Firecracker Shrimp, fried oyster po-boy, creole hummus, Mardi Gras pasta, Coastal West Indies salad, Cajun cordon bleu – just a few of the items one will find on the menu at Bacchus On The Beach in Pass Christian, Mississippi.
When we first arrived at Bacchus On The Beach for our girls’ night out, the first thing I noticed was the magnificent view. Bacchus offers outdoor seating, which is what we chose. The balcony allows patrons to look over the harbor and watch the sun set over the Mississippi Sound. It was stunning! The view is an absolute bonus when eating at Bacchus On The Beach.
We were able to walk right up to a table on the balcony and seat ourselves. There were a number of people there, but it did not seem crowded. Before we were fully settled in, someone was at our table offering to help in any way and providing us with menus. Soon after, our server arrived and took drink orders. She was very polite and helpful with any questions we had. Our server was wonderful throughout our entire visit.
We ordered two appetizers – creole hummus and firecracker shrimp – both of which were quite the culinary delight, and a superb way to begin our meal at Bacchus. Each person at the table ordered a different menu item. I ordered the Coastal West Indies salad, which includes claw meat, shrimp, and capers. I wasn’t sure what to expect, but I was so happy that I chose this item from the menu. With the perfect amount of dressing, the salad made choosing a healthier meal option much easier. The portion size was twice what I expected, and I enjoyed every last bite. Little was left on my plate when I finished.
Another person ordered the hamburger. This may seem like a typical menu item one would find at any restaurant. This burger, however, was not typical of any restaurant. My friend’s first response was, “Oh my gosh! This tastes just like homemade.” The meat was well-seasoned and cooked to perfection. She stated that the hamburger was large and more than enough for a full meal. She did take off the bacon, but my dog was not unhappy about that. 🙂
In addition to a full menu, Bacchus On The Beach offers a full bar. Two people asked for customized drinks, and they were served exactly what they ordered. Unfortunately, a frozen mudslide was not an option, so my mom had to settle for a Harvey Wallbanger. We may have found her next favorite drink. She had two, and loved every sip.
If ever in Pass Christian, Mississippi, make sure you stop at Bacchus On The Beach to eat lunch or dinner. Weather permitting, sit on the balcony. The food is delicious, the service is wonderful (our server even brought out a dog bowl of water for my dog), and the views are breathtaking. Bacchus On The Beach is located at 111 W. Scenic Dr., Pass Christian, MS 39571. You can view their full menu here.