Food & Drink

Biloxi Lugger seafood restaurant out of business

Biloxi Bacon, which is fried mullet, was among the old-school specialties at The Lugger.
Biloxi Bacon, which is fried mullet, was among the old-school specialties at The Lugger. jebialas@sunherald.com

Foodies who love Biloxi Bacon, the Vancleave Special and other unique Coast classics will be sad to know The Biloxi Lugger restaurant is out of business.

The restaurant made the announcement Aug. 29 on its Facebook page.

Here is the message The Biloxi Lugger posted:

“To all of our valued customers: We appreciate all who visited us and supported us this past year. Our mission was always to provide fresh, local seafood at an affordable price. We worked tirelessly to treat every customer like a member of our own family. Thank you to all for your patronage.”

The Lugger, with views of Back Bay, opened on Point Cadet on Sept. 4, 2015.

Biloxi Bacon, a name that goes back to the Civil War, is a fried mullet dish and the Vancleave Special is a crabmeat and cheese po-boy. Both were on the menu at The Lugger.

The menu also featured fried shrimp, fried oysters, grilled or fried fish of the day, gumbo, fried green tomatoes with remoulade sauce, debris fries, daube spaghetti, BBQ shrimp and a surf and turf burger with shrimp and crabmeat.

According to a review in the Sun Herald on July 20, “ It was a lifelong dream of Dr. Felix James Allen, who grew up on Oak Street, right in the heart of The Point, to open a restaurant.

“It was his dream to open a seafood restaurant that featured amazingly fresh seafood, served in generous portions and at reasonable prices that the average guy can afford,” said Louis Allen, the doctor’s son and the restaurant’s general manager.

John Bialas: 228-896-2319, @johnbialas

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