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graz Sep 7, 2012 02:02 PM

I plan to be in the Biloxi area in the next few weeks. Any tips on good seafood?

  1. TaTee Sep 8, 2012 12:46 PM

    Vrazel's Restaurant on Hwy 90 in Gulfport is my favorite on the coast. If you are looking for
    boiled seafood, I will not be much help. The establishments come and go and right now, I usually get my boiled seafood in NO and bring it home.

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      Clarkafella Sep 9, 2012 01:18 PM

      Both the White Cap and Blow Fly Inn have been really good lately. Ricky's and Trapani's, both in Bay St Louis are great!

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      1. re: Clarkafella
        Bill Hunt Sep 18, 2012 07:25 PM

        +1 for the White Cap, and for Blow Fly Inn.

        Hunt

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        rhines81 Sep 22, 2012 05:22 PM

        McElroy's - always good

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          Littleman Sep 28, 2012 09:20 AM

          Back Bay is fun. Dine on their outdoor deck.

          Back Bay Seafood Restaurant @ 1458 Magnolia St., Gulfport, MS 228 - 248 - 0505.
          http://www.backbayseafoodrestaurant.com/

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          1. re: Littleman
            Bill Hunt Nov 20, 2012 08:20 PM

            Littleman,

            New one to me, and thank you for the rec. Next time, and for sure.

            Appreciated,

            Hunt

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            graz Oct 8, 2012 08:23 AM

            Thanks for the suggestions. Enjoyed Vrazel's and Jazzeppi's too which is Biloxi itself.

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              amandaandjamesu Nov 19, 2012 01:23 PM

              Stopped at Whitecaps for lunch, and it was delicious! Just what you are looking for if you want good old fried shrimp and none of the nonsense. We haven't had a candied apple in 30 years, and it came as garnish for our son's child's plate. My husband and I fought over it!

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              1. re: amandaandjamesu
                Bill Hunt Nov 20, 2012 08:20 PM

                Going back many decades, the old Whitecap was just OK. Having dined, post-K at the new location, we were more than impressed. Everything was done just right - better than in previous days.

                Glad that you enjoyed,

                Hunt

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                  Clarkafella Nov 21, 2012 07:43 AM

                  Yes, the Whitecap is *way* better than it ever was. And I love their new location and aquarium! But every time we are in Gulfport, we always seem to make the drive to where they used to be and miss that one a lot!

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                    Bill Hunt Nov 21, 2012 07:39 PM

                    I only dined at the old Gulfport Yacht Club site twice, and was underwhelmed both times.

                    Going back to my youth, they were located on Hwy 90, not THAT far from where they are now, but even talking to the "old timers" there, could not find the address. At about that time, Paradise Point, and Whitecap were the best that Gulfport had. However, both were destroyed by Camille (think that Whitecap might have been damaged by Betsy, but just cannot recall - the main damage was to the old Sun-n-Sand and the Fiesta, in Biloxi). There are some historic photos and old menus on the wall, but I think that I actually remembered most of those, better than anyone on the staff.

                    Google has not been kind, regarding finding the location before the old GYC location, but maybe it's just my search criteria?

                    We only did one lunch there, but every aspect was very good. I found no fault with anything.

                    Hunt

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                      Clarkafella Nov 21, 2012 10:24 PM

                      I don't know any of the place names so it is hard for me to give directions, but you drive on out beyond the yachts and past Moses Pier(?) and keep going to kind of a spacious parking area. You can tell where the old restaurant was by looking for the floor tiles, which I'm pretty sure were all that was left after Katrina... Seems like they are blue and white, but my memory is going fast!

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