Review: Snapper’s Seafood in Biloxi, MS
Some six years later Biloxi is open for business and they did it largely without the colossal helping hand from FEMA and heart broken Hollywood stars that New Orleans received. The casinos were the first to return followed by the other touristy businesses. But there are still large sections of Beach Blvd. that lay desolate. It was at the end of one stretch of nothingness that I lucked into Snapper’s Seafood.
Snapper’s is not a fancy restaurant nor does it have the personality of some of the legendary seafood eateries on the Gulf Coast like Wintzell’s Oyster House in Mobile or Flounder’s Chowder House in Pensacola. But it was clean (it should be, virtually every building on Beach Blvd. is less than six years old). They have a long dining deck that overlooks the beach. Most importantly, after a day of sampling craft beers, they had fried food.
The temptation was there for a big seafood platter but then I spied my Kryptonite – a fried soft shell crab po’ boy. Some people don’t care for soft shell crab. An old buddy of mine says they look like tarantulas and won’t go near one. Hey, that’s more for me. Snapper’s did everything right, big crispy steak-house fries and a nice juicy crab dusted with cornmeal dressed with lettuce, tomato, onion and tarter sauce. They also placed the sandwich into a panini press giving it a crusty exterior and making it easier to handle. A nice touch.
My assessment of Snapper’s is that it is not the kind of place you put on your Bucket List but it is the kind of place you wish you had in your neighborhood. Snapper’s Seafood is located at 1699 Beach Blvd. in Biloxi, MS. (228) 374-7962