Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Lil' Ray's - Gulfport, Mississippi

Lil’ Ray's
500 A Courthouse Road
Gulfport, Mississippi
Monday & Tuesday: 10:30 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Wednesday-Saturday: 10:30 a.m. - 9 p.m.

By Jane Feehan

Lil’ Ray’s is t-shirt, flip flop causal with picnic-table dining. This strip shopping center restaurant is known for its Po Boys and boiled seafood.

Po Boys come in several varieties including roast beef, ham and cheese, ribeye steak, hamburger, oyster, catfish, shrimp, and soft shell crab. The shrimp version is a winner. Lil’ Ray’s serves - and is known for - boiled shrimp, boiled crawfish and steamed Royal Reds (shrimp). Diners may also choose oysters, fried seafood platters or fish entrees. Caveat: stick to what this place is known for – Po Boys and boiled seafood. I strayed from their top tier offerings once to have crab cakes and, in spite of the interesting fruit and vegetable topping served on the side, they were not good. Also, most fish they use for entrees is frozen. Again, Lil' Ray's does an outstanding job on the items that earned its reputation.

Ice cold beer is served; there’s no wine. Lil Ray’s draws a big lunch crowd. Servce: good. © 2009 All rights reserved.

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