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In Water Valley

A simple clean take on the classic diner.


205 North Main Street

Water Valley, Mississippi

- Hours -

Tues-Friday 11am-2pm, 5pm-8pm

Saturday 11am-8pm

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the Food -

The Trusty Diner is an American-style restaurant that emphasizes a proper respect for quality ingredients while striving to continually broaden the scope of dining options in our beloved town. From rotisserie chicken, ribs, and sweet potatoes with pecan butter to roasted cabbage, mac-n-cheese and plenty of ample specials, our menu is full of items your whole family can enjoy. We continually have a different assortment of diner-style pies, cakes and cookies available each day. Follow us on Facebook or Instagram to see what's new.

BBQ Ribs
Brisket Sandwich
Chicken Salad

About Us

Located in the newly renovated Williams Law building, The Trusty Diner is an intimate gathering place for community and friends. Patrons are welcome to sit at the lunch counter, enjoy their meal, have a chat and take in some of the Trusty family history that fills the space.

Lawton Gafford, local chef & owner, has a rich family history in Water Valley. The Trusty family owned several businesses on Main Street in the 1900s. With the Trusty Hotel, International Harvester dealership, Trusty Hardware and Trusty Drug Store, the family established a strong sense of community within the town. As the grandson of Irma Kate Trusty Gafford, Lawton opened The Trusty Diner to celebrate Water Valley and his family heritage within it.

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The Trusty Diner caters a wide range of events and gatherings both large and small. View our full catering menu online here or download the full menu to take on the go.


We also offer specialty dishes during the holidays so just ask if you don't see your favorite dish here.

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