Partnering with local restaurants to highlight culinary offerings, Restaurant Week is expected to attract foodies from across the region and support sales for Hattiesburg’s eateries.

Visitors and residents will enjoy the week’s overall theme, OctoberFEAST. Favorite menu items and Restaurant Week exclusive specials will be featured at more than 35 Hattiesburg restaurants.

Beginning Monday, Oct. 12 through Sunday, Oct. 18, diners are encouraged to try new tastes across the city.

A Foodie Guide showcasing the week’s feature menu items can be found at

The Foodie Guide is divided by districts so that visitors and locals can plan meals throughout Hattiesburg.

“Culinary tourism is a growing market, and Hattiesburg’s food scene continues to gain momentum and popularity. In HBURG, good food is a way of life, and this promotional week gives VisitHATTIESBURG one more opportunity to showcase this sector of tourism while providing support to our restaurants,” Marlo Dorsey, executive director of VisitHATTIESBURG, said.

Additionally, Downtown Hattiesburg and Newpointe Shopping Center will host Culinary Crawls during Restaurant Week. On Tuesday, Oct. 13, the Downtown Hattiesburg Culinary Crawl will feature stops at The Porter, Fairley’s Wings, Art of Roux food truck at Southern Prohibition Brewery, and Blu Jazz Café. In West Hattiesburg, Half Shell Oyster House, South Mouth Deli, and Smallcakes have partnered to offer a take-out Culinary Crawl on Wednesday, Oct. 14. Ticket details for each can be found on or Eventbrite.

“The hospitality industry has been hit especially hard during the Covid-19 pandemic. With the many challenges locally-owned restaurants and small businesses are currently facing, VisitHATTIESBURG felt it was important to continue this annual event. We want to share creative menus ideas from local restaurants while encouraging patrons to responsibly support local businesses,” Dorsey said.

Participating restaurants were provided with promotional items to display during Restaurant Week, including bill inserts and themed coasters. VisitHATTIESBURG is encouraging patrons to share Restaurant Week meals on social media using #EatHBURG. All who participate digitally will be entered to win daily giveaways. The headliner of Hattiesburg’s 3rd annual Restaurant Week will be the launch of the new HATTIES[BURGER] Trail, which highlights local eateries offering a hamburger on their regular menu. The new trail is an ideal socially distant activity for families and friends to enjoy at their leisure. More trail details and official stops will be shared soon.

The latest information about Hattiesburg Restaurant Week can be found on Facebook or


To view this article in its original format, please click here.