Olive Branch’s Old Style Bar-B-Q Closes, Making Way for a New Restaurant

Mike Wilson's Steakhouse & BBQ will open its doors in February.
Olive Branch's Old Style Bar-B-Q Closes, Making Way for a New Restaurant
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After 47 years of dedicated service, Old Style Bar-B-Q, a beloved Olive Branch eatery located at 8920 Expressway Dr, bid farewell to its patrons on December 30, 2023. The owners expressed their gratitude on Facebook, acknowledging the overwhelming support: “Thank you, Olive Branch, for 47 remarkable years. Old Style Bar-B-Q may be saying goodbye, but its legacy will linger in the hearts and taste buds of those fortunate enough to have been part of its journey.”

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As the curtains fall on this cherished era, a new chapter emerges with husband-and-wife duo Mike and Melinda Wilson stepping into the scene. The pair has taken over the space and is preparing to introduce Mike Wilson’s Steakhouse & BBQ, with a soft opening scheduled for early February 2024. No strangers to the culinary scene, the Wilsons also own the esteemed Delta Steakhouse & Lunchbox in Senatobia, named among the top five steakhouses in Mississippi for four consecutive years.

Diners at Mike Wilson’s can anticipate a diverse menu featuring hand-cut selections, from succulent ribeyes and filets to the bold flavors of Braveheart Beef. The establishment is currently undergoing renovations, including the creation of a new bar. In an effort to replicate the rustic charm of the exterior, the Wilsons plan to enrich the interior with the warm allure of cypress wood.

As the legacy of Old Style Bar-B-Q lingers, Olive Branch eagerly awaits the debut of Mike Wilson’s Steakhouse & BBQ, a restaurant poised to carve its own niche in the hearts and taste buds of the community. The aroma of sizzling steaks will soon beckon, unveiling a fresh culinary journey where tradition and innovation intertwine.

Cat Broughton

Cat Broughton

Cat Broughton is a creative lifestyle writer with a passion for exploring the art of storytelling. She graduated from the University of Memphis with a BA in English, where she honed her skills in crafting compelling narratives. When she's not putting pen to paper, you can usually find her perfecting her downward dog, eating vegan food, and sporting platform sandals, though usually not at the same time.
Cat Broughton

Cat Broughton

Cat Broughton is a creative lifestyle writer with a passion for exploring the art of storytelling. She graduated from the University of Memphis with a BA in English, where she honed her skills in crafting compelling narratives. When she's not putting pen to paper, you can usually find her perfecting her downward dog, eating vegan food, and sporting platform sandals, though usually not at the same time.

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