Saturday, February 6, 2010

Blow Fly Inn - Gulfport, Mississippi

Blow Fly Inn
1201 Washington Ave.
Gulfport, Mississippi 39507
Sunday-Thursday: 11 a.m. – 9 p.m.
Friday-Saturday: 11 a.m. – 10 p.m.

By Jane Feehan

On the back bay side of Gulfport, Blow Fly Inn is a great place to enjoy a view of the water and a good meal. The original location was brought down by a 28-foot tide during Hurricane Katrina. They built back and up, about 25 feet, which enhances the view – and the atmosphere.

The server recommended stuffed flounder because the dish was featured on the Food Network’s Diners, Drive-in’s and Dives ( year when the show visited Blow Fly but I chose crab cakes.

There was plenty of crab meat in the cakes (about ($19), which were good. I munched on fried pickles beforehand – excellent. A companion diner enjoyed a bowl of crawfish etouffee. Portions are large; I brought half my dinner home.

Blow Fly Inn has a large menu that also features steaks, including Marinated Greek Salad with prime rib strips, BBQ ribs, pork chops, chicken, and pasta dishes. There’s a good choice of inexpensive appetizers – enough for a meal – including fried pickles (try them if you’re not from the south - you’ll like them) and crawfish tails, chicken tenders and loaded potato skins.

A kid-friendly place, Blow Fly Inn is casual. I look forward to visiting again when the weather warms up enough to sit on their deck. Full bar, take out and catering available. Service: good. © 2010 Jane Feehan All rights reserved.

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