Are you tired of breaking the bank for lunch when you can't make it home? We've listed a few favorite restaurants around town where you can eat for under $10 along with some popular dishes.
4654 McWillie Drive, 601-713-3020
According to the "Best of Jackson 2010" voters, Cool Al's has the best burger, best fries and best veggie burger in town. With choices ranging from Sinbad's BBQ Bacon Burger to the West African Veggie Burger, there's a burger for everyone, and they're all under $10
904 E. Fortification St., 601-352-2002
2906 N. State St., 601-982-2100
120 N. Congress St., 601-944-9888
Basil's offers a great selection of panini and sub sandwiches, soups, salads and desserts under $10. Stop by for dinner, too, at the Fortification Street location in Belhaven for heartier fare.
EDO Japanese Restaurant
5834 Ridgewood Road Suite B, 601-899-8518
EDO Japanese Restaurant has fresh, inexpensive sushi as well as delicious Lunch Bento Boxes that include, soup, salad, appetizer and California Roll all for less than $10.
High Noon Café
2807 Old Canton Road, 601-366-1513
All of High Noon Café's offerings are organic and vegetarian. The cafe offers a wide variety of salads sandwiches, and the Blue Plate lunch special, which changes daily.
Blue plate special: $7.99
Roasted vegetable sandwich: $7.99
La Cazuela Mexican Grill
1401 E. Fortification St., 601-353-3014
La Cazuela is a local favorite, voted Best Mexican Restaurant in the Best of Jackson 2010 issue that offers a menu full of lunch specials, including enchiladas and tacos all for less than $10.
182 Raymond Road, 601-373-7707
Lumpkin's BBQ has a lunch buffet that includes various meats, such as beef brisket and fried catfish, country meat options that change daily, vegetables like mashed potatoes and fresh greens and some delicious desserts.
Eat-in: $8 Take-out : $7
Mama Hamil's Southern Cookin'
480 Magnolia St., Madison, 601-856-4407
Mama Hamil's offers an impressive buffet of your favorite home cooking. Daily offerings vary from fried chicken, barbecue ribs, turnip greens, butter beans, peach cobbler, banana pudding and more. Lunch buffet is $8.36 for adults and $5.61 for children 8-12, $4.67 for children 4-7, and children under 3 eat free.
123 W. Capitol St., 601-355-4122
Voted to have the "Best Seafood" in the "Best of Jackson 2010" issue, the Mayflower Café is a historical Jackson staple with great southern food. They offer hot plate specials for lunch that change daily but always cost just $8.95, including tax and tea.
Newk's Express Cafe
4450 Interstate 55 N., 601-709-4990 and locations in Flowood, Ridgeland and Brandon
Newk's Express Café offers a wide selection of gourmet pizzas, salads, soups and toasted sandwiches. Voted to have the "Best Meals Under $10" in the Best of Jackson 2010 issue, all pizzas, sandwiches, and soups come in under $10, with just one salad costing mere cents over $10.
327 N. Farish St., 601-354-9267
Located on historic Farish Street, Club Peaches offers plates of soul food which vary daily but include such southern delicacies as smoked pork chops, fried chicken, black eyed peas and, of course, their famous peach cobbler. All meals are under $10.
1220 N. State St., 601-352-2001
Pizza Shack is not an ordinary pizza joint. While they have the classics like pepperoni and sausage, they also have tons of exotic pizzas like the Cajun Joe with andoullie sausage and the Thai Chicken with a Thai peanut sauce. All small pizzas cost less than $10, as do all their sandwiches and salads.
Hammontree's R.J. Barrel & Co.
111 North Union St., Canton, 601-667-3518
Hammontree's is in the Canton Square and serves salads, strombolis, pizza and sandwiches. All of the bread, pizza crust and cinnamon rolls are homemade and delicious.
Sal & Mookie's
565 Taylor St., 601-368-1919
Sal and Mookie's New York pizza and ice cream joint serves a wide variety of pastas, paninis, pizzas and ice cream.
Their pizza by the slice special available Tuesday-Friday 11a.m. to 2:30 p.m. includes a slice of one of the pizzas of the day and a choice of greens, salad or soup for $5.50.
230 W. Woodrow Wilson Ave., 601-366-9591
Tony's Tamales has delicious southern food at an affordable price. The best part is you never have to leave your car, thanks to their convenient drive-thru window. Of course they have tamales that are $8.26 a dozen but they've got plenty of other options as well, including Philly Cheese Steaks, Red Beans and Rice with sausage, Gumbo, Hot Dogs, Burgers, and Nachos all for well under $10.
Wok To Go
4329 N. State St., 601-981-2112
Wok To Go has a lunch menu with over 45 options to choose from and they're all less than $5, so you can even add an appetizer and still manage to pay less than $10.