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The Little Dooey

100 Fellowship St, Starkville, MS 39759-3275
+1 662-323-6094
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  • Excellent56%
  • Very good32%
  • Average9%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“pulled pork” (26 reviews)
“catfish” (47 reviews)
“turnip greens” (10 reviews)
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Cajun & Creole, American, Barbecue
$$ - $$$
100 Fellowship St, Starkville, MS 39759-3275
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Friends introduced me to the Little Dooey on a trip to the Starkville area. I cleaned the bones of the half rack of ribs along with excellent turnip greens and delicious fried okra. I asked to go back the next night and tried the catfish...More

Thank Dale M
Reviewed 1 week ago

Before I left Louisiana, I had to order some catfish and The Little Dooey, established in 1985, is a great place to order it. A locals favorite, especially students from nearby Mississippi State, large quantities of food are served. When you enter the restaurant, you...More

Thank Les F
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great atmosphere and the BBQ is not bad either. If you want to meet friends and unwind a little this is the spot. Relaxed and perfect for a great college town.

Thank Richard T
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

In town for the week on business and will be coming back for the next few months and I'll definitely be going back to The Little Dooey. I had some of the catfish with coleslaw, corn on the cob and hush puppies. Everything tasted great!!...More

Thank Kirk C
Reviewed 23 May 2017

We usually enjoy going to The Little Dooey but it appears that hey have fallen into the same trap as a few other places. We tried to have lunch here on a Sunday and made a special trip. We arrived prior to closing time and...More

1  Thank PointAfter
Reviewed 12 May 2017

Loved the pulled pork,most of all the hush puppies were excellent. I stopped almost every day that I was in Starkville just for those hush puppies. The catfish,mac n cheese, the greens everything was great,along with nice portions.

Thank louannzoda
Reviewed 8 May 2017

The Little Dooey is a Starkville/MSU tradition. Their food is excellent and the atmosphere very laid back, just like Stark vegas. Their prices are very affordable, and they always have a combo or special for the day. BBQ, catfish, chicken, or poboys. Whatever southern treat...More

Thank Sherry C
Reviewed 7 May 2017

Great food and fun atmosphere; it does cost a little more than budget restaurants, but you get more food than you can possibly eat.

Thank Lana B
Reviewed 5 May 2017 via mobile

BBQ in a lot of forms, pulled pork, ribs, chicken, sausage on a stick, brisket.... also has great catfish. They have chicken tenders, shrimp and sandwiches also. Side dishes are good. Beans, fries, okra, turnip greens, etc. the corn salad used to be great but...More

Thank AllOver1
Reviewed 4 May 2017

Good food! A must eat if you are in town. Cool atmosphere and decor. Several choices for sides and main entrees.

Thank 24Boomer
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How can I get a gift card for my niece who will be a freshman at Mississippi State?
19 May 2017|
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Response from Angelique B | Reviewed this property |
I spoke with the restaurant and they stated if you contact them they can assist you in getting a gift card.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$7 - US$16
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Takeout
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
10:30 - 20:30
10:30 - 20:30
10:30 - 20:30
10:30 - 20:30
10:30 - 20:30
10:30 - 20:30
10:30 - 20:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 100 Fellowship St, Starkville, MS 39759-3275
  • Location: United States  >  Mississippi (MS)  >  Starkville
  • Phone Number: +1 662-323-6094
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Fun is a family recipe. Originating in Starkville, Mississippi, The Little Dooey™ has become the most popular barbeque destination in the region, attracting regular, local diners and guests from all over the country. The menu was created around the time-honored recipes and sauces of the founders, Margaret Ann , Barry & Bart Wood. The name for the restaurant is also a Wood Family tradition where “a little dooey” means a fun gathering of friends and family. The Wood’s began The Little Dooey™ in 1985, by serving their homemade barbeque and sauce at a local service station. The response from customers was overwhelming, and soon the growing local demand for their delicious food prompted them to open the first restaurant in Starkville which became an instant success. The Wood’s credit their accomplishments to their family, friends and dedicated staff who set The Little Dooey™ apart, making it a comfortable and fun place to eat. Don’t forget to pick up some sauce! Or, call us to order your favorite.
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