner only.  Full bar.

The Airport Grocery - North 61 just past the motels on the right- plate lunch, salads, sandwiches.  Full bar.

Desert Inn - North 61.  Dinner menu only.

Crawdad’s- Merigold, MS.  7 miles north on Hwy 61.  Dinner menu only.  Full bar.

Crustacean’s Crawfish - 724 South on Highway 61. Crawfish, Shrimp, dinner (662) 843-9343

Pickled Okra - Main Street.  Dinner only.

Pig Pen- South Hwy 61. On the left- Barbeque.

Fat Baby’s Catfish - Highway 61 north, across from Lost Dog Pizza, catfish, chicken, etc., Seven days a week, Lunch and dinner

Hey Joe’s - student friendly café and bar- at the north end of the railroad tracks on Highway 8 in town

Cristina’s - sandwiches- inside Heidi’s Shop on Sharpe St. (Main St.) east side

Mississippi Grounds Coffee Shop - Barista coffee, breakfast, sandwiches and soup, Court St., across from the Courthouse.  Not open Sunday.

Starving Musician Bakery - 323 Cotton Row. Open Wed- Sat.

Guadalajara - North 61 take a right just past the Walmart

La Cabana - North 61 on the right before you get to the Walmart

México Grill- Next to Kroger on Hwy 61

No Way Jose' - Mexican menu located off Highway 8 West in the Western Plaza Shopping Center

The usual fast food:

McDonald’s - South 61 on the right

Wendy’s - North 61 on the left

Taco Bell - North 61 on the right

Backyard Burgers - North 61 on the left

Burger King - intersection of Highways 61 and 8

Sonic - Highway 8 West

Subway - South 61 on the left

Lenny’s - North 61 on the left

Pizza Hut - North 61 on the right

Kentucky Fried Chicken - South 61 on the left

Popeye’s - North 61 on the left

Huddle House - North 61 next to Walmart

Captain D’s - North 61 just past Walmart

Little China – South Hwy. 61 next to Vowell’s Super Market