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!
Stop in to enjoy a hot, satisfying bowl of potato soup, some sweet and crunchy broccoli salad, and a smoked turkey sandwich with a glass of sweet tea at the Council House Café. Follow it up with bread pudding topped with caramel sauce or Mississippi mud cake with a dollop of ice cream. All of our sandwiches are made on freshly baked French Camp bread. Several choices of meats, soups, and salads are waiting for you. We would love to have you join us for a meal Monday – Saturday. We open at 10:30 and close around 7:00. COME SEE US!
We are thankful for all our patrons. Eating at the Council House Cafe is not only a satisfying culinary experience, but profits go directly to support deserving young people through scholarship aid at French Camp Academy. For take-out orders or to make reservations for groups of 10 or more, please call 662-547-9860. Tour buses welcomed with advance notice.
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