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Leatha's Bar-B-Que Inn

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$$ - $$$
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6374 U S Highway 98, Hattiesburg, MS 39402-7514
+1 601-271-6003
11:00 - 21:00
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Tue - Sat 11:00 - 21:00
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Pearl, Mississippi
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40 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Really enjoyed our visit to Leatha's, good BBQ, good service unique dining at large long tables. Long time Hattiesburg staple for BBQ and it doesn't disappoint!

Thank Mike S
Glen Ellyn, Illinois
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

If you like BBQ and you want Old School style this place rocks! Fresh smoked daily with a long history and tradition...experience some local grub at a place that is sure to please.

Thank markam6768
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great food. The building is very rustic. The service is very good. The food is excellent. The cold slaw is different but very good. The bbq meat is great. Don't miss this stop for bbq.

Thank Scotty C
Athens, Greece
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44 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is the real thing, a BBQ restaurant run by local residents. My ribs were tender, with succulent meat falling off the bones. Fantastic! The baked beans and coleslaw are home made. Leatha's is off Highway 98 just east of Hattiesburg. It's in a prefab building with minimal decoration, just photographs of family members and happy patrons. With it not... More 

Thank Andy M
Tallahassee, Florida
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42 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 November 2016

I consider myself a “BBQ professional.” I smoke what I think is the best on the planet and I have eaten, literally, at hundreds of BBQ places. If you Google “BBQ Joint” this place comes up. It wreaks of a “joint.” Wood frame building, probably 30x60 on a crawl space. Walk in and it’s wood floor, wood ceiling. The whole... More 

Thank DavidTally
Brandon, Mississippi
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130 reviews
92 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016 via mobile

It's all good. Ribs are #1, everything else is tied for 2nd place. That pretty much sums it up. Great sides and great desserts. Friendly service and all food is made right here in the kitchen. Don't wear your nice clothes.

Thank RickyFlynt
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597 reviews
466 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 146 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016

We stopped here for dinner on a Saturday at 5:45pm. We grabbed a table quickly. The server quickly took our order, by memory, no writing. That's how they do it. The Cole slaw was very good. It's a sweet, honey type slaw. I had the two meat plate: pork and beef ribs. They ribs were good. They have their own... More 

Thank Gary C
Laurel, Ms
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12 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016 via mobile

I live in Laurel, and have eaten here several times with family and friends. The atmosphere is very casual, and the wait staff is friendly and has an uncanny ability to remember EVERY order, even for large groups. We've even seen Brett Favre in there a couple times! The meats, however, are very unappetizing in appearance. I got boneless ribs... More 

Thank Tain1975
Moselle, Mississippi
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115 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016 via mobile

Well, it certainly doesn't look like much on the outside or on the inside, but sometimes that's where you find the hidden gem. Look past all the rustic & you'll find some great bbq.

Thank Bob55197
Kenner, Louisiana
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61 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

First of all, you have to look for this place(TIP: look for the DQ) on Hwy 98... Now for the food... The ribs are tender (literally fall off the bone) light sauce. The beans are delicious. And the cole slaw is out of this world good and plentiful. Service is friendly but not the quickest, but that's OK, just enjoy... More 

Thank Frank G

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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
American, Barbecue
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Groups, Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 6374 U S Highway 98, Hattiesburg, MS 39402-7514
  • Location: United States  >  Mississippi (MS)  >  Hattiesburg
  • Phone Number: +1 601-271-6003

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