Who feels like cooking after a long day at work, right? Perhaps you'd like to go out to eat for a change.
Luckily, the Coast features numerous options for family-friendly dining, and one of the options you might be interested in is Pirate's Cove, located on Menge Avenue in scenic Pass Christian. The pirate-themed restaurant, which specializes in po-boys, has been popular among locals and tourists for years. TV celebrity Robin Roberts, who is from Pass Christian, gushes about it.
From the moment you pull into the parking lot, you can smell the food being cooked. And when you walk in, you will notice that the restaurant features a small arcade for the kids, family-style picnic tables, bright yellow walls and window-facing bar-style tables. The person at the counter will greet you warmly as you glance at the menu on the wall. Despite being limited, the menu features all-time favorites, such as burgers and fries, hot dogs and a variety of po-boys.
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The prices are affordable, with $2.99 burgers, $2.35 potato salad, hush puppies for $2.35 and $1.99 ice cream. The po-boys range in price, depending on if you get a big 12-inch or a more moderate 6-inch. Oyster po-boys go for $7.95 for a 6-inch; ham po-boys go for $5.05 for 6-inch; barbecue beef po-boys go for $5.50 for a 6-inch.
When asked what their most popular items are, most staffers will say the corn nuggets ($2.35), the onion rings ($2.35 for a small, $3.99 for a large), the shrimp po-boy ($9.75 for a 12-inch, $6.10 for a 6 inch) and the roast beef po-boy ($9.75 for 12-inch, $6.10 for 6-inch). You may also want a drink such as bottle of Barq's ($1.69) or a large sweet tea (also $1.69.)
When you receive your corn nuggets and onion rings, they'll be piping hot, straight out of the deep fryer. The corn nuggets consist of a sweet cream corn inside and a crunchy fried outside.
Similarly, the onion rings are beer battered and perfectly crispy.
If you order the roast beef po-boy, have some napkins on hand, because it comes smothered in gravy, with thinly sliced roast beef, served on a lightly toasted po-boy loaf. You may also choose to have it dressed with lettuce and tomato.
The shrimp po-boy is not as messy, and the crunch of the fried shrimp goes nicely with the soft parts of the po-boy loaf and a light spread of mayonnaise.