Cock of the Walk

Cock of the Walk

Nashville, TN Location
Ridgeland, MS Location
Pocahontas, MS Location

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!

Carriage House Restaurant – Natchez, MS

The Carriage House Restaurant on the grounds of Stanton Hall, specializes in delicious southern cuisine, and is prepared with care by the hands and staff of Chef Bingo Starr of New Orleans. Chef Starr has taken great care to preserve the long standing favorite dishes of local patrons and brought a few new succulent entrees with his signature style  to the menu like fried soft-shell crab. The Carriage House is owned and operated by the Pilgrimage Garden Club and is located on the Northwest corner of the grounds of historic Stanton Hall.

Be sure to take your tour of Stanton Hall either just before or after lunch so you can enjoy viewing the house while you dine, through the big bay window that centers the restaurant’s facade.  Reservations are not necessary, and the restaurant is closed on Monday and Tuesday.  Lunch on Wednesday is reserved for the Rotary Lunch so be sure you put it on your itinerary for the weekend.

  • 401 High Street
  • Natchez, MS 39120
  • Phone: (601) 445-5151
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