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 who wish to enjoy a meal under the sky.  


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:

Sunday -  Closed

Monday - 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m

Tuesday - Thursday, 11:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m

Friday –  Saturday, 11:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.


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Blue Plate Special

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

It’s the freshest Southern Blue Plate around!


Monday – Friday 


Includes 3 vegetables, bread, and drink - $10.75 Veggie plate 3 with bread & drink - $9.35

For the Kiddos 

(Available All Day, Every Day)

Served with fries, chips, or side salad


Peanut Butter and Jelly sandwich – French Camp bread with homemade jam. - $4.50


Grilled Cheese – Our house bread is sandwiched with cheddar and American cheeses, grilled to perfection. - $6.25


Chicken Finger Basket – Just a kid’s portion of fried chicken fingers. - $6.50 Extra Tender - $2.25


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. - $7.65


Catfish Filet – 1 fried or grilled catfish filet – just the right size for the smaller appetite! - $7.65





AFTER 5 at the Council House 


Dinner entrées are served with a dinner salad & your choice of chips, baked potato,
sautéed broccoli, fries, veggie of the day, or coleslaw and bread                      **Weekends Only


**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 Council House steak EVERY WEEKEND. - $32.95


In keeping with old traditions, the second Full Weekend of every month will now be PRIME RIB NIGHT! - $35.95



10 oz. Hamburger Steak – It doesn’t get any more Southern than this...a thick, freshly cooked hamburger steak smothered in our own gravy and onions, and a little more gravy, just for fun. - $14.25


**Redfish Julie – a large pan-seared redfish filet served with a savory crawfish cream sauce.  This dish will keep you coming back! - $26.50


Lunch Menu Served All Day (excluding Blue Plate)


We accept cash, checks, and all major credit cards: Visa, MasterCard, Discover, and American Express. 


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.