206 Hwy. 72 W, just past intersection of old 45 and 72 where truck
scales were once located. 286-6124
Mon-Fri, 6 a.m.-2 p.m.
Great breakfast spot for traditional breakfasts with eggs,
sausage, country ham, biscuits - always consistent, always good. Bacon
and biscuits are very good. Coffee is served in real china mugs and
the food on real plates- no styrofoam and plastic with breakfast in this
place- they deserve a 20-year rebate from the landfill. Hamburgers and
fries are equally popular at lunchtime. A true crossroads in Corinth-
rub elbows with professionals, business people, factory workers. There
are few pretentions in this place, just people serious about eating,
talking, and some catching the soaps on the TV at lunch. Great place to
catch up on anything going on in town- just ask Abe or Terri, odds are
they will already have heard about it and can give you the real low-down.
No beer served, soft drinks served in bottles.
Alley Galley Restaurant $$
511 E. Waldron St., downtown next door to where Sterling Five &
Dime was located. 287-5313
Lunch Mon-Fri, 11 am-2 pm, Dinner Tues-Sat 5:30 pm-10 pm
Pepper steak is outstanding, good service, nice atmosphere,
located right downtown. House salad and grilled chicken are good lunch
choices. Beer available.
Back Porch, The $$$
Shiloh Park, Hwy 22 at old entrance to Park (building formerly
Ed Shaw's Restaurant). 901-689-5701
Mon-Sun 10 AM- 8 PM or later depending on crowds.
Seafood buffet at $17.95 on Friday and Saturday nights is very
good and reportedly worth the tab. One of our health conscious gourmands
reports this restaurant fries in animal fat which is changed once a week
on Fridays. If this is a consideration to you, you may wish to avoid the
place or time your visits accordingly. Beer available.
Boardwalk Restaurant $$
Clear Creek Road, Cty Rd 301.. 3 miles East on 72 watch for big billboard on
right before bridge crossing railroad tracks, follow signs. 287-7575
Wed-Sun 4:30 PM - 10:00 PM
Catfish and steak close to town in a rustic setting. Attractive new
building fashioned as a backwoods cabin or hunting lodge. No
surprises on this menu. Fried catfish, well prepared, in the
traditional cornmeal style. Good slaw, heavy to the onion, and
hushpuppies. Homemade yeast rolls compliment the beef items. No
Borroum's Drug Store $
604 Waldron Street, downtown where it's been forever. 286-3361
Mon-Sat 8 AM-6 PM
Borroum's operates the last surviving classic soda fountain in Corinth
of the type that in our high school days was a standard feature of
every drug store. Cherry cokes, ice cream sodas, and hand dipped ice
cream creations are still available here as well as good grilled cheese
sandwiches, which are recommended.
Brewer's Drive In $
1601 N.Parkway, at intersection of Parkway and Shiloh Road.
Tue-Sat 6 AM-10 PM
Several class members recommend the food here. One class member
says he was taught that if you couldn't say anything nice, keep
your mouth shut and stay quiet. No beer served.
Brock's Dinner Bell $$
1000 Harper Road, north of Hwy 72 past new Daily Corinthian building
(601) 286-5800, 286-5529
Daily 10:30 AM - 10:00 PM
Attractive new restaurant in the country cabin style of decor. Menu
of steaks and familiar fried catfish. Too new for evaluation of the
food. No beer served.
Broken Spoke $$
Highway 57, Counce, TN near Pickwick Dam. 901-689-3487
Mon-Sat 4pm-11pm, Sun 5pm-11pm
Fried pickles and fried mushroom appetizers are one classmate's
favorites. Onion rings, "Miss Tootie's" chicken salad, catfish and banana
pudding were all highly recommended in a recent dining critic's report in
the Memphis Commercial Appeal. Beer available.
Cafe Mike's $$
301 N. Harper Rd. at intersection with Proper St. (Farmington Rd)
Mon-Sat 11:00 AM-9 PM
Pasta, pizza, sports theme. New place.
No beer served.
Catfish Hotel $$
Pickwick, Hwy 22, turn right at amusement park, across the road
from old location which burned. 901-689-3327
Tues-Sat 11 am-10 pm, Sun 11 am-9 pm
The big fireplace in the dining room is about all there is to
connect the old with the new Catfish Hotel in your imagination. Still is
quite an atmospheric place with nice view of the Tennessee River and the
food is very good if catfish is your objective. Beer available.
Catfish House $$
304 S. Parkway, located in old Warrior Drive-Inn. 286-2037
Thur-Sat 4 PM-10 PM
Good catfish in a small, friendly, and familiar place.
Hushpuppies could stand some improvement. No beer served.
