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Things to do in Ocean Springs

Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.
Art Museum
“The Walter Anderson Museum of Art, also known as WAMA, is a prime example of the town’s thriving art scene, which focuses largely on American art.”
  • 16 locals recommend
Park
“An interactive visitors center will introduce you to our unique ecosystems. Picnic, boat launch, fishing piers and pavilions are all open to the public free of charge.”
  • 10 locals recommend
Museum
“The Maritime and Seafood Industry Museum is a great introduction to two of the important seafaring industries that have allowed the Gulf Coast to thrive over the years.”
  • 6 locals recommend
Store
“Starting off their 60th year of making donuts(1960-2020) in Ocean Springs Tato-Nut has put into play one of their famous king cake donuts. Best donuts in downtown Ocean Springs. You will often find a sampling of donut holes at the Bird House upon checkin along with good old Barq's Rootbeer, which started in Biloxi on the gulf coast in 1871.”
  • 14 locals recommend
Bar
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“Great place to hang out for a group of friends to eat & drink on the weekends; you can also catch a local band. It's not fancy but very relaxing and reasonably priced. Good sandwiches, wings & great gravy fries!”
  • 13 locals recommend
Mediterranean Restaurant
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“"A favorite among locals with appreciation of fine cuisine, Phoenicia Gourmet Restaurant sits in the renowned artisan city of Ocean Springs on the gulf coast of Mississippi." Facebook I pretty much echo this comment for sure; the seafood is fresh and always incredible. They have a varied menu and wonderful offerings of the most delicious food ever. I love their speciality breakfasts. Check out the Breakfast specials between 7A-10A Monday thru Friday. AWESOME!”
  • 6 locals recommend
Café
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“If you’re going to explore nearby Ocean Springs, stop in at the Greenhouse. Coffee, tea, biscuits and super-friendly people.”
  • 9 locals recommend
Tapas Restaurant
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  • 6 locals recommend
Entertainment
“The Mary C. has something for everyone. Becky's Kitchen for "lunch and learn", live music and theater productions in the Trent Lott Theater, the Ocean Springs History Museum, and the Duckett Gallery - all under one roof.”
  • 5 locals recommend
Park
“Playground and splash pad for the kids. Pavilion and green space to picnic. ”
  • 6 locals recommend
Bar
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“A great BBQ spot in ocean springs but it can get crowded, so come early on the weekends. Their sauces are delicious and the baked beans very generous with the meats mixed in. The service is good, as is the location. I like their BBQ nachos”
  • 7 locals recommend
Casino
“World famous Golden Nugget Casino- newly remodeled. Next to a beautiful pier with nice boats. ”
  • 2 locals recommend
Store
“This is sort of a museum and shopping in one! Shearwater pottery is a family owned pottery company that sells some of their goods. It is definitely worth a visit with one of a kind finds. ”
  • 4 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“McElroys has a nice menu of a wide variety of seafood different dishes. Great food located on the bayou.”
  • 3 locals recommend
Restaurant
“If you are into locally sourced food that is a little swanky, this is your spot. The food is always just as beautiful as it is interesting. I wouldn’t be surprised if the chef here gets a Michelin Star for his culinary expertise. ”
  • 6 locals recommend
Grocery or Supermarket
“Founded in 1960 by Anthony J. Rouse, Sr., and family-owned company has 55 grocery stores: 47 in Louisiana, three on the Mississippi Gulf Coast and five in Lower Alabama. Rouses brings to Ocean Springs a touch of New Orleans with food items prepared and ready to grill, bake, or fry. You can pick up soups and salads to eat and wonderful baked items from their deli and bakery. I always head here when I am looking for something hard to find in other grocery stores. This is where to shop for those specality items.”
  • 6 locals recommend

Top restaurants

Bar
“Great place to hang out for a group of friends to eat & drink on the weekends; you can also catch a local band. It's not fancy but very relaxing and reasonably priced. Good sandwiches, wings & great gravy fries!”
  • 13 locals recommend
Mediterranean Restaurant
“"A favorite among locals with appreciation of fine cuisine, Phoenicia Gourmet Restaurant sits in the renowned artisan city of Ocean Springs on the gulf coast of Mississippi." Facebook I pretty much echo this comment for sure; the seafood is fresh and always incredible. They have a varied menu and wonderful offerings of the most delicious food ever. I love their speciality breakfasts. Check out the Breakfast specials between 7A-10A Monday thru Friday. AWESOME!”
  • 6 locals recommend
Tapas Restaurant
  • 6 locals recommend
Bar
“A great BBQ spot in ocean springs but it can get crowded, so come early on the weekends. Their sauces are delicious and the baked beans very generous with the meats mixed in. The service is good, as is the location. I like their BBQ nachos”
  • 7 locals recommend
Casino
“World famous Golden Nugget Casino- newly remodeled. Next to a beautiful pier with nice boats. ”
  • 2 locals recommend
Restaurant
“If you are into locally sourced food that is a little swanky, this is your spot. The food is always just as beautiful as it is interesting. I wouldn’t be surprised if the chef here gets a Michelin Star for his culinary expertise. ”
  • 6 locals recommend
Restaurant
“McElroys has a nice menu of a wide variety of seafood different dishes. Great food located on the bayou.”
  • 3 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Laid back for lunch a lil swanky for dinner. The food is always wonderful here, and the staff is so awesome you’ll go back a few times during your trip. Indoor and Outdoor seating with fire place outside for winter dining al fresco. ”
  • 4 locals recommend

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