Food Menu

STARTERS

Comeback & Crackers
3
Hal's Soup Du Jour
Could be an old favorite. Could be a real eyebrow-raiser. Only your server knows for sure just what the chef has concocted.

Size
Cup 5     Bowl 6.25
Beef Tamales 
Homemade red hots prepared and steamed in corn husks.

Extra
Side of salsa +.75     Sour cream +.75
Filling
Meat     Black bean
Quantity
Three   Six 8.25     Dozen 15
Award-Winning Myrtis' Bayou Gumbo
Fresh seafood, smoked ham, and vegetables, simmered in a rich roux and served over hot rice. A loving tribute to our aunt myrtis, who trapped crabs in mary walker bayou near gautier, mississippi, and taught us the craft of gumbo.

Size
Cup   Bowl 6.25
Cheese Nachos
Two-cheese nachos with beans.

Style
With salsa and jalapeños 7.25
With guacamole on the side 8
Friday Seafood Bisque
Our seafood bisque, made fresh only on fridays, is rich with gulf shrimp and crab in a creamy broth.

Size
Cup 5.75     Bowl 7

DEEP FRIES

Golden-brown goodies accompanied by our own homemade sauces. All fried in canola oil
Hand-Cut French Fries
2
Onion Rings
Style
Hal (thick)     Mal (thin)
7.25
Mushrooms
7
Stuffed Jalapeños
7.5
Catfish Nuggets
8.5
Dill Pickles
6.25
Combo Fried Platter
15
Cheese Fritters
6.75

SALADS

Hal & mal's homemade, low-fat salad dressings. Take home a bottle 8.00
Tossed Greens
Fresh salad greens with tomato, olive, pepper, and cheese

Extra
Salad dressings +.50
Dressing
Classic comeback     Traditional ranch     Chunky bleu cheese
Honey mustard vinegarette     Poppyseed     Oil & vinegar
Oil & tarragon vinegar     Feta peppercorn
6
Greek Salad
Crisp‎ greens with feta cheese, tomato, black olives, peppers, and select herbs.

Style
With shrimp 9.75     With crabmeat 9.75
With both 11.5
Extra
Salad dressings +.50
Dressing
Classic comeback     Traditional ranch     Chunky bleu cheese
Honey mustard vinegarette     Poppyseed     Oil & vinegar
Oil & tarragon vinegar     Feta peppercorn
7.5
Caesar Salad
Crisp romaine tossed with caesar dressing, parmesan cheese, and bacon bits

Style
With chicken 9.75     With shrimp 10.5
With fish of the day 12

Extra
Salad dressings +.50
Dressing
Classic comeback     Traditional ranch     Chunky bleu cheese
Honey mustard vinegarette     Poppyseed     Oil & vinegar
Oil & tarragon vinegar     Feta peppercorn
6.25
Salad Vivian
Fresh spinach and other salad greens topped with grilled chicken breast, boiled egg, black olives, and tomato

Extra
Salad dressings +.50
Dressing
Classic comeback     Traditional ranch     Chunky bleu cheese
Honey mustard vinegarette     Poppyseed     Oil & vinegar
Oil & tarragon vinegar     Feta peppercorn
10
Oyster Spinach Salad
Fried oysters over deep green spinach leaves with boiled egg, mushrooms, and crisp bacon

Extra
Salad dressings +.50
Dressing
Classic comeback     Traditional ranch     Chunky bleu cheese
Honey mustard vinegarette     Poppyseed     Oil & vinegar
Oil & tarragon vinegar     Feta peppercorn
12
Fried Chicken Salad
Mixed greens with fried chicken breast, boiled egg, black olives, and tomato

Extra
Salad dressings +.50
Dressing
Classic comeback     Traditional ranch     Chunky bleu cheese
Honey mustard vinegarette     Poppyseed     Oil & vinegar
Oil & tarragon vinegar     Feta peppercorn
10

BURGER

An eight-ounce burger grilled to your order and served on a bun with lettuce, tomato, pickle, and onion.
Better Burger
Our basic but bountiful burger, dressed as above
7.75
Bacon-Cheese Burger
With crisp bacon and your choice of cheese
8.75
Cheese Burger a Pair O' Dice
Choose your cheese: american, cheddar, swiss, bleu, provolone, feta, mozzarella or monterey jack
8.25
Diddy Wah Diddy
 
You name it and we'll make it
15
Border Burger
With salsa, guacamole, jalapeños and sour cream
8.75
Free Press Veggie Burger
With black beans, white beans, rolled oats and fresh vegetables
7. 75

SANDWICHES

Decatur Street Muffaletta
An array of deli-style meats and cheeses, dressed with an authentic, new orleans-style olive salad.