Chapman's Restaurant & Lodge $$
Approx. 5 miles West of Corinth, off Hwy 72 W., Bethlehem Rd,
watch for sign on left on way to Memphis before big curve, turn right and
follow road one mile and watch for it on your right. 287-2572
Wed-Sat 4 PM-11 PM Sun 11 AM- 11 PM
A landmark in our area- Memphis people drive down just to eat
here. The best catfish in Corinth without a long drive to Pickwick along
with a varied menu to please everyone else in the crowd. Seafood buffet
at $14.95 on Friday and Saturday nights featuring crab legs and boiled
shrimp is very good and very popular. For big city folks who've forgotten
what the stars look like when you're away from the light pollution of urban
areas, check out the sky when leaving Chapman's if the weather is nice.
No beer served.
China Palace Restaurant $$
1801 S Harper Road, in shopping center next door to location of old
Skylark Drive-In . 286-6677
Mon-Thu & Sun 11 am-9 pm, Fri 11 am-10 pm, Sat 4:30 pm-10 pm
Corinth's newest Chinese restaurant. Daily Chinese luncheon
buffet and dinner buffet on Friday & Saturday. Reports on food and
service have been quite variable. Beer available.
Corinth Flea Market Cafe $
1224 Hwy 72 E., in Corinth Flea Market which was once Big-K
department store. 287-5304
Wed-Thur 10 AM-6 PM Fri-Sat 10 AM-7 PM Sun 1 PM-6 PM
Some people come here for slugburgers and report that the coffee good
at times. If you are the flea market type, you will find tons of junk
to survey while dining and search for treasures when you finish. No
Country Kitchen No.2 $
516 Fillmore St., located in old Whitfield Pharmacy Building,
across street from old Post Office. 287-8108
Mon-Fri 5:30 AM- 2 PM Sat 5:30 AM- 11 AM
Best priced breakfast in town if you don't mind breakfast cooked
cafeteria style. Great lunches- traditional Southern cooking, lots of
vegetables and great cornbread. The roast beef is usually extraordinary.
Prices are very reasonable. No beer served.
Country Kitchen Restaurant $
2905 Hwy 72 W., just past Charlie's Truck Stop. 287-6955
Mon-Thur 5:30 AM-9 PM Fri-Sat 5:30 AM-9 PM Sun 7 AM-2 PM
Not the same as downtown but still good Southern cooking when
you are on this side of town and it is open longer. No beer served.
Dilworth's Tamales $
Corner Wick & Taylor Streets, same corner on the South side of
the tracks where it's always been, branch location at intersection of old
45 and Hwy 72 across from site of old truck scales. No phone.
Mon-Sat 9 AM-10 PM, Sun 1 PM-9 PM
If you can still stand the hot spicy flavor, you can still get
tamales prepared just the way they were 30 years ago- except the tamale
ends are no longer tied with string, aluminum foil is used to insulate
and wrap the order instead of just paper, and they are no longer sold
from pushcarts on the streets. The only other change you'll notice
about Dilworth's is the drive-thru window- their own unique design and
an adventure in itself to navigate.
Dixie Grill & B-B-Q $
Hwy 45 N where old Boneyard Road runs into 45. 287-0942
Tue-Sat 10:30 AM-8:30 PM
Like many good diners, not much to look at from the outside, but
good barbeque served on the inside. Be aware that some of the people who
own expensive homes in this neighborhood get downright touchy when you
refer to Boneyard Road since it is now officially North Madison Street.
No beer served.
Doyle's #1 $
Golding & Fulton Drive, in industrial park at intersection where
Tyrone (now Dana) and old Wurlizer (now Leedo) plants are located. 287-3909
Mon-Fri 3 AM-3 PM
The slugburger place of choice for many of our classmates. Not
much to look at from the outside and off the beaten path in the industrial
park. It doesn't take an expert to figure out from the number of trucks
usually parked in their large parking area that this is a popular spot.
Gilmore's Restaurant $$$
3303 Shiloh Ridge Rd, off Shiloh Rd at Shiloh Ridge Golf Course 287-8147
Sun-Fri 11:00 AM-2 PM Thu-Sat 5:00 PM-10 PM
Located on the historic site of Corinth's original Roscoe Turner Airport
and named for Roscoe Turner's flying lion companion. Upscale menu
featuring nice selection of steak, fish, chicken and pasta selections.
Homemade breads and deserts are featured. Banquet facilities for up to 400.
No beer served.
Hitching Post The $
One block West of the stopsign in downtown Kossuth, going towards
Ripley. 286-3125 Mon-Wed 5 AM-2 PM Thur-Sat 5 AM-9 PM
Excellent country cooking. Get there before noon to get a plate
lunch before the regulars or you'll find the best selections may be gone.
