As I sometimes do, I escape New Orleans and head east to the beautiful beaches along the Mississippi Gulf Coast. This is a seafood restaurant that sits right on the beach. I’ve been here before, but it was so long ago I couldn’t remember if I liked it or not. Even though I ate a LOT of seafood last night at the Epic Buffet, I was in the mood for more!
The above picture of the outside of the restaurant is taken from the parking lot behind it, opposite of the beach. I think the inside of the place is beautiful. I love the big picture windows giving you a beautiful view of the Gulf of Mexico, and making the dining room nice and bright.
We decided on a cup of seafood gumbo, a cup of corn and crawfish bisque, a seafood platter, a soft shell crab sandwich, and bread pudding for dessert.
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My dining partner had the seafood gumbo. She said it was “ok”. We’ll leave it at that.
I had the corn and crawfish bisque. Very good! Full of crawfish and a great flavor. And each cup of soup came with a yummy hush puppy.
A nice little side salad came with the seafood platter.
As for the seafood platter itself, we weren’t very impressed. The seafood on it was fried good and it was tasty, but for the price we felt it wasn’t enough. But being from New Orleans we have pretty high standards. You order a seafood platter back home and you normally have enough to share!
And then there were the fries. I love plain, fried potatoes. I hate battered fries. My dining partner said these fries were NOT battered, but had some kind of “crispness enhancer” or something on them. I argued that no. They WERE battered. Then she threatened to hit me upside the head with a bottle of hot sauce so I just shut up and ate them.
My soft shell crab sandwich would have been good if the crab had been a decent size. It was pretty much an overgrown hermit crab. They needed either a bigger crab or smaller piece of bread.
Finally, the bread pudding. It’s well documented I hate raisins in bread pudding. Well, here they went overboard. It was just packed full of raisins AND shredded coconut! What the hell? Other than that it was pretty good bread pudding.
Overall, we enjoyed the place, but can’t wait to get back to dining in New Orleans.
560 Beach Dr., Gulfport, MS 39507 Ph: 228-604-4444