Guy Fieri rates Horn Lake restaurant best in Mississippi

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Guy Fieri of the television show “Diners, Drive Ins, and Dives” thinks pretty highly of one DeSoto County restaurant.

The Food Network show host, who travels across the country to find the best places to eat around, recently posted his best “Diners, Drive Ins, and Dives” in every state. 

Fieri, in the blog post found on, says the Memphis Barbecue Company in Horn Lake is his favorite restaurant in Mississippi.  

“Guy Fieri went all in on the baby back ribs, praising their flavor and tenderness, while the locals love the house-made cheese fritters,” the blog post read. 

The post also spoke highly of owner Melissa Cookston, the World BBQ Champion, known as the “Winningest Woman in BBQ.”

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