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HATTIESBURG (Sept. 30, 2021) — VisitHATTIESBURG is celebrating the local culinary scene during the city’s fourth annual Restaurant Week, scheduled for Oct. 2 - 9, 2021. With more than 40 participating restaurants, this year’s restaurant offerings are bigger and tastier than ever.

“We truly value our many restaurant partners, whose culinary talents have put Hattiesburg on the map as a foodie destination. We have marketed Hattiesburg’s culinary sector throughout the Southeast U.S. for the last several years, but this week is extra special,” Marlo Dorsey, executive director of VisitHATTIESBURG, said. “To show unity and support for all of our great eating establishments, we are excited to be providing HBURG aprons to restaurant servers throughout the city this year.”

During this week-long event, visitors and residents are encouraged to dine at local eateries, enjoying the week’s overall theme, OctoberFEAST. A record number of restaurants will be participating in the 2021 celebration, with more than a dozen offering exclusive specials for the week.

Restaurant Week exclusives dishes include:

  • Birdhouse Café – The Power Bowl
  • Burger Theory – A Bite of the South
  • Colludium Brewery – Beer Braised Bratwurst
  • Crescent City Grill – Blackened Gulf Fish
  • Ed’s Burger Joint – Fiery Hawaiian Burger
  • Keg and Barrel Downtown – Three Cheese Crab Dip
  • Mario’s Italian Restaurant – Chicken DellaRosa
  • Mercury Pizza – Buffalo Chicken Pizza
  • Mugshots Grill & Bar – “Sweet Heat” Menu
  • South Mouth Deli – Spicy Mac Attack
  • Southern Prohibition Brewery – Festbier & Kolsch (beers)
  • Strick’s BBQ – The Gobbler Sandwich
  • The Depot Kitchen & Market – Bratwurst Sandwich
  • The Porter – The Downtown Monte

All participating restaurants will be provided Restaurant Week cups for diners during the week. VisitHATTIESBURG encourages patrons to share Restaurant Week meals on social media using #EatHBURG for the chance to win additional prizes.

“We know how difficult the pandemic has been for our partners in the restaurant industry, and we are proud that more restaurants than ever are enthusiastically participating in this year’s event,” Kristen Brock, director of programs and promotions of VisitHATTIESBURG, said.

Home to more than 200 locally owned restaurants, Hattiesburg has more local eateries than any other Mississippi town per capita. In 2020, Hattiesburg Restaurant Week provided a much-needed boost in sales for participating restaurants after a strained year caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. The event increased restaurant visitation for the month when compared to previous pandemic months, bringing in nearly $19 million in revenue for October 2020. 

The latest information about Hattiesburg Restaurant Week and a full listing of participating restaurants can be found on Facebook or visithburg.org/eatlocal/.



A premier city in the Gulf South, Hattiesburg blends culture, art, food and history, making it a modern Southern destination. Known as the birthplace of Rock N’ Roll and site of one of the most significant social movements in U.S. history, Hattiesburg’s roots run deep. Today the city is an emerging civil rights destination, preserving and telling history through attractions like the 1964 Freedom Summer Trail and East Sixth Street Museum District. A creative community adds flair through locally owned restaurants, craft breweries, vibrant public art and boutique shops. VisitHATTIESBURG and its partners have adopted best practices for keeping visitors and locals safe during the COVID-19 pandemic. Learn about how Hattiesburg is Safely Open for You at www.visithburg.org/safely-open. For more information, visit www.visithburg.org.