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Best Restaurants for Celebrating Derby Day in Mississippi

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by OpenTable x Woodford Reserve
Updated 17 April 2021

To mark this year's Derby Day, OpenTable and Woodford Reserve have come together to bring you a list of restaurants offering Derby Day drink specials and celebratory dishes near you. Whether you are donning your finest Derby attire and heading to a local watering hole or planning a feast for the festivities at home, we've got the restaurant (and game day tipple) for you. CRAFTED CAREFULLY. DRINK RESPONSIBLY. Woodford Reserve Kentucky Straight Whiskey, 43.2%-45.2% Alc. by Vol., The Woodford Reserve Distillery, Versailles, KY. Woodford Reserve is a registered trademark. ©2021

A photo of Char - Jackson restaurant
4.6
4.6 (2314)
$31 to $50
Steakhouse
Jackson
About the restaurant
Experience modern Southern cuisine and excellent service in a warm, inviting atmosphere at Char. Our specialties include USDA Prime and Choice cuts of beef, veal and lamb, along with seafood and shellfish roasted to perfection. Open for lunch and dinner daily, with weekday lunch specials and brunch every Saturday and Sunday.
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OpenTable Diner
Dined on 4 Jun 2024
Excellent food, service and atmosphere at a reasonable price.
A photo of Drago's Seafood - Hilton Jackson restaurant
4.3
4.3 (355)
$30 and under
Seafood
Jackson
About the restaurant
Drago's Seafood Restaurant is the Home of the Original Charbroiled Oyster. We offer the taste of New Orleans right here in Jackson.
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OpenTable Diner
Dined on 16 Feb 2024
Great food and great environment. Love the ambiance and live pianist.
A photo of Johnny T's Bistro And Blues restaurant
4.5
4.5 (87)
$31 to $50
American
Jackson
About the restaurant
For those with pure food indulgence in mind, come downtown and sate your desires with our internationally and seasonally inspired menu. Chef Bryan Myrick, Formerly of Char and Anjou, has created a truly unique offering of southern cuisine. We love food, lots of different food, just like you. And it shows.
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Happycustomer
Dined on 1 May 2024
Nice Surprise! Need more places like this. Highly recommend!!!
A photo of Tico's Steakhouse restaurant
4.4
4.4 (247)
$50 and over
Steakhouse
Jackson
About the restaurant
For nearly 30 years, Tico Hoffman has delighted customers from Jackson and abroad with his unique blend of mouth-watering steaks, sumptuous seafood dishes and other local favorites. Tico’s friendly atmosphere and attention to every detail has made the restaurant a favorite for all who love exceptional food and drink.
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RicardoIvip
Dined on 6 Jun 2024
Always an enjoyable dining experience! We love Tico’s!
A photo of Cora’s, White House Hotel Biloxi restaurant
4.1
4.1 (1235)
$31 to $50
Regional American (Contemporary Southern)
Biloxi
About the restaurant
Located inside Mississippi's favorite hotel, the historic White House Hotel just off of the shimmering shoreline of the Gulf of Mexico in Biloxi, MS. Cora's Southern-Coastal menu mingles the freshest Gulf Coast seafood with well seasoned steaks, charbroiled to perfection. Cora's has an extensive wine and champagne menu on hand to recommend our outstanding selections. Cora's has 6 local and craft beers available on draft that elevates the already extensive beer choices. Master mixologists prepare Southern inspired classic cocktails using house made specialty syrups and juices in the beautiful lobby, restaurant or upstairs on our rooftop lounge with breathtaking vistas.
Don't forget to book a room at the 76 room boutique hotel for a truly unforgettable experience.
Dinner service begins at 5pm Tuesday through Saturday.
Brunch service is available Saturdays and Sundays from 8am to 2pm.
Our breakfast menu is offered at our Lobby Bar Monday through Friday from 7:00 am to 11:00 am

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BigEasyPDvip
Dined 7 days ago
Our server, Michael, did an exceptional job explaining the menu. And was very attentive. From appetizers to dessert, everything was superb!
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3.7
3.7 (8)
$30 and under
Pizzeria
Biloxi
About the restaurant
Farruggio's is the perfect high energy restaurant to hang loose with friends and family! Watch your favorite game, explore the Escape family entertainment center, or relax outside on our deck overlooking the Mississippi Sound.
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PaulaB
Dined on 4 Jun 2019
The drinks were well made and a real value! The chips and dip tasted like it was purchased from the local grocery store! Doubtful it was made locally. Very disappointing.
A photo of Mary Mahoney's Old French House restaurant
4.8
4.8 (2979)
$31 to $50
Seafood
Biloxi
About the restaurant
Mary Mahoney's Old French House Restaurant in Biloxi, Mississippi specializes in serving a broad selection of locally sourced seafood and prime steaks. Family owned and operated for over 50 years, the restaurant is housed in one of America's oldest homes and features a romantic courtyard setting and numerous quaint dining rooms.



Mary Mahoney's Old French House serves lunch and dinner six days a week and offers a variety of appetizers including our famous Broiled Crab Claws, Fried Soft Shell Crabs, Charbroiled Oysters and Shrimp and Lump Crabmeat Seafood Gumbo. Signature dishes served at Mary Mahoney's Old French House include Queen Ixolib, Fresh Fish of the Day topped with Lump Crabmeat, Sisters of the Sea Au Gratin and Shrimp and Lump Crabmeat Melba. A children's menu is available.
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OpenTable Diner
Dined 4 days ago
Fabulous as always!
A photo of Mignon's Steaks & Seafood restaurant
4.8
4.8 (908)
$50 and over
Steak
Biloxi
About the restaurant
Located in the "SMOKE FREE" Palace Casino Resort, Mignon's Steaks & Seafood, is the Mississippi Gulf Coast's premiere fine dining restaurant. Mignon's is dedicated to creating an enchanting meal with unparalleled attention to detail and extraordinary service. Chef Adrian Halpaus has created a delectable and diverse cuisine sure to please even the most discriminating palate.

