Eat Play Stay: Biloxi

Mary Staes

“Eat Play Stay” is your guide to great destinations for a weekend getaways.

Where is Biloxi?

Located on the Gulf Coast and known for its beaches, casinos, tasty seafood, and art scene, Biloxi, Mississippi, is a 90-minute drive from New Orleans and six hours from Orlando. This Gulf Coast city has been a longtime destination for New Orleanians looking to enjoy some fun in the sun.

Finishline Performance Karting

If you and your family feel the need for speed, Finishline Performance Karting is a great place to put the pedal to the metal. This high-performance go-kart track features some of the fastest karts on the coast and is an excellent place for friendly races and an adrenaline rush.

Burger Burger

Opened by a New Orleans couple in 1947 and originally called Abbie’s Little Diner, Burger Burger serves New Orleans-style food on the Gulf Coast. Owner Martha Ann Ebberman has owned Burger Burger and has been serving the restaurant’s namesake, marinated hamburger patties on French bread, since 1987.

Half Shell Oyster House

If you’re on the Gulf Coast and have a seafood craving, Half Shell Oyster House is the place to be. Naturally, oysters are the star of the show here, and the “must try” dish is the Orleans oysters that have a smoky Cajun flavor. The delicious crab cakes and steaks are also menu highlights.

Ohr-O’Keefe Museum of Art

The Ohr-O’Keefe Museum of Art celebrates the innovative, independent, and creative spirit of Mississippi master potter George Ohr. Frank Gehry designed the museum in a unique “pod” shape that peaks through the oak trees that surround it. The museum also offers pottery classes for those who are ready to make some pottery of their own.

Patio 44

Executive Chef Josh Rogers brings the flavors from his grandmother’s kitchen to the dishes at Patio 44. Fresh, local cuisine sourced regionally is what you’ll find here. Patio 44’s goal is to fuse the tastes and traditions from South Louisiana and South Mississippi to create a unique experience for the diner. 

Biloxi Lighthouse

No trip to Biloxi is complete without a visit to the Biloxi Lighthouse. Built in 1848, the lighthouse has become a symbol of Biloxi’s strength since Hurricane Katrina. Although the lighthouse hasn’t been functional since 1939, the 64-foot-tall cast-iron structure has been open for tours since 2010.

Hotel Legends

Want to stay in a hotel that will make you feel like Hollywood royalty? Hotel Legends is the place! Since every room here is a suite, you’ll feel like a movie star as you enjoy the luxurious mid-century modern accommodations. If you’re in the mood for a bite or fancy cocktail, the Sapphire Supper Club will spoil you with fine dining and live entertainment.

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