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7 Best Restaurants in Gulfport You Have to Try

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So you’re hungry before heading out to one of Gulfport’s awesome beaches or coming home from a long day in the sand. No matter what you’re craving, Gulfport serves up some seriously yummy food, everything from classic Italian to fresh salads to stacked sandwiches.

Next time you’re in the area, check out one of these best restaurants in Gulfport!

If you love Italian food, you’re going to going to fall in amore for Pia’s Trattoria. Come for lunch and get a panini made with prosciutto, mozzarella, gorgonzola, or fresh herbs and smaller portions of classic dishes like spaghetti bolognese and lasagna. 

For dinner, start with a delicious appetizer like bruschetta, calamari, or crispy crostini. Treat yourself to decadent chicken or veal dishes alla milanese, marsala, and parmigiana. Plus, you can get vegetarian and vegan options, too, like pasta primavera and baked four-cheese pasta!

Enjoy the breeze from the bay and eat on Pia’s gorgeous patio, which gets even more romantic with the hanging lights after sunset, or feel like you’re sitting in a quaint Tuscan home when you dine inside.

Mon – Thurs | 4PM – 9PM
Fri & Sat | 11AM – 10PM
Sun | 11AM – 9PM

📍3054 Beach Blvd S Gulfport, FL 33707

If you’ve got a hankering for fantastically fresh seafood over the weekend, head over to Backfin Blue Cafe. Stop by for some Maryland-style lump crab cakes, a classic recipe this restaurant has perfected over 24 years. You can get these bad boys as they are with sides like edamame salad or mashed potatoes, or you can get them sandwich-style with Cajun spice and melty mozzarella. Or, go for other dishes like fresh seafood ravioli, baked mahi or salmon, or prime rib.

Backfin Blue is a great place to stop after hours at the beach for dinner. Have some wine or local beer and cool down with a sweet treat from their on-site gelato hut, too!

Thurs – Sat | 5PM – 9PM
Sun | 4PM – 9PM

📍2913 Beach Blvd S Gulfport, FL 33707

Fill up on all of your Italian favorites at Tutto Bene! Grab some pizza, traditional pastas, or fresh seafood dishes on your way home from the beach. Or, order a calzone or stromboli to take with you for lunch by the water. The menu’s versatility makes Tutto Bene one of the best restaurants in Gulfport!

If you’re looking for a date night spot or evening gathering with friends, Tutto Bene also has you covered with an intimate outdoor seating area, live music to set the mood, and fabulous drinks, including house cocktails, local craft beers, and Italian wines. Start with a delicious appetizer and finish with decadent desserts, like tiramisu and limoncello cake.

Mon – Fri | 5PM – 10PM
Sat & Sun | 12PM – 10PM

📍3038 Beach Blvd S Gulfport, FL 33707

Need great food on the go? Two Dads Takeout has rice bowls, salads, and sandwiches you’ll be daydreaming about for weeks to come. Mix up your salad with a foundation of roasted beets and spring greens, plus a protein and dressing of your choice. Spice it up with the buffalo turkey sandwich, which has gorgonzola and banana peppers, or the sweet chili pork bahn mi topped with sriracha mayo.

If you’re in the mood for comfort food, pair their mac ‘n’ cheese with barbecue pork belly or the meatloaf dinner. Next time you’re in Gulfport and need a quick bite, head to Two Dads Takeout and have a meal that puts a whole new spin on fast food!

Sun – Mon | CLOSED
Tues – Sat | 11AM – 7PM

📍5133 Gulfport Blvd S Gulfport, FL 33707

Looking for the best sandwich in Gulfport? Your search stops when you visit Salty’s Sandwich Bar! Drool over starters like the buffalo cauliflower and empanadas, or get a little fancy with a charcuterie board or build-your-own deli board. Pastrami-lovers will adore their Reubens-only section of the menu, and there are plenty of awesome sammie concoctions with turkey, chicken, ham, and lots of fresh veggies. Wash it all down with a cold beer or your favorite hard seltzer!

This uber-cool local spot offers indoor dining at the table and the bar, or you can sit outside and enjoy your meal in the Florida sun. Having a doggie play date nearby? Bring your pooch along to Salty’s, which has a dog-friendly, outdoor seating area!

Mon | CLOSED
Tues – Thurs | 11AM – 6PM
Fri & Sat | 11AM – 8PM
Sun | 11AM – 6PM

📍3121 Beach Blvd S Gulfport, FL 33707

Who doesn’t love an Irish pub?! O’Maddy’s Bar and Grille is one of the best restaurants in Gulfport because of its massive menu of unique, bar-friendly starters, mouthwatering burgers and sandwiches, and entrees ranging from some of the freshest seafood around to flame-grilled steaks. 

This local joint also serves up some fantastic live music and lively neighborhood-bar vibes every day of the week. Come see what everyone’s raving about at O’Maddy’s Bar and Grille!

Bar Open Daily: 8AM – 3AM
Kitchen:
Sun – Thurs | 11AM – 9PM
Fri – Sat | 11AM – 10PM

📍 5405 Shore Blvd S, Gulfport, FL 33707

Go on a trip to the Mediterranean without ever leaving Gulfport! Here, you’ll find Neptune Grill cooking up classic Greek dishes like gyros and spanakopita, plus other Mediterranean-inspired dishes featuring juicy steaks, chicken, and pastas. And if you’re looking for a new brunch spot, Neptune Grill has Sunday brunch with omelets, pancakes, and benedicts.

Come for the food, but stay for the live music from local and traveling artists alike. Enjoy stunning views of the gulf, good music, and a friendly atmosphere every day over at Neptune Grill!

Mon – Sat | 12PM – 9PM
Sun | 11AM – 7PM

📍5501 Shore Blvd S, Gulfport, FL 33707

Get the Best Grub in Gulfport

These are just some of the best restaurants in Gulfport, and we know at least one of these awesome food spots is going to be your new favorite. Did we miss any of your go-to Gulfport restaurants? Let UNATION know!

And, if you’re looking for other stuff to do in Gulfport, check out our Gulfport Neighborhood Guide!

Hannah Sylvester

Hannah Sylvester

Hannah is a writer, podcaster, and wine-lover based in Tampa, Florida. As a native of Northeast Ohio and a former Bostonian, she's always searching the Bay area for the sunniest beaches, the best Cuban sandwiches, and, of course, the yummiest wines.

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