Here are some of the best brunch places to try when visiting or not visiting that are worth giving a whirl here in Hattiesburg, MS. Being the hospitable state in America, we pride ourselves with our biscuits, with or without, sausage country gravy and our meals with or without grits. Pancakes, French toast, eggs, anyway you like them, fresh brewed coffee is a must, hash browns, steak, porkchops, ham, bacon, sausage, with coffee, milk, or juice, just to name a few items on the menu; or all you can eat brunch spots. Not to mention our different syrups or homemade jams and jellies. Being the home of USM and other fine colleges, we cater to large groups or solo.
The first local hot spot is the IHOP, which is located right across from the USM Campus. This brunch spot serves breakfast, lunch, or dinner 24/7. It’s the perfect place to go to meet either a college student or our local police officers. Along with pancakes anyway you can think of, with or without fruit or nuts, or whipped cream, They offer a wide selection of syrups, served hot or cold. You can also find on the menu several kinds of omelets that are delightfully whipped up to your liking. They’re located at 2904 Hardy St., Phone# 601-264-6789.
The second favorite to visit is the Waffle House. We have them located all over town from Oak Grove on Hwy. 98, to 2 on Hwy. 49, and one located on 963 Broadway Dr., phone # 601-545-7420. Besides being well known for their hot off the grill waffles any way you like them. They have a large selection of omelets or egg dishes served and cooked to your liking.. They offer several kinds of breads for toast and constant warm ups of coffee, water, milk, or juice. You shall find many truckers and bikers at all locations.
If you are visiting someone in our local hospitals, then try Shoney’s. It’s located across from Forrest General Hospital, same side, close to USM. They offer a large variations of breakfast, lunch or dinner items with a All You Eat Buffet. It’s located at 6121 U.S. Hwy. 49, phone #601-264-8438. If nothing on the Buffet is appealing to you, you may special order anything on the menu.
My personal favorite is Huddle House. Waffle or pancakes any way you like them, omelets, or several in-house special meals, to your hearts desire. They come with or without hash browns, which can come plain or dressed to the max. There are two locations, one at Oak Grove or in Petal off of Evelyn Gandy Bypass. They also serve great Southern biscuits with or without smothered country, sausage gravy. Any or all meals come with a beverage of your choice. The location for the Oak Grove Huddle House is 6466 U.S. Hwy. 98, phone # 01-450-1212. Come hungry and joyful, during peak hours, patience is a virtue..