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McElroy's on the Bayou

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705 Bienville Blvd, Ocean Springs, MS 39564-2842
+1 228-818-4600
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
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18 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We really wanted to enjoy this well reviewed eatery. The family style open seating, with very old furniture didn't match the ambiance of a water view. We ordered our meal... sorry it was so awful I forgot what we all ordered. The batter especially was like saw dust. Flat soda, asked for refills, asked for flatware to eat. It just... More 

Thank Stacy D
Kenner, Louisiana
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73 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Just not the same quality of the Biloxi location... service was slow and the food was fair at best... there are just too many other places to go in the area , to waste your time here

Thank Frank G
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18 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Was recommended by person front desk Fairfield Inn. Went there March 6th for Husband's birthday. Had a great waitress. Soup was delicious. Shrimp my Husband had was delicious. Crab cakes were just a little dry.

Thank Dianna S
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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The family and I really enjoyed this place. We sat at a table that overlooked the bayou. Our waitress was super sweet. And everyone enjoyed their meal. If you like shrimp and grits, I definitely recommend it!

Thank Erinmac079
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12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We stopped here mid-afternoon for lunch and had really tasty crab cakes, gumbo and slaw. The waiter was efficient, warm and welcoming, polite, and attentive. The food was top notch and affordably priced. Our table near the window offered a pleasant view of the marshes and waterway outside. We highly recommend this place!

Thank KittyG40
Austin, Texas
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed March 16, 2017 via mobile

Had a recommendation to try this place. Not the best seafood by any stretch. My friend order shrimp scampi and it was prepared more like shrimp alfredo. I ordered shrimp n grits and I'm pretty sure the shrimp were the kind you get in the frozen section at any grocery store--very tiny. Was completely underwhelmed. But the view is nice!

Thank Jennifer_Wright
Atoka, Tennessee
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52 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed March 13, 2017 via mobile

My husband and I went on a Sunday evening at 5:00 p.m. We were seated right away. We both ordered the 'Shrimp & Grits' for dinner and it was excellent. The service was very good. We will definitely go again when in the area.

Thank BernieandKen
Branson, Missouri
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168 reviews
107 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
Reviewed March 3, 2017

We last visited McElroy's on the Bayou two years ago and did not give it stellar ratings due to lack of cleanliness, unsightly, unkept interior and menu high prices. Happy to report our visit to day found things improved. The restaurant has both indoor and outside dining. Both have nice views of the bayou. It appears to be a smoke... More 

Thank GinNBerry
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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed March 1, 2017

The oysters were very good, we had snapper and flounder, both were excellent. Service was good but the wait for food to be served was excessive, over an hour. It's a nice view, good drinks and we weren't in a hurry so we waited.

Thank AlabamaNana1
Virginia Beach, Virginia
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26 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed February 27, 2017

We ate there on a Sunday after the lunch rush. Four different items were order by our party of four. All of us grew up on the Gulf Coast and have eaten literally hundreds of seafood meals in our lifetimes. We have also eaten in seafood restaurants from Galveston, Texas to Key West, Florida. This was our second time to... More 

Thank Scamuel J

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
American, Seafood
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar, Television
Good for
Local cuisine, Business meetings, Families with children, Kids, Scenic view, Large groups
Open Hours
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 705 Bienville Blvd, Ocean Springs, MS 39564-2842
  • Location: United States  >  Mississippi (MS)  >  Ocean Springs
  • Phone Number: +1 228-818-4600
Family Owned Seafood Restaurant ~ Serving Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner. Beautiful waterfront view with overhanging live oak trees looking over Fort Bayou in Ocean Springs. Lunch & Dinner specials during the week, Happy Hour every day from 4pm-7pm & Banquet Rooms available for Special Occasions.

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