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Big Apple Inn

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509 N Farish St, Jackson, MS 39202-3202
+1 601-354-4549
Sunday
Closed
Hours:
Tue - Fri 07:30 - 21:00
Sat 08:00 - 21:00
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The Villages, Florida
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149 reviews
91 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 198 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2016

We stopped in for lunch. I think there is only 3 things on the menu. Sausage sandwich, which I ordered. Cost. $1.50. Pigs ear sandwich, which we passed on and there were tamales, which came in 6's or 12's. There small and 6 was enough, and they were pretty good. While we were there several people came in for take... More 

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1 Thank jonbarb
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17 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 August 2016 via mobile

Even though this might not be the best food in the world. It's worth eating there. It's good, it's cheap, it's a whole in the wall BUT it's a landmark and part of historic Farish St. in Jackson. Unfortunately all the chains are taking over nowadays and these small businesses can't survive. Try and be glad you went there.

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Thank Ron I
Jackson, Mississippi
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 May 2016

We all like for our food to be cared for and handled by the food regulation standards set forth. Therefore, staff should not have their children and grandchildren behind the counter where and while your patron's food is being prepared. The workplace is not always the best place for family if family does not respect boundaries. Also, food should not... More 

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1 Thank snickerdoodle2016
Biloxi, Mississippi
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 September 2015

We dropped by for lunch a week ago. It's truly a local haunt and had a line of people waiting on to-go orders. You order at the counter and wait for your name to be called. Drinks are dispensed, self serve, from a machine. Be patient at lunch, it's not fast food! The staff and locals were friendly and courteous.... More 

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1 Thank Robert A
Orlando, Florida
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 August 2015

Am a true Mississippian and grew up in Jackson, spent many trips downtown to the Alamo Theater and to the Big Apple Inn and it was always worth going back for...so finger licking good! However, I was home last month and looked forward to stopping at the Big Apple Inn, had my Fiancé' with me and had bragged on the... More 

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Holiday, FL
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55 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 July 2015

My husband and I saw this place on t.v. a couple of years ago and knew we had to make the 12 hour trip sooner or later. I use to eat pigs feet as a child so I had previous experience with the odd parts of a pig. I did a lot of research on line so I knew what... More 

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4 Thank FloridaDetroitgirl
Memphis, Tennessee
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19 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 December 2014 via mobile

Watched the Anthony Bourdain show and made a point to try in out Dang I need to get into the food review business - At least I know decent food

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Thank obdundee
Jackson, MS
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90 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2014 via mobile

If you're in Jackson for a day or several, make time to grab a sandwich at The Big Apple Inn. I'm not talking about a NY deli sandwich but a pig eat or smokie sammich. One of the places the food network folks have been to and recommend. These ears are slow boiled with flavor. Topped with abundant amount of... More 

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6 Thank kaldonia
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16 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 August 2014 via mobile

I'm a northerner with southern roots. Both parents born and raised in Jackson, MS and many visits to the area during childhood to visit family. I've made previous trips to "Big John's" during childhood. Recently, I've been trying to make an annual trip to MS to see family and every time I visit Big Apple Inn. It continues to get... More 

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3 Thank dorbeas
Reno, Nevada, United States
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15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 August 2014

Both Anthony Bourdaine and Andrew Zimmern have eaten here. This is a tiny place on the bottom of a very historic and (otherwise) abandonend brick building in the hard hit Farish Street district of downtown Jackson. This building and street are American treasures and the restaurant is no exception. Located in a poverty stricken area, this wonderful corner serves up... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating
Good for
Cheap Eats
Open Hours
Tuesday
07:30 - 21:00
Wednesday
07:30 - 21:00
Thursday
07:30 - 21:00
Friday
07:30 - 21:00
Saturday
08:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 509 N Farish St, Jackson, MS 39202-3202
  • Location: United States  >  Mississippi (MS)  >  Jackson
  • Phone Number: +1 601-354-4549

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