There is plenty to see and do in Tunica, but if you are like us, you are thinking about the good food! After all, this is a very wealthy town given the success of its casinos. The food provided should be that good! What is on the menu for Tunica restaurants?
First, determine what kind of meal you are seeking. There are a variety of grills in Tunica including several fine restaurants located inside the casinos. In Bally’s, you can enjoy the Gold Star Grill while in the Grand Casino, there are three grill restaurants: Delta Blues, Java Grande and Cabana Café. The Hollywood Casino offers a 50's Style Diner while the Sheraton has T. J. Cinnamons.
If you can’t decide precisely what you want but know you’re hungry then try a buffet. Fitzgerald’s Casino has a castle-themed restaurant in the Castle Court Buffet, while the Horseshoe Casino offers a Village Square Buffet. If you are in the mood for a casual restaurant then don’t miss The Barn and Silo Eatery at Bally’s or Café Sonoma at Horseshoe. Sam’s Town has Smokey Joe’s while the Sheraton has Reno’s. If you want a classier joint for your special date then opt for a fine restaurant. You can dine at Gold Strike’s Chicago, Fitzgerald’s Don B’s or Harrah’s Murano’s. If you’re in the mood for steak, you can’t go wrong with Binion's Steak House or Twain’s at Sam’s Town Casino.
Most of the casino diners are located on the Old Highway 61 or Casino Center Drive. In order to find dining outside the casinos you might have to go to downtown Tunica where establishments like Blue and White will whet your appetite. Other locations include Café Marie on Fox Island Road, China Garden, and Fanger Licking. Hollywood Café on Old Commerce Road is another popular location. Tunica dining is very luxurious and has a wide selection of meats, vegetables, pastas and desserts. There is also a variety of cuisine styles served from American to Asian to Mexican and Italian.
Last but not least, why not “gob-nob” with the stars by attending the Paula Dean Restaurant in Tunica? Paula Dean, the famous cook and author, opened her own buffet with the Paula Dean Buffet at Harrah's Tunica Casino. Interestingly, the entire entrance of this Tunica restaurant is based on Dean’s home in Savannah, GA. The food is distinctly southern.
There is plenty to do in Tunica but there is always time for a good meal! You need your strength for all that gaming!