Clarksdale Places

TripWhat's travel guide to Clarksdale; our list of the best things to see, including Ground Zero Blues Club, Mag-Pie Gift & Art Shop and Quapaw Canoe Company.
  • The best place in Clarksdale: Ground Zero Blues Club

    Ground Zero Blues Club

    Blues Alley Lane
    So named because of the wide-spread belief that Clarksdale is where “the blues” actually began. The club is partly owned by actor Morgan Freeman, who is a native of the Delta area of Mississippi. He helped open both Ground Zero Blues Club and Madidi’s Restaurants partly because he wanted some to make sure he had good restaurants when he returned home from Hollywood. Ground Zero has pool tables in the front part of the restaurant, exposed brick walls, rough wooden floors, and purposefully mismatched furniture that could have come from a garage sale. In the evening, it is an excellent place to hear live music and drink cold beer.
  • Mag-Pie Gift & Art Shop

    253 Delta Avenue
    The Mag-Pie Gift & Art Shop has been open for 96 years. It features unique gifts, home accessories and a Bridal Registry. It is located across the street from Cat Head and is within easy walking distance from Ground Zero and other blues venues in the downtown area.
  • Quapaw Canoe Company

    291 Sunflower Avenue
    Offers wilderness expeditions on the Lower Mississippi River, its Back Waters, Bayous, Oxbows, and Flood Plain between the levees. Tours can be arranged by the day or the week.
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  • Abe’s Barbecue

    at the Crossroads of Highways 61 and 49
    According to its website, entertainers eating there include ZZ Top, Paul Simon, Big Jack Johnson, Thomas Harris, Steve Azar, Charlie Pride, Conway Twitty -- “just to name a few.” Abe’s is famous for its barbecue pork and beef, hot tamales and ribs.
  • Atzimba Mexican Restaurant

    706 S State St
    This has become a popular spot in Clarksdale since it opened about ten years ago. The restaurant is usually filled to capacity, but there is never a long wait. If it’s your birthday, be sure and tell them as they love to put a traditional sombrero on your head and sing “happy birthday” to you in Spanish.
  • Stone Pony Pizza and the brick bar

    226 Delta Avenue
    Located in a building that has been in Clarksdale since 1912 that has been renovated. The restaurant has five flat screen televisions, Wi-Fi accessibility and a pictorial history of Clarksdale and many of its colorful residents. The food is homemade, hand-tossed pizza.
  • Yazoo Pass

    207 Yazoo Avenue
    Mon-Sat 7:00am-9:00pm. $1.00-$12.00. You can enjoy a cup of coffee and a fresh baked pastry in the cozy atmosphere. Offers free wireless internet.
  • Oxbow

    115 Third Street
    Serving lunch Mon-Sat and dinner on Mondays, Fridays and special occasions, Oxbow serves gourmet fare for under $10 - lightly seared ahi tuna tacos are a favorite, and the classic burger-stand burger with angus beef, gruyere cheese, balsamic shallot jam and housemade pickles is ridiculously good. Specials every day!
  • Ramon's

    535 Oakhurst Avenue
    Fried Butterfly shrimp is one of the favorite dishes at Ramon's, which has a full menu of delicious food. Ramon's is only open evenings.
  • Rest Haven

    419 State Street
    A Clarksdale tradition for more than fifty years. Middle Eastern cuisine shares the same table with traditional southern food, such as black-eyed peas and turnip greens. The speciality is kibbie, and include stuffed kibbie, kibbie patties, kibbie sandwiches, and even raw kibbie. The coconut and chocolate cream pies that have been popular for almost 30 years.
  • Red’s Lounge

    395 Sunflower Avenue
    A genuine blues club.
  • Madidi

    164 Delta Avenue
    Offers a variety of dishes including from Rack of Lamb to Hybrid Bass. It is set in a turn of the century building in downtown Clarksdale and its interior walls are decorated with artwork from some of the Delta's many artists. A comfortable bar and main dining area are located on the first floor with private dining rooms located on the second floor with seating from 6 to 72. Madidi has been featured in Food & Wine Magazine (Feb. '01 issue). Morgan Freeman, a part-owner, is seen frequently in the restaurant. Reservations are strongly suggested.
  • Rust Restaurant

    218 Delta Avenue
    Rust Restaurant is a new trendy, upscale restaurant which was opened in March of 2008 by Randall Andrews, a Clarksdale native who graduated from the Memphis Culinary Academy. Rust Restaurant's fare includes gumbo, crawfish, and seared tuna.
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