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Checker Board

2223 S Frontage Rd, Meridian, MS 39301-6540
+1 601-481-1039
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  • Excellent39%
  • Very good27%
  • Average20%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible10%
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“lunch” (14 reviews)
“fried chicken” (6 reviews)
“turnip greens” (4 reviews)
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06:00 - 14:30 Hours
2223 S Frontage Rd, Meridian, MS 39301-6540
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I was in town for business and grabbed a quick lunch at Checker Board. If cleanliness is high on your list keep looking. If excellent food is what you desire keep looking. Friendly people they have. Cleanliness Fair. Food Fair. Staff Great!!

Thank Andy H
Reviewed 24 December 2017 via mobile

Typical small southern buffet. Ok fried chicken, mix of fresh and canned vegetables, bland cornbread. Place is showing age and need for updates. Left full but not really satisfied.

Thank Bryan W
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Reviewed 21 December 2017 via mobile

Checkerboard is always our “go to” place for Sunday lunch after church! The staff is quick to take your drink order and then it’s off to the food bar we go! Most of the time, it is fruit salad, creamed corn, turnip greens, fried pork...More

Thank Debbie813
Reviewed 15 November 2017

Vegetables were cold to luke warm, like straight out of a can, fried okra was burnt and other foods barely warm. However their fried catfish was delicious. There was also a roach on my lemon pie. The lady was very apologetic and went and got...More

Thank Judi P
Reviewed 27 October 2017

While traveling through Meridian recently, my wife and I needed a place to eat lunch. We saw that The Checker Board appeared to have some good, Southern cooking. Mmmm. We were right. One problem, (not a bad thing), they only had all those delicious vegetables,...More

Thank David E
Reviewed 13 July 2017 via mobile

Went for Sunday lunch. Was very busy and food wasn't being refilled quickly (had to end up getting our own drinks).Couldn't eat any of the fried foods due to the oil being burnt (tasted like cigarette smoke). Also, only one dessert is free rest you...More

Thank l7r123
Reviewed 10 July 2017

Great mom and pop meat and 3 diner. The buffet was absolutely wonderful with so much different stuff to eat!! The inside is decorated cute with vintage metal lunch boxes and checker boards.

Thank Grace B
Reviewed 29 June 2017 via mobile

The outside doesn't do much to grab your eye but if you want a really great burger and fried or a lunch buffet, this is the place! The staff goes out of their way to accommodate you and they really care if you have good...More

Thank Travelerfrank79
Reviewed 3 June 2017

This place does not bring any big awards for decor, but the food is great. A buffet with fried and baked chicken, light and tasty fried fish, wonderfully seasoned turnip greens, candied yams, hush puppies that demand seconds, mac n cheese, green fried tomatoes, I...More

Thank Linda S
Reviewed 9 February 2017

In town on business and as a group we went over for the lunch buffet. Can't be very positive about the place. Canned warmed up basics with the prep'ed foods all deep fried for the masses. Plenty of local folks though. It's an old building,...More

Thank Doc R
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Groups, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
06:00 - 14:30
06:00 - 14:30
06:00 - 14:30
06:00 - 14:30
06:00 - 14:30
06:00 - 14:30
06:00 - 14:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2223 S Frontage Rd, Meridian, MS 39301-6540
  • Location: United States  >  Mississippi (MS)  >  Meridian
  • Phone Number: +1 601-481-1039
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