Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Abe's Grill: A Southern Tradition in Corinth, Mississippi

Abe's Grill in Corinth, Mississippi
Customers stand in line waiting for a seat in Abe's Grill.

The moment you drive up to this little diner you know the place is special. First of all, their parking lot stays full, always a sign of good food. And the diner's exterior, a hodge-podge of signs, slogans and placards, grabs your attention and pulls you in.

The 17 stool lunch counter grill was opened in 1974 making it the oldest diner on highway 72 in Corinth, Mississippi. Abe and Terri Whitfield are the worker-bee owners and operators of the establishment. Just enter and Abe will fly over and make you feel part of the hive.

And, when he tells you to grab an open seat, you'd better make a beeline as there's usually a swarm waiting. Never fear, service and turnover are speedy and the prices won't sting your budget. Two eggs with bacon, sausage or bologna with biscuits and sawmill gravy plus coffee is only $4.59.

Abe's Famous Country Breakfast
I buzzed over for breakfast and found a heaping mound of bacon and sausage stacked near the grill. These meats had been cooked earlier in the morning (doors open at 5 am). When they run out, about 10:30, Abe switches to the lunch menu featuring burgers and fries.

Homemade biscuits with gravy or honey are famous. I tried slathering something called chocolate gravy on some bread.  Not quite sure what was in the nectar of melted chocolate; my friends raved, but I must admit it wasn't my favorite.

In 2008, Mississippi Magazine voted Abe's Grill as the Best Place in the State to Ruin Your Diet. Now that's gotta prove they produce southern style cooking worth the weight.

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Abe's Grill
803 Highway 72 W
Corinth, MS 38834
(662) 286-6124
Open Monday through Friday - 5:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Abe's Grill: A Corinth Tradition

3 comments:

Nicole said...

What a great find! Your post makes me want to book a ticket to Mississippi!

Nancie said...

The food looks delicious, and I love the look of the diner.

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Julie said...

Debi! This is a perfect review of Abe's. I did a little video short of Abe's here:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EVZ4pRakwJg

Love your writing style!