Brunchin' It at Saltine in Jackson, Mississippi
Very few things in this world make me as happy as brunch does! Something about leisurely starting your day, having an array of food options and of course the simple fact that drinking way too much coffee is considered socially acceptable, makes brunch one of my favorite excuses at laziness! So, when road tripping across the states, the simple act of brunching automatically puts me in vacation mode! That's why when we stumbled upon this gem of a place in Jackson, Mississippi, I couldn't wait to share it with you! Whether visiting Mississippi or passing through, I promise this place is a must stop and totally worth going out of the way for! Just north of Interstate 20, sits an old schoolhouse that has been reinvented!
Inside you'll find Saltine Restaurant and Oyster Bar. Upon entering you're met with smiling faces and friendly conversation. This is southern hospitality at it's finest! Paired with nautical decor, this place instantaneously puts you in relax and enjoy mode!
The nautical decor and casual atmosphere makes it perfectly suitable for children; P & K loved all the wall murals and watching all the hustle and bustle in the open air oyster bar!
They even had the cutest themed coloring pages, which as any parent knows, is key to entertaining the kids when out.
But I could also see, with such a well curated ambiance, this place would be the perfect spot for date night!
And while I can't personally speak to the dinner menu, if it's even half as good as their brunch menu, you'll be in good hands! Plus their oyster selection looked amazing!
We indulged in coffee (the nitro cold brew was out of this world!) And from the recommendation of our server, Brian ordered the biscuits and gravy and added chicken to it. It was LIFE CHANGING! And so good he (and I) devoured it before I could even snap a pic!
Also, to try are their grits...done right! And the food item that made me find this restuaruant in the first place was THIS house made cinnamon roll!
Three served in a cast iron skillet. I totally underestimated the size, ordering two, one for me, one for the kids. Trust me when I say the four of us could have split it! But the leftover made for an awesome treat in the car later that afternoon!
So, whether you're headed to Mississippi, passing through, or lucky enough to be local, I promise this is an American Must Eat!
Bon Appetit and Happy Brunchin! Michelle