Wednesday, November 11, 2009
Ole Biloxi Schooner Seafood Restaurant - Biloxi, Mississippi
Ole Biloxi Schooner Seafood Restaurant
871 Howard Ave. (Across the street from the cathedral, Nativity B.V.M.)
Biloxi, MS 39530
Monday-Friday: 7 a.m. – 8 p.m.
Friday and Saturday: 7 a.m. - 9 p.m.
By Jane Feehan
This store front eatery, located in downtown Biloxi, draws the business community, legal eagles from the nearby courthouse and law offices, and workers from government buildings. Law enforcement also frequents the Schooner and that's usually a sign of reasonable and good food.
The restaurant has plenty to draw tourists from nearby Beach Boulevard, whether to an inexpensive breakfast, a lunch of local seafood favorites or a tasty special of the day such as meatloaf or baked chicken. One tourist of note, President George W. Bush, lunched at this spot on the second anniversary of Hurricane Katrina – no doubt to get a real feel for and taste of Biloxi.
Seafood gumbo, crawfish etoufee, crab burgers, crab platters, fried seafood and Po Boys highlight the lunch/dinner menu. I enjoyed a seafood salad top heavy with shrimp, lightly accented in crab meat and decked out in green and black olives and tomatoes. I indulged in a side order of delicious hushpuppies – piping hot and crispy on the outside and tasty with bits of onion on the inside – just the way hushpuppies should be.
Plans are underway for an oyster bar with cold beer in the same building. Currently, no alcohol served. Service: Good. © 2009 All rights reserved.