Coastal Mississippi is widely known for its incredible seafood, fresh from the Mississippi Sound and Gulf of Mexico. Although lunch and dinner are opportune times to devour samplings from our generous Gulf, we think brunch is another perfect way to enjoy our region's bounties. For inspiration on where to indulge in a decadent (or more health-conscious) brunch, we’ve curated a list of delectable staples. And in addition to delicious brunch samplings, these restaurants provide outdoor seating, so you can have your food and fresh air too. Happy safe brunching!

Phoenicia Gourmet Mediterranean Cuisine

Lovingly known as "Phoenicia's," this local favorite features a wide variety of omelets and specialty items such as Crab Cake Benedict, Trout Benedict, and even a Soft Shell Crab Benedict! We suggest adding a Lebanese coffee to complement your meal, or opt to BYOB for a small corking fee as you enjoy your meal on the patio.

Blue Dog Bistro

Blue Dog Bistro Coffee

This health-conscious eatery features items that are vegan, keto and paleo-friendly on its menu. Breakfast items include a baked avocado and egg, grass-fed steak and eggs, a vegan breakfast complete with eggs, sausage and oatmeal, and much more! For those craving a “bad dog” meal, don’t fret. From blueberry ricotta pancakes to banana’s foster pancakes, your palette is covered by this eatery.

Patio 44 in Biloxi or Gulfport

Not to be confused with the standard eggs benedict, the crab cake benedict at Patio 44 is what dreams are made of. We highly recommend pairing this with a side of Gouda grits for the full experience. If you like sitting outdoors while you dine, this is the place to be. It’s no mistake that the word “patio” is in the name, as their outdoor seating is arguably the best in Coastal Mississippi.

The Chimneys

The Chimneys Brunch

Named the most romantic restaurant in the state by Food & Wine Magazine, The Chimneys offers not only an amazing brunch menu, but the restaurant also features an unparalleled view of the Mississippi Sound. On a nice day, the staff will open the doors facing the beach so even patrons sitting inside can enjoy the fresh breeze from the Sound. Known for having the best trout on the Coast, The Chimneys’ Trout & Eggs Sardou is exactly what gets people out of bed early on a Sunday morning, so be sure to get there before they run out!

Mockingbird Café

With only made-from-scratch items dotting their menu, you’re sure to enjoy every bite at this Old Town Bay St. Louis eatery. In addition to an assortment of sweet pastries and parfaits with homemade granola, enjoy brunch staples like frittatas, breakfast burritos, and pulled pork & grits. Paired with locally brewed coffee and porch-side seating, you can’t go wrong with Mockingbird Café. Bonus: their to-go packaging is sustainable!

White Pillars

White Pillars Skillet

No matter where you end up going, bring your appetite and enjoy! For a full list of restaurants, click here.