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Darwell's Cafe

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127 E 1st street, Long Beach, MS 39560
+1 228-868-8946
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Lawrence, Kansas
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4 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

People, you have GOT to go eat at Darwell's. I have never had shrimp etouffe that tasted like this, and my husband's red beans and rice were to die for. It's not fancy at all, but the food is incredible. And the live music we heard on a Friday night just made our dinner perfect.

1 Thank beckyeas
Johnston, Iowa
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83 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

This is my kind of place. Off the beaten path, very unique. Basically looks like a place that your crazy uncle would decorate. Christmas lights everywhere, peace and love art on the wall. The Darwell's sampler was fantastic. All three dishes were great but the crawfish etouffee really stood out. Huge chocolate brownies for dessert. The place made me smile... More 

1 Thank krogersku
Madison, Mississippi
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11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We loved this place!! Best Blackened Redfish I have ever had! Friends and family had the Crawdad burger and shrimp etoufee and said it was the best they have ever had as well! We also enjoyed the music. We purchased cool prints which Darwell himself personalized. If you come to the Miss. Gulf Coast, don't miss an opportunity to eat... More 

Thank Lisa H
Austin, Texas
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It was delicious! Friendly staff and quick service. It's BYOB so plan accordingly. Best Cajun food around!

Thank Jennifer_Wright
Roscommon, Michigan
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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had the delicious sampler (gumbo, shrimp ettufe, and creole shrimp) and the special (shrimp, grilled fish and yum yum sauce over angel hair pasta). We shared both and had lots! Took a ton of pictures of all the fun stuff in the outside yard. Nice servers in a great environment.

Thank Joan P
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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Found this little hole in the wall while looking for a place to eat late lunch, early diner. This place have been on Drive-ins, Diners, and Dives twice. Very understandable. The staff are so friendly and helpful letting us sample several things ( they weren't busy when we arrived about 3:30). The place started filling up by 4:30. We had... More 

Thank colinc292
Morris, AL
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16 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Went to Darwell's 2/19/17. The food and service was the greatest. The atmosphere is so laid back. We enjoyed the music and people while dining outside under the lights. Can't wait to go again.

Thank Phil D
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 19, 2017 via mobile

After all day in the car, I wanted something I couldn't get back home in upstate NY. This is it. The food is magnificent (get the crawfish etoufee!!) The atmosphere is great, complete with live gospel music on Sundays.

1 Thank Dave R
Lake Lure, North Carolina
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31 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 14, 2017

A family member recommended this restaurant & we were in Biloxi for a wedding, so we made a point of seeking out this restaurant & it certainly didn't disappoint! It is quirky & nothing fancy, but the shrimp etouffee is out of this world good! It is a cream base, which is quite unusual in the "Land of Cajun". Even... More 

Thank Sarah C
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99 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 11, 2017 via mobile

Great place to dine on gourmet food at gourmet prices on plastic ware. While the food is most tasteful the plastic ware is disappointing. I hope they're recycling even though pushing food around on a plastic plate makes it less appetizing. Entertainment by Bob Worth and BYOB made our dining experience worth the high prices.

1 Thank Marilyn S

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$5 - $15
American, Seafood, Cajun & Creole
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Highchairs Available
Good for
Special occasions, Large groups, Dining on a budget, Local cuisine, Families with children, Kids
Open Hours
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 127 E 1st street, Long Beach, MS 39560
  • Location: United States  >  Mississippi (MS)  >  Long Beach
  • Phone Number: +1 228-868-8946
Come in for some Great Food and Music. Remember BYOB on all Adult Beverages.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?