Take a ride along Highway 80, and between Ellis Avenue and John R. Lynch Street sits a small building that floats in a sea of asphalt and gravel. Its color is a light wash of khaki and pops of red and neon add interest to the building’s color scheme.
This building houses none other than the answer to today’s trivia: (C.) Crechale’s Cafe.
Crechale’s has been in business since 1956 and has resided at 3107 Highway 80 West since its founding. Three generations of family and thousands of satisfied appetites later, the business is still a renowned as a staple restaurant in Jackson.
So what is it like at Crechale’s? In his book The Peddler’s Grandson: Growing Up Jewish in Mississippi, Edward Cohen describes it as “an atmospheric vinyl-boothed shrine to the past, with a cult following and legendary onion rings and kum-bak [sic] salad dressing…”
The crowds at the restaurant on Fridays and Saturdays prove this, and with a good showing of votes in the Best Of Jackson Awards for Best Steak, it’s evident that Crechale’s has something that keeps people coming back.
Crechales is located at 3107 Highway 80 West. If you’re looking for a restaurant review, our friends at the Eat Jackson blog have you covered. Click here to read the review.
Sundays – Thursdays, 4 p.m. – 10 p.m.
Fridays & Saturdays, 4 p.m. – 10:15 p.m.
For a really cool, wide angle photo of the interior of Crechale’s, check out Tate Nation’s photo on Flickr.
Thanks for playing today’s trivia! Back at ya next week!