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Best Places to Eat 2024

Drumroll please … ! With so many mouth-watering options, choosing the Coast’s best restaurants is no easy feat. Once again, we turned to our audience to determine the best of the best dining experiences in South Mississippi. We received dozens of votes in numerous cuisine categories and are pleased to present the winners of Gulf Coast Woman’s 2024 Best Places to Eat Contest. Bon appétit!


Woody’s Roadside

3008 Bienville Blvd., Ocean Springs; 1894 Beach Blvd., Biloxi; 1121 Cowan Road, Gulfport
(228) 265-7758, (228) 207-2789, (228) 241-0040

Specialty: The menu features several popular menu items, including the Woody’s burger, made with 100% fresh, ground Angus beef and topped with applewood smoked bacon, melted cheddar and provolone cheese and garnished with lettuce, tomato, pickle and onion. The shrimp smackers are a crowd-pleasing appetizer.

Other nominees:
Bacchus on the Bayou
Eat Drink Love
Harborview Cafe
Brady’s Steaks and Seafood
Blind Tiger Deli
Almanett Hotel & Bistro
Starfish Cafe
The Thorny Oyster


A Southern Bagel Company

19019 Pineville Road, Long Beach
(228) 363-4461
Facebook: A Southern Bagel Company

Specialty: Red lox, which is typically served on a hand-rolled everything bagel with cream cheese, thin-sliced red onion and capers and topped with Atlantic smoked salmon

Other nominees:
Lil Market


Le Bakery

280 Oak St, Biloxi
(228) 436-0850
Facebook: Le Bakery

Specialty: French bread made in house from scratch using Le Bakery’s own special recipe

Other nominees:
Lounge Nocherie
Dolce Bakeshop
Susan’s Sassy Sweets
Trina’s Sweet Treats and More
Greenhouse Biloxi


Murky Waters BBQ & Blues

1212 Government St., Ocean Springs
(228) 215-1114
Facebook: Murky Waters BBQ – Ocean Springs
Instagram: @murkywatersos

Specialty: The burnt ends are trimmed right from the smoked brisket. The wings are deliciously seasoned, smoked to perfection and flash fried for crispness, then tossed in the sauce of your heart’s desire.

Other nominees:
The Shed BBQ

*Sponsored Listing*


1301 26th Ave., Gulfport
(228) 206-2744
Facebook: The Rack House Steaks & Spirits
Instagram: therackhousesteaksandspirits

Specialty: 12-ounce, high-choice New York strip topped with lump crabmeat, grilled North Atlantic scallops, royal red shrimp and a white-wine cream sauce.



Scarlet’s Steaks & Seafood

9380 Central Ave., D’Iberville
(888) 752-9772
Facebook: Scarlet Pearl Casino Resort

Specialty: The bone-in ribeye (22 ounces) sounds delicious on its own, but the option to “enhance” with either the Oscar or Reynor topping, featuring luxurious ingredients like lump crab, asparagus, shrimp, hollandaise and beurre blanc, takes it to the next level.

Other breakfast and brunch nominees:
Lounge Nocherie
Coast Roast
Jacked Up Coffee Bar
PJ’s Coffee
Mockingbird Cafe
Bankhouse Coffee
Bright Eyed Brew Co.
The Brew Paddle Cafe
Delo’s Heavenly House of Coffee
Greenhouse Biloxi

Other seafood nominees:
Bozos Too
Taranto’s Crawfish
Under the Oak Cafe
Mary Mahoney’s
Jordan River Steamer
Felix’s Restaurant & Oyster Bar
Bacchus on the Beach
Captain Al’s Steak & Seafood
White Pillars
The Crawfish House and Grill
Shaggy’s (Pass Christian location)
200 North Beach
The Bayou

Other steakhouse nominees:
Cheryl’s Steakhouse
The Rack House Steaks and Spirits
Field’s Steak & Oyster House
Blue Bayou Bar & Grill


