Enjoy Great Seafood on the Mississippi Seafood Trail

Travelers from all over the world come to Mississippi to enjoy the music, the hospitality, and of course, some of the best food in the world. The unique blend of cultures and culinary traditions lend the Hospitality State its own flavors to savor and share with guests. When you’re planning your next trip to Mississippi, be sure to check out the Mississippi Seafood Trail as you take a tour of all the tastes we have to offer. With plenty of seafood restaurants scattered around the state, you’ll find 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.

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White Pillars | Biloxi

With its combination of beach-side charm and culinary splendor, this coastal dining establishment has quickly earned a stellar reputation for serving up divine, exclusive dishes made from local ingredients. From Wood Grilled Gulf Fish to Korean BBQ Pork Belly, award-winning chef Austin Sumrall’s entrees and small plates highlight the best of Mississippi’s ingredients. Chef Sumrall, along with his wife Tresse, invoke classic Southern hospitality with While Pillars’ ambiance and menu of unique and exciting dishes, which have garnered this Gulf Coast favorite multiple awards.

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CAET Seafood | Ridgeland

Pronounced “Kate,” CAET serves up one of the most impressive dining experiences in Mississippi. Featuring a menu of succulent seafood classics, shareable appetizers, and decadent desserts, this full-service restaurant includes an oyster bar and a generous variety of craft beers, perennial-favorite cocktails, and an impressive selection of wine. Guests will need to bring their appetites to indulge in tempting appetizers like Lamb Sliders and Broiled Oysters, as well as the wide selection of seafood delicacies featured on the dinner menu.

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Forklift | Tupelo

The Tupelo culinary scene boasts some of the best food in the region, and this local restaurant does not disappoint. Reservations are recommended, as guests flock to Forklift for its locally sourced, unique menu items and delicious seafood cuisine. Chef and owner Cooper Miller (and the 2022 Mississippi Seafood Cookoff’s “King of Mississippi Seafood”) wows with his Southern Creole menu that features items intended to surprise and excite your tastebuds. Forklift’s remarkable service and inviting atmosphere, which is regularly accentuated with live music, also makes it a not-to-be-missed Mississippi dining experience.

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Magnolia Grill | Natchez

Waterside dining along the Mississippi River in the once-notorious Natchez Under-the-Hill is the sort of evening out you can only find in Mississippi. At Magnolia Grill, guests are welcome to enjoy a casual dining experience while taking in amazing views of the river. From fresh Gulf oysters to a variety of savory grilled and fried seafood dishes, this Natchez restaurant serves up a variety of dishes, making it the perfect place to bring the family for an authentic taste of Mississippi in a wildly unique Southern city.

Contact Visit Mississippi For More Mississippi Seafood Trail Tips

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.