Fresh Gulf seafood is a staple along the Mississippi Coast for residents and tourists alike.
From boils to hoops to po-boy pals and more, Biloxi is a hub of seafood cuisine on the Gulf Coast, leading visitors to enjoy the Coastal Fair and casinos.
Here are the top rated seafood restaurants in Biloxi City, according to Tripadvisor. The travel website ranks restaurants based on positive user and customer reviews.
This southern chain, with 15 locations, boasts a 4 ½ star rating out of 5 based on nearly 3,000 reviews. Visitors rave about the ambience and top-notch service. On the menu you will find southern staples such as shrimp and grits and, of course, oysters. Half Shell Oyster House of Biloxi is located at 125 Lameuse Street, downtown.
This casual restaurant has received hundreds of positive reviews and offers po-boys, fried seafood and crawfish. Reviewers rave about large portions and a casual environment at this classic coastal seafood joint. “The place is filled with local character,” reads one review that also notes the generous portions. Taranto Crayfish is located at 12404 John Lee Rd.
Within the walls of the Hard Rock Casino is another outpost of the aforementioned southern seafood restaurant, Half Shell. Offering steaks and seafood like the stand-alone restaurant, this place also has a sushi bar.
Anyone who has driven on Beach Blvd. You’ll probably notice the tall three-story building overlooking the gulf with a unique water mural facing the highway. With an extensive menu, The Reef offers a popular crab dip, various fish dishes including plaice and catfish, a great selection of pasta dishes and more. The reef is at 1749 Beach Blvd.
Hailing from Pass Christian, the Biloxi location at Shaggy’s is a tourist hotspot. It has lovely beach views and a cool terrace and its menu includes seafood, burgers and tacos. Reviewers love the “incredible atmosphere” and tropical cocktails. Shaggy’s is located at 1763 Beach Blvd.
It has been open in Biloxi for 58 years. The relaxed gourmet restaurant with white linen tablecloths offers classic dishes from New Orleans and France like the crab claws and their very popular seafood gratin. Mary Mahoney’s is located opposite the Hard Rock Casino at 110 Magnolia Street, Biloxi.
This story was originally published June 7, 2022 8:00 a.m.