Hollywood Café


Hollywood Café

At the apex of Old Commerce and Old Highway 61, in Robinsonville, a few buildings remain where a train stop, post office and commissary once stood.

While the post office is gone, the commissary has been converted into current home of The Hollywood Café. Originally in the hamlet of Hollywood, the cafe started as a venue for local group, the Turnrow Cowboys to play.

Music is still an influence for the Hollywood. The piano mentioned in the song Walking in Memphis sits in the front corner of the store where the floorboards are worn to reveal the old traffic pattern when it was a general store. The Hollywood still hosts live performances on the weekends and feeds a crowd consisting of locals, casino gamblers, blues tourists and hungry cowboys from nearby Battle Arena.

“We have the best steaks you’ll get in in Tunica. Really! A lot of people come because we have a really good rib eye that’s reasonably priced, and then people like our cheese burgers and they like the fried dill pickles and the fried green tomatoes.”

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Julia Cruz

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