Enjoy Great Seafood on the Mississippi Seafood Trail
One of the great things about traveling is the chance to experience new and different types of food. While seafood is available all over the United States, Mississippi’s prime location on the Gulf of Mexico offers easy, daily access to fresh seafood. When you’re planning a trip to Mississippi, you’re going to want to check out the Mississippi Seafood Trail. With dozens of seafood restaurants scattered around the state, we offer something for every kind of seafood lover. Here, Visit Mississippi explores a few of the most popular Mississippi seafood spots that are not to be missed.
If you’re on the Mississippi Gulf Coast or in central Mississippi, and you’re looking for a seafood experience you’ll never forget, look no further than Half Shell Oyster House. Since 2008, the restaurant has been serving the communities it calls home with cuisine you’d typically find in New Orleans. Aside from the great food, the restaurant’s quirky, vibrant interior pays homage to New Orleans’ famous French Quarter. To top it all off, jazz music complements the vibe, providing an atmosphere similar to that of an evening in the Big Easy. The restaurant has even won a handful of awards, including:
- Travelers Choice 2021
- Festival South: Best of the Pine Belt 2021
- Best Overall Restaurant 2021
- Best Oysters 2021
If you’re visiting Jackson or just passing through on the way to your next destination, you should stop at Drago’s Seafood Restaurant. Drago’s serves high-quality, fresh seafood to locals in the Jackson area, as well as to the many tourists who make this a stop on their vacation. Known largely for its oysters and lobster, Drago’s Seafood Restaurant’s specialties include raw and charbroiled oysters and lobsters, and the restaurant also offers up gumbo, fried seafood, the catch of the day, and so many more mouthwatering menu options.
Seafood lovers in North Mississippi have a place to go in Corinth, MS. Juju & Christa's Shrimpboat Café is a low-key, family-owned seafood restaurant serving gumbo, po’boy sandwiches, and regional fried favorites along with salad and pasta options like their seafood alfredo. Menu items also include Fried Gator and baskets of fried or boiled Gulf Shrimp, oysters, and seasonal crawfish. Guests can relax after their meal with homemade desserts and enjoy a setting that will feel like you’re on the beach.
Although its name might suggest it’s a quick stop, Walker’s Drive-In offers an upscale customer experience from the comfort of a casual, enjoyable atmosphere. Located in Jackson’s Fondren District, Walker’s Drive-In is another award-winning restaurant located on the Mississippi Seafood Trail. It also caters for festivals and events, so if you’re visiting during The Atlanta Food and Wine Festival or the Sante South Wine Festival, be sure to stop by the Walker’s Drive-In tent and try some of the best New Orleans-inspired cuisines. Walker’s sources all of its ingredients from the local region and uses sustainable methods to acquire its seafood.
Mississippi is known for its rich, fresh seafood, so the next time you’re headed to our area, be sure to stop along the Mississippi Seafood Trail for an authentic Gulf Coast food experience. For more information about Mississippi’s delectable seafood, the Mississippi Seafood Trail, or other places to eat and drink on your trip, contact Visit Mississippi.