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“Out of the way....but worth finding” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Taranto's Crawfish

Taranto's Crawfish
12404 John Lee Road, Biloxi, MS
228 392-0990
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Ranked #1 of 183 restaurants in Biloxi
Cuisines: Cajun & Creole, Seafood
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Biloxi, Mississippi
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23 reviews 23 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
“Out of the way....but worth finding”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2013

GREAT Po Boys.....This place could be on Diners Drive-ins and Dives....Nothing fancy...but food done right.....go for it !!!

  • Visited August 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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  • English first
  • Italian first
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English first
1 review
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“The RIGHT Taranto's!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2013

I am a local and this is THE Taranto's to go to! A lot of people don't realize there are three Taranto's. The original in D'Iberville is a stop-n-shop convenient store. Then there is a restaurant in Biloxi/Woolmarket and a restaurant in Ocean Springs. They are all owned and operated separately by different people in the Taranto family. The Biloxi location is a little more out of the way but well worth the drive! They have nailed the warm local dive a lot of people are looking for! It is very casual and inviting, the employees always make me feel at home :) The food is always great, not an overly extended menu but they execute what they do very well! Most people go for the boiled crawfish, when they're in season (THE best in town!!) but they have a full menu all year round otherwise. Crawfish, poboys, steaks, and more! Defiantly a MUST for locals & out of towners!

  • Visited August 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Lawrenceville, Georgia
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22 reviews 22 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 16 cities Reviews in 16 cities
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
“A MUST TRY!!!!!!!!!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2013

This seafood place is one of those that is a "must try". Great seafood, great ambiance, and friendly servers...what more could you want?
On the north side of Interstate 10, this nothing special to look at place has been in business for 7 years, serving locals who knew of this hidden gem. Off the beaten path to the point you should have a GPS to help find, it is worth the time to drive to from hotels located on the beach. Now that they have been added to Trip Advisor, the word will spread, so the great food will have to be shared by the locals.
Both the exterior and interior are nothing special---the food is the attraction. Great Po-boys, seafood platters, and home made crab cakes. Had to try the bread pudding---don't miss it. The staff was super, treating us like old friends that happened to stop in.
Be sure to visit this Taranto's and not confuse it with another seafood place in Ocean Springs with almost the same name. The one in Ocean Springs is good---this one is better.
Minor complaint---the cole slaw should be made the night before, rather than when they open, so it will be cold.

  • Visited August 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Biloxi, Mississippi, United States
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4 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
“Local Fantastic Food”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2013

Don't let the exterior fool you, this is prob one of the favorite places for local's. PoBoys, Crawfish, Shrimp, Catfish, everything you look for in good ole Biloxi Food

  • Visited August 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Dallas, Texas
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“Great Seafood !!!!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2013

Of all the places I have eaten catfish or shrimp, this was by far the best. Had the catfish platter and my daughter had the shrimp platter. Both were just great. Service was excellent also. Don't let the appearance of the place fool you or you will miss the seafood meal of a lifetime. Would be visiting again when in the area.

Jerome
Dallas, TX

  • Visited August 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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