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Leatha's Bar-B-Que Inn

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$$ - $$$
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6374 U S Highway 98, Hattiesburg, MS 39402-7514
+1 601-271-6003
Tue - Sat 11:00 - 21:00
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Dallas, Texas
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358 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 February 2016 via mobile

This was my first visit to Leatha's. I hope I get to go back. I live in Dallas so it is quite a drive but I'll try to work it into any future Southern road trips. I had the 1/2 BBQ chicken with fried potatoes and slaw. The slaw came out first and was delicious. I had to make sure... More 

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Webster, New York
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161 reviews
104 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 February 2016 via mobile

Famous and well earned! It's all about the family style eatin' and powerful fine bbq! Huge portions, tasty ribs, chicken and pulled pork with great sides....and of course, sweet tea to die for....but somehow, please save room for the homemade pecan pie. Never had anything quite like it! Don't let the humble surroundings fool you.....this will be favorite for sure!

Thank Steve C
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15 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 February 2016 via mobile

The food was good and the service was great.the atmosphere was relaxed and i felt comfortable but i ate too much and became miserable

Thank Tim H
Beverly Hills
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106 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 February 2016

Driving home to New Orleans, decided to stop for an early dinner at Leatha's Bar-B-Que Inn. Had read an article raving about it. Hard to find and not worth the effort. The bar-b-que is fine, nothing special, and the sides were disappointing. Out of the featured dessert...pecan pie. Not easy to find and not worth the effort....sad to say.

Thank Sam E
Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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103 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 February 2016

We have been stopping at Leatha's for lunch for many years when we drive from Birmingham to New Orleans. We usually arrive at 1:00 or 1:30 and have never had a problem with seating. The chicken, ribs, and sides are all delicious. Large portions, great service. Everything is cooked over pecan wood we were told one visit. However they are... More 

Thank alsek810
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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22 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 February 2016 via mobile

The pulled pork and baked beans are an excellent combination! Good comfort food--at reasonable prices. You won't leave hungry! Blue jeans are appropriate--no need to dress up.

Thank Dee L
Horn Lake
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 February 2016

The food was excellent. We've been back several times even order the tailgate for our Sunday Dinner.

Thank Delois M
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 January 2016 via mobile

I was in town for business and had to stop at Leatha's. This was my second visit and I was not disappointed. I ordered the Half and Half with Beef and Pork Ribs. For my sides I had the beans, but was torn between the slaw or potato salad. I asked the waitress which was better and she said she'll... More 

Thank Todd S
Indianapolis, Indiana
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607 reviews
336 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 193 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 January 2016

If TA would allow, I would give this a 4 1/2........would have been a 5 but the service was a little slow......the help likes to talk to the other help. However, it was not so bad as to ruin our stop there as we traveled to New Orleans. This is very good BBQ and they serve large portions of everything.....this... More 

Thank gold-vintner
Flowood, Mississippi
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16 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 January 2016 via mobile

After having a terrible experience at Letha's several years ago while in Hattiesburg I decided to give it another chance. We had finished work for the day at about 2 o'clock in the afternoon so decided to have lunch there. We sat at a table and it was forever before the server came around and took our drink order. It... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Barbecue
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 6374 U S Highway 98, Hattiesburg, MS 39402-7514
  • Location: United States  >  Mississippi (MS)  >  Hattiesburg
  • Phone Number: +1 601-271-6003

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?