Donanelle's Bar & Grill

A Classic South Mississippi Roadhouse

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A Bit of Donanelle's History
The building originally opened in 1940 as Bill Beard's Beer Joint, serving ice cold beer to the soldiers of the WWII era. Don and Elle Gill acquired the run down, heart pine shack in 1989, opening Donanelle's Bar & Grill in 1990. Between those times the old building housed everything from a country grocery store with a hand-cranked gas pump to a Justice of the Peace Court.

Donanelle's  MemorabiliaDonanelle's is the last of many such pubs, which lined Hwy 49 during Camp Shelby's WWII hay-day. Keeping with tradition, Don hand-layed the brick for the only real fire grill in the region. Only local pecan wood and hickory charcoal is used to fire the grill and beer is ice cold. In the past 15 years, we have served rednecks and millionaires alike, from the occasional hitchhiker to 5-star Generals and United States Senators.

What Folks Are Saying

In Hattiesburg ...when I eat steak I go to Donanelle's on U.S. 49 South. My friend said, "It ain't much to look at, but the steaks taste great." Donanelle's is the quintessential joint. If you want a salad, your dressing choices are: Ranch, ranch or ranch. No apologies. The steaks are cooked over live charcoal, and my son can watch while they cook.
- Robert St. John ... author, chef, restaurateur

Quaint little "Mom & Pop" specializing in choice steaks, ribs, and Yellow Fin tuna, cooked over charcoal and pecan wood. Don't ask for steak sauce and don't wear a tie!
- ChefMoz Dining Guide

We keep the menu pretty simple but really good. We offer steaks, ribs, and grilled tuna with a variety of side dishes ... including beans, french fries, and onion rings. Everything tastes great, but I think the thing that has made us most famous is our "Ribs From Hell"; lots of ribs and lots of very, very warm sauce that you won't forget for a very long time.
- Elle Gill

Donanelle's Entrance

Donanelle's Bar & Grill
4321 US Highway 49 South
Hattiesburg MS 39401
Open Tuesday - Saturday
5:00 p.m. - 'til