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!
Family traditions are a staple in the Natchez area, and when it comes to food, they bare even more weight. Jughead’s does just that. Their current location is relatively new, especially when you consider that the current owner’s grandfather closed the original Jughead’s about twenty-five years back. The great thing though, is that the family recipes have all been handed down, and they bring back memories to the locals who used to drive over twenty miles to the original restaurant. It was located inside the levee toward the Mississippi River, South of Vidalia, Louisiana, and you knew to go there hungry because you’d be treated to all you could eat.
Fried shrimp, oysters, catfish, and pickles are the popluar dishes among locals, but you’ll want to ask for extra hushpuppies because that’s their specialty. Don’t try asking for their hushpuppy recipe because the most you’ll get out of them is a sly grin.
- 105 John R. Junkin Drive
- Natchez, MS 39120
- Phone: (601) 445-8999
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