It seemed the Coast was abuzz last weekend about the opening of the new Blue Crabhouse, so I headed over to Biloxi Beach to check it out.
The elevated Blue Crabhouse has a majestic view of the Mississippi Sound. The dining room's high ceilings give a spacious feel and the room is decorated with raw wood, nets and artwork for a nautical theme.
Their menu features a variety of offerings with sushi, fried and steamed seafood, steaks, po-boys and more. With so many options, my guest and I decided to share a few different dishes.
We started with the Volcano Roll ($12), a California roll topped with crawfish, spicy mayonnaise, eel sauce and masago. The seven pieces of sushi were in a mound topped with bright, red masago to look like flowing lava. The roll had a good flavor and the masago added a nice texture.
Blue Crabhouse's sushi bar offers six traditional rolls and 15 specialty rolls, as well as appetizers and sashimi.
Next we tried a few appetizers. I found the New Orleans BBQ Shrimp ($11) to have a great flavor. It came with six shrimp in a zesty sauce and two garlic bread crostini for wiping the plate clean. This also comes as an entrée for $20.
Of course, they offer fresh Gulf blue crab and other seafood dishes, including seafood po-boys. Their oyster selections include raw, charbroiled, Parmesan and garlic, and Rockefeller. For variety, they offer the Seafood Steamer ($26) with a cluster of Dungeness crab, snow crab, two jumbo shrimp, and two royal red shrimp.
Blue Crabhouse has plenty of specialties, also. One appetizer being served readily was the Blue Crab House Fries ($10), a plate of waffle fries topped with shrimp, crabmeat and the house cheese sauce.
We also had an appetizer of Seafood Green Tomatoes, which was recommended by a server. The serving came with four green tomato slices fried crispy and topped with a generous portion of crabmeat, fried popcorn shrimp and a creamy house sauce.