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Better Than Fair Food (Really)

Each year, the Mississippi State Fair brings many different foods, but also long lines. If you don't want to fight the crowds, but still want fair foods or something better, try these restaurants.

If you want: Street corn

Go here: Babalu Tacos & Tapas (622 Duling Ave.,

If you want: A sweet treat

Go here: Monroes Donuts and Bakery (6310 Medgar Evers Blvd.; 125 S. Congress St., 255 E. McDowell Road; 717 Rice Road;; Broad Street Baking Company (4465 Interstate 55 N., Suite 101,; Crazy Cat Bakers (4500 Interstate 55 N., Suite 173,; Primos Cafe (2323 Lakeland Drive; 515 Lake Harbour Drive;; Campbell's Bakery (3013 N. State St.,; La Brioche (2906 N. State St.,

If you want: A burger

Go here: Burgers & Blues (1060 E. County Line Road, Ridgeland,; Rooster's (2906 N. State St.,; The Feathered Cow (4760 Interstate 55 N.,; CS's (1359 N. West St.; 601-969-9482); Cool Al's (4654 McWillie Drive, 601-713-3020); Mugshots Grill & Bar (4245 Lakeland Drive,; LurnyD's Grille (; Stamps Superburger (1801 Dalton St., 601-352-4555)

If you want: Fried catfish

Go here: Penn's Restaurant (various locations;; Saltine Oyster Bar (622 Duling Ave., saltine; E&L Barbeque (1111 Bailey Ave., 601-355-5035); Two Sisters' Kitchen (707 N. Congress St., 601-353-1180); Mama Hamil's Southern Cookin' (480 Magnolia St., Madison,; Ellis Seafood (1041 Ellis Ave., 601-353-9656)

If you want: Hot dogs or sausage

The Coffee Roastery (308 E. Pearl St., 601-949-6994); Capitol Coney Island (601-573-6162); Fenians Pub (901 E. Fortification St.,; Fondren Public (2765 Old Canton Road,; The Pig & Pint (3139 N. State St.,; Burgers & Blues (1060 E. County Line Road, Ridgeland,; Stamps Superburger (1801 Dalton St., 601-352-4555); Cool Al's (4654 McWillie Drive, 601-713-3020)

If you want: Asian food

Fusion Japanese & Thai Cuisine (1002 Tree Top Blvd., 601-664-7588); Surin of Thailand (3000 Old Canton Road, 601-981-3205); Mr. Chen's Restaurant (5465 Interstate 55 N.,; Bonsai Japanese Steak House (1925 Lakeland Drive, 601-981-0606); Thai Tasty (5050 Parkway Drive, 601-540-2534); Sakura Bana Restaurant (4800 Interstate 55 N.,; Spice Avenue (4711 Interstate 55 N.,; Edo Japanese Restaurant (5834 Ridgewood Road, Suite B, 601-899-8518); Wasabi Sushi & Bar (103 E. Capitol St., 601-948-8808); Crazy Ninja (2560 Lakeland Drive, Flowood,

If you want: Greek or Mediterranean food

Keifer's Restaurant (705 Poplar Blvd.; 125 N. Congress St.;; Aladdin Mediterranean Food (730 Lakeland Drive,; Mediterranean Fish and Grill (6550 Old Canton Road, Ridgeland, medfishngrill); Vasilios Greek Cuisine (828 Highway 51, Madison, 601-853-0028); Kristos Amerigreek Dining (971 Madison Ave.,; Zeek'z House of Gyros (132 Lakeland Heights Blvd., Flowood,; Kismet's Restaurant & Catering (315 Crossgates Blvd., Brandon,

If you want: Barbecue

The Pig & Pint (3139 N. State St.,; E&L Barbeque (1111 Bailey Ave., 601-355-5035); Mama Hamil's Southern Cookin' (480 Magnolia St., Madison,; Hickory Pit (1491 Canton Mart Road, 601-956-7079); Chimneyville Smokehouse (970 High St., 601-354-4665)

If you want: A cold treat

Deep South Pops (1800 N. State St.,; Pop Culture Pops (3023 N. State St., 601-

If you want: Caramel apples

Nandy's Candy (1220 E. Northside Drive,

With the many restaurants in Jackson, we couldn't put them all in this story. Add more at For information on the restaurants that Jacksonians voted the best in town, visit

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