We took an overnight trip to Natchez to decide if we wanted to commit to their annual Balloon Race Event*. Natchez is about 5 hours from Little Rock. We left early Sunday morning and arrived in time to find a hotel room and a quick tour of the town.
Let me tell you...there is not much going on in Natchez on Sunday afternoon. However, we did luck out when we found the Magnolia Grill for dinner.
It is located "Under the Hill" and around the corner from the Riverboat Casino. We did a quick run through the casino and I do mean quick. It was dinner time or in the South we call it supper.
We were so early that we were the only ones in the restaurant. We really enjoyed the view of the Mississippi. Actually, it was like we had our own private restaurant until others started arriving...locals, I suspect. I think we were the only tourists. Obviously, everyone else knows nothing is going on in Natchez on Sunday.
The wait staff was great. Chuck had Grilled Shrimp with Baked Potato and a Side Salad and I had the Grilled Pork Tenderloin with Sweet Potato Fries and Grilled Asparagus. All of it delicious.
If you are ever in Natchez, don't miss the Magnolia Grill. I am sure, however, it will be packed on any other day than Sunday. Time it so you can eat early and beat the crowd for supper.
*BTW, we decided not to go back for the Balloon Race...maybe in the Spring when all of the azaleas are in bloom.
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