The southern hospitality, plenty of fresh-caught seafood, and beautiful sunsets on the beach are a perfect combination. Experience all of this at Gulfport, a city of 72 thousand residents on the Gulf Coast of Mississippi. Shaggy’s on the Gulfport Beach is a great place to start your vacation right. With its relaxing beach-side atmosphere, Shaggy’s brings a delightful experience to both locals and travelers alike. Enjoy their Gulf Coast inspired dishes and colorful cocktails with a pleasant ocean breeze as you watch waves roll in.
Shrimp Basket – hand-battered to order, deep-fried using Shaggy’s signature fish fry and served with fries and jalapeno hush-puppies (bite-size savory, deep-fried balls made from cornmeal batter).
Fleur de Lis Patisserie offers a delectable variety of cakes and pastries prepared with a European flare. All their products are made from scratch with high quality ingredients. Enjoy their hand-crafted desserts with a cup of coffee or tea in a pleasant environment with jazz playing in the background.
Vanilla Eclair – a light pastry filled with vanilla custard and topped with chocolate. ‘Eclair’ translates from French as ‘flash of lightning’, and that’s how fast this pastry is usually eaten.
Felix’s Restaurant and Oyster Bar has been the go to place for oyster-lovers since it was established in New Orleans the 1940s. Their fresh oysters along with other Louisiana favorites can be enjoyed at two locations in New Orleans, Louisiana and Gulfport, Mississippi. Felix’s spacious open-air section, that includes both the restaurant and bar, is another great place in Gulfport to sip on a drink and enjoy the view of the coast.
Cucumber Infused Gin and Tonic.
Oysters Rockefeller – oysters on the half shell topped with butter, spinach, and bread crumbs, served with lemon wedges.
Seared Tuna Vegetables and Hush-puppies – catch of the day served with a side of roasted zucchini and carrots, and hush-puppies.
Crawfish Etoufee – crawfish simmered in a sauce made with roux and Creole seasoning and topped with rice.
Located across from the Gulfport Beach, Waffle House in Gulfport, Mississippi is a part of a chain restaurants that was established in Alabama, Georgia in 1955. At this iconic establishment, breakfast, lunch, and dinner are served in an open-style kitchen in full view 24 hours a day, all year round. Years of loyal service to their customers has earned Waffle House the title of the world’s leading server of waffles, omelets, T-bone steaks, and more. Their menu features the southern favorites such as Pecan Waffles, Bert’s Chili and Lib’s Patty Melt along with hash-browns.
Pecan Waffles – waffles made with pecans served with corn syrup and butter.
For perfectly smoked fall-off-the-bone barbecue, Slap Ya Momma is a place to be. Savor their pecan wood smoked delicious meats in an authentic BBQ-joint atmosphere. Choose from their finest variety of meats such as ribs, briskets, chicken, pulled pork, and sausages. Whether you like your beer in a glass, pitcher, or bucket, Slap Ya Momma’s got you covered with their selection of 32 types of beer.
Big Mamma’s Feast – one full rack of ribs, 4 rolls, and a choice of two sides (mac and cheese and cal-slaw).
Papa’s Link Smoked Sausage.
Fried Jalapeno – battered and deep-fried jalapenos served with ranch dipping sauce.
A trip to Gulfport wouldn’t be complete without a picnic or stroll on white sandy beaches the South has to offer. Don’t forget to add Lazy Magnolia’s Southern Pecan to your picnic basket. Happy travels!