When looking for a place to eat in Biloxi, the options are nearly as fascinating and diverse as the area’s history. No matter whether you’re looking to savor the flavor of the Gulf Coast, or look for local twists on popular favorites, there’s nary a bad bite to be had.
It has often been said that breakfast is the most important meal of the day, and Biloxi is up to the challenge of fueling you up for whatever adventures you have planned. One of the most popular spots to start your day is The Grind Coffee & Nosh, known for its hot breakfast panini. There’s an assortment of pastries, including the soon-to-be-legendary cinnamon roll, and big buttermilk biscuits (with or without gravy) just waiting for you to sink your teeth in. And for a unique eye-opener, there’s In and Out Breakfast. Praised for its high standards and authenticity of taste, this tiny treasure has been voted #1 in the state of Mississippi by various publications. Not only is the breakfast sandwich loaded with eggs, cheese and your choice of meat, but if it’s not on your table in five minutes, it’s free!
Of course, given its location on the Gulf Coast, Biloxi serves up a plethora of piscine pleasures, many of them with Cajun and Creole flavor. Start with Taranto’s Crawfish, a no-frills joint found off the beaten path. Diners absolutely rave about the gumbo, the boiled shrimp and the po’ boys. For a classic feel with some good ol’ Southern hospitality, there’s the Half Shell Oyster House. Try the fresh, hand-shucked oysters raw or char-broiled over an open flame with the special herb, mushroom and seafood mixture, spicy New Orleans-style buttery BBQ sauce, or Rockefeller. If you enjoy dining on the beach, pull up a chair at Shaggy’s. Start with Shaggy’s Stacker (fried green tomatoes and crab cakes) or the smoked wahoo dip, and fill up on a hand-battered basket served with fries and jalapeno hush puppies.
Looking for a beefier selection? Biloxi is home to exceptional steakhouses as well. For instance, Mignon’s Steaks & Seafood – located in Palace Casino Resort – is dedicated to creating an enchanting meal with paralleled attention to detail, extraordinary service and delectable cuisine. In fact, it is the only Gulf Coast restaurant to have received both Wine Enthusiast’s Award of Distinction and Wine Spectator’s Award of Excellence for 10 consecutive years. At the Beau Rivage Resort & Casino, you can slice into exceptional cuts at BR Prime Steakhouse. Linger over a menu brimming with enticing choices like wet-aged and dry-aged prime beef, Kobe ribeye, lobster tail from South Africa or Maine, lobster tempura, seasonal oysters, stone crab and New Orleans Style BBQ Lobster. IP Casino’s offering, thirty-two, is a AAA Four Diamond-rated restaurant that offers spectacular views, delectable steak and seafood and an exemplary wine selection. Or for comfort food that’s a little closer to home, Ruth’s Chris Steak House (at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino) offers superior service and a dining experience you’ll remember long after the meal is done.
On a more casual note, Biloxi has plenty of hangouts where patrons can unwind and have fun. Adventures Pub & Spirits, for example, features traditional pub fare as well as local seafood, oysters and traditional southern favorites. At STACKED Grill, you can satisfy your cravings with tasty appetizers, burgers and shakes. And for excellent sandwiches and po’ boys at terrific prices, there’s Rena’s Deli, which is only open for lunch.
Wherever you eat in Biloxi, you’re sure to get a tantalizing taste of the Gulf Coast’s bounty. To learn more about getaways to Biloxi and more than 40 other destinations around the U.S., Canada, Mexico and more, call (800) 566-8281.