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The Little Dooey

100 Fellowship St, Starkville, MS 39759-3275
+1 662-323-6094
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  • Excellent57%
  • Very good31%
  • Average9%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“pulled pork” (26 reviews)
“catfish” (49 reviews)
“ribs” (20 reviews)
Open Now
10:30 - 20:30All hours
Cajun & Creole, American, Barbecue
$$ - $$$
100 Fellowship St, Starkville, MS 39759-3275
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Outstanding atmosphere and very friendly service. Great menu selection. The atmosphere plants you firmly in the great college football tradition of the SEC. Nothing like sitting in their outdoor area and smelling that magical smokiness in the fall!

Thank Bill E
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We ate at The Little Dooey last night with friends. When we got there around 6:30, it was super crowded, with congestion around the ordering sites. On the menu, I saw a half-sized boiled shrimp plate that came with corn (on-the-cob, I would think) and...More

Thank psychprofessor
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

very good food, very busy sometimes, the seating is not so nice like in normal restaurant, the corn salad as side is unique and my favorite

Thank Matus P
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I am visiting Columbus & was pleasantly surprised after tasting my rib/chicken combo to go order on Sat night. The cashier didn't realize it was my 1st visit to their establishment, so I didn't know to pick up my 2 desserts from the cooler. Never...More

Thank A M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Top of the line barbecue. If you like barbecue then The Little Dooey is your place. My experience started with an early morning run and as I was passing the restaurant the pit master was out and getting the fires and coals ready to begin...More

Thank Joe F
Reviewed 13 July 2017

Whenever my wife & I travel to Starkville, we make sure to visit The Little Dooey often. The staff recognizes us & always warmly greets us. Going there feels like going home without having to hear we don't get home enough! There are many menu...More

Thank drdonbell
Reviewed 4 July 2017 via mobile

Yum. This spot is great for lunch or dinner. If it's not too hot they have a patio to enjoy as well. Great BBQ with awesome southern fixings and sides. You walk in to a large menu posted on the wall and order at the...More

Thank Holly R
Reviewed 25 June 2017 via mobile

Friends introduced me to the Little Dooey on a trip to the Starkville area. I cleaned the bones of the half rack of ribs along with excellent turnip greens and delicious fried okra. I asked to go back the next night and tried the catfish...More

Thank Dale M
Reviewed 18 June 2017

Before I left Louisiana, I had to order some catfish and The Little Dooey, established in 1985, is a great place to order it. A locals favorite, especially students from nearby Mississippi State, large quantities of food are served. When you enter the restaurant, you...More

Thank Les F
Reviewed 4 June 2017 via mobile

Great atmosphere and the BBQ is not bad either. If you want to meet friends and unwind a little this is the spot. Relaxed and perfect for a great college town.

Thank Richard T
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Nearby Attractions
Mississippi State University
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2.07 km away
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2.08 km away
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Response from Angelique B | Reviewed this property |
I spoke with the restaurant and they stated if you contact them they can assist you in getting a gift card.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$7 - US$16
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Takeout
Good for
Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Groups
Open Hours
10:30 - 20:30
10:30 - 20:30
10:30 - 20:30
10:30 - 20:30
10:30 - 20:30
10:30 - 20:30
10:30 - 20:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 100 Fellowship St, Starkville, MS 39759-3275
  • Location: United States  >  Mississippi (MS)  >  Starkville
  • Phone Number: +1 662-323-6094
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Fun is a family recipe. Originating in Starkville, Mississippi, The Little Dooey™ has become the most popular barbeque destination in the region, attracting regular, local diners and guests from all over the country. The menu was created around the time-honored recipes and sauces of the founders, Margaret Ann , Barry & Bart Wood. The name for the restaurant is also a Wood Family tradition where “a little dooey” means a fun gathering of friends and family. The Wood’s began The Little Dooey™ in 1985, by serving their homemade barbeque and sauce at a local service station. The response from customers was overwhelming, and soon the growing local demand for their delicious food prompted them to open the first restaurant in Starkville which became an instant success. The Wood’s credit their accomplishments to their family, friends and dedicated staff who set The Little Dooey™ apart, making it a comfortable and fun place to eat. Don’t forget to pick up some sauce! Or, call us to order your favorite.
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