The Veranda is the brain-child of two ambitious guys, Jay Yates and Frank Jones, who decided at the turn of the century that Starkville needed a more progressive dining experience than was available at that time. Jay wanted to open a place where he could put his creative talents to use featuring a menu with the highest quality seasonal ingredients. After much planning and deliberation, The Veranda opened January 20, 2003 on a mission to provide a wide variety of top-flight food and beverage in a casual atmosphere while serving our guests with the best sense of southern hospitality and graciousness. From true soul food lunches featuring fried chicken, mashed potatoes, cream gravy, collard greens, cornbread, blackberry and peach cobbler, to flown in fresh Hawaiian tuna, Alaskan Copper River salmon, the highest quality Angus Steaks, and an inspired wine list to compliment the delicious food, there is something for everyone. Come join us at the Veranda where it is all about the food!