- 207 W. Jackson St., Ridgeland, MS, 39157
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- Mon.-Fri. 10:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. and 4:30-9 p.m., Sat. 10 a.m.-10 p.m., Sun. 11 a.m.-2:30 p.m.
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Blue Moon Café is a locally owned and operated upscale café which opened in 2008 in the heart of the Olde Towne area of Ridgeland. They specialize in sandwiches, soups, salads and wraps, catering to the area neighborhoods and businesses.
The food: There are over 30 different sandwich options featuring chicken, tuna, turkey, ham, pork and beef. The features are freshly baked daily and can be served grilled or cold. Their breads are great with offerings of ciabatta, sourdough, wheat berry and foccacia.
Oh, how I love the foccacia sandwiches perfectly grilled to perfection and served with side choices of potato salad, chips, corn and black bean salad or a regular salad. Each weekday you will find a daily lunch special and with the massive heat index outside we found a fresh bowl of fruit quite refreshing with our meal choices.
The wraps are fresh made and include a traditional wrap, wheat, tomato basil or a quite tasty spinach wrap. You can find a variety of veggies for stuffing your wrap just the way you like it, and there’s cheese options of cheddar, pepper jack, Swiss, blue cheese crumbles or mozzarella.
The chipotle mayonnaise or pesto mayos are unique and flavorful as are the other dressings to sauce up your wrap or sandwich. If you can’t decide on one of their standard sandwiches or wraps they will be happy to let you build-your-own sandwich or wrap and you can let your imagination and taste buds go wild ($6-$7).
Their salad are popular with offerings of chef, Cobb, herb chicken, bleu cheese and spinach, veggie, Caesar, or a BBQ brisket salad that we tried. It was filled with beef brisket, cheddar cheese, bacon, tomato, and crispy onions, and was quite delicious. The dressings are house made, and we checked out their version of comeback, which we thought could stand proudly alongside some of the more established renditions of the area classic.
During the lunch hours they offer a $7 special that includes a drink and side. Not a bad deal for a deliciously fresh sandwich or wrap.
Their soups are on a rotating day schedule and they feature potato, black bean, Tuscan chicken, poblano corn chowder, veggie beef, or tomato basil. We were in luck with the chowder and tomato basil featured on one of our visits. They are quite good and plentiful for a meal or as a side for $2.50 a cup or $4 a bowl.
They also have fresh baked cookies and brownies daily and have a nice selection of cakes, pies, and dessert bars that are on a rotating schedule as well.
The drink: The usual soft drink and tea offerings are available with free refills. Their beer selection offers up 20 import and domestic brands by the bottle and are nice and cold especially on the hot summer days of the south.
The scene: Blue Moon is located along Jackson Street in the heart of old Ridgeland that is steadily being revitalized. The building has a nice feel to it with a constant flow of customers. The side porch is under a brick section of the adjoining complex and offers up some nice and cool outside dining. They also will be happy to cater your meetings, parties, or other functions to save you the hassle of planning an event.
The bottom line: If you are in the mood for some tasty food at a reasonable price they are definitely worth a try. Takeout orders are welcomed and they have found a nice home in the heart of the area. There is plenty of onsite parking and very little wait time for your meal. You order from the menu and they will deliver your choices to your table and get you set up just right.