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Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.

Café
“Great for a quick bite, perfect morning bagels, or place to sit and drink coffee with friends.”
  • 11 locals recommend
Grocery Store
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“Located on Highway 12, Starkville's Kroger is big and beautiful, with fresh produce, a Starbuck's coffee shop, an olive and cheese bar, a sushi counter, and an entire section of organic and healthy foods.”
  • 6 locals recommend
Coffee Shop
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“This Main Street coffee shop has a delicious menu and is the perfect place to people watch and start your day. ”
  • 9 locals recommend
Southern / Soul Food Restaurant
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“Fabulous brunch and plate lunch. Vintage laid back vibe, but gets fancy at night. Locally sourced food. Top notch chef. ”
  • 9 locals recommend
Dive Bar
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“Ok, so it's technically a bar, but this place makes really good food! The pizza is my favorite in town. If you go for dinner, ask who is playing later. You may decide to stay for the music. Fair warning for the squeamish: This place puts the dive in dive bar. It's loud, the service is iffy, and they keep the lights low to distract you from the decor but I LOVE IT!”
  • 10 locals recommend
Bar
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“This is a fun place to try unique and classic cocktails as well as delicious food.”
  • 8 locals recommend
Bar
“You can walk to this restaurant from our Air Bnb. It is locally owned and offers Sunday brunch.”
  • 7 locals recommend
Point of Interest
“People watching on the patio. Upscale bar food for lunch and dinner. If the sun is shining this is probably where you want to enjoy Starkville. Turns into more of a college crowd after 10 pm. Late night food from 10pm - 2am Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights. Bin 612 is a 5 minute walk from CollegeView Cottage.”
  • 7 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Great southern comfort food in a casual, eclectic setting. Always busy but worth the wait. ”
  • 6 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Stromboli's pizza redefined what good pizza is for me. The dining area is tiny, so call it in and walk over to grab it!”
  • 6 locals recommend
Sandwich Place
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“Cajun style food in a fun atmosphere. Can’t go wrong with a poboy or a salad. ”
  • 4 locals recommend
Café
“Iconic "meat and 3" style southern diner. Great for breakfast or lunch. This is where all the old men in town gather for breakfast and tall tales so you know it's good. ”
  • 6 locals recommend
Bar
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“The food is great, and it’s near all the action of campus. Be sure to find the Starkvegas mural nearby for a photo-op! ”
  • 5 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“Located in the Cotton District serving creative burgers (beef, turkey and veggie), delicious salads, and apps!”
  • 5 locals recommend
Southern / Soul Food Restaurant
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“A staple of Starkville! Sunday Brunch Blue plate is the best in Starkville!”
  • 3 locals recommend
Café
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“Local coffee and great merch. It’s on Highway 12 just off of campus. The Albino Squirrel hot is my recommendation. ”
  • 4 locals recommend