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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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Hattiesburg, Mississippi
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

I was skeptical when my family brought me back a plate of the BBQ ribs. This was a first time visit for them. They raved about how good the food and service was (dinner time). I'm not a fan of BBQ sauce and the son tells me it not heavy at all. He was right. Slightly sweetened on the juiciest... More 

Thank tarad1993
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110 reviews
98 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Hang tough. GPS and Google maps get you close. Finding Leatha's is worth it, so pull into the Dairy Queen at 6374 US-98 and look back SW about 60 yards across the gravel lot. The superlatives of other reviews are modest. The pork ribs were the best. Oh, the natural flavors and smoked aromas!!! The slaw was unique and very... More 

Thank FSK-2
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60 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I have been eating at Leatha's for many years and it is by far some of the best BBQ you will eat. The sauce is sweet and tangy, the coleslaw is mustardy sweet and the pork is juicy and tender. Try it, you won't be disappointed!

Thank Angela W
London, United Kingdom
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67 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a family run restaurant tucked away off of the main road. You certainly don't get dressed up to go, but don't let that stop you - definitely go! Their Bar-B-Q beef was unreal - fall off the bone, melt in the mouth - I can't think of enough good ways to describe it. Big portions, but I ate... More 

Thank Samanta E
Laurel, Mississippi
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22 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We've been visiting Leatha's for years. Food is always amazing and service is incredible. My favorite is the beef ribs, but everything is great. Can be busy at times, but patience is key. It's worth waiting if you go at a bad time.

Thank JNnMS342
Austin, Texas
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

we ALWAYS love stopping here! I found the quality of their food to be consistently excellent. I also love their staff and the atmosphere of their facility. i never miss a chance to stop here for BBQ!

Thank jtwestcaATX
Pearl, Mississippi
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40 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 December 2016 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
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 November 2016 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 15 November 2016

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 6 November 2016

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

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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, Kids, Child-friendly, 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 allow dogs on the outdoor patio?