Located on the historic Murff Row in downtown West Point where Bryan Foods (a division of Sara Lee) had its start as Bryan Brothers Meat Market, Anthony's is a name synonymous with fine food for over fifty years. No one could have predicted that the humble market founded in 1936 as the Anthony and Wilson Grocery would grow to become the world-class restaurant that still proudly bears the name Anthony's.
Mrs. Anthony herself created the cafe' in 1954 when she began serving breakfast and lunch from the back of her husband's store. In 1978, two sisters, Anna Belle Orr and Jane Golson, took Anthony's to new heights with their famous sausage and biscuits and delicious plate lunches.
Leo McGee purchased the restaurant in 1994 and turned to his Delta roots by showcasing blues musicians once a month in a venue called "Once in a Blues Moon Night." Carter Fraley became new chef and owner in 1997, adding a New Orleans flair to the menu and expanding the restaurant to the size that you see today. Ray and Carrie Hamilton purchased the restaurant in 2009 after working for many years with the Fraley family. They were delighted by the charm of West Point and enjoy serving great people who live in this area. Ray is a third generation restauranteur from the Mississippi gulf coast who brings an extensive knowledge, experience and love of coastal cuisine to Anthony's.
Anthony's has become the place for friends from the surrounding area to meet and relax while enjoying some of the best food in the South. Always popular with students from MSU, Anthony's has accommodated students and their families from all parts of the world. Families and businesses in the Golden Triangle area have made it a tradition to treat their visiting friends and clients to a night at Anthony's.
We look forward to seeing you again at Anthony's- where the South meets the world to enjoy fine southern and creative continental cuisine.
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