You Wanna Talk Old School? Check Out Phillips Grocery In Holly Springs

Phillips Grocery in Holly Springs, Mississippi

Phillips Grocery is located in Holly Springs, Mississippi (there’s another location in Oxford too). It’s located right near train tracks that were involved in the Van Dorn Raid of the American Civil War. The two story house was built as a Saloon in 1892 by a former Confederate soldier, became a Grocery Store in 1919 and then started serving Burgers in 1948 under the new ownership of Mr. and Mrs. W.L. Phillips.

Train Tracks, Right Next To Phillips Grocery

Train Tracks, Right Next To Phillips Grocery

Building In Front Of Phillips Grocery

Building In Front Of Phillips Grocery

R Sign

Mississippi Central Railroad Sign

Stepping through the doors of Phillips Grocery is like going back in time 60 years. Inside it’s filled with all types of old soda signage & memorabilia along with a wide of array of seating options including old school desks.

Phillips Grocery in Holly Springs, Mississippi

Phillips Grocery in Holly Springs, Mississippi

Phillips Grocery in Holly Springs, Mississippi

Phillips Grocery in Holly Springs, Mississippi

Phillips Grocery in Holly Springs, Mississippi

Phillips Grocery in Holly Springs, Mississippi

Phillips Grocery Menu (click to enlarge)

Phillips Grocery Menu (click to enlarge)

The menu is on a blackboard that’s right above the expediting window and behind the order “counter”. I’m mentally set to have the 1/3 Burger w/Cheese, Mustard, Onion & Pickles and make a quick last minute addition of the Patty Melt. Crinkle Cut Fries and Fried Peach Pie round out the lunch equation.

What’s interesting about the Patty Melt is that is not only goes the bi-cheese route but it comes with the standard grilled Onions and Peppers, yes Peppers. Both Burgers have a nice little meat crust on them, it is not burned as some folks seem to think. They also come wrapped in wax paper with the Patty Melt already halved, not my preference or suggestion. They use fresh never frozen beef here. Which one was better? I’d have to tip my hat to the Patty Melt on this one.

The Fries were crinkle cut and fried just right (not oily) but I’d suggest skipping them and trying out the two Burgers instead. The Peach Pie was Fried and good but I’m thinking I might have been off buying one of the Moon Pies they had for sale on the table at the counter.

Crinkle Cut Fries

Crinkle Cut Fries

Phillips Grocery Patty Melt

Phillips Grocery Patty Melt

Patty Melt Halves

Patty Melt Halves

Phillips Grocery Classic Burger

Phillips Grocery Classic Burger

Fried Apple Pie

Fried Peach Pie

George Motz turned me onto Phillips Grocery, and as a fan of R.L. Burnside I knew of Holly Springs so I’m glad I got to check out this part of the United States and experience some Burger History.

Real Old School:

Phillips Grocery
541 E Van Dorn Ave, Holly Springs, MS 38635
662-252-4671
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  • Edric Estevez

    But it was average at best.

    • http://burgerbeast.com/ Burger Beast

      You shouldn’t have added Lettuce & Tomato.