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About The Veranda
Recognized as "Best Locally Owned Restaurant," “Best Steaks" and "Best Blue Plate," we are located just minutes away from the Mississippi State University campus. Our menu focuses on classic American cooking with a touch of Southern inspiration and fresh ingredients, prepared by the Best Chefs in the Golden Triangle.
Starkville, MS 39759
Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Daily: 11:00am - 4:00pm
Dinner: Sunday - Wednesday: 4:00pm - 9:30pm, Thursday - Saturday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm
$30 and under
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
The Veranda offers great menu options for offsite catering. Give us a call and let the Veranda cater your next meeting or special event.
Private Party Facilities:
The Veranda offers two spacious private dining areas to meet all your special needs. From Rehearsal Dinners to Corporate meetings, we can accommodate your every need.
Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
The Veranda Ratings and Reviews
Our first time to The Veranda, but it won't be our last! We enjoyed every part of our meal, from the unique appetizers to homemade salad dressings, to fabulous filet mignon to delicious homemade blackberry cobbler. We were in town to visit our college student so and wanted to take him out for a special evening. It was special!!
Food service and ambience were all excellent. The swordfish was outstanding and while I usually don't eat Brussels sprouts, the Veranda did an outstanding job of making an inedible vegetable almost palatable.
The only fly in the salad dressing so to speak is the parking which is a long hike if you do not luck out and get one of the few close in spaces.
Just passing through Starkville tonight and found The Veranda on Open Table. It was unimpressive upon arrival--the hostess was on the phone with her back to the door, so there was no welcome. I decided to check out the bar for seating options. I noticed an unpleasant odor in the bar area--a sour smell like the carpet had one too many spills without cleaning. I decided to sit in the dinning room. When I returned to the hostess, she was still on the phone with her back to me, so I waited. Eventually, she got off the phone and I was seated. This is when the service greatly improved; my server, Logan, was knowledgeable, attentive, and professional. He basically saved the evening as far as service--he was excellent. The food was tasty, and because it was a very slow evening--the place was almost empty, which made it very quite. Will definitely come again next time I'm in Starkville.
The food at the veranda was fabulous. We had the amazing appetizer spring rolls. They were the best spring rolls I have ever eaten. We got there surf and turf for dinner. The steak was okay and the shrimp was great but spicy. I also had the bacon and corn risotto and the Gorgonzola mashed potatoes. They were each wonderful in their own way. The service was excellent.
My family (party of 9) chose the Veranda largely due to the variety of its menu (we had vegan, vegetarian and food allergy considerations). The restaurant accommodated all of our food allergy requirements, which was greatly appreciated; however, for the price, I expected higher quality food. I had read mixed reviews, so I wasn't expecting greatness.
The Veranda is in the top 3 restaurants in Starkville. In fact, it may very well be the best. We occasionally go to Starkville to visit our son at MS State. We like good food, so we always are trying the best restaurants in the area. We usually eat in Columbus, but this time we stayed in Starkville.
We really enjoyed our visit to The Veranda. The restaurant was full when we went the last weekend of February. We enjoyed the food and our table was waiting on us with our OpenTable reservations, even though the place was packed with a one-hour wait for walk-ins. The bar had a great band (a couple of guys playing guitar and singing) and we really enjoyed them. Our only complaint was the noise level, as they placed our group at a table in the bar next to the band for dinner and we couldn't really hear each other while the band was playing.
We will be back.
We eat here a lot for lunch and love it, on the other hand our dinner was not enjoyable. It took 50 minutes for the waiter to bring my husbands beverage. We were served our salad only a couple of minutes minutes before they brought our entree so we ate the entree first. My steak was not cooked well and was sent back therefore my husbands food got cold because he wanted to wait until mine was brought back so we could eat together.
The veranda is a great place for a romantic date or just to hang out with some friends at the bar. The service is amazing and the food is outstanding. You will pay a pretty penny by the end of the night but it is definitely worth it. The veranda chicken and the pork tenderloin taste delicious. The pepper jack cheese logs are the best appetizer you will ever get.
Enjoyed our visit. The server was friendly and the food was great. We were in town to visit our daughter who attends college at MSU and we were able to make reservations easily and get right in even though we arrived a little early. The dinner was perfect, and we had a great booth where we were able to enjoy great conversation. Will go back again next time we are in town.
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