Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Rickey's Bar and Grill - Bay St. Louis, Mississippi

Rickey’s Bar and Grill

Highways 90 and 603
Zuppardo’s Plaza
Bay St. Louis, Mississippi
Tuesday-Thursday: 11 a.m. - 2 p.m. and 5-8 p.m.
Friday: 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. and 5-9 p.m.
Saturday: 11 a.m. – 9 p.m.
Closed Sunday and Monday

By Jane Feehan

O.K., so it’s in a gloomy shopping plaza and has a sign that’s pretty hard to read unless you’re just about on top of it, but the food belies the location and low-key ambiance of Rickey’s. It’s a Bay St. Louis favorite.

The expansive menu reminds one of a diner – most of us know of at least one where the eating is good. It’s really good here – and it’s several notches above a diner. I’ve been here a few times. Best to go at slightly off hours; it’s a busy place. I’ve dined on seafood and salads before and on the latest visit sampled a fried shrimp po-boy ($9.95). Perhaps one of the best I’ve had along the Gulf Coast, this po-boy was swamped in shrimp. Not just falling off the bread – they were overflowing the entire plate. The shrimp were fresh and fried with a tasty batter in clean oil.

Rickey’s serves pasta, catfish, redfish, oysters, ribeye or porterhouse steaks, filet mignon, crab and shrimp au gratin (dinners average $20), hamburgers (a local favorite), an array of traditional sandwiches, and po-boys with roast beef, crawfish and jalapeƱo and on and on …. Hungry?

Rickey’s is casual and serves a full bar. Service: good. © 2010 Jane Feehan All rights reserved.

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