Hit the MS Seafood Trail the highway to Gulf seafood lovers’ heaven

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May 16, 2017

Saltine’s Oysters Lafitte: Baked in a wood-fired oven with crawfish tails, bacon, parmesan and hot sauce butter

The Mississippi Seafood Trail of restaurants was established by the Mississippi Hospitality and Restaurant Association in 2014 to promote restaurants that proudly serve wild-caught, genuine Gulf seafood. With 42 participating restaurants from North Mississippi to the Gulf Coast, you’ll find daily menu specials featuring seafood favorites like fresh crab and tasty finfish, to delectable oysters and succulent shrimp.

According to Mike Cashion of the MS Hospitality and Restaurant Association, to qualify, a restaurant simply needs to offer at least one entree item that comes from the Gulf on the menu throughout the year. “This makes it possible for po-boy shops and other specialty shops to participate, as well as traditional seafood restaurants.”

Well-Being also spoke to Melissa Scallan, Public Affairs Director of the Mississippi Department of Marine Resources about how the MS Seafood Trail helps promote Gulf Seafood throughout the State.

The Manship’s Louisiana Crawfish Orecchiette with fennel sausage and spring peas

The Manship’s Louisiana Crawfish Orecchiette with fennel sausage and spring peas

“Our goal at the Department of Marine Resources is to encourage more people to buy local seafood to prepare at home and to request it when they are eating out,” notes Scallan. “We are excited to support the Seafood Trail because it helps to spread awareness about the excellent quality and taste of Gulf seafood.”

Whether you are a visitor to the State or a native son or daughter, you can’t go wrong when you visit one of the many participating restaurants along the MS Seafood Trail.

Gulf Seafood Fact: The Gulf Coast produces 70 percent of the nation’s oysters, 69 percent of domestic shrimp, and is a leading producer of domestic hard and soft-shell blue crabs.

mississippi seafood trail restaurants

  • Adventures’ Bar & Grill – Biloxi
  • Bill’s Creole and Steak Depot – Flora
  • Blow Fly Inn – Gulfport
  • Branch Cocktail Bar – Hattiesburg
  • BRAVO! Italian Restaurant & Bar – Jackson
  • City Grocery – Oxford
  • Crescent City Grill – Hattiesburg
  • Cuz’s Seafood Restaurant – Bay St. Louis
  • Don’s Seafood – Picayune

Gulf Seafood Fact: Seafood contains high-quality protein and a variety of essential nutrients, such as vitamins B6 and B12, and some varieties are a natural source of vitamin D.

  • Ely’s – Ridgeland
  • Gardenia’s – Greenwood
  • Gulf Breeze Bar & Grill – Biloxi
  • Half Shell Oyster House – Biloxi
  • Half Shell Oyster House – Gulfport
  • Half Shell Oyster House – Hattiesburg
  • Half Shell Oyster House – Flowood
  • Hard Rock Casino – Biloxi
  • Harbor View Café – Long Beach
  • Jacks by the Tracks – Pascagoula
  • Juju & Crista’s Shrimpboat Café – Corinth
  • Lil Ray’s Poboys & Seafood – Gulfport

Gulf Seafood Fact: The Gulf Coast seafood industry has some of most stringent regulations around to assure the safety and quality of seafood and to prevent over-fishing and other unsustainable practices.

  • Local 463 Urban Kitchen – Madison

    Local 463’s Redfish Anna with sautéed crabmeat,  garlic mash, thin beans and a charred tomato lemon butter

    Local 463’s Redfish Anna with sautéed crabmeat,
    garlic mash, thin beans and a charred tomato lemon butter

  • Lou’s Full-Serv – Jackson
  • Mary Mahoney’s Old French House – Biloxi
  • Mayflower Café – Jackson
  • Mosaic Tapas Restaurant & Bar – Ocean Springs
  • Off the Hook – Pascagoula
  • Provisions 1908 – Jackson
  • Purple Parrot Café – Hattiesburg
  • Rolling River Bistro – Natchez
  • Saltine Restaurant – Jackson
  • Salute Seafood Italian Restaurant – Gulfport
  • Scranton’s – Pascagoula

Gulf Seafood Fact: Gulf seafood is low in saturated fat, but it offers healthy omega-3 fatty acids that have been shown to help reduce the risk of heart disease.

  • Scrooge’s Restaurant & Bar – Jackson
  • Snackbar Bistro – Oxford
  • Table 100 – Flowood
  • The Caboose – McComb
  • The Chimney’s – Gulfport
  • The Manship – Jackson
  • Tom’s Extreme Pizzeria – Ocean Springs
  • Walker’s Drive In – Jackson
  • Walnut Hills Restaurant – Vicksburg

Gulf Seafood Fact: Gulf shrimp and some finfish are at peak season in May and June.

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