Mark a map identifying the casinos along the Mississippi Gulf Coast, and you will be able to pinpoint the path to great times and superb cuisine generated from a true fusion of foods.

The 26-mile coastal strip offers a variety of cultural and ethnic cuisine specializing in a blend of earthy seasonings, local produce, fresh seafood and an eclectic mix of flavors that places the region in the forefront of fine dining.

An example of the variety and choices available are seen at the beautiful Beau Rivage Resort & Casino, MGM’s opulent oasis in Biloxi. There are 12 varied restaurants in the facility, including BR Prime, with its emphasis on steaks and fresh seafood, and Jia, which offers contemporary Asian cuisine. However, the Beau reaches out to other distant tastes, and Memphis Q Smokehouse & Barbeque, among other hot spots, reflects that.

The wide-reaching culinary landscape is dotted with seafood offerings, and when the fishing fleet returns to port, the fresh bounty of the Gulf waters soon arrives in casino kitchens. While prime steak is always a top attraction anywhere, seafood lovers will find the area a paradise with different dishes influenced by Cajun and Creole flavors with blended tomato sauce, green bell pepper, celery, chili powder, long grain rice, yellow onions, red pepper, Tabasco sauce, okra, hot pepper sauce and cayenne pepper … some of the favorite ingredients for the most favorable dishes.

Some of the most popular dishes include tasty shrimp caught just offshore, but a variety of seafood makes its way to dining room tables, such as red fish, snapper, tuna and amberjack, all grilled to perfection. Other dishes from the deep include crab cakes, lobster, fried seafood and chowder.

While seafood is popular, casino cuisine reaches out to all tastes since, besides gambling, dining is the second most important thing to the player and fine cuisine is in demand.

Gulf Coast casinos provide a cornucopia of selections, seeking to be all things dining to all types of tourists. You will find Oriental, Mexican and Italian restaurants as well as Southern comfort food home-style buffets that encompass a variety of different ethnic food stations.

As one executive chef said, “The visitor will be amazed and delighted at the vast array of dining choices in our Gulf casinos. Casinos not only strongly compete for the gamer’s action, but have to appeal to the player’s most primal desire — the never-ending search for great food, different tastes and diversity in restaurants.”

With more than 60 restaurants offering all types of the most popular cuisines, the Gulf Coast casino scene is an ideal travel destination. This introduction to Golf Coast casino cuisine is just an appetizer. A full entrée of dining selections is provided in the following regional review. Bon apetit!

Fine Dining

L.b.’s Steakhouse
Grand Biloxi Casino • 1-800-WIN-2-WIN
Price Range:$$

Serving the finest steaks and seafood, this award-winning restaurant offers fine dining in an elegant but casual atmosphere. Choose from 25 wines by the glass and 100 varieties of bottled wines.

Treasure Bay Casino and Hotel
Price Range: $$$

Serving steaks, seafood and Continental Cuisine, you will find food is made with only the freshest ingredients. Every bite is an experience.

Thirty Two
IP Casino Resort Spa • 1-888-946-2847 •
Price Range: $$-$$$

At AAA’s Four-Diamond Winner Thirty-Two, you’ll experience fine dining at its best! Only USDA Prime cuts of beef and the freshest seafood and shellfish are served on the thirty second floor of the hotel. Don’t miss the breathtaking views of the coast from this perched location!

IP Casino Resort Spa • 1-888-946-2847 •  
Price Range: $$

Tien features a variety of traditional Asian styles, including Vietnamese, Korean, Chinese, Japanese and Thai cuisine.

Carnaval de Brasil
IP Casino Resort Spa • 1-888-946-2847 •
Price Range: $$

Enjoy South American Churrascaria and succulent Brazilian barbecue while your dedicated IP gauchos carve your selection right at your table! Also features an amazing salad bar and an a la carte menu for those who enjoy a lighter fare.

BR Prime
Beau Rivage Resort & Casino • 1-888-767-5687 •  
Price Range: $$$

BR Prime’s menu features classic American steakhouse fare including wet-aged and dry-aged prime beef, Gulf shrimp, two-pound South African lobster tails and stone crab.

Beau Rivage Resort & Casino • 1-888-767-5687 •
Price Range: $$

Jia, a AAA Four-Diamond Award-winning restaurant, dishes out authentic sushi/sashimi, teppanyaki and pan-Asian cuisine created from the freshest quality ingredients. The menu spotlights a variety of soups, salads, noodles and regional specialties from Thailand, Japan, China, Vietnam and Hong Kong.

Farraddays’ Restaurant
Isle Casino Hotel Biloxi • 1-888-THE-ISLE •  
Price Range: $-$$

Enjoy a signature drink while spending time with friends or family. Choose from high choice Angus Beef, pasta and seafood entrees, along with unique appetizers to start off your meal.

Blue Bayou Bar & Grill
Silver Slipper Casino • 1-866-S-SLIPPER •
Price Range: $$

Overlooking the sparkling Gulf of Mexico as you dine, enjoy a creative selection of seafood, fine steaks, chops and more. Live entertainment nightly.


Back Bay Buffet
IP Casino Resort Spa •
With classic Southern, Italian, Asian and Tex Mex fare and carvery, soup, salad and dessert stations, you can watch the food being prepared and interact with the chef to get exactly what you want.

Calypso’s Buffet
Isle Casino Hotel Biloxi •
Wake up to breakfast spreads with plenty of choices to start your day. For lunch and dinner, start off with a salad and then enjoy the many entrée and side choices.

Satisfaction Buffet
Hard Rock Hotel and Casino Biloxi •
You can get Satisfaction here. Get your fill of fresh veggies and Southern favorites — such as fried catfish, fresh Gulf shrimp, fresh smoked meats and delectable desserts. Every Sunday there’s a Jazz Brunch from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. with a live jazz band.

The Buffet
Beau Rivage Resort & Casino •  
Whether diners seek down-home Southern cooking or more traditional fare, The Buffet at Beau Rivage offers an enticing collection of American, Italian, Chinese, seafood and regional cuisine to meet every craving.

Grand Buffet
Grand Biloxi Casino • 1-800-WIN-2-WIN
Discover a bountiful all-you-can-eat array of everything delicious, from tempting all-American and Southern classics to Asian cuisine. Save room for made-to-order desserts!

Jubilee Buffet
Silver Slipper Casino •
Jubilee Buffet is an all-you-can-eat dining experience for the insatiable appetite! Take the “World Tour” of specialty cuisines from France, Germany and Mexico.

Casual Classics

High Tide Café; Highlights Sports Lounge; Infusion, Quench: IP Casino Resort
Memphis Q; Coast Nightclub & Restaurant; Terrace Café; Roasted Bean: Beau Rivage Resort & Casino
Tradewinds Marketplace; Starbucks Coffee: Isle Casino Hotel Biloxi
Cuu Long Souper Pho; Hotel Lobby Bar; Grand Café: Grand Biloxi Casino
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