Walnut Hills offers world famous southern cooking located in historic old town Vicksburg, Mississippi. We have superb Steaks, Seafood, Po-boys, and Award Winning Desserts, and are open for lunch and dinner Monday through Saturday, and Sundays for lunch.
Hours OpenMon-Sat 11-9pm, Sun 11-2pm
Seasons OpenAll Year
Price Style for this Establishment$$ - $11 to $30
Family and Kid-Friendly Dining Notes
We offer several choices for kids meals, ice cream for dessert, and a relaxed family atmosphere in a historic home setting.
Locally or Family-Owned Business Notes
The handsome old house on Adams Street in the historic district was opened in 1980 by Joyce Clingan as a round table restaurant, equal to the old time boarding house style restaurants. The house was built in 1880 by the Rogers family with a striking homey presence: wide porch, tall shuttered winds, and Vicksburg pierced columns. The home's name has it own history. Centuries before the town existed, the Spanish named the area Nogales, after the walnut trees that grew along the bluffs. The 1868 house next door to Walnut Hills was restored by Mrs. Clingan and appropriately named The Nogales House.
Miss Herdcine has been chief cook at Walnut Hills for over 30 years and is the second generation of family members who have played a key role in the success of this popular dining spot. Herdcine's mother, the late Ms. Alma Robinson, made the wonderful salads and slaw every day until she retired at age 70. Herdcine's son, Xavier, has been serving this delicious food for over 15 years, marking the third generation of the Williams family to grace our staff.
Each has had a stake in developing the lengthy menu, where their contributions are acknowledged like recipes in a community cookbook: Herdcine's fried chicken, homemade biscuits, salad dressing, and from-scratch cornbread, and Joyce's cakes, pies, casseroles, and potato rounds are just a few of our specialties.