Under the Oak Café

9380 Central Ave., D’Iberville
(888) 752-9772

Specialty: Comfort-food classics, traditional Southern entrees and items for every taste

Other burger nominees:
Woody’s Roadside
Sea Level
Mugshots Grill & Bar
Cheryl’s Steakhouse
Cafe 872
The Reef

Other Sandwich nominees:
PoBoy Express
Claiborne Hill Supermarket Deli
Beachside at Buoys
Lounge Nocherie
Kellie’s Poor Boy
Greenhouse Biloxi

Other soul food nominees:
Ms. Audrey’s Southern Kitchen & Catering
Big Daddy’s Soul Food
BarnYard Pimpin Scrumptious
Dunk’s Southern Style Buffet & Catering
Undeniable Flavors

*Sponsored Listing*


5000 S. Beach Blvd., Bay St. Louis
(228) 469-2777
Facebook: Silver Slipper Casino Hotel

Specialty: Jubilee Buffet has an extensive salad bar with fresh and marinated vegetables, specialty salads and savory soups. Plentiful crab and shrimp are served nightly and all weekend. The buffet features stations for barbecue, Southern, Cajun and creole, Asian, Mexican and Italian favorites. Desserts include funnel cakes, cobblers, pies and more.



Trinity Café by Joshua

386 Beach Blvd., Biloxi
(228) 860-3728
Facebook: Trinity Café by Joshua

Specialty: Broiled salmon over bowtie pasta topped with Chef Joshua’s incredible shrimp sauce

Other nominees:
Under the Oak Cafe
Blue Dog Bistro
Mockingbird Cafe
Lounge Nocherie
Cafe 871
Boozer’s Brew and a Cafe Too
Greenhouse Biloxi
Long Beach Market and Deli


Cafe New Orleans

11014 Lamey Bridge Road, D’Iberville
(228) 396-6031
Facebook: Cafe New Orleans D’Iberville

Specialty: Cajun favorites such as Cajun pasta, crawfish etouffee and Bourbon Street gumbo. Menu items are homemade daily and made to order.

Other nominees:
Trinity Cafe
Cafe 871
The Cypress Taphouse
Almanett Hotel and Bistro


CB’S Jamaican Jerk

124 Lameuse St., Biloxi
(228) 207-4103
Facebook: CB’s Jamaican Jerk

Specialty: Oxtails, described as the best flavor and texture of beef you’ll ever encounter next to wagyu. That melt-in-your-mouth texture, paired with the bold umami and richness in flavor, will take your taste buds to a place they’ve never been.

Other nominees:
Bonfire Restaurant
Asian Paradise


Coffee Culture

1113 Highway 90, Bay St. Louis; 16800 Kapalama Dr., Pass Christian
(228) 493-4666

Specialty: Iced latte, with 50-plus unique flavors you can add into to your latte to make it fun! Top it off with homemade sweet cream, cold foam or whipped cream for that extra dose of sweetness.

Other nominees:
Lounge Nocherie
Coast Roast
Jacked Up Coffee Bar
PJ’s Coffee
Mockingbird Cafe
Bankhouse Coffee
Bright Eyed Brew Co.
The Brew Paddle Cafe
Delo’s Heavenly House of Coffee
Greenhouse Biloxi


The TatoNut Shop

1114 Government St., Ocean Springs
(228) 872-2076
Facebook: The TatoNut Donut Shop
Instagram: @thetatonutshop

Specialty: The original glazed TatoNut — sold the most out of any other donut. Two other top sellers are the blueberry cake donut and the Persian, which is TatoNut’s version of a cinnamon roll.

Other nominees:
King Donuts
Shipley Donuts
Fantasy Donuts


Sakura Japanese Cuisine

100 Jeff Davis Ave., Long Beach
(228) 265-5056, (228) 265-5092
Facebook: Sakura Japanese Cuisine

Specialty: A wide array of authentic Japanese food, such as tuna rolls, hibachi chicken, steak teriyaki, shrimp tempura and vegetable yaki udon

Other nominees:
Hana Sushi & Pho


Mr. Greek Restaurant

1670 Pass Road, Suite H, Biloxi
(228) 432-7888
Facebook: Mr. Greek Restaurant

Specialty: Authentic Greek food, including the Greccian combo plater — which comes with gyro meat, Grecian-style meatballs, stuffed grape leaves, eggplant casserole, a side Greek salad, Greek potato and green beans.


