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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.
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
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
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