On the rare occasion that I have the need to spend the night in Corinth, Mississippi, I always eat breakfast at Abe’s Grill located at 803 Hwy 72 West, just down the road from the Hampton Inn and the Holiday Inn. If I’m driving through Corinth, I’ll even try time my trip to eat lunch at Abe’s. What’s so special that one would go out of one’s way to dine in a shack by the side of the road? Really good food, that’s what.
Abe’s is open for breakfast and lunch, Monday through Friday, and closed on the weekends. Abe and Terri Whitfield will tell you that they make the best biscuits and hamburgers in the Mid South and they could easily be right.
While the food is good, let’s face it, it’s hard to really screw up breakfast and hamburgers. The real attraction to Abe’s is the ambience, or in this case, the complete lack of it. Abe’s is much like an old fashioned diner; there is one long counter with maybe fifteen stools and all of the cooking and serving is done right behind it compliments of Abe and Terri themselves.
Abe’ is a local tradition in Corinth and as such, it is not unusual to have a couple of local dignitaries and politicians on hand for almost every meal. The charm and attraction of Abe’s lies in the personal attention given to every meal that is served by two very dedicated owners. Either Teri or Abe will be on hand by 4:00 a.m. to get the biscuits in the oven and one or both will stay until things are cleaned up and ready to do it again the next day.
When Abe and Terri finally retire, a Mississippi institution will pass into the mists of time and Corinth will be left with the usual fast food places for breakfast. Try to stop by before this happens.