Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Bay St. Louis {Eats}


Located within walking distance to our stay at The Carroll House, Old Town Bay St. Louis has a number of charming restaurants and cafes to choose.

Here are our favorites from our “hurrication” this past weekend.

200 North Beach Restaurant

Located across the street from the water in Old Town, this historic address features fresh seafood, savory steaks, and favorite local dishes served with a special flavor of the area. I dined on the delicious crab cakes served with fresh, hand-cut fries. J enjoyed the filet served with a side of risotto. (Sorry! No food pics)

dining room



Click HERE to visit the website of 200 North Beach Restaurant.

Mockingbird Cafe’

One of our favorite places to eat is set in a cute, charming former home. J & I both dined on the Mockingburger, and let me tell you this burger was one of the best I had ever tasted. Served on jalapeno cheddar sour dough bread, the burger melted in our mouths.




“Mockingbird Cafe’ has been called the Living Room of the Bay. And it's true. As the Mockingbird was born out of the destruction of Hurricane Katrina, locals and volunteers alike found the 'bird to be a welcome and comforting presence in those trying, chaotic days and months after Katrina.
In the years since, the Mockingbird has evolved from coffee shop to restaurant and art gallery. The walls of the 'bird are filled with the creations of local artists and photographers.
(By the way, those creations are for sale, too.)
Offering Specialty Coffees, Food and Drink,along with evenings filled with music, poetry and what have you, the Mockingbird Café really does have something for everyone. And the "bird is very kid friendly.”

The interior is spacious a filled with adorable vintage touches.




Click HERE for the website to Mockingbird Cafe.

The Sycamore House

Fine dining in a historic home, the ambiance does not get better than this. J & I had made reservations at this local favorite weeks ago. We had dinner there on Saturday night, and the restaurant was packed.


We started with an appetizer- the andouille sausage nachos. Scumptious!


I dined on the shrimp & grits –hot and spicy goodness. The shrimp and grits are described as large juicy gulf shrimp with spicy barbeque sauce over pepper-jack grits. J had one of the specials, Caribbean shrimp over rice.


“The Sycamore House occupies a National Register property overlooking historic Main Street in old town Bay St Louis. Originally a pair of 19th century Acadian cottages, the sides of The Sycamore House were combined into a single dwelling in the 1850’s.The home was long known as the Mauffray Boarding House after the Mauffray family who took in seasonal visitors. Today the cottage is home to a fully modern restaurant whose two dining rooms, screened porch and patio area, are in tune with its laid-back historic atmosphere.”


Check out The Sycamore House restaurant website: Click HERE!

From bar foods to fine dining, Old Town Bay St. Louis has many options to choose. I cannot wait to return to try even more of the recommended choices.

Stay tuned to more Bay St. Louis posts this week.

Check out my other posts from BSL:

The Carroll House

Eating through Bay St. Louis, y’all!




  1. Ron, you are "slipping" with the food pics! I did notice, though, that you did manage to get pics of the 'tinis, though! Looks like you and J didn't starve by any means! Loved looking at the websites of the restaurants. Have a great day! :)

  2. LOL, Ron! I'd say your guys didn't STARVE while you were on hurrication!!! What fun places. That burger from the Mockingbird sounds wonderful. We drove 40 miles to get a special burger yesterday only to find the place closed on Mondays- xo Diana


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