Sunday, May 30, 2010

Shaggy's - Rough around the edges at Pass Christian Harbor (Mississippi)

Harbor Bar and Grill
Pass Christian Harbor (Off Highway 90)
Pass Christian, Mississippi
Open seven days
Sunday-Thursday  11 a.m.-9 p.m.
Friday-Saturday 11 a.m.- 11 p.m.

The opening of restaurants along the Mississippi Coast is one of those markers that heralds the region’s recovery from Hurricane Katrina. Shaggy’s at the Pass Christian Harbor provides a great view of that progress – boats back in their slips, repaired stately homes on Scenic Drive and a new city hall and government complex going up along Highway 90. That said, the view and atmosphere rank far higher than the food.

We ordered a fish sandwich and a shrimp po-boy. At $12 the po-boy  was the most expensive I’ve eaten of its type from New Orleans across the Mississippi Coast. I don’t mind paying for good food, but the bread was stale – hard enough to use as a weapon. The grilled fish sandwich – greasy.  One turnoff right from the start was seating us at a dirty table with dirty, torn menus. Other diners were also ushered to  un-wiped tables.  And the wind. I don’t know if it’s the placement of the building but there is no escaping it even if there's barely a breeze.

Shaggy’s offers a full bar. Drinking there may be more satisfying than eating a meal. Service: fair.©2010 Jane Feehan. All rights reserved. (About 65 miles from New Orleans)

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