Prime Time for Primos Cafe: Restaurant Is Ridgeland Tradition

April 28, 2011 at 12:26 pm EST


Tried the three-layer caramel cake at Primos Café? If you haven’t, you’re in a distinct minority – the restaurant sells nearly 75 of them each week.

Primos, which operates restaurants in Flowood and Ridgeland, is known for its tasty baked goods, such as caramel nut and pecan crunch cookies and three-layer cakes. But Primos has much more to offer loyal customers.

For starters, there's the award-winning breakfast; Primos was named "best breakfast" and "best biscuits" in 2008. And the New Orleans-inspired seafood salads. But the restaurant's biggest selling point is its longevity. Primos' shrimp salad has remained unchanged for the last 50 years.

Since 1929, the family-owned restaurant has been a Ridgeland staple. It's a place where locals can gather – at any time of day – and share a good meal topped off by Virgina Primos' tasty desserts and be treated like a member of the family.

And while though the hospitality is down-home; the menu is an eclectic mix of traditional and modern fare – from beef tenderloin wraps to a Catfish Po Boy.

Says owner Don Primos, "we call what we do ‘Southern food for city folks.’”

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