Dining at Weidmann’s: A Day Trip to Meridian, MS


Looking for a delightful Sunday brunch near Jackson, Mississippi? Look no further than Weidmann’s in Meridian, MS. Established in 1870, this historic restaurant offers a jazz brunch experience you don’t want to miss (make sure to reserve a table).


As the oldest restaurant in Mississippi, Weidmann’s is conveniently located just off I-20. Finding parking on a Sunday morning is a breeze. Step inside and be greeted by a warm and inviting atmosphere with exposed brick, local artwork, and a stunning mirror. The tables are adorned with white tablecloths, linen napkins, and fresh flowers.


A Pretty Near Perfect Menu

Weidmann’s menu boasts a variety of classic breakfast dishes, brunch options, sandwiches, salads, and quiche. While mimosas and Bloody Mary’s are popular choices, the sweet tea is truly a must-have.

Don’t miss trying their famous tradition of serving peanut butter and crackers, available in a crock that’s complimentary to each table.


The attentive and knowledgeable staff will guide you through the menu, offering their recommendations. Start your meal with the Fried Green Tomatoes, perfectly paired with the delicious Mississippi favorite, Comeback sauce.


Delectable Brunch Offerings

The mouthwatering brunch offers a range of delicious dishes that will satisfy your cravings. From a unique take on a classic menu item to a dish fit for a king, Weidmann’s has something for everyone.

Indulge in the flavors of my original creation, the Shrimp and Grits Ya-Ya. This dish is bursting with succulent shrimp, Portobello mushrooms, spinach, and topped with a creamy Smoked Gouda sauce. Crispy bacon pieces and fresh herbs add the perfect finishing touch.

And let’s not forget the grit cake made from locally sourced stone-ground grits. Trust me, it’s beyond delicious.

This is the lunchtime Shrimp & Grits.

If you’re in the mood for a sweet and savory combination, try the Peanut Butter & Banana Stuffed French Toast. It’s a favorite among dads, just like mine who enjoyed every bite.

And for those craving a classic Southern dish, our Chicken & Waffles are a definite winner, according to my daughter who rates it a 10 out of 10.

But the goodness doesn’t stop there. Weidmann’s also offers a tempting dessert menu featuring Peanut Butter Pie, Praline Cheesecake, and Chocolate Bourbon Pecan Pie. Unfortunately, we were too stuffed to try them, but they all sound absolutely decadent.


Fun Around Town: Meridian Musts

Meridian touts the claim to being Mississippi’s music city. Jimmie Rodgers, known as the Father of Country Music was born there. Several other musicians from blues to jazz, opera to hip-hop also hail from Mississippi. A Blues & Country Musical Legacy Trail can be found around the city with markers listing and celebrating each artist’s achievements.

Visit MAX- Mississippi Arts + Entertainment Experience, a unique attraction that pays tribute to Mississippi’s famous celebrities like Oprah Winfrey and Elvis Presley. Immerse yourself in interactive displays and learn what makes these icons special.


For shoppers and antique enthusiasts, Crooked Letter and Little People Boutique & Toy Story are must-visit destinations. And don’t miss MUM- Meridian Underground Music, where you’ll find the best selection of vinyl, CDs, and guitars.


If you’re lucky, you might catch the Highland Park Dentzel Carousel in action. This intricate and historic carousel is a true gem, featuring hand-carved pieces of horses, giraffes, lions, and more. And guess what? It’s only 50 cents per ride!


Mississippi is full of great day trips. I highly recommend getting out to explore the Magnolia State and Meridian, Mississippi was a nice one to check off of my list, especially to include brunch at Weidmann’s.

Melody Pittman of Wherever I May Roam wrote this post.

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