Mignon's wine list includes 450+ labels and 5000+ bottles, representing the best wine growing regions and producers from around the world and has received the coveted Award of Excellence from Wine Spectator magazine. Make your plans to experience extraordinary dining at Mignon’s Steaks & Seafood, open for dinner every Thursday through Sunday.

Dress Code
Gentlemen: Long pants, collared shirts and closed toe shoes are expected.
Ladies: Dresses, skirts & blouses, capris, dress sandals are expected.

Casual or beach style sandals, flip flops, t-shirts, hoodies, swim wear or ball caps will not be permitted.
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JoelL
Dined on 25 May 2024
Great service and food. Fried green tomatoes were awesome. The bacon appetizer was great too. We all had bone in ribeye cook to perfection. Will be back very soon.
A photo of Mix N Mingle – Harrah’s Gulf Coast restaurant
$30 and under
American
Biloxi
About the restaurant
Soak up the sun's rays and cool off all in one at Mix & Mingle, our upgraded indoor and outdoor sports bar and grill where you can “mix” inside and “mingle” outside. Uniquely designed, Mix & Mingle isn’t just a place to cool off and grab a cold beverage, which you can surely do – it’s also an experience. Offering a full bar menu, Mix & Mingle features specialty cocktails and other refreshing spirits and drinks to order.
A photo of Patio 44- Biloxi restaurant
4.3
4.3 (730)
$30 and under
American
Biloxi
About the restaurant
Patio 44 opened their gates to the Pine Belt in September 2013, and expanded to the Mississippi Gulf Coast in November 2016, offering an experience like no other. Our beautiful patio-themed restaurant not only provides the area with a beautiful 50 seat patio, but also a very elegant indoor dining area and private area. Patio 44 offers a Chef-driven menu that uses only the finest ingredients possible, a wine list that offers more than 100 bottles from across the world, and one-of-a-kind Hand Crafted Cocktails. Come see what we have to offer. Casual dining at its best!
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OpenTable Diner
Dined on 2 Jun 2024
I thought the food was very good and we had a pleasant waitress. The only thing I could “complain a little “ about- was- the music was a little too loud and we didn’t have very many people in the restaurant. So —having more ambience and pleasant soft music could have helped.
A photo of Sapphire Supper Club at Legends Hotel restaurant
4.7
4.7 (774)
$50 and over
Contemporary American
Biloxi
About the restaurant
The Sapphire Supper Club features the finest seafood & steaks, world-class wine, and live music.

Whether you’re celebrating a personal milestone or counting on a successful meeting, planning it with us is for those who crave attention to detail.
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OpenTable Diner
Dined 6 days ago
Second time eating there, just as amazing as first time! Loved everything about it! Did not disappoint! Hope to be back again!
A photo of thirty-two restaurant
4.6
4.6 (2500)
$50 and over
Steakhouse
Biloxi
About the restaurant
IP has truly taken fine dining to new heights at thirty-two, south Mississippi's most sought-after dinner reservation. This AAA Four Diamond-rated restaurant offers spectacular views, delectable steak and seafood dishes, and the finest wine selection on the Coast.

Please be aware that beginning April 3rd we will start an elevator renovation project. This renovation will result in hotel elevators being out of service during your visit. Please plan additional time to reach the restaurant for your reservation. We apologize for the inconvenience but look forward to providing you new and improved services.
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OpenTable Diner
Dined 5 days ago
The small plate were very tasty and shareable. Bananas foster was over the top. It’s a great place to enjoy your meal with a well made cocktail
A photo of White Pillars restaurant
4.8
4.8 (1818)
$31 to $50
Regional American (Contemporary Southern)
Biloxi
About the restaurant
Farm to table restaurant located on the beautiful Mississippi Gulf Coast, just steps away from the beach and the Mississippi Sound. Located in a gorgeous restored and updated beach front home built in 1905. We use locally sourced farm fresh ingredients to serve a menu that changes daily with availability of fresh ingredients as well as with the changing seasons. We offer craft cocktails, local beers, an extensive list of fine spirits and wines paired with a dining experience that is second to none.

Austin Sumrall is the Chef and owner along with his wife, Tresse. He was classically trained at the Culinary Institute of America. White Pillars has been recognized and awarded in many state and national publications since its opening in 2017. Austin was crowned " King of American Seafood" in 2021 and nominated by the James Beard Foundation as a semi-finalist for "Best Chef South" in 2020. His specialty is keeping his menu fresh and ever changing with local ingredients and a worldly flare.
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OpenTable Diner
Dined today
White pillars is always amazing they have the best of the best, that includes their staff!
A photo of Saltine restaurant
4.5
4.5 (63)
$30 and under
Seafood
Jackson
About the restaurant
A modern oyster bar focusing on Southern cuisine, highlighting fresh seafood and seasonal vegetables to share. Saltine, named as a nod to the plain cracker often served with seafood, pays homage to Jackson's rich history with oysters and seafood. Oysters are sourced from the Gulf of Mexico, east and west coasts and Canada and served raw, smoked, wood-fired and fried. Saltine also offers an extensive beer list with over 30 taps of craft beer, as well as a wide selection of rum and several signature cocktails. Lunch and dinner are offered daily with a brunch on Saturday and Sunday. Plus, happy hour specials daily from 4-6pm!
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OpenTable Diner
Dined 5 days ago
Great service from Toody, really cool atmosphere, we sat outside on the Porch.
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