Sweet Ida’s brings chicken and waffles to the west side

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Updated: Corrected operating hours for Friday and Saturday.

You can never have too many dining options, right? Well, welcome West Jackson’s newest restaurant–Sweet Ida’s. Located across from JSU’s baseball field on John R. Lynch Street, the restaurant offers fare that’ll bring comfort to your hungry soul.

Sweet Ida’s kicks the day off with breakfast from 6 a.m. – 10 a.m. At that time, you can choose from three platters named after the family. For example, if you wake up with a sweet tooth, then grab $4.50 and try Pappa Toe’s Breakfast. You’ll get three pancakes or two waffles, two eggs, and your choice of meat (2 strips of bacon, 1 sausage patty, or 1 turkey patty). And if you’re not quite sure if a a platter is your cup of tea, then choose from the cinnamon rolls, sausage and buscuit, grits, coffee and other items that line their menu.

You can also go for the Chicken and Waffles or Fish and Grits–both of which are served all day.

Breakfast will eventually wear off, and your stomach will call a meeting for lunch. When that happens, Sweet Ida’s has you covered with $6 daily lunch specials. Here’s what you can expect:

Monday – Red Beans and Rice (with sausage, corn on cob [or side salad], and a corn bread muffin)

Tuesday – Meatloaf (with mashed potatos, english peas, and a roll)

Wednesday – Fried Chicken (2 pcs white or dark meat, mac n cheese, green beans and a roll)

Thursday – Spaghetti & Meat Sauce (with a tossed salad and a toasted bun)

Friday – Whiting fillets (2 pieces, fries, cole slaw, and hush puppies)

If you’re not in the mood for one of the specials (or if you swing by on a Saturday), Sweet Ida’s offers 1/4-pound burgers, ribs, catfish, whiting, and chicken wings. Add a side of baked beans, cole slaw, corn on the cob, tossed salad, or sweet potato fries, and you’ll have a soul that’s comforted like no other.


Sweet Ida’s

932-B John R. Lynch Street (across from JSU Baseball fields)

Jackson, Mississippi 39203

(601) 376-9432


Hours (subject to change)

Monday-Thursday: 6 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Friday-Saturday: 6 a.m. – 7 p.m.

Sunday: Closed

Also, be sure to check them out on Facebook.

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