For a taste of good local BBQ, try Pleasant's in Ocean Springs. We used to come here for their outstanding ribs to go. This is definitely a local favorite with a great following. Not many tourists stop here, but that's a good thing. Their foods are dirt cheap: $7.25 for a rib dinner, $3.50 for a pound of BBQ pork or beef, sandwich for just $2.75, or a BBQ sandwich platter special for $4.50.
Address: 1415 Government Street, Ocean Springs
Salvetti Brothers specializes in Italian, and is known for having some of the best pizza on the Mississippi gulf coast. They recently moved to this Hwy 90 location which is very nice and modern, with an authentic Italian feel. The facility has a huge bar area that was packed full of locals, plus a pretty small dining room and an area for a band or other entertainment.
For dinner, we had a huge group of ab out 30, so service was understandably slow, but the food was tasty and the portions massive. I had the fried alligator appetizer ($8.95) and for dinner I enjoyed the veal Parmesan ($14.95) along with a couple of southern pecan beers ($3 each). The 'gator was outstanding...fried with a crunchy breading, it was juicy and tender, even better than chicken. The veal was great, but the pasta sauce only average, and there was way too much sauce. The beers were tasty but kind of flat.
All in all, a good experience, and I would certainly go back.
Address: 4505 Bienville Blvd
Directions: Hwy 90 about 5 miles from downtown Ocean Springs
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I thoroughly enjoy seafood and while traveling along the coast, always try to sample as much as I can. Crazy Fish Grill was a good find in my opinion.
It is a casual feel, yet can cater to any type of occasion and provide a formal function if needed.
The walls are adorned with marine & fish themed hand paintings, but not the traditional masted schooner type prints. There are colorful fish playing saxophones and other more contemporary pieces.
The restaurant is fairly open with good space between tables allowing for privacy of conversation. Both tables and booths are available.
Favorite Dish: everything was good. I liked the creole mahi mahi, but really enjoyed the signature dish of the "Crazy Fish".
Full menu is available on the website.
Address: 1618 Bienville blvd, Ocean Springs
Directions: on HW90, opposite Applebee's
Phone: (228) 872-4901
Located on Government Street in Ocean Springs (about 10 miles east of Biloxi), this trendy little restaurant fits right into the entertainment and dining district that Government St is popular for.
The decor is subdued, but casual enough. There menu is extremely varied with everything from curries to grilled fish. There are steaks and pastas. A the few that we tried were all delicious.
There is a second location (1795 Pass Road, Biloxi), but I have not tried this one.
Last seating is at 10pm.
Favorite Dish: I enjoyed the green curry, the Creole Pasta (shrimp or crawfish mixed in a creole sauce over fettuccine noodles) and the sauteed crabs claws.
Full menu is available on the webpage below, along with prices.
Address: 1601 Government St, Ocean Springs
Directions: 1601 Government Street is parallel to HW90, but to the south. 1600 block is where you will find the Applebee's on HW90.
I only stopped here once and this was really just a below average roadside stop in Ocean Springs. Prices are low, but so is the food quality. Not much character...about the same as hundreds of other roadside grills in America.
Address: Hwy 90
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Probably my favorite restaurant in the Biloxi/Ocean Springs area, Aunt Jenny's keeps it simple. All-you-can-eat catfish ($9.75), fried chicken ($8.45), or shrimp ($11.95) with sides are the main staples. There are a few other meals you can try, but I don't recommend it! The biggest question you should ask is should I get all three for $12.95... The restaurant is located in a huge home built in 1852 which is surround by massive ancient oak trees along a bayou near the Bay of Biloxi. They have draft beer but no liquor.
Address: 1217 Washington Avenue, Ocean Springs
Directions: Just north of Hwy 90
Phone: (228) 875-9201
After we saw the Biloxi lighthouse, we looked for a place to eat. We had to go across the bridge to Ocean Springs to find a place to eat.
Favorite Dish: under construction
Address: 1005 Bienville Blvd
Phone: (228) 875-8324
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