The Dutch Oven (open since 2003) is housed in an old passenger train depot and best known for its baked goods. It’s only open from 10AM til 3PM on weekdays and closed on weekends. You can read a little more background on them at the Visit Mississippi website.
After having many fried meals on my trip around the South it was nice to enjoy a lunch that had none of that going on. My wife Marcela started out with a Taco Soup and really enjoyed the daily casserole of “Gourmet Chicken & Rice” with a Macaroni Salad.
I couldn’t decided between two sandwiches so I ordered the Pimento Cheese and Pork BBQ Sandwiches, both on freshly baked Butterhorn. To be fair I took one bite of each sandwich and settled on the Pimento Cheese as my guy. The Pulled Pork while good was heavier then I was hoping for.
The house-made Pimento Cheese on that buttery Butterhorn was a gland slam. I decided half way through the sandwich that I was gonna stop and keep some to enjoy on the back porch at the Shack we were stayin’ in later in the day.
We were told that “you shouldn’t leave without having a slice of pie“, we of course obliged. Marcela and I were sharing or so I thought. Two bites was the most I was able to manage and I was lucky to even get that many. It was absolutely killer but Marcela might be a better judge due to the limited time I had with it, lol.
My first stop whenever I return to Clarksdale will be for some more of that Pimento Cheese Sandwich and the bread it was on. It was so good that we took a bag of mini Butterhorns to have for breakfast the next day.
Butterhorns For The Win:
The Dutch Oven
100 Blues Alley Ln Clarksdale, Mississippi 38614