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2007/05/28 11:53:58 (permalink)

Gulfport, MS

I'll be in ?Gulfport this week on business and I might be able to get away for a decent dinner tomorrow night. Any suggestion?
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    lleechef
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    RE: Gulfport, MS 2007/05/28 23:01:53 (permalink)
    Montana Buffet and Toucans are very good. Go down to the Gulf for seafood. Head towards Biloxi, there are several fine dining establishments there.
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    RE: Gulfport, MS 2007/05/29 00:19:47 (permalink)
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    Originally posted by lleechef

    Montana Buffet and Toucans are very good. Go down to the Gulf for seafood. Head towards Biloxi, there are several fine dining establishments there.


    I was just in Biloxi/Gulfport in March visiting my gal pal poker dealer.

    Montana's does NOT have their buffet anymore. (I used to like their buffet, too) Just a regular sit down meal. The brisket was pretty decent. (parts of it tender, parts of it not) It is on Rt. 49, right by the Gulfport airport turnoff. .
    pic of brisket at Montana's, Gulfport MS.....loved the crusted edges!

    Toucan's was pretty good; it's right in front of the Wal Mart shopping center. They have lunch specials that are unbelievably cheap, as in $4.95 type meals. But something about eating Mexican food in Gulfport/Biloxi did'nt sit right with me. I felt like I should just be sticking to my fried chicken, po boys, and bbq.


    Cajun's Fried Chicken restaurant in Gulfport has an all day buffet for about $6.00 or so. They are located on Pass Road, parallel to Beach Blvd. Their other location across the street from the beach in Biloxi got blown away. That was my favorite location cause it was right in front of the Edgewater Mall, too. (well, at least the mall made it through)

    There's not as many of those seafood restaurants in Biloxi anymore, as most got blown away in the hurricane. Most are just concrete slabs now, at best. Although Mary Mahoney's was advertising that they are open again.

    Many friend loves The Shed BBQ, which is just a little north of Gulfport. It was'nt my kind of place... as I like my bbq chicken crispy, not the real soggy type. Their brisket is the shredded type, I like Montana's style better. But it was fun sitting outside at the picnic tables. I don't know if this would qualify along your lines of
    decency; hope so! Cause we are a bunch of roadfood people over here!

    The Shed BBQ, Gulfport MS area

    most of the Biloxi shoreline (Rt. 90) looks like this..

    blown out signs in Biloxi...

    Except for the big , huge buildings........they are called CASINOS...and naturally were the 1st things up and running after Katrina

    You can't leave the Gulfport/Biloxi area without trying a "Po Boy" sandwich! It's the LAW!

    If you make it just east of Biloxi, check out the Po Boy Express in Ocean Springs. I loved their hot roast beef po boy!


    Po Boy Express, Ocean Springs, MS "roast beef po boy"

    and definitely take a drive along the Biloxi beach

    ...still real pretty to look at, despite Katrina!

    hope you have a "fun" business trip..
    ellen
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    CajunKing
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    RE: Gulfport, MS 2007/05/29 19:21:35 (permalink)
    Gee thanks Ellen

    I am stuck in this office for another 2 hours and NO FOOD!!!

    ARRRRRRGHHH
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    RE: Gulfport, MS 2007/05/29 19:48:51 (permalink)
    Sadly, some of our favorite spots are only slabs. Hook, Line & Sinker was always a stop for us & I'm unsure of the status of the beach front restaurant.

    The Beau Rivage buffet was wonderful before Katrina. & I feel sure it is today as well. The creamed spinach was excellent. Fried green tomatoes, carving station, made to order omelets... to name a few.

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    RE: Gulfport, MS 2007/05/29 19:53:24 (permalink)
    I grew up in Gulfport and still own a home in the area so I may be able to give you an "insider" view of the food.

    First is Capt Al's on Lorraine Road just North of I-10 in Gulfport.
    It's in an old house that was converted to a parts store before becoming the restaurant. They have three choices on the menu: Steak, Shrimp or Steak and Shrimp Combo. You can have your shrimp grilled or fried. The steak is cooked over flames in an open hearth. All entree's come with a crabmeat topped salad that is fantastic with the homemade spicy mustard dressing.

    Just down the road off Courthouse Road in Gulfport is Lil Ray's Poboys. A Coast institution for over 30 years. The Roast Beef or Shrimp Po Boy are the ones to get. Lil Rays also introduced boiled crawfish to the Coast and they are some of the best.

    Last but not least, Doris Hot Tamales in D'berville just off I-110 North of the Imperial Palace Casino. has the best Hot Tamales I've ever had. It's just a walk up hut with to go orders only, but you won't be disappointed.

    Would have had many more to offer, but Katrina took care of that!
    Hope you enjoy your stay on the Coast, I miss it dearly.
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    RE: Gulfport, MS 2007/05/29 19:53:55 (permalink)
    Those pics really brought back some memories. When I lived in N.O. in the early 70's, we would get away from it all by driving up to Bay St. Louis. You could stay in any one of a long stretch of beautiful old shabby-elegant homes right along the bay for 2 or 3 dollars a night. Simple but clean, and always a good country breakfast included.
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    RE: Gulfport, MS 2007/05/29 19:55:30 (permalink)
    Sorry to hear that Montana no longer has the buffet, it was really quite nice, with all kinds of meat and vegetables, including fried corn on the cob which was the first time I'd ever seen that! And lots of okra! We stayed on the ANG base, next to the airport so I would drop him off at the building where school was and I'd head for the beach. Wow, the beach looks a whole lot different after Katrina.
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    RE: Gulfport, MS 2007/05/29 22:08:13 (permalink)
    The Biloxi beach still looks pretty though.
    Some of the casinos are visible in the back..

    Biloxi, MS , March 2007

    the "slab" business is strong on the coast

    This WAS an Outback Steakhouse, etc...
    ...just the sign remains now

    Anyone want to buy a souvenir shop?!?

    It IS for sale, "as is"... it actually fared much better than most, as it was across the street from the beach, and it was on stilts
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    lleechef
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    RE: Gulfport, MS 2007/05/30 09:42:14 (permalink)
    OMG! The area looks nothing like it did when I was last there........except the beach.
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    RE: Gulfport, MS 2007/05/30 09:55:34 (permalink)
    I have stopped at Gators several times. Best stuff inventory on the beach or use to be. Obviously it is not anymore. The place is still a wreck but it will be back.

    Paul E. Smith
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    RE: Gulfport, MS 2007/06/01 19:47:09 (permalink)
    I almost forgot, make sure you stop by the Project Lounge for a true Roadfood Burger. They only take cash but you can get a burger served with a garlic pickle spear and Charles Chips and a beer or two for under $10. Travelocity named them the "best burger" a couple of years ago but you have to ask to see the award. They don't even display it. The Project Lounge is located on Iberville Drive. Best way to get there is to take Pass Road heading toward Keesler Air Force Base. Take the last right before the Keesler gate. Go down a half mile or so and you will see the Project on the left right before the RR tracks and next to a porn shop. Don't worry, it's a decent hood.
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    RE: Gulfport, MS 2007/06/17 21:52:10 (permalink)
    My brother used to live in Long Beach,MS and my nephew as a result of a divorce still lives in Ocean Springs. I have spent a couple years there and these photos blow my mind. My brother now lives in Pensacola, and last time I visited him in Feb 2004 we went and stayed at Beau Rivage, but he took us down to the Grand for their buffet as he says it's better than the Beau Rivages. One place we used to eat at while there was AnJacs. Is that still there?
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