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Rowdy's Family Restaurant

60 Highway 27, Vicksburg, MS 39180-8653
+1 601-638-2375
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  • Excellent31%
  • Very good34%
  • Average21%
  • Poor10%
  • Terrible4%
Travellers talk about
“hush puppies” (30 reviews)
“catfish” (104 reviews)
“fries” (36 reviews)
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Seafood, American
$$ - $$$
60 Highway 27, Vicksburg, MS 39180-8653
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Read prior reviews, and felt I needed to give it a try. The best fried catfish fillets I can remember. A different batter than I am used to, light, tasty, tasted slightly sweet. Pure taste of the fish, no muddy taste. The wife tried the...More

Thank michael m
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We are traveling east, and wanted to try something local, maybe try catfish. We had pulled off the highway to get gas, this was right there and had decent reviews, so gave it a try. We had the Lunch Catfish Plate. I don't like strong...More

Thank Debra K
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A local tradition from a long-time Vicksburg family, the emphasis is on their seafood, especially the farm-raised catfish. My wife had hers cooked "traditional" (fried), I had mine grilled. Traditional is the way to go. I eat seafood frequently on the North Carolina Outer Banks,...More

Thank rscandcjw
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Some friends in the area wanted to take us to Rowdy's - it's their favorite restaurant and I could see why! The portions are big and everything was very good!! I would eat there again if I ever go back to Vicksburg!!

1  Thank Gmhfay
Reviewed 19 May 2017 via mobile

Passing through for the night and wanted some catfish and the reviews looked good for the food so we stopped in. I ended up getting the fried catfish and fried shrimp. While both were good I liked the fried shrimp better. Ate so much I...More

1  Thank ZAR55
Reviewed 12 May 2017 via mobile

One of my favorite places to eat. I send my customers here as well. Good family dining that taste like a home cooked meal!!! Not to mention Rowdy and the staff are always extremely nice!!!

Thank Felicia S
Reviewed 8 May 2017 via mobile

We were staying two nights in Vicksburg and there were not many places to eat near outer hotel. We visited the Cracker Barrel on the first night but decided to try Rowdy's on the second following the reviews we had seen - we wished we'd...More

Thank Angie49a
Reviewed 28 April 2017

Food was great -- although service was very slow and a big spotty, but they were not packed or anything. After we finished, the waiter just brought the check, but never cleared our table (?) so we had to just maneuver around all the dirty...More

Thank travelersanfrancisc0
Reviewed 24 April 2017

We are not from the South so we were blown away to get a big portion of catfish, hush puppies, corn bread, fried okra, sweet potato casserole and cobbler for under $10. On top of that, two waitresses told us the history of the restaurant...More

1  Thank CaliforniaLen
Reviewed 9 April 2017

This is a wonderful restaurant and is definitely family oriented. The food was good but a little greasy but I think it was because it was after 8 pm when we got there. However the service was great and you felt at home. I had...More

1  Thank Linda B
Angela L, Public Relations Manager at Rowdy's Family Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 24 April 2017

Thanks for coming to see us!

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$5 - US$16
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi
Good for
Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
11:00 - 16:00
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 60 Highway 27, Vicksburg, MS 39180-8653
  • Location: United States  >  Mississippi (MS)  >  Vicksburg
  • Phone Number: +1 601-638-2375
Voted Vicksburg's Best Catfish for the last nineteen years. Our regular catfish dinner plate includes a half pound of catfish filets-original, grilled blackened or thin-sliced with pickled onions, french fries, cole slaw and cornbread served with a glass of our specialty blended tea. Come taste the original Johnny's Sauce, a Vicksburg favorite for eighty years. Our specialty dessert is Mississippi Mud Pie. We proudly serve Pepsi beverages distributed by Brown Bottling Group.
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