If you’re looking for the best burger in the Mississippi Delta, you’ll find it at Chuck’s Dairy Bar along Highway 61 in Rolling Fork.
A local staple, the Chuckburger is topped with mayonnaise, mustard, pickles, slaw and chili, all served with a side of fries. And don’t forget the chocolate shake. Yum.
Chuck’s Dairy Bar has been serving food since 1977 with a menu that includes great breakfast selections, catfish, barbeque pork, BLT, grilled chicken, chicken fried steak, hotdogs, and, of course, the Chuckburger. They also have a daily plate lunch with hearty servings.
On a hot summer day, the frosty treats at Chuck’s will hit the spot. You can choose from old-fashioned ice cream sundaes, milk shakes, frosted cokes, or ice cream cones.
The Friendliest Diner in the South
Owner Tracy Harden calls the diner, ‘her baby’ and she puts the care, attention, and love into the business to prove it.
Everyone who eats at Chuck’s is welcomed with a warm smile from Harden and her staff. If you visit Chuck’s during the lunch hour, you will be amazed at their efficiency and friendliness in the midst of a constant and demanding crowd.
Chuck’s Dairy Bar is a favorite spot for locals. During the spring planting and fall harvest seasons, farmers come to Chuck’s for take-out lunches and to enjoy a little break and small talk. During hunting season, hunters stop by for a warm breakfast on the way to their stand or drop in for a burger or the delicious beef stew after the hunt.
In addition to the locals, many tourists and visitors who are following the Blues Trail along Highway 61 stop to eat at Chuck’s Dairy Bar. Harden loves meeting these visitors, especially the international travelers.
“It always brings a smile to my face when I learn where people are from,” says Harden. “We’ve had visitors from so many countries stop at Chuck’s for a bite to eat – places like Denmark, England, and Holland to name just a few.”
Serving Her Community
In addition to serving food, owner Tracy Harden works hard to serve the Rolling Fork community as well.
“I want to help prepare young people for ‘the real world’, by talking with them about their choices and discussing how to be responsible and have a strong work ethic,” says Harden.
Harden supports local schools and artists by showcasing their work in the middle dining room at Chuck’s. The colorful works of art really brighten up the room and the faces of the artists who proudly point to their work.
Harden also sponsors the Chuckburger Eating Contest at the Great Delta Bear Affair each year. The contest draws an enormous crowd to see who can eat the most Chuckburgers in a 5-minute time period.
“I’m grateful to the Great Delta Bear Affair for giving me the opportunity to sponsor the Chuckburger Eating Contest. I love it!” states Harden.
Harden has a passion for food, for service, and for supporting her community and it shows.
Chuck’s Dairy Bar is located at 20668 US-61 in Rolling Fork. Hours are 5:45 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Friday and until 10:30 p.m. on the weekend.