Thursday, December 17, 2009

White Cap Seafood Restaurant, Gulfport, Mississippi

White Cap Seafood Restaurant
560 Beach Blvd. (new location since Hurricane Katrina)
Gulfport, Mississippi 39507
Tuesday-Thursday 11:30 a.m.-9 p.m.
Friday and Saturday 11:30 a.m.-9:30 p.m.
228-604-4444 (Note: phone seems to be infrequently answered)

UPDATE JUNE, 2017: What happened? So disappointing.

White Cap Seafood Restaurant was as much a treat the second time as it was on my first visit (see August 16, 2009 post).

Eight of us sat down to lunch and most everyone raved about their meal except for one who ordered red beans and rice with sausage – something I wouldn’t consider at a well-known seafood spot.

Shrimp Po’ Boys ($8.95), served dressed and pressed, came with a generous portion of French fries and exceptionally good slaw. Two diners ordered Crawfish Anthony ($7.45), a delicious pasta dish with a white sauce loaded with crawfish. It came with a great salad and a hushpuppy – still the best I’ve had on the Coast. There was plenty of food and enough for some to bring home for a second meal.

White Cap makes their own cheesecakes - in several flavors - but none of us could eat anything more. That alone would justify another visit.

Other items on the menu include Spicy Shrimp Creole ($9.95), Gumbo, Red Fish (about $15), fried seafood platters ($18.95), Shrimp Scampi ($12.95), oysters, scallops ($14.95), steaks (USDA Choice) and chicken dishes ($9.95-10.95). A “Little Matey’s” menu is available for children 12 and under.

Consistently good food and a great view of the Mississippi Sound will keep the crowds coming to the White Cap. Full bar. Lounge area tables recommended. © 2009 All rights reserved.

See how Paula Deen makes hushpuppies. Visit the Food Network.

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