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The Little Dooey

100 Fellowship St, Starkville, MS 39759-3275
+1 662-323-6094
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  • Excellent56%
  • Very good31%
  • Average9%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
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“pulled pork” (28 reviews)
“catfish” (51 reviews)
“baked beans” (16 reviews)
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Cajun & Creole, American, Barbecue
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100 Fellowship St, Starkville, MS 39759-3275
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Yes, we enjoyed it. You'll find a lot of alumni here from the university so you know they have good memories of the place. It's good barbecue with no pretentiousness. Definitely worth a stop.

Thank Frank A
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Our daughter had us stop here for the best barbecue and ribs (plus we were paying so she could get the platter!). Great place for homemade barbecue, quick service, and fun atmosphere. Prices were inexpensive, there are seafood, chicken, pork and beef options, and lots...More

Thank Kathy F
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

football game- great family restaurant. cool building. friendly service. wonderful experience one of best local restaurants to go to

Thank Cathy M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

You order at the counter, grab your drink, and then find your own seating. No problems with this while we were there. Everyone enjoyed their food on our outing. Nice selection of BBQ and fish. The crawfish tails appetizer was really good. Prices were very...More

Thank Dan K
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Nothing spectacular here in my opinion. Catfish good but not much better than average. Pulled pork the same. Self service - fair atmosphere.

Thank tipsung
Reviewed 10 October 2017 via mobile

Traveling through, wanted to try BBQ. There is a reason it is the # 1 BBQ resturant. Yes, the parking gets creative. It’s a typical looking BBQ resturant. Very friendly staff. The pulled pork sandwiches were some of the best I ever had! Great smoke...More

Thank DreamTraveler365
Reviewed 8 October 2017

My rating may not be entirely fair as I despise pulled pork. Thus, the food did nothing for me but give me indigestion. The sides are pretty good though, but one must ask oneself...am I there for a meal or for sides. If the latter,...More

Thank StarkvilleDoc
Reviewed 2 October 2017

You haven't visited Starkville until you visit Little Dooey. Its a staple. The BBQ is great. The buffalo chicken wrap is a favorite as well.

Thank M1440NYlauram
Reviewed 7 September 2017 via mobile

Another favorite in Starkville! Such a great array of different dishes to choose from! Catfish is outstanding; BBQ is fine and the Pulled Pork BBQ salad is to DIE FOR!!! Not to mention the best club sandwich this side of the Mason Dixon line! Real...More

Thank Lynda W
Reviewed 21 August 2017 via mobile

The restaurant opened at 10:30 am. This was very helpful for our travel plans. I ordered a pulled pork platter with baked beans and potato salad. The portion size was more than enough. The pork was tender and smoked perfectly. The baked beans and potato...More

Thank Tommy J
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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, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
10:30 AM - 8:30 PM
10:30 AM - 8:30 PM
10:30 AM - 8:30 PM
10:30 AM - 8:30 PM
10:30 AM - 8:30 PM
10:30 AM - 8:30 PM
10:30 AM - 8:30 PM
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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