These days Biloxi, Mississippi is thought of as a Casino Town but if you can steer clear of these gambling establishments you will find a beautiful town full of coastal history, wildlife and beautiful quiet beaches.
It’s a perfect place for a romantic weekend getaway or spend a few days on the coast with friends and family
Get a real feel of Southern Charm.
Take The Historic Tour / The Kids Even Enjoyed This
When we go we like to stay on the beach if this sounds like something you would like there is only one hotel that we can recommend.
There’s no time quite like family time in Coastal Mississippi. Here, it’s not only who you’re with – it’s what you’re doing too.
Board a Biloxi Shrimping Trip to watch the captain haul in nets of our tasty local seafood.
I can’t truly express how much fun and educational this is for the entire family, the process is a blast. Not many people have experienced actual shrimping on an authentic shrimping vessel.
Explore the INFINITY Science Center to see a rocket engine up close and ride the ISC OMEGA Flight Simulator.
Ride slides or the waves waterparks
Take in a nature tour on the Pascagoula River or visit the Pascagoula River
Ride a train and learn the history of trains in the US at the free Mississippi Coast Model Railroad Museum.
Still need ideas? You can rent jet skis or kayaks along our beaches. Or, you can simply relax on our white sand.
If you prefer to stay in a beautiful Casio Hotel you will find a complete listbelow. Once again it appears Hotels.com has everyone beat when it comes to pricing. Just keep in mind if you wake up in the morning with a beautiful ocean view you are still just a 10 minute ride to the casinos.
The first four mentioned we have been to and can highly recommend. The rest is a list from The Biloxi Sun Herald where the locals have expressed a list that they love and recommend to visitors.
in Biloxi is known for their boiled crawfish in a no-frills atmosphere that’s kind off the beaten path. But locals love their Coast cuisine — boiled seafood, gumbo, sandwiches, po’boys and affordable lunch specials that include a fountain drink or tea.
Chef Scott’s Sushi
in downtown Ocean Springs is open for dinner on the weekends, but locals say it’s worth the wait. The menu is filled with unique sushi rolls and hand-crafted appetizers.
Half Shell Oyster House
has three locations on the Coast — one in downtown Gulfport and two in Biloxi — and it has become a staple in the post-Hurricane Katrina dining landscape on the Coast. From it’s char-grilled oysters to martini selections to seafood pot pie, the menu is vast. Diners can get a po’boy or a fish feature or fresh-grilled steak. One of the most popular side items, the sweet potato creme brulee, is often ordered for dessert.
in Bay St. Louis serves New Orleans-inspired seafood dishes with Coast flair. And you can’t beat the view from the second-floor lounge. Popular items include spinach dip with fried bowtie pasta, shrimp ecstasy, meatballs and red sauce, and the stuffed flounder Bay St. Louis. The restaurant’s website claims Trapani’s is “one of Jimmy Buffett’s favorite beach bars.”
in Biloxi offers casual fine dining on the Biloxi Beach, just across the way from the hustle and bustle of Hard Rock Casino and Beau Rivage. The restaurant is iconic among locals and is known for their “world-famous” seafood gumbo and Sisters of the Sea Au Gratin.
Dempsey’s Seafood and Steak
in Kiln is casual and delicious. It was in Waveland before Hurricane Katrina but relocated to Kiln, and the line for dinner is often wrapped around their large porch every day of the week. They are known for large portions, fried seafood platters, and their famous house-made macaroni and cheese.
The Blind Tiger
restaurants in Bay St. Louis and Biloxi have stunning views of the Mississippi Sound and have a come-as-you-are atmosphere. The menu is small and written on a chalkboard. They are known for their burgers, boiled shrimp and fish tacos. You also shouldn’t pass up the cucumber cilantro margarita or the Blind Tiger bushwhacker.
in Ocean Springs is inside an antebellum mansion from the 1800s. And if you go for dinner, make sure you’re hungry. Their fried chicken, fried shrimp and fried fish is each served all-you-can-eat.
is a seafood restaurant in Gulfport that used to overlook the harbor, but the restaurant moved a tad bit inland (but not too much) after Hurricane Katrina. The gumbo, lunch po’boy specials and dinner plates keep regulars and visitors coming back.
The Fillin’ Station
in Biloxi is a late-night spot where the locals go for a great cocktail and exquisite fourth meal. The crawfish nachos are piled high with a special sauce. The sandwiches are pressed and the half-pound burgers are hand pressed. Dress light — most of the seating is on an outdoor deck overlooking downtown Biloxi.
in Pass Christian is a Coast po’boy shop that’s been around for decades. It’s a favorite among celebrities with Coast ties, including Robin Roberts and Tig Notaro. Recommendation: Bring a friend and get a large shrimp po’boy and large roast beef-po’boy and split it. Make sure to get a side of corn nuggets, and wash everything down with a glass bottle Barq’s Root Beer.
Harbor View Cafe
on Jeff Davis Avenue is family-friendly and has a wraparound porch for outdoor seating. They serve breakfast on the weekends and are popular among Long Beach locals. Their menu includes appetizers, sandwiches and an array of desserts.
in Gulfport puts a Coastal flair on traditional Italian food. Yes, you can get gumbo at this Italian restaurant, or try one of their signature Italian dishes like fried lasagne or chicken Florentine. Their pesto is Coast famous, and don’t forget about their pizzas — they are made in-house and are quite affordable.
Now I’m Hungry! This is truly a great weekend getaway town or a mini perfect vacation. Very family friendly March through mid September.
ENJOY BILOXI, MISSISIPPI