Food Porn: Mississippi Mudds

The last time I ate at Mississippi Mudds was over 7 years ago and my memories are incredibly vague.  I remembered that it was a basic hamburger/hot dog stand that also served  ice cream and it was located right on the Niagara River.  I remember a dining area that was on the “roof” and a bike bath across the street from the restaurant.  From what I’ve read and gathered since then though, it sounded like Tonawanda’s version of Taffy’s (minus the gigantic milk shake selection).  It’s a restaurant that, when it opens, signifies the beginning of summer for the locals.

So when my dad was in town a few weeks ago I thought it would be a good place to grab a bite to eat.  Generally anything that has fried food/hamburgers is a good spot to bring my Dad and their menu did not disappoint.

I really wasn’t in the mood for anything specific and could have easily spent about an hour trying to figure out what to eat.  So after deliberating, I decided to get myself one of their sandwiches . The name is eluding me right now but it was basically a beef on weck sandwich with “cheese whiz” like sauce on it.  It was alright; the beef was a tad dry but the cheese sauce helped with that.  The roll was toasty and not soggy, a huge plus in my opinion.  After looking at how delicious my brother’s Chicken Fingers were (not pictured), I sort-of regretted my decision.  It wasn’t horrible, just really not great or anything I would go out of my way to order again.

The Sweet Potato Fries were great, however.  Lately everytime I have ordered Sweet Potato Fries they have been these huge wedges of potato.  Sometimes I am in the mood for a good thick potato but not when I am attaching the word “Fries” to the menu item.  Covered in honey and layering on some butter, they were fantastic…the highlight of my meal until I ordered…

Some soft serve vanilla ice cream with rainbow sprinkles (simple, yes, but my favorite) on a freshly made Waffle Cone.  When they say fresh, they really mean it.  I watched the girl pour some waffle batter into the press and then serve it up to me.  The cone was still warm and it was delicious, maybe on of the best ‘ice cream’ experiences I’ve had in a long time.

It took me almost 7 years to finally revisit Mississippi Mudds but I am hoping that It won’t be as long for my third visit.  In the summer time the bike bath along Niagara River is an awesome way to spend a warm bright sunny day.  So do yourself a favor and get outside this summer and ride your bike down to Mississppi Mudds and grab some sweet potato fries or maybe a fantastic ice cream cone and enjoy summer in Buffalo.
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3 thoughts on “Food Porn: Mississippi Mudds

  1. I grew up in Tonawanda, and honestly, don’t know anyone that has ever ordered chicken fingers or beef sandwich here. The best things are hot dogs, hamburgers, sweet fries and milk shakes. It’s also a great place to go for lunch and sit up top and enjoy the sun.

    • Don Burtless

      We actually had someone order a hot dog (the one with cheese and bacon) and it looked good but I didn’t have a good picture of it so I didn’t include it. But those fries were good and next time I’ll try and save room for a milkshake.

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