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Klondyke goes back to serving lunch only

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Rhonda Day, owner and operator of the Historic Klondyke Trading Post, has announced that effective Tuesday, May 26, 2020, the Klondyke will go back to serving only lunches. Their new hours of operation will be from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

The Days’ days are getting shorter.

“We’ve been doing this for a long time and are getting older,” Day said. “COVID-19 changed everything. We were lucky enough to have spent some time away from the operation during the worst of the crisis. During that time we got to, for the first time in 15 years, relax and play with the grand kids. We liked it a lot.”

“The new hours will allow for the restaurant to still serve the public we love, and we are considering renting out the karaoke bar for special events in the evening” Day said.

Rhonda and David Day came to Vicksburg in 2004 to operate the old Garfield’s Restaurant at the mall. “That deal was doomed from the start, but we fell in love with Vicksburg,” Rhonda Day said. “It is one of the most beautiful places on the planet and we believe we were led here by divine providence.”

Soon after arriving, the Days opened HorseFace Harry’s Cafe on Halls Ferry. Six months later they purchased the Klondyke on North Washington Street.

“Operating two restaurants was a bit much for mom and pop” quipped Day. “So we joined forces at the Klondyke and have been at it ever since.”

The Klondyke signature Catfish Creme Creole

The Klondyke has been voted Vicksburg’s Favorite restaurant several times and is noted for its steaks, ribs and hot lunch.

“Friday is still the big lunch of the week. That Crawfish Creme Creole plate has been a best seller for 15 years. People tell us all the time that it’s the best lunch in town. I am going to start serving it every day for lunch.”

You can visit the restaurant on Facebook here, where a daily menu is posted.

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