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Best Al Fresco Dining in Coastal Mississippi

What pairs best with authentic coastal cuisine? Outdoor ambience! In addition to the best fresh-caught seafood and the most innovative menus you’ll find in the Southeastern United States, Coastal Mississippi boasts a variety of restaurants with incredible al fresco dining experiences. Al fresco dining, or dining outside, is the preferred method of eating on the coast, whether it be a quick solo lunch or a shared family meal. Enjoy a shrimp po-boy as you watch the waves roll in from the Gulf of Mexico, or savor chargrilled oysters over…

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A World of Flavor in Coastal Mississippi

Closer than you think, better than you hoped. A world of mouthwatering flavors in your own backyard. Coastal Mississippi offers a delicious discovery for every palate on every budget. Home to a city once known as the seafood capital of the world, our cuisine offers much more than meets the eye. Don’t worry, we know our way around a crawfish boil as well as we do a heaping pile of oysters. But with a culinary scene offering international eats, BBQ and everything in between, The Secret Coast lets you chow down on comfort food or venture out of your comfort zone. Come see Coastal Mississippi for yourself…

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100 Things To Do in Coastal Mississippi

Curious about how much there is to do in Coastal Mississippi? We have crafted the perfect list of ideas, highlighting amazing experiences you can only have along our 62 miles of beautiful coastline! 1. Explore INFINITY Science Center. 2. While you’re visiting Infinity, hop on a bus tour of NASA’s Stennis Space Center. 3. Get outside and explore the Coast’s National Park—Gulf Islands National Seashore. 4. Take a photo with the “Welcome to the Mississippi Gulf Coast” sign. 5. Spot one of the rarest bird populations on earth at the Mississippi…

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A Pillar of Fine Dining on the Mississippi Gulf Coast

When Chef Austin Sumrall and his wife, Tresse, moved to the Mississippi Gulf Coast from Birmingham, AL., it wasn’t simply because she’s from the area. It was because they knew how much potential the Coast had, and that it’s “poised for a breakout”. That’s why they’ve just opened White Pillars this week: to make a difference on the Mississippi Gulf Coast. Many Coast residents remember the White Pillars of old (1969-1989), with its world-famous “Eggplant Josephine”, the massive white columns that faced the beach and for which the restaurant…

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Shrimp Sign 37: Restaurant Row

At shrimp sign 37 in Biloxi sits a strip of inviting, beach-front restaurants that you will definitely want to check out. With their prime location on the Mississippi Sound, delicious food and drinks and welcoming atmospheres, you’ll want to make time to stop by each one!…

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RECIPE: Greenhouse on Porter Sweet Potato Biscuits

Photo: Julian Brunt This actual greenhouse on Porter Avenue is always filled with locals, art and a whole lot of coffee. As a venue with art shows, figure drawing classes, movie screenings, lectures, exercise classes, local cheese, wine and beer tastings and potluck parties with performances by local and visiting talent, The Greenhouse on Porter has something for everyone. What this Ocean Springs gem is most known for is undoubtedly their delicious, daily-made biscuits. We’ve talked with owners Kait & Jessie, and they gave us the scoop on how…

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Shrimp Sign 38: Pizza Paradise!

My two favorite pizza spots on the Mississippi Gulf Coast are both found at shrimp sign 38. Although both bring different flavors and a unique atmosphere, you can’t go wrong with either option! Bootleggers Bootleggers is my family’s go-to pizza spot. If you like thin crust, crispy pizza, this will be your go-to spot too! Although they proudly serve Chicago-style pizza, you can find multiple options with a Mississippi Gulf Coast twist, including the seafood pizza served with shrimp, crabmeat and special seafood sauce. One of the best things…

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