Ami Pizza?

9380 Central Ave., D’Iberville
(888) 752-9772

Specialty: Carefully prepared wood-fired pizzas, fresh salads, flavorful sandwiches, traditional paninis and house-made gelato. Each dish is crafted with authentic ingredients.

Other nominees:
Creole Creamery


Salute Seafood Restaurant

1712 15th St., Gulfport
(228) 865-2500
Facebook: Salute Seafood Restaurant

Specialty: Eggplant gondola — thinly sliced eggplant, Italian breaded and fried crisp, topped with a signature seafood sauce: shrimp and crawfish in a roasted-garlic alfredo sauce, served with choice of a side of pasta or vegetables.

Other nominees:
Mangiamo Italian Restaurant
Sicilian II 

*Sponsored Listing*


1423 Magnolia Street; Suite A, Gulfport
(228) 265-7346
Facebook: Mangiamo Italian Restaurant
Instagram: mangiamogulfport

Specialty: traditional homemade Italian dishes, such as lasagna, chicken parmesan and spaghetti and meatballs; seafood specialties include crab cakes, seafood manicotti, crawfish alfredo, scallops and shrimp scampi; the menu also features steaks and subs, pizzas and focaccia bread created from dough made daily.



Pepe’s Bosque Mexican Restaurant

(228) 396-0044
10027 Central Ave., D’Iberville
Facebook: Pepe’s Bosque Mexican Restaurant

Specialty: The California burrito is popular largely due to its size and for all the diverse flavors married together under a giant flour tortilla. It consists of layered refried beans, Spanish rice, grilled chicken and steak, grilled vegetables, fresh pico de gallo, sour cream, guacamole and lettuce, then topped with cheese sauce.

Other nominees:
Juan Tequila’s
El Rincon Mexican
El Mexicano Inn
Jalapeno Grill (Long Beach)


Brooklyn Pizza

51 Hardy Court, Gulfport
(228) 864-6555
Facebook: Brooklyn Pizzeria (Gulfport)

Specialty: Authentic New York-style pizza — the most popular is the large 20-inch pizza with customers’ choice of topping(s).

Other nominees:
Ami Pizza
Lost Pizza Co.
Uncle Joes Pizza & Wings
C. A. Sarducci’s



1409 Bienville Blvd., Ocean Springs
(228) 447-4050

Specialty: Sassy Salad — a bed of fresh green-leaf lettuce combined with tomatoes, Colby jack cheese, red onion, boiled eggs, avocado and croutons and topped with boiled shrimp, Cajun crawfish and jumbo lump crab. Whole and half sizes are available.

Other nominees:
Under the Oak Cafe
The Lady May
The Almanet Hotel and Bistro
Los Kioskos


Scarlet Pearl Sportsbook

9380 Central Ave., D’Iberville
(888) 752-9772

Specialty: Game-day favorites like buffalo chicken wings, cheeseburgers and so much more.

Other nominees:
Butler’s Bar & Lounge
The Mermaid Dive Bar


Greenhouse Biloxi

152 G E Ohr St., Biloxi
(228) 327-0579
Facebook: Green House Biloxi
Instagram: @greenhousebiloxi

Specialty: Quiche, which starts with a house-made crust and is filled it with local eggs and milk. The types of quiche available tend to change with the season.

Other nominees:
Long Beach Market and Deli


Chopstx Noodle Bar

9380 Central Ave., D’Iberville
(888) 752-9772

Specialty: Authentic Asian cuisine with options of Vietnamese sandwiches, made-to-order pho and a variety of appetizers.

Other nominees:
Le Bakery
Basil’s Cafe
Kim Long

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