Meridian, Mississippi is the perfect distance for a quick daytrip. We headed out mid-morning and decided to have lunch at Weidmann’s before looking around the town. Through the years, I had heard others mention the restaurant favorably, but I had never been there. This time I was visiting the city as both a tourist and tour guide and saw the world through a different lens.
I recently read Sela Ward’s memoir“Homesick” and near page 44 there is a reference to this famed restaurant. “Ceiling fans turn lazily overhead, not so much circulating the air as bumping it along”. Yes, that’s the Mississippi that I recall from my childhood. So, this must be a perfect restaurant for showing off the city to a first time visitor. And it was. We munched on crackers and peanut butter while waiting the few minutes for lunch service. the food was delicious and as history buffs, we really enjoyed learning of the traditions of this storied Southern belle.
Getting There: The restaurant is easily accessible from the main interstate road of I-20 and I-59. The address is 210 22nd Avenue, Meridian, Mississippi 39301. It is in the historic downtown section of Meridian and within sight of the sixteen story building known as the Threefoot Building, which is the tallest building in the downtown area.
Monday through Thursday – 11:00 am – 9:30 pm
Friday and Saturday – 11:00 am – 11:00 pm
Sunday – 10:00 am to 2:00 pm