Size
Quarter 7.75    Half 11.5    Whole 20

Extra
Potato salad +2     French fries +2
Baked potato +2
Chicken-Fried Steak Sandwich
Austin, texas-inspired battered and fried steak on a bun with lettuce, tomato, pickle and onion

Extra
Potato salad +2     French fries +2
Baked potato +2
9.25
Michael Rubenstein Sandwich
The classic grilled deli sandwich of thin-sliced corned beef on Jewish rye with swiss cheese, sauerkraut, and comeback dressing

Extra
Potato salad +2     French fries +2
Baked potato +2
9.25
Southern Fried Chicken Sandwich
Battered, deep fried and served on a bun

Extra
Potato salad +2     French fries +2
Baked potato +2
8.25
Glennie's Hot Roast Beef
Sunday-dinner-slow-roasted and served open-faced with aunt glennie's gather'round gravy and french fries

Extra
Potato salad +2     French fries +2
Baked potato +2
9.25
Grilled Portabella Mushroom
A giant marinated portabella grilled to perfection and topped with your choice of cheese

Extra
Potato salad +2     French fries +2
Baked potato +2
8.75
Vashti's Hot Turkey
Served open-faced with gravy and fries, just like our mama Stewart's

Extra
Potato salad +2     French fries +2
Baked potato +2
9.25
Downtown Club
A three-story highrise with ham, turkey, cheese, bacon, lettuce, tomato, pickle, and mayonnaise

Extra
Potato salad +2     French fries +2
Baked potato +2
9.75
Chicken Mozzarella
Marinated, grilled chicken breast with mozzarella cheese, lettuce, tomato, onion, mayonnaise, and pickle on a bun

Extra
Potato salad +2     French fries +2
Baked potato +2
9.25
Aunt Voncil's Spicy Pimento Cheese & Bacon
Extra
Potato salad +2     French fries +2
Baked potato +2
5
 
Grilled Cheese & Soup of the Day
Traditional grilled cheese sandwich with a cup of the soup of the day

Extra
Potato salad +2     French fries +2
Baked potato +2
8.5

Po-Boys

Shrimp
11
Hot Roast Beef
10
Mississippi Catfish
featured on Man vs. Food
11
Half 'n' Half Shrimp/Oyster
10
Oyster
12
Andouille Sausage
With creole mustard and sautéed onions
9.25

Entrees‎

The following entrees are served with soup or salad and your choice of:baked potato, French fries, potato salad or rice. Gumbo add $1.00
Blue Plate Special
Vegetable plate blackboard specials

For all side items (jalapeños, cheese, green onion, onions, guacamole, etc.) add 50¢ each.
For andouille sausage, add $2.00.
Hamburger Steak
Homestyle, chopped beef steak, grilled to your order and topped with onions and gravy
13.5
Oyster Platter
Plump, fresh oysters, perfectly fried
19.75
Chicken Zita
Tender, marinated chicken breast, grilled and served with grilled pineapple and mushrooms
14.75
Catfish
(Blackened or Fried) Mississippi-raised catfish (the world’s finest) prepared to your order
20
Shrimp Platter
 Fresh, golden-fried Gulf shrimp
21.25
Seafood Platter
Fresh Gulf shrimp, oysters, and catfish prepared to your order
22.5

BEVERAGES

For our wine and beer selection, please ask your server.
Hal & mal's will not serve alcoholic beverages to persons under the age of 21 or to persons who are intoxicated.
Iced Tea
Sweet     Unsweetened
2
Coca-Cola Classic
8 oz. Bottle
2.5
Diet Coke
8 oz. Bottle
2.5
Barq's Root Beer
12 oz. Bottle
3
Coffee
2
Fountain Drinks
Coke     Diet coke     Dr Pepper     Sprite
2
Juice
2
Bottled Water
2
Sparkling Water
2.5

DESSERTS

Chocolate Pie
Extra
Whipped cream +.25
5
Key Lime Pie
Extra
Whipped cream +.25
5
Pat's Bread Pudding with Hot Whiskey Sauce
Extra
Whipped cream +.25
4.5

Beer Menu

FROM THE SIP

Lazy Magnolia Southern Pecan
5
Lazy Magnolia Southern Hops'pitality (IPA)
5
Lucky Town Pub Ale (english mild ale)
5
Lucky Town Ballistic Blonde
5
Southern Prohibition Suzy B
5
Crooked Letter Mystery Romp
6

CLOSE TO HOME

Abita Wrought Iron (IPA)
4.5
Abita Amber
4.5
Abita Purple Haze (Raspberry Wheat)
4.5
Shinerbock
4.5
Yazoo Heff
4.5
Yazoo Dos Perros
4.5

NATIONAL FAVORITES

Sierra Nevada Pale Ale
4.5
New Belgium Fat Tire (amber ale)
4.5
New Belgium Snapshot
4.5
New Belgium Ranger IPA
4.5
Blue Moon (Belgian white)
4.5
Sam Adams Boston Lager
4.5
Lagunitas Lil Sumpin Sumpin (American pale wheat)
4.5
Lagunitas Daytime (fractional IPA)
4.5
Anchor Porter
5
Angry Orchard
5

IMPORTS

Stella Artois
5
Corona
4.5
Heineken
4.5
Dos Equis
4.5
Newcastle
5
Guinness (can)
6

DOMESTICS

Miller Lite
3.5
Coors Light
3.5
Bud Light
3.5
Budweiser
3.5
Michelob Ultra
4
PBR
3
Coors Banquet
3.5