We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

“Dorothy Moore likes pig ears & me "smokes"”
Review of Big Apple Inn

Big Apple Inn
Ranked #140 of 386 Restaurants in Jackson
Restaurant details
Jackson, Mississippi
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Dorothy Moore likes pig ears & me "smokes"”
Reviewed 28 November 2013

I manage Dorothy Moore who started singing on Farish Street at the Alamo Theater about age 12. We often stop for lunch or dinner at Big John's as it is known locally. Big John started the business selling from the street. I think, in the 4th generation now, it's still good and a great experience. White folks in Jackson don't know this place but it's great, atmosphere, food & price although word is getting out. Take out or stay in you'll have the real deal. My choice is the NO HOT sausage sandwich (smokes) but they have tamales too. Once when Dorothy was away I sent her a dozen for a special holiday! The carrier said everyone on the plane asked her about the package.

  • Visited November 2013
    • Value
    • Atmosphere
    • Service
    • Food
Helpful?
3 Thank ppinn
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Write a Review

27 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
    12
    8
    3
    3
    1
Rating summary
    Food
    Service
    Value
    Atmosphere
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Any
English first
Milton, FL
Level 5 Contributor
66 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
“Pig Ear Paradise”
Reviewed 22 October 2013

My husband saw this restaurant on TV and was dying to go. I was nervous about going in but we were treated great. Not only are the pig ears good but the sausage sandwiches are fantastic. The guy at the counter asked hot or regular. I asked how hot is hot? He said "it will light you on fire!" The regular has peppers that are pretty warm. The price was astounding, $5 for 4 sandwiches. Drinks from a machine but they have flavors you don't often see like peach. We will return.

  • Visited July 2013
    • Value
    • Atmosphere
    • Service
    • Food
Helpful?
4 Thank teachosc
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Oak Lawn, Illinois
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“I love these sandwiches”
Reviewed 20 May 2013

My Mother and I went to Jackson, Mississippi about two weeks ago to visit family...This is my mother's home town...I had not been there since 1997....and I Love the sausage sandwich hot..that was our first stop when we arrived off the train..and we got some more a couple of days later and I had plans to take some for my dinner on the train but they were closed on Monday...I was disappointed.....I wish they would open one in Chicago

  • Visited April 2013
    • Value
    • Atmosphere
    • Service
    • Food
Helpful?
3 Thank Denise G
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Florence MS
Level 3 Contributor
6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Great food”
Reviewed 18 January 2013

I know the owner of this resteraunt & the food is very good there. They go out of their way to make the people comfortable when they come in and eat. Everybody owes it to theirself to go there to either location.

Visited November 2012
Helpful?
3 Thank Angie M
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Flora, MS
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“The only thing better than the food is the friendlness.”
Reviewed 5 October 2011

Just think about someone seeng a shrimp or lobster and saying "You're going to EAT that?"
Pig ear sandwiches are tender and completely yummy! They're served on a Krystal-styled roll adorned with coleslaw and mustard. You can add cheese or egg if you like. You can choose Not Hot (my favorite), Mild, or Hot (my husband's pick). Ask them about their tie to good old time Blues or watch the TV on the counter for background info. Do Not Miss!!! It's a priceless experience that will leave you like everyone else-smiling! And for only $1.10!!!!

  • Visited October 2011
    • Value
    • Atmosphere
    • Service
    • Food
Helpful?
2 Thank Skeptic123
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC

Travellers who viewed Big Apple Inn also viewed

 

Been to Big Apple Inn? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing