Mapping a Modern Mississippi < Places < Lusco’s


Lusco’s Restaurant has been serving up wonderful steaks, poultry and authentic seafood dishes in Greenwood, MS for 80 years. Long known as one of Mississippi’s landmark restaurants and one of the best places to eat in the South, Lusco’s is a Greenwood favorite.

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Five Star all the way! Incredible experience. A must visit eatery. We flew down from North Carolina and fell in love with Lusco's. Dining and food is incredible!

Credit to: Dana Matthews, Facebook Reviewer

Credit to: Southern Foodways Alliance

Lusco's is a fourth-generation family-owned restaurant that began as a downtown grocery store. Due to its Prohibition-era origins, the restaurant consists of individual dining areas divided by curtains because who knows what sort of scandalous activities might be happening behind them. During those times, patrons brought their own liquid refreshment in brown bags and used the buzzers located on the inside of the dining areas as a signal that it was "safe" to enter. The restaurant"s dining areas remain, as does the brown bag tradition and buzzers to notify the wait staff.

Credit to: Visit Mississippi

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