Blue and White Restaurant | 1355 Highway 61 N | Tunica, MS | 662.363.1371
Where they always know your name
At the Blue & White Restaurant in Tunica, Miss., (1355 U.S. Highway 61 north, 662-363-1371), it’s the home-style cooking and friendly wait staff that draws in the crowds. But when it opened in 1937, the eatery was also a full-service travelers’ stop. The gas pumps may be long gone, but the Blue & White remains a diner that serves up just about every mouth-watering Southern favorite your taste buds could want.
For breakfast, order light-as-a-feather homemade biscuits, red-eye gravy, creamy grits, and country ham. The lunch buffet includes black-eyed peas, chicken and dumplings, creamed corn, turnip greens, scalloped potatoes, and more. Make sure to save some room for a Delta specialty, fried dill pickles, which come with a side of ranch dressing for dipping.
Situated along Route 61 in the northern reaches of the Mississippi Delta, the Blue and White Restaurant has been a Tunica County landmark since 1937—it says so right on the coffee cups, which are blue and white, too. Beaver Dam, one of legendary outdoor writer Nash Buckingham’s favorite hunting spots, is located nearby, as are Sardis, Enid, and Arkabutla lakes, and Tunica Cutoff—all well-known fisheries. Eat breakfast here and you’re good for the day, particularly if you add a couple of the homemade donuts to your order. All food is made from scratch, which is not lost on the dozens of waterfowl hunters whose vehicles jam the parking lot on any given weekend during duck season. Lunch, with an optional buffet, gets equal attention.