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“A Sophisticated and Delicious Surprise!!”

The Caboose Restaurant
Ranked #1 of 60 Restaurants in McComb
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$16 - US$40
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Good for: Groups, Romantic, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Local cuisine
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations
Description: We are open for Lunch Mon-Fri 11am - 1pm and Dinner Tues-Sat 3pm-10pm. We have private dining rooms for your special events. Call today to make your reservations or plan a party.
Reviewed 27 January 2012

As New Yorkers who dine out often, we were very pleasantly surprised while visiting family in the Deep South to dine at this excellent Creole/Cajun seafood & steak restaurant in McComb, MS. Quite possibly, this is one of the best restaurants between New Orleans and Florida. The food, the service, and the ambiance were wonderful. Located in a charmingly redone train depot, its tables are set with sparkling crystal, white linens, and lovely flower center pieces. The seafood was exceptional --from the scrumptious crab cakes and blackened redfish and crunchy catfish--to the incredibly delicious, creamy seafood pasta that was chock full of juicy Gulf shrimp, crab, and other fresh, local tidbits. The steaks were prime, juicy, and perfectly done. To accompany the meal, we found a sophisticated and extensive wine list. We selected, on one of several visits, an excellent Rombauer Vineyards Carneros Chardonnay. Besides the California selections from Sonoma, Monterey County, and the Napa Valley, The Caboose also offered some excellent wines from France, Italy and other countries--a surprisingly diverse list for a restaurant in Southwest Mississippi. The genial chef-owner, Lloyd Kinchen, and his charming wife, Dionne, are warm and welcoming hosts and the service staff is attentive and friendly. Lloyd's over 40 years of experience as a restauranteur in New Orleans and elsewhere before opening The Caboose---as he chose to name his last restaurant---shows in every detail of the food and service. While somewhat pricey for the local area, we thought the prices were in line with dining in fine quality restaurants almost anywhere. If traveling near McComb, make it a point to try The Caboose if you enjoy good food. But, call ahead--it's a popular place and it would be safer to have a reservation. We enjoyed it very much and look forward to going back on our next trip South.

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Reviewed 5 January 2012

We recently ate at Ruth's Cris, and the Caboose was much better -fantastic food, wonderful atmosphere and great service at the Caboose - a winning combination!

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Reviewed 28 December 2011

My filet mignon was one of the two best I've ever eaten, and this includes restaurants across all 6 continents. (the other was at Amie's in Redondo Beach, CA). My wife's catfish was also delicious. Service was good and we were welcomed by the owner. Good luck to this excellent restaurant which is well worth making a detour off the freeway for.

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Reviewed 18 November 2011

As we travelled through Mississippi last month, we stopped for the night is McComb. We looked through the motel's collection of recommendations, and only one resturant was included other than pizza delivery. So we set off to The Caboose. What a surprise! This is fine dining. We both had the seafood specials-of -day, and we were both pleased with the chef-owner's expertise. Owner Dione Kinchen also stopped at our table to chat, and we learned that after owning 2 restaurants in Louisanna, he has now opened his "last restaurant," and he therefore called it The Caboose. We also found the wait staff to be very attentive and helpful. We will definitely stop again if we are in the area.

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1  Thank Sweetypatootie
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Reviewed 17 September 2011

As a local, we eat here at least monthly. I'd rather have a Caboose New York Strip than any other steak within 100 miles. Their house balsamic vinaigrette is outstanding as well. Any of the fish specials, especially the redfish they occasionally have has always been superb. Yes, it's pricey for our area, but well worth having it in my hometown, and not having to spend the time and gas money to get out of town.

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