20 new DeSoto County restaurants that opened in 2022

DeSoto County’s restaurant scene continues to grow, with at least 20 new restaurants opening in 2022.

From family-run restaurants and longtime Memphis favorites to boba joints and classic burger restaurants, the new locations are a diverse collection.

See what’s new in DeSoto County.

boba cream

131 W. Commerce St., Hernando; (662) 469-9486

Hernando’s first boba restaurant, Boba Cream, opened in September. Boba Cream offers milk tea, fruit tea, Hawaiian, Filipino, Korean and a variety of desserts.

vampire penguin

2868 May Blvd., Southaven and 2353 US 51 South, Suite 2, Hernando

Two new Vampire Penguin stores opened this year: South Haven and Hernando. Vampire Penguin offers shaved ice and a variety of desserts. In early November, owner Christa Dulci gave mourners and fans who lined up to see Luis at the Hernando Funeral Home an Atomic Her Fireball in vanilla topped with her candy “Signature Jelly Lee Lewis Snow.” ” was handed out.

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Serena’s Soul Food

1905 Goodman Road West, Horn Lake

Serena’s menu includes fried chicken, smoked turkey neck, yams, collard greens, and mac and cheese.

Mr.Q’s Sloppy Joes

5441 US 51 North, Horn Lake

Mr. Q’s, which opened in January, serves hot dogs, chicken fingers, cheeseburgers, and even sloppy jokes. There is also a breakfast menu.

crumble cookie

5400 Goodman Road, Suite 109, Olive Branch. (662) 932-3330

Crumbl Cookies opened Olive Branch in March. The Utah-based chain is known for serving freshly baked, over-the-top cookies made from scratch in their signature pink boxes. Each week, the menu rotates to offer 4 signature flavors to enjoy alongside the cookie menu of the week announced on Sunday. Milk chocolate chips (Crumbl Cookies original cookie) and chilled sugar cookies are always available.

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El Paraiso Authentic Mexican Restaurant

2670 McIngvale Road, Suite M, Hernando. (662) 469-4138

El Paraiso Authentic Mexican Restaurant is a family-run restaurant known for its tacos and margaritas.

Mugshot Grill & Bar

6300 Goodman Road, Olive Branch. (662) 420-7793

Opened in Olive Branch in early January, this Hattiesburg, Mississippi-based restaurant chain is known for its burgers. Its signature “The Mugshot” burger features his three seasoned patties stacked high with his six strips of hickory-smoked bacon, cheddar cheese, Swiss cheese, mayonnaise, mustard, lettuce, tomato and red onion. The burger I used was his challenge. and handmade pickles. It’s free if you finish it within 12 minutes.

Poke World Tapioca & Ramen

5142 Goodman Road, Olive Branch

Poke World, which opened at Olive Branch in early fall, serves ramen, bubble tea, and poke bowls. Poke World also has stores in Southaven, East Memphis and Cordova.

Wata Burger

Goodman Road and Getwell Road, Southaven and Goodman Road and Airways, Southaven

Two Whataburger stores will open in South Haven in 2022. His Whataburger, a Texas-based fast food chain, is known for its freshly made, customized burgers, shakes, fancy ketchup, spicy ketchup, and breakfast taquitos. The first store to open at 176 Goodman Road East was the first regional store to open since Memphis Whataburger closed in the ’90s.

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Everything Butt Donut Bakery

775 Goodman Road East, Unit 11, Southaven

Opening in summer 2022, this ‘New York-style’ bakery and bistro offers desserts such as cheesecakes, giant cookies, fresh bread and bagels. In addition to the classic cheesecakes on offer, the shop also sells signature cheesecakes and “boogie” cheesecakes in flavors such as Pina Colada, Blackberry Merlot, Bacon Chocolate Stout, White Russian, and Almond Amaretto. Also sells coffee and tea.

stack pancake

2902 May Blvd.at Silo Square, South Haven

This Memphis classic Silo Square opens in early 2022. Memphis-based fast casual diner known for serving pancakes and brunch. The menu includes customer favorites such as a variety of pancakes, build-your-own omelettes, coffee his drinks, and specialty cocktails.

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tequila modern mexican

6343 Getwell Road, South Haven

Opened in early spring, this family-run restaurant across from Snowden Grove in Southaven offers a menu of modern Mexican fare, including fajitas and taco salads. The breakfast menu includes Sunrise Sausage Enchiladas, as well as items such as Tequila Chicken and Waffles and pancake stacks.

Bites & Treats

8020 US 51 North, Southaven

Opening this summer, Bites & Treats offers ice cream, frozen yogurt, Philadelphia steaks, gyros, hot dogs, and a variety of other fast food-style offerings. The restaurant has a seating area for people to stay and enjoy their meal.

fill my cup

7200 Swinnea Road, South Haven

Fill My Cup opened inside the Brown Missionary Baptist Church in Southaven. Drinks include Americanos, lattes, frappes, and smoothies. Cookies and muffins are also served.

central barbecue

6547 Getwell Road, South Haven

Central BBQ opened its first Mississippi store in Southaven’s Silo Square in October. Known for its ribs, wings, nachos and sandwiches, this local favorite also has four locations in Memphis and his two in Nashville.

groove nutrition

1140 Church Road West, South Haven

Groove Nutrition opened in June. We don’t sell food, but we do sell meal replacement shakes, iced coffee, hot lattes, and plenty of tea. The most popular Groove Nutrition drink is loaded chi.


8179 McGregor Crossing, Suite 200, Olive Branch

The Memphis-based burger chain opened its first Olive Branch restaurant in November. The new restaurant has a large takeout area and a patio with open windows and large booths.

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morning grind coffee shop

9039 Millbranch Road, South Haven

The Morning Grind serves coffees such as Americano and espresso, as well as plenty of tea. Morning Grind also sells a variety of his bakery items, including cookies, his slices of cake, and danishes.

Red Pier Cajun Seafood & Bar

4975 Pepper Chase Drive, South Haven

The Memphis-based chain opened its second store in South Haven in January. The menu includes shrimp, snow crab, and lobster tails.

sidecar cafe

4840 Venture Drive, South Haven

This Bartlett-based restaurant opened in South Haven in the spring. Known for his house-made smoked pulled pork and brisket, his Sidecar Café also serves appetizers, sandwiches, pizza, salads, and Cajun pasta.

Gina Butkovich covers DeSoto County, storytelling, and general news.She can be reached at her 901-232-6714.

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