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Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.
Art Museum
“Walter Anderson is a world renowned artist who lived and raised his family in Ocean Springs. This museum will tell you all about his life and legacy.”
  • 15 locals recommend
Park
“An interactive visitors center will introduce you to our unique ecosystems. Picnic, boat launch, fishing piers and pavilions are all open to the public free of charge.”
  • 11 locals recommend
Museum
“Learn about the industry that built the Mississippi Gulf Coast. Take a ride on the Mike Sekul Schooner. It’s named after my husband’s grandfather.”
  • 5 locals recommend
Store
“On the corner. Best Donuts in the world! I'm not kidding you must try. Good coffee and muffins too. They are open early and many times there can be a short line out the door on the weekends.”
  • 14 locals recommend
Bar
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“This is my favorite restaurant bar in the area. It’s laid back and just the kind of place you want order a great burger and sip a pint. The wait staff is very nice and welcoming. ”
  • 12 locals recommend
Mediterranean Restaurant
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“Breakfast, lunch & dinner this is a very nice option. White table cloth dining, 7 days a week. Dinner reservations may be needed. ”
  • 5 locals recommend
Cafe
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“The coffee and biscuits are to die for; the live music and friendly relaxed atmosphere will bring you back to Ocean Springs again and again. :) ”
  • 8 locals recommend
Tapas Restaurant
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  • 6 locals recommend
Entertainment
“The Mary C. has something for everyone. Becky's Kitchen for "lunch and learn", live music and theater productions in the Trent Lott Theater, the Ocean Springs History Museum, and the Duckett Gallery - all under one roof.”
  • 5 locals recommend
Park
“Playground and splash pad for the kids. Pavilion and green space to picnic. ”
  • 6 locals recommend
Bar
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“This is a great BBQ restaurant with a killer hamburger, but we go for the music! Blues music every weekend and sometimes on Sundays. Great outdoor seating.”
  • 6 locals recommend
Casino
“World famous Golden Nugget Casino- newly remodeled. Next to a beautiful pier with nice boats. ”
  • 2 locals recommend
Store
“This is sort of a museum and shopping in one! Shearwater pottery is a family owned pottery company that sells some of their goods. It is definitely worth a visit with one of a kind finds. ”
  • 4 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“McElroys has a nice menu of a wide variety of seafood different dishes. Great food located on the bayou.”
  • 4 locals recommend
Restaurant
“If you are into locally sourced food that is a little swanky, this is your spot. The food is always just as beautiful as it is interesting. I wouldn’t be surprised if the chef here gets a Michelin Star for his culinary expertise. ”
  • 6 locals recommend
Grocery or Supermarket
“This grocery store has everything you need to cook a good southern meal during your visit. They offer not only fresh seafood and local produce, but everything you’ll need to season like a true southern chef. ”
  • 6 locals recommend

Top restaurants

Bar
“This is my favorite restaurant bar in the area. It’s laid back and just the kind of place you want order a great burger and sip a pint. The wait staff is very nice and welcoming. ”
  • 12 locals recommend
Mediterranean Restaurant
“Breakfast, lunch & dinner this is a very nice option. White table cloth dining, 7 days a week. Dinner reservations may be needed. ”
  • 5 locals recommend
Tapas Restaurant
  • 6 locals recommend
Bar
“This is a great BBQ restaurant with a killer hamburger, but we go for the music! Blues music every weekend and sometimes on Sundays. Great outdoor seating.”
  • 6 locals recommend
Casino
“World famous Golden Nugget Casino- newly remodeled. Next to a beautiful pier with nice boats. ”
  • 2 locals recommend
Restaurant
“If you are into locally sourced food that is a little swanky, this is your spot. The food is always just as beautiful as it is interesting. I wouldn’t be surprised if the chef here gets a Michelin Star for his culinary expertise. ”
  • 6 locals recommend
Restaurant
“McElroys has a nice menu of a wide variety of seafood different dishes. Great food located on the bayou.”
  • 4 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Laid back for lunch a lil swanky for dinner. The food is always wonderful here, and the staff is so awesome you’ll go back a few times during your trip. Indoor and Outdoor seating with fire place outside for winter dining al fresco. ”
  • 4 locals recommend

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