About two weeks ago, I discovered a new resturant in downtown Jackson - Tony's Tamales. It's located right near the Regions building on Capitol Street.
In addition to DELICIOUS tamales, they have a daily lunch special (think meatloaf or fried shrimp with two veggies and homemade cornbread), reallyreally good gumbo, chicken and dumplings, even homemade cakes. (I've tried the butter pound cake and the carrot cake, and the carrot is my fave so far.)
Prices are cheap, the atmosphere is nice, and they play killer music. The only downside is that you eat on disposable plate. But with food this good and prices this reasonable, who cares?
Get thee to Tony's!