Our History

Recently built in 2019, the Council House Restaurant is surrounded by rich history.  Connected to the Huffman Gift Shop (circa 1840), the Council House Restaurant is styled in a rustic French Country décor serving delicious food with the warmth of Southern hospitality.  A large outdoor deck with a large fireplace is available for those how want to enjoy a meal under the sky.  For private parties, the original Council House cabin (circa 1820), located directly behind the Restaurant can be reserved.


The Council House Restaurant is owned and operated by French Camp Academy and provides valuable training opportunities for our students. Profits are used to fund scholarships to French Camp Academy for deserving young people.


New Council House Hours:

Monday – Thursday, 10:30 a.m. to 8:00 p.m

Friday –  Saturday, 10:30 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.



Blue Plate Special - $8.95

A hearty Southern lunch served Monday through Friday, from 11 to 2. 

It’s the freshest Southern Blue Plate around!


Monday – Pork Chop

Tuesday – Fried Chicken

Wednesday – Country Fried Steak

Thursday – Chicken ‘n Dumplins

Friday – Beef Tips ‘n Gravy


Each day we will have either mashed potatoes or rice with homemade gravy.

Your server will share with you our freshly-cooked daily Southern style vegetable options.

You get an entrée (meat), 2 sides, and a fresh roll.


Grandmamma is so proud of us!

For the Kiddos - $5.25


These items are reserved for patrons twelve-years-old and under, please.


Grilled Cheese and Chips – Our house bread sandwiched with cheddar and

American cheeses, grilled to perfection, and served with chips. 


Chicken Finger Basket – Just a kid’s portion of fried chicken fingers

and french fries.


Buddy Burger – It’s still fresh-made, but it’s just a smaller version of our burger

for the younger visitors.

UNLESS YOU ASK, this will be just meat and cheddar cheese on a bun. 


Peanut Butter and Jelly Sandwich - French Camp bread with home made jam
served with chips. - $3.95





AFTER 5 at the Council House 


A new generation has come, and new traditions are beginning. We hope you will plan your evening and weekend dining around the great dinner offerings at the Council House. Be sure to ask us about availability for private parties and celebrations, such as, birthdays and anniversaries. You can reserve the entire deck or have a small gathering in the original Council House Café log cabin.


Dinner entrées are served with a side salad and vegetable. 

Chicken & Broccoli Alfredo – Bow tie pasta covered in a rich, creamy Alfredo sauce will be topped with a freshly grilled chicken breast (you may choose

blackened if you like a little spice) and freshly steamed broccoli. One of the most traditional pasta dishes known.



Grilled Chicken Breast – Char grilled chicken breast, delicately flavored with our house blend seasoning . 



Fried Chicken Breast Tenders – Hand cut and battered with our own blend of seasoning then fried to perfection. 



12 oz. Ribeye -  For years the Council House Café was known for Steak Night on the second Friday of each month. Now you can enjoy a good steak on any evening you wish. Our steaks are served with a loaded baked potato or vegetable of your choice.



Bunless Burger – A 10 oz. burger, grilled fresh and seated atop a thick plank of Iceberg lettuce that was flash-grilled. This burger is topped with

provolone and cheddar cheeses, bacon, sautéed mushrooms, and grilled onions and peppers, and then topped off with a fried egg.

Ask for a little of our French Camp BBQ sauce.  You’re gonna love this Council House Signature Burger!



10 oz. Hamburger Steak – It doesn’t get any more Southern than this...a thick, freshly cooked hamburger steak smothered in our own gravy, peppers

and onions, and a little more gravy, just for fun.



Additional side items for sandwiches, burgers, and entrées

$2.00 each


Lunch Menu is also available.


We accept cash, check and all major credit cards: Visa, MasterCard, Discover and American Express. When you’ve finished your meal at the Council House, a short walk will take you to the last point in the Historic District, the Log Cabin Gift Shop, to pay for your meal.


Take-out orders may be called in at 662.547.9860. Those placing more than ten orders are encouraged to call a day in advance. 

20% gratuity added for parties of 8 or more.



The Council House is a ministry of French Camp Academy.


French Camp Academy, a Christ-centered home 
and school, exists to serve young people 
and families for the glory of God.


Located in the lush pine woods of central Mississippi, along the scenic Natchez Trace, we offer a safe, stable home where young people can learn and live.

Though their backgrounds are diverse, all of our students trust French Camp Academy to empower them to thrive emotionally, come alive spiritually, stretch academically, grow physically and mature socially.


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