HATTIESBURG (Sept. 29, 2022) VisitHATTIESBURG is celebrating the local culinary scene during the city’s fifth annual Restaurant Week, scheduled for Oct. 2 - 8, 2022. With more than 40 participating restaurants, foodies from near and far will find something to satisfy their cravings.


“Hattiesburg Restaurant Week is the city’s leading culinary event, and we are excited to once again showcase our local eateries and the talented chefs who make Hattiesburg stand out as a foodie destination,” Marlo Dorsey, executive director/CEO of VisitHATTIESBURG, said. “The annual event helps stimulate the local economy through visitor and local spending as well as boosts appreciation of Hattiesburg’s award- winning restaurant scene.”


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 has a proven history of providing a boost in sales for participating restaurants, especially after the disruptions caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. In October, 2021, the event increased restaurant sales by 16% compared to the previous year, a total of $2 million additional dollars invested in the local economy than in 2020.


During the week-long event, visitors and residents can indulge at more than 40 of Hattiesburg’s local eateries, with many offering exclusive specials for the week. Now in its fifth year, the week’s theme is once again OctoberFEAST but with a saucy twist! Each participating restaurant has selected a menu item featuring a sauce of choice, including sweet and savory varieties.


The growing list of Restaurant Week exclusives include:

  • Benson’s Steakhouse and Taproom – Drunken Filet

  • Birdhouse Café – Vegan “Pulled Pork”

  • Colludium Brewery Brewmaster Bratwurst

  • Depot Kitchen & Market – Pho’rench Dip

  • Ed's Burger Joint Pretzel Bites with Beer Cheese and Hot & Tangy BBQ Wings

  • Fairley's Wings Dill Pickle Wings

  • Gratefull Soul White Chocolate Bread Pudding

  • Keg & Barrel Three Cheese Crab Dip (Downtown) and Prime Rib French Dip (West)

  • Mario's Italian Restaurant & Bar (Midtown and West) Chicken Toscano

  • Mugshots Grill and Bar Pig Wings

  • Pier 98 Steaks, Seafood & Catering Creole Alfredo

  • Strick’s BBQ – Jack Daniels Ribs

  • Sully’s – Teriyaki BBQ Salmon

  • The Grill at Shadow Ridge Bacon Pepper Jack Burger

  • The Midtowner Creole Chicken and Biscuits

  • The Porter Public House Lotta Muffuletta


Hattiesburg Restaurant Week is a program of VisitHATTIESBURG, with support this year from natural gas provider Spire, known for energizing restaurant and residential kitchens throughout Hattiesburg.


“At Spire, we understand the vital role restaurants play in a community. That’s why we’re proud to forge this partnership with VisitHATTIESBURG to support our local restaurants, while adding to the quality of life for our residents,” Freddie Triplett, Sr. business development representative of Spire, said. “Natural gas provides many benefits to consumers. Connecting with the community and sharing our message over the dinner table through Hattiesburg Restaurant Week is a natural fit for Spire.”


Participating restaurants will be provided promotional items during Restaurant Week, including branded aprons and coasters.


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 to Restaurant Week participants through Prizes include gift cards, HBURG merch, and more. Patrons are encouraged to share Restaurant Week meals on social media using #EatHBURG for additional giveaway entries.


The latest information about Hattiesburg Restaurant Week and a full listing of participating restaurants can be found on The Foodie Guide is sorted by neighborhood to aid diners in planning their Hattiesburg Restaurant Week culinary adventure.




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. More information available at