Local Eats in Biloxi
I'm in Biloxi, MS (Ocean Springs, to be exact) for a couple of days, and I'd like some good local-flavor recommendations. I'd really like to find a good po-boy shop or something like that. I'm not looking for five-star. I'm looking for the sort of place where the tables are gold-flecked linoleum, the special is written in magic marker on a card stuck to the wall behind the counter, and the cook has spent the last 20 years perfecting his momma's gumbo. Any recommendations?
Chappy's seafood restaurant is excellent, although perhaps a bit more fancy than you are looking for. It is in Gulfport, right on the beach road.
The portions are huge, and for my money, the food is as good as you will find in the area, and on par with many New Orleans places.
Check out the Covert Diner's page, linked below. In Biloxi, there are a bunch of places on or right off Howard Avenue. If you're up for a half hour drive or so, I'd recommend Pirate's Cove in Pass Christian as the best poboys on the coast and Trapani's in Bay St. Louis for great poboys and seafood. Lil Ray's, originally a Waveland poboy place, has opened up locations in Gulfport and Long Beach as well.