#1 Quirky Food Stop – Abe’s Grill – Corinth, Mississippi

Abe's Grill in Corinth, MS

Abe’s Grill in Corinth, MS

Abe’s Grill may sound like a pretty standard small town eating place, however, it’s anything but!

The breakfast menu here has items such as pork brains, fried bologna like my mom used to make, grits, biscuits, and gravy of course, however even it has a twist with a variety of flavors from chocolate to sawmill (never sampled this one) to hot cheese.

Inside, every corner of Abe’s Grill bursts at the seams with Route 72 memorabilia—Abe’s is the only original diner on Route 72 still operated by the original owners—from the license plates hanging next to the light fixtures to the numerous vintage signs and posters that line the walls.

FAQ for Breakfast Pork Brains

  • Pork brains are most common when served with eggs, for a dish called Brains ‘n Eggs (U.S.) or Eggs ‘n Brains.
  • Pork brains are a type of “offal” or meat dish created with animal internal organs and entrails
  • Pork brains are particularly popular in the Southern United States of North America (although I must admit I’d eaten them as a kid in Canada)
  • Pork brains are very high in cholesterol, so not recommended on a daily basis
  • Pork brains are a good source of Protein, Vitamin C, Riboflavin, Niacin and Selenium, and a very good source of Vitamin B12, Pantothenic Acid and Phosphorus. Read More http://nutritiondata.self.com/facts/pork-products/2182/2#ixzz2UoRhtjpC
  • Interested in cooking pork brains? Check out: http://www.livestrong.com/article/549589-how-to-cook-pork-brain/

With so much to examine it made the time waiting in line for a stool pass quickly.

I soon discovered that you needed to grab a stool as soon as one was vacated, regardless of who you ended up sitting next to or where the rest of your group found spots.  In front of me, Abe Whitfield, his son, and his wife, performed their magic, and within minutes my order appeared.

Watch Roy and Doris Moore make Sorghum syrup in Brush Creek, Tennessee, on the following YouTube video, And if you’d like to know more about Sorghum syrup, check out this information at Southern Living: http://www.southernliving.com/food/how-to/sorghum-syrup-00417000068548/


My breakfast choice was pancakes and sausage patties. With pancake mixings from their own recipe and homemade sorghum molasses syrup (amazing!), it was a real traditional southern breakfast.

Cooking breakfast at Abe's Grill in Corinth, MS

Cooking breakfast at Abe’s Grill in Corinth, MS

I had to try a little of the chocolate syrup on the light-as-air biscuits, which a huge sign proclaimed were “Mis-South’s Favorite Homemade Biscuits.”

I agreed.

At Abe’s breakfast is served until about 10:30 every morning or until they run out of fixings, whichever comes first.

While Abe’s was the quirkiest spot I found in Corinth, I spent a couple of days enjoying the history of this small Mississippi city visiting the Corinth Civil War Interpretive Center,  the Contraband Camp, the Civil War Earthworks (dirt fortifications), the Black History Museum and nearby Shiloh National Military Park/Pittsburg Landing.

The one thing I can recommend is that on your next stop through the heartland do try out one of these quirky eating spots and take in some of the sites in their communities.

If you can’t, join the Foodie Mart on YouTube (sorry about the car promo at the beginning!) as he steps inside Abe’s Grill. Sorry, you only get the visuals, no taste or smell!


Visit Abe’s Grill

Abe’s Grill, 206 Hwy 72 East, Corinth, MS 38834, Telephone: 662-286-6124

On Facebook at: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Abes-Grill/150718481637996

Visit Corinth, MS – http://www.corinth.net/