9 Best Waterfront Restaurants in Mississippi

Does it get any better than waterfront dining? Folks in Mississippi would agree not, and there are plenty of places where you can enjoy dinner with a view. These 9 best restaurants on the water in Mississippi are perfect for date night, family night, or any occasion that deserves a memorable experience. 

The Blind Tiger, Bay St. Louis, MS

This long-time hotspot makes every moment you spend here feel like a vacation. Enjoy the open-air breeze while you dine on always fresh, never frozen seafood and American staples. The sand between your toes is just a few steps away, giving you all the more reason to linger.

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Shaggy’s, Multiple locations

With multiple locations throughout the state, you’ll find a few unifying themes that make this place hard to beat: a laid-back vibe, beach-themed menus, and waterfront views for days. Inspired by the bars and vistas of Key West, this place offers some of the best food and drink on the beach to complement the postcard-worthy scenery. 

Cock of the Walk, Pocahontas and Ridgeland, MS

Old-fashioned cornbread and hushpuppies aren’t the only thing this place has going for it. Their Ridgeland location also offers sweeping views of the Ross Barnett Reservoir. Grab an outdoor table for the best views, or head to their dock after dinner and soak in the scenery.

Rusty’s Riverfront Grill, Vicksburg, MS

It’s hard to decide which is best: the beautiful views or the amazing food! It’s likely a tie, and one you’ll want to sit and savor. Po’boys, steaks, crab cakes, and other fine fare line their menu, giving you plenty of options to sate your cravings.

Steve’s Marina Restaurant, Long Beach, MS

They’re about as close to the water as you can possibly get! This beachside venue offers majestic views of the Gulf, with the water’s edge all but lapping at their foot. They specialize in local seafood and steaks, giving you the best combination of taste and quality.

Aunt Jenny’s Catfish Restaurant, Ocean Springs, MS

There’s a lot of historic wonder happening here, and you’ll want to soak in every minute. Their southern fried catfish is nearly world famous, alongside equally succulent fried chicken and shrimp. The 500-year-old oak trees and views of the calm bayou make this an experience to remember.

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Huck’s Cove, Gautier, MS

There are tons of reasons to visit this island-esque hangout, but the waterfront views are enough to keep you coming back. They always have budget-friendly food and drink specials to keep your wallet and stomach happy. Best of all, their deck features outdoor heaters, so you don’t have to sacrifice your views when the weather turns cold.

Sea Level, Pass Christian, MS

With views like these, they’re an obvious choice for food any day of the week. This beachside cottage offers plenty of umbrella-draped tables so you can enjoy an alfresco meal while taking in the scenery. They’re pet friendly, too!

The Pilot House Restaurant, Natchez, MS

Tucked inside the Hotel Vue, you can grab a drink or a meal while feasting on views of the Mississippi. Open to the public, their restaurant and lounge is a romantic escape from the every day, and you’ll want to sit and savor every moment you spend here. It’s also kid-friendly, so feel free to bring the whole family.

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