barbecue. Boba. Pho guys. Here’s a look at new MS Coast restaurants open now or coming soon.

Just a month after the Sun Herald published a list of 19 new restaurants opening up along the coast, here are details for a dozen more that have just opened or are on their way.

The new is being finalized Turbid waters at 1312 Government St., just a block from its original location, and co-owner Brandon Atwell said it will open within the next week.

Atwell and his business partners Frankie Penn and Thomas Young opened Murky Waters Blues & BBQ in Gulfport in 2013, the original Ocean Springs location in 2014, followed by another in Hattiesburg. They bought the grounds for their new Ocean Springs restaurant in 2019 and waited out the pandemic.

Then the downtown Bay St. Louis location was born.

“It’s our first project from the ground up,” he said of the new Ocean Springs Murky Waters. Like the original and other spots, the new spot will feature the three B’s – barbecue rubbed dry and slow smoked with local pecan wood, along with brews and blues.

The two-story restaurant has a wooden balcony that he said is a rooftop bar, but with the roof. The second floor also has a banquet hall, and because they couldn’t install an elevator, “all amenities will be on both floors,” he said.

Workers continue to complete construction of the new Murky Waters building in Ocean Springs. The new venue will open soon and, like the original which opened in 2014, will have a large covered terrace and stage right in the middle of the action on Government Street.


Zaxby’s Ocean Springs is almost ready to open at 4013 Bienville Blvd. near Walmart.

Plans for Biloxi from Zaxby went to the city’s development committee this week. The location is 2441 Pass Road, where El Rancho is now located.

The coast's newest location, Zaxby's, is opening soon on US 90 in Ocean Springs.  Another is coming to Pass Road in Biloxi.

The coast’s newest location, Zaxby’s, is opening soon on US 90 in Ocean Springs. Another is coming to Pass Road in Biloxi.

Salt & Ivy, a cuisine on the coast opened this week at the Beau Rivage Resort and Casino in Biloxi. Hailing from ARIA Las Vegas, this new restaurant adds an extensive menu of coastal fare, a classic New Orleans cocktail menu, themed dinners, and a weekend champagne brunch complete with bottomless mimosas. The restaurant fills the space that used to be Terrace Cafe and the atrium where diners enjoy the seasonal decorations and lofty areas of the lobby.

“Our guests have been asking for more dinner and brunch choices,” says Beau Rivage Executive Chef Kristian Wade. “Salt & Ivy not only introduces them to new entrees and cocktails with a Southern twist, but it also meets the demand for expanded dining options.”

Sirloin steak is the Friday special at the new Salt & Ivy restaurant at Beau Rivage Resort and Casino in Biloxi.

Sirloin steak is the Friday special at the new Salt & Ivy restaurant at Beau Rivage Resort and Casino in Biloxi.

BT grill is now open on the ground floor of the Boomtown Casino Biloxi, one of two restaurant changes. The menu includes chicken wings tossed in a Boomin’ sauce, Boom Burger made with freshly ground brisket, and a meat-lover pizza. The restaurant is open from 11am to midnight and stays open until 2am on Fridays and Saturdays.

Pho Boy Asian fusion Boomtown Casino’s restaurant is located in a newly renovated location adjacent to Stadium Sports Bar & Grill. Their Pho Boy, a take on a po boy, is made with ingredients like beef, red onion, hoisin, cilantro, and sriracha mayo on a freshly baked bun with pho broth for dipping. Other choices include a bowl of pho, Korean pork barbecue, snow crab, and royal red shrimp. The restaurant is open from Wednesday to Sunday for lunch and dinner.

Salt Pepper Oak barbecue restaurant just opened at 16940 Kapalama Road on the northeast side of Diamondhead. They serve Central Texas style barbecue brisket, ribs, sausage, beef short ribs, chicken and pork.

Cafe Eight Seventy One at 871 Howard Ave. in downtown Biloxi has a soft opening March 24-26, with live music every day: Nathan Best on March 24, Latona Coleman on March 25, and Jake’s Jazz Trio on March 26. The restaurant serves a taste of New Orleans and soul food.

Quave Brothers Poboys opened a satellite store this week for its D’Iberville location at the corner of Pass Road and Iberville Drive in Biloxi. It’s next to Keesler Gate 7 at the old Wing Zone location. The menu is expanding and the official opening is planned for early April.

