Although the outstanding success of our restaurants has been centered around our signature item — fried catfish filets (“Possibly the best catfish in the nation.” Craig Claiborne, former food critic for the N.Y. Times), we have now expanded our menu to include: fried shrimp, steaks, salads, and broiled chicken and fish.


Come see the Grand Ole Opry, the show that made country music famous! The Opry features a dynamic line-up of new stars, superstars, and legends of country music. Only the Opry… there’s nothing quite like it anywhere else! Please note that their artists and schedule are subject to change without notice.   – See more at* We are only one mile north of Grand Ole Opry at 2624 Music Valley Drive!

Dining with us at the Jackson/Ridgeland Cock of the Walk is not just a great meal, it’s also a fun-filled experience as you sit on the water’s edge of the scenic Ross Barnett Reservoir.

Our newest location is the Jackson/Pocahontas Cock of the Walk. Enjoy the same great meal, and fun-filled experience. Our casual, rustic atmosphere, and service personnel attired in period dress of the riverboat era will bring you back to the time of the old riverboat days!

Catfish, Hushpuppies and Fried Dill Pickles

In the early 1800’s, Natchez “Under the Hill” in Mississippi was a gathering place for the “Keelboatmen” bringing goods and supplies down the Mississippi River on their way to New Orleans. Each boat had its own “champion” fighter and when two boats met it was the custom for these “champions” to fight for the honored title of “Cock of the Walk” the “Best of the Best”.


In the late 1970’s some folks got together at that historic site in Natchez on the Mississippi and developed a combination of southern style recipes to compliment their specialty of golden fried catfish. the name of “Cock of the Walk” was reborn—the “Best of the Best”.


Our casual, rustic atmosphere, and service personnel attired in period dress of the riverboat era will bring you back to the time of the old riverboat days and now, something for everyone in your party!


* The Cock of the Walk and Mike Fink Corporation are not affiliated with the Grand Ole Opry and vice versa, and supply this link for the convenience of our site visitors. Cock of the Walk is not responsible for incorrect information or site functions at



We have a “mobile” kitchen that we can bring to you for Company Outings, Fundraising Events, Rehearsal Dinners, Birthdays, and Family Gatherings or any function where you might require “on-site” preparation and service.Or consider our delivery service available within 20 minutes of any of our restaurants!


We specialize in fried, pond raised catfish, but we will be happy to accommodate your menu to include fried shrimp, chicken or combination platters of your choosing. Our chefs can accommodate those needing a custom entree in your party. Vegetarian, gluten free, diabetic or most any dietary need can be accommodated. Please ask. Rest assured you can expect the same quality and service for your function that you have enjoyed at our restaurant in Ridgeland, on the Reservoir, for over 35 years, Nashville, TN for over 30 years and our newest location in Pocahontas, MS.


Call today and let us talk with you about how we can help make your affair a complete success!