We are so excited to share that some of your favorite spots in Laurel & Jones County are nominated in more than 50 categories for Mississippi Magazine’s ‘Best of Mississippi 2021!’ Featured, is everything from dining and fashion to local activities and home and garden and we would love your support to show why Jones County is the best place to be!
Food always holds a place in our hearts and we hope it does for you too. While dining isn’t the only thing to do in Jones County, it is definitely one of our favorites past times and we’d love to know which local eatery is your go-to, so make sure to vote!
Charlie’s Catfish House
Mimmo’s (Pizza & Italian Food)
The Loft (Steak)
Phillips Drive In (Hamburger)
Café Le Fleur (French Fries)
Pearl’s Diner (Fried Chicken)
Hog Heaven (Barbeque)
Smokehouse of Laurel (Barbeque)
Blue Crab Grill (Catfish)
Charlie’s Catfish House (Catfish)
Sake Café (Sushi)
Pearl’s Diner (Cornbread)
Lee’s Coffee & Tea (Sweet Tea)
Julia’s Bakery (Tamales)
Reyes Mexican Grill and Bar (Tamales)
Blue Crab Grill (Seafood)
Pearl’s Diner (Ethnic Food & Blue Plate Special)
The Loft (Fine Dining & Outdoor Dining & Appetizer)
Lee’s Coffee & Tea (Deli & Coffeehouse)
Gecko’s Fresh Eats (Healthy Restaurant)
The 5000s (Food Truck)
Bird Dog Café (Outdoor Dining)
Shug’s Cookie Dough & Bakery (Sweet Shop/Bakery & Dessert)
Sweet Somethings Bakery (Breakfast/Brunch & Sweet Shop/Bakery)
Small Coffee Big Taste (Coffeehouse)
Café Le Fleur (Dessert)
Cast your vote for each Dining category.
Shop ‘Til You Drop
The charming boutiques and shops are where you can find us most weekends. Whether you’re looking for apparel, a good book or something for man’s best friend, Jones County has it all! The categories below represent a variety of shops favorited by the locals and a must see by visitors.
Guild and Gentry
The Pink Anchor (Accessories)
Quarter Century (Quarter Century)
Guild and Gentry (High End Men’s Apparel)
The Pink Anchor (Teen/Tween Apparel)
What a Girl Wants (Teen/Tween Apparel)
Plaid Pecan (Clothing Consignment)
The Remnant (Clothing Consignment)
Guild and Gentry (Men’s Casual Clothing)
Cast your vote for best Fashion stores.
Specialty Retail Category
The Cotton Boll (Gift Shop)
Hill’s In House Jewelers (Antique Jewelry & Fine Jewelry)
The Bookstore in the Window (Bookstore & Stationary Shop)
Sawmill Animal Hospital (Pet Goods and Services)
Cast your vote for best Specialty Retail.
Health & Beauty Category
Epic Style (Salon & Beauty Enhancements)
Faith N Fitness (Fitness Center)
New State CrossFit (Fitness Center)
Cast your vote for the Health and Beauty category.
Fun for the Whole Family
Everyone knows if you’re looking for something to do, you don’t have to look far in Jones County. Activities and events are hosted every year and gives you a chance to visit the local farmers market or have a relaxing day of golf! What is something you look forward to each year?
Lauren Rogers Museum of Art
Downtown Laurel (Overall Shopping Destination)
Laurel Loblolly Festival (Fair or Festival)
Downtown Laurel Farmers Market (Farmer’s Market)
Peddler’s Junktion (Flea Market)
Rusty Chandelier (Flea Market)
Laurel Little Theater (Performing Arts Venue)
Laurel Street Park (Park)
Mason Memorial Park (Park)
Laurel Country Club (Golf Course)
Pine Cone Drop New Year’s (New Event)
Wine Down Downtown (New Event)
Cast your vote for best Activities.
Home and Garden Category
LOTT Furniture Co. (Furniture Store & Home Décor and Accessories)
Southern Antiques Gift Mall (Home Décor and Accessories & Places to Find Antiques)
Rusty Chandelier (Places to Find Antiques & Home Décor Resale/Consignment)
LRMA (Art Gallery)
Pinehurst Rathskeller (Art Gallery)
Laurel Mercantile Co. (Kitchen Shop)
Southern Antiques Gift Mall (Kitchen Shop)
The Cotton Boll (Kitchen Shop)
Laurel Nursery & Garden (Yard and Garden Shop)
Cast your vote for the Home and Gardens Category
The final results of the 2021 Best of Mississippi reader poll will be released on February 15, 2021. Cast your vote daily between now and then!