What’s better than sweeping views of the ocean, with sandy coves, dramatic coastal bluffs and the big blue stretching out as far as the eye can see? All that, with some of the tastiest food thrown in. We’ve scoured the coastlines around the USA to find the best restaurants with seaside views, from laid-back spots with tables spilling onto the sand to upscale restaurants perched on clifftops. Due to COVID-19, be sure to check local travel restrictions, including state travel advisories, and individual establishments' websites before you visit.
The Chimneys, Gulfport, Mississippi
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Mississippi has some of the best beaches in the US and a string of oceanfront resorts and restaurants to take full advantage of it. The Chimneys, right opposite the water in Gulfport, strikes the perfect balance between Southern charm and relaxed, oceanfront vibes. The best tables are on the covered porch or right by the windows, which frame magnificent oak trees, a streak of pale-sand beach and the hazy blue of the ocean. The food is also coastal Southern, with seafood gumbo and crab cakes, claws, stuffed mushrooms... the list goes on!