Here are 5 to try in Mississippi

Jackson has an abundance of great restaurants offering a wide range of cuisines to choose from.

The surrounding areas just outside the city limits of Jackson also have a variety of great restaurants to choose from.

Below, we’ve got you covered with a roundup of five restaurants to sample outside of the city of Jackson that are worth checking out.

All you can eat buffets of seafood, catfish, fried chicken, salads, desserts and more.

Pitches: 2855 U.49 Florence South and 1616 US 49 Magee

Hours: Monday to Friday from 10:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday from 10:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Closed on Sunday. Seafood Buffet is Thursday 4:30-9pm Friday 4:30-10pm Saturday 3:30-10pm

On Thursdays, only seniors get a 25% discount on all menu items and children can enjoy the seafood buffet for free.

Facebook:Facebook page

Call 601.845.7562 to place a takeout order.

Head to Vicksburg for some of Rusty’s best seafood pasta, steaks and Cajun food.

Location: 901 Washington Street Vicksburg

Hours: Closed on sunday and monday. Open Tuesday to Friday from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. and from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. and Saturday from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m.

The menu:Rusty’s Menu

Click here to access the bar menu.

Facebook:Rusty’s River Front Grill Facebook Page

Seafood pasta is one of the dishes on offer at Rusty's Riverfront Grill in Vicksburg.

If you love greens, ribs, BBQ pork, sweet potatoes and more, then a trip to Lee’s BBQ is just what you need. Located in Edwards, this restaurant offers some of the best BBQ in town.

Location: 114 Main Street S, Edwards

Hours: Closed on Sundays, Mondays and Saturdays. Open Tuesday to Thursday from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. and Friday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

The menu:Lee’s Heavenly BBQ Menu

Facebook:Lee’s Heavenly BBQ Facebook

Since 1977, Mama Hamil’s has been serving all-you-can-eat Southern cuisine and barbecue.

Location: 480 Magnolia Street, Madison

Hours: Monday to Saturday from 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Dinner from Thursday to Saturday from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Food menu: Mama Hamil’s

Facebook: Mama Hami’s Facebook page

Don O’Bannon “Oby”, a Navy man’s love of sandwiches, inspired him to open his own restaurant in various locations offering Cajun po-boys, oysters, sandwiches, real alligator tail meat and more.

Location: 504 Academy Road, Starkville

Hours: Monday to Sunday from 10:30 a.m. to 9 p.m.

Menu:Oby’s Food Menu

Facebook:Oby’s Facebook page

Journalist Kiara Fleming can be reached by email [email protected] You can follow her on Twitter and Instagram @ki_dajournalist

Richard Dement

The author Richard Dement