Hattiesburg Restaurant Week


›› OCT. 8-14, 2023 ‹‹ 



Hattiesburg Restaurant Week is the gastro-event of the season, featuring limited-time specials and week-long discounts at local Hattiesburg eateries!


Home to nearly 200 locally owned restaurants, Hattiesburg has more local eateries per capita than any other Mississippi town, making it a premier culinary destination. Hattiesburg Restaurant Week helps to stimulate the local economy and boosts support for Hattiesburg’s award-winning restaurant scene.


Now in its sixth year, this year’s OctoberFEAST is nacho your average foodie event. More than 40 of Hattiesburg’s local restaurants are ready to share some of their grate-est creations. Each eatery has taken on the challenge of incorporating their choice of cheese into small plates, mains, and desserts. Savory? Sweet? Something in between? Whatever you like, we’re sure it’ll be brie-lliant


We’ve provolone-d long enough, what else do you need to know? 



This Hattiesburg Restaurant Week Foodie Guide is sorted by neighborhood to aid diners in planning their Hattiesburg Restaurant Week culinary adventure.




Head over to the VisitHATTIESBURG Facebook page and Instagram for additional breakout categories, like minority-owned, pet-friendly, and more! 



Known as Hattiesburg’s leading culinary event, Restaurant Week aims to support local restaurants by giving individuals incentives to enjoy the city one bite at a time. VisitHATTIESBURG and Spire will be giving away numerous prizes throughout the week. Prizes include gift cards, HBURG merch, restaurant discounts, and more. 



NEW THIS YEAR »» Compete in the Hattiesburg Restaurant Week Challenge to be crowned the ultimate foodie!

  • Download the "Visit HBURG" app in the Google Play Store or the Apple Store OR use the browser widget
  • Create an account (Hey, locals! You should do this anyway! The Visit HBURG app is a great way to stay in the know.)
  • Once you know how you're competing, the rest is easy cheesy
    • When you dine in during Restaurant Week, you'll simply "check in" on the challenge.
    • The widget/app will only allow you to check in if you are within 50 meters (164 feet) of a restaurant.  
  • Thanks to our great restaurant partners, we're giving away gift cards, restaurant discounts, HBURG merch, and more all week. 
    • More check ins = more entries. 
    • Purchases are not necessary to check-in; however, we do encourage you to patronize our local eateries when possible!
    • We will be giving away many prizes, but whoever has the most check-ins will be crowned the ultimate foodie! 
  • Entries accepted from Oct. 8, 2023, at 5 a.m. CST to Oct. 14, 2023, at 11:59 p.m. CST.



Spire is giving away a $50 gift card to a Hattiesburg restaurant each day.

  • »» Complete the form to enter. ««
    • One entry per person. 
    • No purchase necessary.
    • Entries accepted from Oct. 8, 2023, at 8 a.m. CST to Oct. 14, 2023, at 11:59 p.m. CST.
    • ESeven individual winners will be awarded one (1) prize consisting of a $50 gift card.
    • A random drawing among all eligible entrants submitted properly will be held.
    • See official rules for more details. 



  1. What can I expect from Hattiesburg Restaurant Week? Participating restaurants have created a new dish for the week that features cheese of some type! Those who did not create a new dish, selected an existing menu item with cheese to feature and are offering a discount. 

  2. How do I participate in Hattiesburg Restaurant Week 2023? Eat at a participating HBURG restaurant is the simplest way to participate; however, we also encourage you to share your meals or check in at restaurants on social media to help spread the word about favorite eats in town. As a thriving visitor destination, Trip Advisor, Google Business, and Yelp reviews and/or pictures are also incredibly helpful to our local eateries! 

  3. Is there a fee to enjoy Hattiesburg Restaurant Week? There is not a fee, just the cost of your meal, so you can splurge or be as budget conscious as you choose. 

  4. Are there any Hattiesburg Restaurant Week official events this year? VisitHATTIESBURG is not providing any special events this year; however, Buschman Street Cafe is offering a special tasting event on Thursday, Oct. 11. See the Foodie Guide and their social media for more details. 

  5. What else should we expect during 2023 Hattiesburg Restaurant Week? To create a cohesive dining experience throughout the city, servers at participating restaurants receive customized aprons with #EatHBURG and the VisitHATTIESBURG logo. In addition, a limited number of #EatHBURG promotional items will be given away to diners at participating restaurants. 

  6. What's the point in Hattiesburg Restaurant Week? Attracting both residents and visitors, Hattiesburg boasts nearly 200 local restaurants and stands as Mississippi's ultimate foodie hub. Official restaurant sales tax figures from July 2022 through June 2023 show Hattiesburg’s restaurant industry exceeded $311 million in sales during that 12-month time period. In fall 2022, October was the best-performing month, exceeding August, September and November by several million dollars in sales. VisitHATTIESBURG can attribute this increase to Hattiesburg Restaurant Week, which had significant participation from local restaurants and reached thousands of potential diners through direct marketing efforts. 

  7. I am affiliated with a restaurant and want to participate in 2024. How can I? The more Hattiesburg local restaurants, the merrier! Please email info@visithburg.org with your contact information and Restaurant name. We will be in touch! 




Hattiesburg Restaurant Week is a program of VisitHATTIESBURG, the city's official Destination Management and Marketing Organization. At VisitHATTIESBURG, our job is to promote the Greater Hattiesburg Area and its tourism industry to potential visitors as well as support quality of life efforts for residents. VisitHATTIESBURG is also the parent organization of: Hattiesburg Alliance for Public Art (HAPA)1964 Freedom Summer TrailHatties[BURGER] TrailHBURG Public Art TrailHattiesburg GeoTour, and the Mississippi Miss Hospitality Program


Hattiesburg Restaurant Week, now celebrating six years, continues to grow in popularity from both restaurants and diners. We are grateful for support again this year from natural gas provider Spire, known for energizing restaurants and residential kitchens throughout Hattiesburg. For the second year, Spire is supporting Hattiesburg Restaurant Week through marketing, giveaways, and more. 


Slice it, crumble it, or mix it - make plans now to try new dishes, featuring cheesy concoctions across the Hub City this Hattiesburg Restaurant Week.