Panini's & Boba O Mai is a new restaurant opened on Washington Avenue north of Ocean Springs.

Paninis & Boba O Mai is a new restaurant that has opened on Washington Avenue north of Ocean Springs.

Paninis & Boba? It’s Mai is a new restaurant across from Broomes on Washington Ave. north of Ocean Springs. Tempting choices on the menu include muffaletta paninis, bobas and fruit smoothies, Vietnamese coffee, and their meal deal that includes a panini, soup, salad, fries, and a drink.

Those Damburgers just opened a new location at 3019 Magnolia St. in Pascagoula. This new restaurant offers both indoor and outdoor dining and has a menu of several choices, such as surf and turf loaded baked potatoes, nachos, or fries and pasta with lobster and shrimp, in addition to fried green tomatoes and other favorites. Another restaurant is located on Main Street in Biloxi.

Park guests ride the Aerobar during the grand opening of Paradise Pier amusement park at Margaritaville in Biloxi on Friday, March 3, 2023.

Park guests ride the Aerobar during the grand opening of Paradise Pier amusement park at Margaritaville in Biloxi on Friday, March 3, 2023.

Paradise Pier Fun Park at Margaritaville Resort Biloxi opened this month with new places to get food, treats and drinks. Captain Charlie offers fun appetizers like cajun fried dill pickles with ranch dipping sauce and their Pig Mack, a burger and dog combo with mac and cheese, smoky cheddar, barbecue sauce, fried onions, and pickles. Of course, Barq’s root beer is available in the new Biloxi Park, along with ice creams, New Orleans fritters, and adult beverages from the Daiquiri docklike their Storm Surge Vodka Lemon Lime Freeze which is best enjoyed with the view of the Aerobar in the sky.

Available soon

Here is the list of restaurants launching soon:

Chef Scott’s Restaurant opens April 18 at Thorn Street in Ocean Springs. Chef Scott Khong closed his sushi bar when his son became seriously ill and is now preparing to open his new sushi restaurant.

Kaiteki noodle bar should open within the next two months on Jeff Davis Avenue in Long Beach. The ramen restaurant will also have Asian small plates. It’s next to Radish,

Chipolte Mexican Grill is under construction on One Promenade in D’Iberville and will open this spring.

The Toasted People Cafe is expected to open in May next to Howard Square apartments at 902 Howard Ave. in Biloxi and across from MGM Park. Breakfast and lunch are served all day, along with their signature drinks to sip indoors or out on the patio.

Bop’s Frozen Custard coming off US 49 in Gulfport this summer.

Jaded Pub & Spirits comes to 19099 Pineville Road in Long Beach. The pub will become a place for people to gather and play pool, sample craft beers and craft cocktails, nibble on fresh bar food, sing a little karaoke and enjoy live music.

Big Ben’s BBQ restaurant coming soon to the food court at Edgewater Mall

Aztec Restaurant & Canteen comes to 1906 Beach Boulevard in Biloxi. The family-owned Mexican restaurant has Southern Mississippi locations in Gautier, Gulfport, and Ocean Springs.

Pier 15 Daiquiri Bar and entertainment venue will open soon on the Biloxi River in Woolmarket.

Newly opened

Bacchus on the Bayou at the bridge in Ocean Springs

Blow Fly Bar & Grill on Washington Avenue in Gulfport

Empanola Biloxi at 310 Popp’s Ferry Road near the corner of Pass Road in Biloxi

Gardenia Tea Room by Almost Home catering at 314 US 90 in Waveland

Great American cookies And Marble Slab Creamery by Winn-Dixie on US 90 in Ocean Springs

J’rome Bar-B-Que & more at 2417 Guillotteville Road, Gautier

Juicy Caboosy at Mason Avenue and West Fifth Street in Long Beach

New York pizza at 11026 Lamey Bridge Road, D’Iberville

More restaurant news

Old City Coffee Co. at 1621 Pass Road, Biloxi, has a new menu of beverages, specialty coffees, and light bites for breakfast and lunch.

Wendy’s Bay St. Louis was recently renovated at 1001 US 90.

Tac Bell comes to the commercial district in Diamondhead.