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Proffitt's Porch

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
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1587 Officers Lake Road, Columbus, MS 39701
+1 662-327-4485
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Steilacoom, Washington
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24 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were in the area to attend our grandson's graduation from pilot training at the nearby air force base, and ten of us gathered on the outside deck for lunch. Our waitress was prompt and very accommodating when we decided we wanted to sit at a different table. The bread for the sandwiches and garlic bread is soft and yummy.... More 

Thank babe10021942
Columbus, Mississippi
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34 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 January 2017

Proffitt's Porch is a really cool place for a New Orleans style Po' Boy, Gumbos, Red Beans and Rice or a nice salad. Sit on the comfortable deck overlooking Office's Lake (named for the nearby Air Force Base). Locally owned by the Proffitt family who is happy to visit with you.

Thank John D
2 reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 December 2016

My wife and I went here after hearing many glowing reviews. Hopefully, we had a flukey experience as we are very rarely disappointed with food in general. The atmosphere was amazing, but the menu was filled with so-so sandwiches and some gumbos. Ultimately, I got the french shrimp po'boy and gumbo (it never came, I didn't mention it again but... More 

Thank Scott S
Rockwall, Texas
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 November 2016 via mobile

Nice place. Very pretty setting. I had the seafood gumbo which was good. It wasn't very busy when we were there, but the service was a little slow. However, that would not keep me from going there again.

Thank port10
Mooresville, North Carolina
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14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 September 2016 via mobile

After driving, what seemed like, a long way out of town and down a dusty road we found Proffitt's Porch. It came highly recommended and now I know why!! The welcome we received and the delicious food are indicators of why it is so popular. The setting, by the lake, with the beach is perfect for a relaxing evening in... More 

Thank AnnG222
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21 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016 via mobile

Been here a few times this year. I love taking people who come into town here because it's a unique place with a pretty view of the water and trees. Just beware when the sun starts going down that you don't sit outside, we were swarmed by mosquitos. The food isn't bad. The service is ok, slow when they're busy.

Thank Jennifer J
Columbus, Mississippi
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 August 2016

My family gave me a surprise birthday party at Proffitt's Porch. We ate inside since it was extremely hot the night of the party. The staff allowed them to put decorations up and were very accommodating. The food was excellent and prepared to everyone's individual request. Highly recommend Proffitt's Porch for a unique dining experience. Great family atmosphere.

Thank Libby E
Columbus, Mississippi
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 July 2016

Excellent food! Can eat indoors or outside under covered roof with fans. Good view of the lake when eating outside. Lot of; hummingbirds. Food is delicious and reasonably priced. Casual dining experience.

Thank Jamie P
Columbus, Mississippi
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2016

Family owned and operated this is a little gem of a restaurant - might be a little hard to find, but always satisfies. Try the gumbo - can't resist it.Sandwiches always delicious, portion size just right. Sit outside on the large deck when the weather is right, enjoy the food and relax!

Thank pdrenfield
Tupelo, Mississippi
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146 reviews
110 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 July 2016 via mobile

Great place to have lunch and enjoy the scenery. Sandwich was great, but also tried the red beans and rice. My guest had the gumbo and when I sampled it, it's among the best I've had. Period. Worth noting that we went during our lunch hour and had prompt service and was able to enjoy our meal, without being pushed... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, Groups, Kids
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1587 Officers Lake Road, Columbus, MS 39701
  • Location: United States  >  Mississippi (MS)  >  Columbus
  • Phone Number: +1 662-327-4485
662 328-6450 Bob Proffitt, owner

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?