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A Weekend Guide to Fondren

If you're looking for something fun to do in Jackson, the Fondren area has you covered. From cool artwork, locally owned restaurants, unique shops and everything in between, Fondren is known as a quaint neighborhood with an eccentric twist. Here is a list of yummy restaurants to visit and fun things to do!

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Chow down Pig & Pint

Enjoy BBQ, nachos, tacos and 100 craft beers in a fun and family-friendly atmosphere. Pig & Pint BBQ is award winning and is paired with yummy southern-style sides. If you are looking for a specific craft beer, check their beer list. Join them every Monday night for live trivia presented by Challenge Entertainment. *They are closed on Sundays*

 

3139 N State St. Jackson, MS 39216

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Grab a scoop of ice cream in one hand and a slice of pizza in the other at Sal & Mookies

Sal and Mookies offers not only authentic New York style pizza and sandwiches but also a yummy ice cream scoop parlor and full service bar. With daily specials, this relaxed and friendly environment welcomes families and friends to come enjoy pizza and ice cream! They also host fun events; check out their full calendar for more info.

565 Taylor St. Jackson, MS 39216

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Stop in for brunch at Saltine

Brunch is served every Saturday and Sunday from 11am- 3pm with yummy breakfast and light lunch items.  BUT, If you don’t make it for brunch, no worries because- oysters, hot chicken and happy hour oh my! The modern-southern vibe at Saltine is relaxed and comfy. Saltine also offers some fun cool deals like Monday night “Ramen Night”, Thursday night “Bubbly Night” and Sunday night “Wine Night”.

622 Duling Ave. Ste. 201 Jackson, MS 39216

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Take a load off your feet for a show at Duling Hall

Duling Hall was once an elementary school that was built in 1928. But nowadays, the unique bricks and stain glass windows house intimate concerts, weddings, events and more. Shows from the Mississippi Opera, Muscadine Bloodline and The Grayson Capps Band are a few of the many upcoming talents coming across the stage.

Check out their events calendar before heading into town.

2906 N State St Ste 207, Jackson, MS 39216

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Enjoy a nice dinner at Walker's Drive-In

While the 1950’s diner look may throw you for a loop, Walker’s serves a yummy variety of upscale southern and seafood specialties. They are known for having mouthwatering appetizers and fresh seafood. While they welcome walk-ins, they do encourage making reservations for supper.

3016 N State St. Jackson, MS 39216

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Catch your caffeine fix at Cups Expresso Cafe

What started as a little coffee shop in 1993 has turned into a multiple coffee café and roasting company. The Café offers small snacks like muffins along with it’s coffee, tea and spritzers. Cups offers free wi-fi to check your emails and comfy chairs to relax and enjoy a nice cup of joe.

2757 Old Canton Rd. Jackson, MS 39216

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Satisfy your sweet tooth Campbell's Bakery

Campbell’s opened in 1962 and claims the title to “Jackson’s oldest bakery”. They still use a number of original/ from scratch recipes to make all the goodies in the store. From the classic cupcakes, brownies and cookies to the equally delicious teacakes, petit fours, and pies- Campbells has just about anything that your sweet tooth could ache for.

3013 N State Street Jackson, MS 39216

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Step in for a dance class at Salsa Mississippi

Salsa Mississippi has classes and lessons on everything from hybrid kickboxing, hip-hop, Zumba, Yoga to salsa and ballroom dancing. Get moving this weekend and check out what’s on the calendar at Salsa Mississippi!

 

605 Duling Ave. Jackson, MS 39216

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On every first Thursday of the month, Fondren hosts a neighborhood open house called Fondren after 5- Always First Thursday. This event is a great after work/school activity for everyone! Restaurants, bars, coffee shops, bakeries and a variety of merchants come together in the Fondren streets for a night of fun and festivities.

To stay up to date on the latest Fondren "musts", check out MississippiWeekend.com's calendar or download our Mississippi Weekend App.