No beer served.
John's Fish Net $$
1401 Hwy 72 W, on left just past the Ford dealership. 287-3200
Mon-Thur 11 AM - 9 PM, Fri-Sat 11 AM - 10 PM, Sun 11 AM - 9 PM
New seafood place, lots of good reports coming in on the food here.
No beer served.
Lewis Barbecue $
Farmington Road, on left coming from Corinth in downtown Farmington.
286-0999 Mon-Sat 9:30 AM - 2:30 PM, 5 PM - 7:30 PM
Food here will remind you of Fraley's and Lewis's from the 60's.
Whole business was moved from its Cass Street location to the
suburbs. Good barbecue, fast service. No beer served.
Lil' Chicago's Italian Beef $
103 S. Parkway St., at intersection of Proper St. and Parkway,
near old Dr. Pepper plant. 286-0948
Mon-Fri, 11 am-8 pm, Sat 11 am-5 pm
A taste of Chicago right here in Corinth- you will find
sandwiches here of a non-traditional Corinth twist. Italian beef and
polish sausage, gyros, and french fries are highly recommended. Service
is fast and friendly. No beer served.
Loyd's Barbecue $$
Farmington Rd., about 2 miles from city limits on right going
from town. 287-4123
Mon-Thur 9 AM-8:30 PM Fri-Sun 9 AM-9 PM
Good food, fast service- barbeque ribs are good. Hot tamales
are good but "different". Service is New York Deli style- place your
order at the window and seat yourself at tables in the restaurant. No
Magnolia Hospital Cafeteria $$
Alcorn Drive off 72 W at first redlight coming into the city from
Mon-Sun 7 AM-4:30 PM, 5:15 PM-6:30 PM
The food must be good, many people come here by choice as well
as those who find it by necessity while visiting friends and relatives in
the hospital. No beer served.
Martha's Menu $
612 Cruise St, downtown across from old Pickwick Theater
Mon-Sun 5:30 AM-2 PM
Good breakfast spot, country ham here is recommended. Plate
lunches here feature good varied Southern cooking and are reasonably
priced. No beer served.
Marty's Steak & Fish Restaurant $$
Hwy 72 E., about 1 mile East of Liddon Lake on left going toward
Mon-Thurs 4:30 pm-9 pm, Fri-Sat 4:30 pm-10 pm, Sun 11 am-9 pm
Good close-in place for catfish without a long drive from the
city. Catfish fillets and excellent hushpuppies are the ticket here and
highly recommended. The slaw is great but the salad bar could stand some
improvement. Sirloin steak for two is another good choice for those not
interested in fish. Since its opening, this restaurant has been steadily
improving. No beer served.
Mi Toro Mexican Restaurant $$
101 Hwy 72 E., on corner across from old cottonseed mill where Kroger
and K-Mart are now located. 286-5495
Good, authentic Mexican food at very reasonable prices. No beer served.
Ol Tyme Shaved Snowball $
N Cass St., at South side of intersection of Hwy 72 and Cass St.
Mon-Sat 10 AM- 10 PM Sun 1 PM- 10 PM
The art of shaving ice for snowcones seemed lost during the 70's
and 80's but now seems to have been rediscovered and to be enjoying a
revival. (Of course it should be when you're paying $1.00 for something
that we used to buy for a dime.) This is a spot for a popular treat on a
hot summer day and the selection of flavors and quality of the snowcones
Ole Country Steak & Fish $$
End of Harper Rd. (Shiloh Rd) N at Hwy 2
287-4727 or 286-5832
Thu-Sat 4:30 PM - 9 PM Sunday Buffet 11 AM - 2 PM
The name says it all. New place, reports not yet in.
No beer served.
Ole Smokey Bar-B-Q & Mexican Food $
726 Hwy 45 South, on top of college hill just past where old
truck scales were located. 286-2151
Mon-Fri 10:30 AM-8 PM, Sat 10:30 AM-2 PM
Excellent pulled barbecue for take out. Barbecue is lean and a
choice of two kinds of slaw. Very good reports on their mexican food also.
No beer served.
Omelet House $
1015 Hwy 72 W, across from Holiday Inn. 287-2815
Good breakfast, fast service- biggest virtue is that they are
open 7 days a week, 24 hours a day. Political talk is often in the air
here, particularly at the big table in the back corner as local
politicians frequent the restaurant most often on Saturday mornings. No
Pickwick Landing State Park $$$
Follow signs to the Lodge at Pickwick Landing State Park,
Pickwick, TN. 901-689-3149
Mon-Sun 7 AM-9 PM
The restaurant is in the lodge built by the state of Tennessee
in the 1970's across the inlet from the original park of the 50's and
60's. The feature here is an all-you-can eat buffet which is very popular
and waits for tables are common on weekends. No beer served.
