The Top 10 Restaurants In Biloxi, Mississippi
Located along Mississippi’s
Gulf Coast, Biloxi and the adjoining Biloxi Beach boast a pretty coastline, a lively summer season and plenty of dining options to choose from. Biloxi’s proximity to New Orleans means that the local foodscape is faithful to tried and tested classics, with great seafood and grills. Here are ten of the best cultural and historic restaurants in Biloxi, Mississippi.
Shrimp Boats in Biloxi © Pulaw/Flickr
Half Shell Oyster House
Restaurant, Seafood, American, Beer, $$$
The Half Shell Oyster House
is a small, locally-owned chain of five quality restaurants across Mississippi
, Alabama and Florida. Similarly to many of the region’s favorite dining venues, the Half Shell Oyster House offers a menu of Southern bites such as shrimp in various shapes and forms – po’boys and shrimp and grit included – hand-shucked oysters, grilled fish and succulent, locally sourced meats. Reliable, reasonably priced and conveniently located just off Beach Boulevard (look out for the large neon sign), this restaurant is a good spot for a no-frills dinner and tasty, Southern bites.
Mary Mahoney’s Old French House
Nestled on Rue Magnolia, a charming street in the heart of Biloxi, Mary Mahoney’s Old French House is a prime example of Mississippi tradition, its fine dining character and historic location speaking volumes of the state’s heritage. Gulf-caught fish and seafood are the main protagonists of the menu, with delicacies such as tender lobster tails, fried soft-shell crabs and stuffed flounder. Those wanting something more exclusive should try one of the signature dishes, such as the shrimp melba topped with cheese and sautéed lump crabmeat, or the seasoned, stuffed fillet of snapper.
Mary Mahoney’s Old French House, 110 Rue Magnolia, Biloxi, MS, USA, +1 228-374-0163
Mignon’s Steaks and Seafood
Restaurant, Steakhouse, American, Seafood
Don’t let Mignon’s
location at the Palace Casino Resort put you off – many of Biloxi’s top fine dining establishments are situated in hotels and casinos that can afford the high quality ingredients and techniques these venues require. Mignon’s is one of them, and its delectable menu of juicy USDA prime meats coupled with locally caught fish guarantees a top-notch meal in a restaurant that has received awards from Wine Enthusiast and Wine Spectator
magazines. For a real culinary splurge, opt for one of the chef’s specials, which come with truffle mashed potatoes and asparagus; choose from options such as the classic filet mignon and bacon-wrapped scallops, or the Delmonico with Gulf shrimp and scallops.
Restaurant, Steakhouse, American, Seafood, $$$
Another casino restaurant dedicated to the art of fine dining, thirty-two
is arguably one of the most exclusive venues in town, and its location on the 32nd floor of the IP Casino Resort & Spa speaks for itself. One of the region’s few AAA Diamond-rated restaurants, thirty-two is nestled in a cloud-high setting, but its decor is characterized by an understated elegance, so sit back, relax and enjoy one of the delicious dishes, from the succulent New York
strip, cut from the center of the loin, to the Moroccan spice-rubbed grove lamb served with a portion of tabbouleh
and green cucumber with yogurt. The award-winning wine list boasts American and imported bottles, giving wine lovers a great chance to try something entirely new.
Shaggy’s Beach Bar and Grill
Bar, Restaurant, Seafood, American, Beer, $$$
three locations across the South – two in Mississippi, and another in Florida
– make it a classic of coastal cuisine and the perfect place to unwind during a holiday. Bring the whole family and order different courses to sample a variety of Southern dishes. Alternatively, start with the Shaggy’s Stacker, which features a mix of crab cakes and fried green tomatoes, and go on to the shrimp basket with jalapeno hush puppies and slaw, or the Eggplant St. Shaggy’s – a specialty dish where medallions of flash-fried eggplant meet shrimp and crawfish in a delicious sherry cream sauce. Located right on the beach and decorated with a beach-side atmosphere in mind, Shaggy’s is well worth a visit for a casual meal.
Ole Biloxi Fillin Station
An established protagonist on the Biloxi dining scene, the Ole Biloxi Fillin Station focuses its expertise almost entirely on Mississippi’s two favorite things – oysters and po’boys. The selection is as appetizing as it is wide, with premium delicacies such as Bourbon St. oysters, which are baked Cajun oysters topped with a New Orleans BBQ sauce, or the bacon and parmesan oysters with garlic butter and herbs, plus a fair few other options. As for po’boys, try them with Gulf-caught, golden-fried shrimp and one of the toppings, such as jalapenos or caramelized onions. Two more branches – one in Mobile, Alabama, and another in New Orleans, Louisiana – attest to the Fillin Station’s growing popularity across the Southern states.
Ole Biloxi Fillin Station, 692 Howard Ave, Biloxi, MS, USA, +1 228-273-1293
With a history reaching back to 1947, Burger Burger, located just a few blocks from the Ole Biloxi Fillin Station, is truly embedded into Biloxi’s local history despite its relocations over the decades. The menu contains various healthy salads, but locals come here for The Burger Burger, which is a unique sandwich on grilled po’boy bread filled with meat and topped with a mustard blend, chopped onions and a secret homemade sauce. Keep in mind that Burger Burger is closed on weekends, and that it’s always a good idea to come during lunchtime and enjoy one of the mid-day specials Monday to Friday.
Burger Burger, 1039 Howard Ave, Biloxi, MS, USA, +1 228-432-5183
Ole Biloxi Schooner
It may not look like much from the outside, but the Ole Biloxi Schooner is an unmissable spot for those wanting a quick, no-frills taste of the Gulf’s culinary heritage. With a simple, functional interior, this venue serves up Cajun specialties in a fast food-like setting – although the quality of their cooking is surprisingly high. Try one of the area’s perennial classics, such as the seafood or oyster platter (fresh from the grill), sandwiches or, of course, po’boys. Low prices and full-bodied flavors are guaranteed to leave you satisfied.
Ole Biloxi Schooner, 871 Howard Ave, Biloxi, MS, USA, +1 228-435-8071
Shady’s Global Grille
Bar, Seafood, American, $$$
Contrary to its name, there’s nothing shady about this place. Shady’s Global Grille
is a great venue for a different kind of cooking – while seafood and grills still dominate the menu, they’re served as Asian dishes. This exotic choice encompasses anything from Thai green curries to the Indian tikka masala, meaning that adventurous foodies will be spoiled for choice – but those preferring Southern cuisines can also pick a more local option. The informal, fun vibe at Shady’s only adds to its appeal.
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Le Café Beignet
Cafe, American, Coffee, Vegetarian, $$$
Defining the phrase ‘shabby chic’, Le Cafe Beignet is a charming little cafe that looks like it belongs in New Orleans, its antique furniture and gorgeous details creating an atmosphere that’s welcoming while offering a sense of well-placed elegance. As its name suggests, Le Café Beignet has quickly and effortlessly become famous for beignets, those soft, deep-fried fritters that define the South’s sweeter side. An old family recipe is the secret behind their perfectly crispy yet fluffy interior. Delicious sandwiches, healthy salads and vegetarian options are also available, so it’s best to come here for a light, two-course lunch consisting of mains and dessert.