Another institution I have been frequenting since childhood. Proffitt's Porch is located on Officer's Lake between West Point and Columbus, Mississippi. They offer salads, unique sandwiches and pita sandwiches, and fabulous gumbo and red beans and rice. The outdoor deck is a perfect place to enjoy your meal. They also offer a treasure chest full of crayons and coloring books to keep the little ones occupied. This restaurant was featured on "The Best of..." on the Food Network, and rightfully so.