Rib Cage $$
Highway 57 in Tennessee, Hwy 25 in Mississippi at the state line
at Pickwick, TN. 901-689-3637
Sun-Thur 10 AM-9 PM Fri-Sat 10 AM- 10 PM
Good ribs and barbeque chicken. Beer available, except Sundays.
Rib Shack $$
1916 Hwy 72 East, next door to Gardner's Supermarket. 284-4646
Tues-Sat 5 PM - 9 PM
Good reports on their ribs and key lime pie. No beer served.
Risner's Restaurant $$
Hwy 45 N & 57, at Eastview, TN, just across the
Tennessee/Mississippi state line. 901-645-5648
Sun-Thur 7 AM-9 PM Fri-Sat 7 AM-10 PM
Nice place for fairly good food and good service. Varied menu-
steak, prime rib, fish, chicken. No beer served, can bring your own.
Russell's Beef House Restaurant $$$
604 Hwy 72 E., next to Howell Lumber Company, same location as
old Cathy's Restaurant. 287-5150.
Mon-Sun 4:30 PM-10 PM
A great restaurant if you're looking for a steak- any of the
steaks are recommended. Steaks are the specialty of the house and the
only thing on this restaurant's menu. Most negative report we received
was from one class member who reports he thinks steaks are "too tender" at
times. French fries here vary from great to "world class" depending on
how busy the cooks get and how much attention they are devoting to the
fries. Extremely popular on the weekend, lines at the entrance are common
but usually move pretty quickly. Decor is pretty much country clutter-
quality of the food is the draw for locals and many out-of-towners as
well. No beer served.
Shiloh Road Restaurant $$
3107 E. Shiloh Road, at intersection with Harper Road. 286-9028
Mon-Sun 6:30 AM-6:30 PM (may close earlier on Sundays)
Proprietor is an established veteran barbecue cook here in
Corinth who enjoys a loyal following. Barbecue for takeout is very good
and food here is generally highly regarded. Plate lunches served daily
usually include barbecue specialties and selections often reflect the
chef's creativity. No beer served.
Shrimp Boat Seafood Co. $$
2003 Shiloh Road, next to the Bowling Alley. 287-2299
Tues-Sat 11:00 AM-8:30 PM
During the era of fast and reliable train transportation,
Corinthians regularly enjoyed fresh Gulf Coast seafood. Since that
time, Corinthians have traveled to New Orleans or Mobile to experience
that forgotten luxury. Today, Chef Crest Wilson has returned
exceptionally prepared fresh Gulf Coast seafood to Corinth at down to
earth prices. Don't leave without trying the seafood gumbo - you may
search a long time and never find any better. Po-Boys are well done
with perfectly fried seafood. Everything here is in the food, don't
mind the decor. Very popular place, try it Tues-Thurs unless you
don't mind the Friday and Saturday crowds and traffic from cruisers on
Corinth's "strip". No beer served
Village Sandwich Shop $
Shiloh Road in shopping center at intersection with Harper Road.
Mon-Fri 6 AM-2 PM, Sat 6 AM-11 AM
Good breakfast spot, biscuit selections are recommended.
Slugburgers are popular at lunch as well as other sandwich selections.
Cars in the parking lot here often exceed the neighboring shopping center.
No beer served.
Walker's Tamales $
604 Tate St., next to old Tyrone Hydraulics building (Now Chadco
garment factory). 287-3360
Mon-Thu 10:30 AM-7 pm, Wed 10:30 am-4 pm, Fri-Sat 10:30 am- 9pm
For those who always thought the cut & string-tied ends were the
best part of Dilworth's tamales, Walker's still makes them that way.
Don't seem quite as spicy at times as Dilworth's but otherwise taste
White Trolley Cafe $
Hwy 72 E., across from Bonanza and field where WCMA radio tower
was located (now Kroger). 287-4593
Mon-Thur 4 AM-8 PM Fri-Sat 4 AM-9 PM
If you've forgotten what slugburgers were, this is the best
place in town to refresh your memory. This local delicacy is now
celebrated annually with a festival in its honor which was attended by an
estimated 40,000 people in 1992. In addition to slugburgers, the weekday
lunch plates with peas and cornbread are highly recommended. No beer
Ying Ming Chinese Restaurant $$
2506 Hwy 72 E., across from Corinth Mall on right before Liddon
Tue-Thur 11 AM-8:30 PM Fri-Sat 11 AM-9:30 PM Sun 12 AM-3 PM
If you have to have Chinese food while in Corinth, this may be
best place to try. Food and service can be quite variable. Beef with
broccoli suggested by more than one classmate. No beer served.