Known as the Hub City because of its proximity to Mobile, Jackson, Biloxi and New Orleans, Hattiesburg will be filled with tourists and baseball fans this weekend for the NCAA Super Regionals.
Southern Miss will host Ole Miss at Pete Taylor Park for arguably the biggest college baseball matchup in state history.
As flocks of fans descend on the South Mississippi city, local restaurants will have their doors open to feed them.
Here’s a look at Hattiesburg’s top rated restaurants, according to travel site Tripadvisor.
Located at 910 Timothy Lane, this family-friendly restaurant offers a variety of Thai dishes with seafood and meat-based options. Ranked as the No. 1 restaurant in Hattiesburg, reviewers rave about the drunken noodles and the various spicy curry dishes. A second location can be found at 6156 Hwy 98.
The Hattiesburg outpost of this southern chain that started in Gulfport boasts a 4 ½ out of 5-star rating and is the second highest rated restaurant on Tripadvisor. As the name would suggest, oysters are a fan favorite. “They were some of the best we’ve ever had,” says one reviewer. The oysters can be ordered in a variety of ways from charbroiled to Orleans style. The restaurant is located at 6555 Hwy 98 West Suite A.
Seafood gumbo, Cajun enchiladas and shrimp dishes highlight the menu of this Cajun eatery owned by Robert St. John. Described as a “a local fixture,” by multiple reviewers, Crescent City Grill is located at 3810 Hardy St, Hattiesburg, MS. An expansive menu offers seafood dishes, pasta, vegetarian options and more.
Founded in Hattiesburg in 2004, Mugshots offers burgers and friendly service in a traditional American pub style setting. Although it has expanded to 21 locations across seven states, the original was in Hattiesburg. Burger options include the Southern Burger, which comes topped with house-made pimento cheese, bacon and fried pickles, a mac and cheese burger and more. Mugshots in Hattiesburg is located at 204 N 40th Ave Between Lundy and Montague Streets.
Another American style pub joint, Keg and Barrel has three locations. Keg and Barrel has an expansive beer list offering sours, IPAs and more. To go with the drinks they offer a wide selection of burgers, pizza, pub grub and several seafood options. The restaurant also offers a patio and is dog friendly. Reviewers also rave about the shrimp and grits.
An Italian eatery, Tabella offers pizza, pasta and American inspired Italian dishes such as Italian shrimp and grits. Reviewers enjoyed the chicken alfredo and friendly service. “We love the atmosphere, staff and of course the food,” says one review. Tabella is located at 3720 Hardy Street.
As the name would suggest, this Mediterranean outpost offers a wide selection of gyros and more. Glory Bound Gyro Co offers 16 different types of gyros including an Italian with mushroom, onion, bell pepper, as well as a pizza gyro pepperoni, mozzarella and marinara sauce. There’s the classic option with lamb, lettuce, onion and tzatziki. Glory Bound Gyro Co. has three locations, including one in Ocean Springs. The Hattiesburg is located at 6174 US 49.
Sully’s Tavern is a steak house and live music venue in Hattiesburg. Self-described “legendary food and drinks,” Sully’s menu is made up of all that you would expect at a classic steak and seafood joint. Ribeye, filet mignon and NY strip are all offered along with shrimp and tuna dishes. Sully’s also has a location in Gulfport. The spot in Hattiesburg is located at 213 Sullivan Kilrain Rd, Hattiesburg, MS.
With three locations across the coast, Patio 44 is a popular American restaurant. They offer steaks, seafood dishes, sandwiches and pasta dishes. Reviewers dote on the swordfish and crawfish etouffee. Patio 44 also offers a Sunday brunch with eggs benedict and more. Those who are interested can visit Patio 44 at 3822 W 4th Street, just west of Brewsky’s.
“If you love Indian food and you’re in the Pine Belt, you must come here,” reads one review of Indian Delight. Offering an expansive menu, the restaurant is open for lunch and dinner. Reviewers speak fondly of the tika masala and chicken curry, although menu has a number of options. Indian Delight is located at 163 Turtle Creek Dr Suite 10.
This story was originally published June 9, 2022 7:50 AM.