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!
Fat Mama’s Tamales is another local favorite and the atmosphere is as festive as the food. Their signature entree is their great tamales, but feel free to toss in a link of boudin (pronounce boo-dan) or some fire and ice pickles to spice up your Fat Mama’s dining experience just a tad more. There is a large interior dining room that’s heated and cooled, but if the weather is nice you’ll have to fight for a table out on the shaded deck. Fat Mama’s is within walking distance of downtown hotels and bed and breakfasts, as well as being just a few blocks from the Hampton Inn and Isle of Capri hotel. You may want to be within walking distance if you indulge in a couple of their famous “Knock-You-Naked” (pronounced neck-ed) Margaritas. They are frozen and delicious!
- 303 S. Canal Street
- Natchez, MS 39120
- Phone: (601) 442-4548
- Fax: 601-304-2379
- Visit Website
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