Catfish, Hushpuppies, Fried Dill Pickles
In the early 1800’s, Natchez “Under the Hill” in Mississippi was a gathering place for the “Keelboatmen” bringing goods and supplies down the Mississippi River on their way to New Orleans. Each boat had its own “champion” fighter and when two boats met it was the custom for these “champions” to fight for the honored title of “Cock of the Walk” the “Best of the Best”.
In the late 1970’s some folks got together at that historic site in Natchez on the Mississippi and developed a combination of southern style recipes to compliment their specialty of golden fried catfish. the name of “Cock of the Walk” was reborn—the “Best of the Best”.
Our casual, rustic atmosphere, and service personnel attired in period dress of the riverboat era will bring you back to the time of the old riverboat days and now, something for everyone in your party!
It may not take you back to the days of car hops and rock-n-roll, but the Bellemont Shake Shop will conjure up memories of drive-ins from the 50’s. Some locals would take a strong stance and argue that the Bellemont serves the best burger in town, and maybe so, but you can count on it being one of the best you ever tasted, especially if you’ve eaten just about all the Mickey D’s burgers along your travels you can consume. It’s a fun place to go, and you will certainly enjoy the nostalgia that will be served up with whatever you order from their extensive menu. They’re only open for lunch, so head out around mid-day so you don’t miss a classic Natchez dining experience.
- 175 Hwy. 61 South
- Natchez, MS 39120
- Phone: (601) 445-4581
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