Po’boys have got to be one of the best creations ever. So good, in fact, they’re worthy of an entire road trip in their honor. So if you’re ready to embark on one of the tastiest journeys of your life, follow this Mississippi po’ boy trail!
Spanning nearly 500 miles, a one-way trip will take about 9-1/2 hours. The route can be easily adjusted to suit your needs. Click
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1. Pirate’s Cove (208 Menge Ave., Pass Christian)
This Pass Christian gem may not have invented the roast beef po’boy but it sure has perfected it. Perfectly sloppy and delicious, the po’boy is piled high with sliced roast beef and topped with plenty of mouthwatering gravy, mayo, lettuce, tomatoes, and pickles. Be sure to grab lots of napkins; you’ll definitely need them.
2. Lil Ray’s (500 Courthouse Rd., Gulfport)
This coastal restaurant has been serving its signature po’ boys for over 40 years now! Whether you go with the roast beef, which is topped with homemade gravy, or one piled high with fresh seafood, you can’t go wrong with a po’ boy at Lil Rays, especially since all they’re all served on French bread that’s delivered daily from New Orleans.
3. Fayard’s (1757 Popps Ferry Rd., Biloxi)
Any true Mississippian knows that some of the best food can be found in gas stations, and that’s exactly the case with Fayard’s. Known for their "dressed and pressed" po’boys, Fayard’s is a favorite among locals and has even had a famous patron - George W. Bush.
4. BBs Po’ Boys and Seafood (1300 Bienville Blvd., Ocean Springs)
Described as "quaint and cozy," you’ll feel right at home at this Ocean Springs eatery, especially after you look at the menu of home cooked classics. The po’boys, which are one of the restaurant’s most popular items, have been enjoyed by everyone from locals to celebrities. Whether you choose the roast beef po’boy, which is made with pot roast (not deli meat), or a unique creation, like the surf and turf po’boy, you won’t be disappointed.
5. Bozo’s Seafood Market (2012 Ingalls Ave., Pascagoula)
Some of the best food in the state comes from non-traditional eateries, such as gas stations, roadside vendors, and groceries – and that’s exactly the case with Bozo’s Seafood Market. The Pascagoula market includes a lunch counter that sells some of the best po’boys around. And it’s not just the locals that think so – Bozo’s has been featured in several publications, including USA Today.
6. Frostop (305 Highway 11 S., Picayune)
This local favorite has been in business since 1951, and if you’ve ever had the pleasure of tasting the food you know why. The po’boys, which are one of the top sellers, are incredible. Options include everything from roast beef to seafood. Top your meal off with an old-fashioned float or milkshake. Even better than the fare are the prices; nothing on the menu is over $10.
7. Gold Post Sandwich House (2210 Hardy St., Hattiesburg)
This Hattiesburg sandwich shop first opened its doors in 1971. Since opening, the eatery has been run by the same family, so the food is always consistent…and delicious. The menu includes a variety of sandwiches, including New Orleans style po’boys. The tasty variety includes everything from classics, like hamburger and roast beef po’boys, to not-so-classic options, like chicken salad and BBQ beef.
8. Beatty Street Grocery (101 Beatty St., Jackson)
A stop on the Mississippi Culinary Trail, this legendary eatery has been in business since the 1940s. Though it’s most known for its burgers, the restaurant’s po’boys are definitely top contenders. At first glance, the non-traditional bread may throw you off, but don’t let it! According to one customer, "it doesn’t matter because everything Beatty Street Grocery touches turns to gold."
9. Airport Grocery (3608 US-61, Cleveland)
As the name suggests, this historic Cleveland building originally served as a grocery store. Since 1992, it’s been home to one of the Delta’s most popular restaurants. The fare includes a variety of southern classics, including fried crawfish, shrimp, and catfish po’boys.
10. Oby’s (504 Academy Rd., Starkville)
Opened since 1976, Oby’s is a must when in northern Mississippi. The Cajun-inspired menu features a variety of po' boys, including Oby’s famous alligator po’ boy.
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