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The Secret Coast

Grand Magnolia Ballroom & Suites is centrally located on the Gulf Coast, giving our guests quick access to quaint towns in Mississippi such as Ocean Springs, Biloxi, and Gulfport, as well as bustling metropolises in Alabama including Mobile, Fairhope, and Daphne. Our shining stars, of course, are the locally owned and operated restaurants, boutiques, and shops in our charming little town of Pascagoula. We have put together a ‘short’ list of attractions and things to do on the Mississippi Gulf Coast.


  • Aunt Nita’s Seafood & Burgers – Offering southern seafood dishes and delicious burgers. Try their specialty Homemade Pizza Burger.
  • Bozo’s Seafood Market and Deli/Bozo’s Too – If you enjoy dining on fresh and delicious catch-of-the-day, you have come to the right place. Bozo’s Too is the newest addition to the market, providing more of a restaurant atmosphere with the same delicious cuisine.
  • Brady’s Steaks and Seafood – Welcoming you to dine with them for lunch or dinner, any day of the week. Enjoy specialty plates and local favorites with a Brady’s twist, sure to please everyone.
  • Cornerstone Restaurant – Family owned and operated serving delicious steaks, seafood, po’boys, and salads.
  • Edd’s Drive In – Serving Pascagoula since 1953. Try one of their famous milkshakes, malts, or chili cheeseburgers
  • El Punto Familiar Caribbean Restaurant – Traditional Caribbean Cuisine served right here in South Mississippi.
  • Jack’s by the Tracks – Jack’s is an adult-friendly juke join with the best live music, a great bar, and a made-from-scratch menu.
  • Juanita’s Kitchen – Serving breakfast, lunch, and dinner with a Mexican twist right around the corner from Grand Magnolia.
  • Kevin’s Korner – Another local ice cream shop and restaurant that you must try while you are visiting.
  • La Fiesta Brava – Bringing the authentic taste of Mexico and a lot of fun to Pascagoula.
  • New York Pizza – Serving the coast since 1997 one slice at a time. Offering New York style pizzas, subs, salads, and pasta dishes.
  • Off the Hook – Serving great Gulf seafood grilled or fried including fresh salads, gumbo, and daily board specials.
  • Paradise Deli & Grill – Fresh charbroiled burgers, chicken and steak sandwiches, hot deli sandwiches, fresh salads, soups, and more in a relaxing tropical atmosphere.
  • Rob’s on the Side – Established in 1999 serving BBQ at its best for over a decade.
  • Scranton’s Restaurant – This one is a must! Family owned and operated, Scranton’s is Grand Magnolia’s ‘sister’ company. Serving exceptional cuisine since 1982 in a unique casual dining atmosphere. Join us for lunch or dinner today, soak in a bit of local history, and experience the great food, fun, and friendship that have made Scranton’s famous.
  • Tay’s BBQ – Originated in the 1940s in Columbia, MS, today, Tay’s features a truly unique flavor combination and is inspired by the recipes of two families who love great barbeque.
  • Yamato – Offering delicious hibachi style meals and a fresh sushi menu.


  • Eco-Tours of South Mississippi – The Pascagoula River, the longest unimpeded river in the lower 48 states, flows 80 miles from its confluence to the Gulf of Mexico. Let Eco-Tours of South Mississippi introduce you to the natural habitats of the cypress swamps and salt marshes of the lower Pascagoula River or the coastal barrier islands.
  • Gold Coast Skydivers – Founded in 1993, the drop zone is a convenient drive from all major areas on the Gulf Coast. Whether you are a newbie or an expert, Gold Coast Skydivers invites you to come jump in their top-rated drop zone.
  • Gulf Coast Gator Ranch & Airboat Swamp Tours – Take a walk on the wild side and visit some of the most beautiful swamplands in South Mississippi.
  • Island Time Charters – Based out of Biloxi, Island Time Charters has access to one of the best fisheries on the Gulf Coast. If Biloxi charter fishing, inshore fishing charters, or deep sea fishing charters is what you are looking for, this is the right place for you.
  • La Pointe Krebs House
  • McCoy’s River and Swamp Tours – McCoy’s tours leave from the Pascagoula River Audubon Center in Moss Point, MS. The tour, on average, lasts approximately two hours and travels through the old grown swamps and tidal marshes of the river.
  • Pascagoula Beach Park & Pier
  • Pascagoula River Audubon Center – The center serves as the gateway to the Pascagoula River, its habitats, and the diverse assemblage of organisms that inhabit or visit the river basin throughout the year.
  • Round Island Divers – The only PADI 5 Star dive center in the states of Mississippi and Alabama that is a Platinum Scubapro Dealer. Offering PADI online scuba courses, scuba diving equipment sales, and services as well as dive travel.
  • Sandhill Crane National Wildlife Refuge – In the wild, Mississippi sandhill cranes can only be found on and adjacent to the Mississippi Sandhill Crane NWR. There are only about 100 individuals remaining.
  • Ship Island Excursions – Tranquil stretches of barrier island shores invite you to picnic, explore, and relax. Leave the automobiles and stress of the mainland behind. Pristine gulf waters surrounding Ship Island attract swimmers, snorkelers, and boogie boarders. Ship Island is part of Gulf Islands National Seashore and one of five Mississippi barrier islands located approximately 11 miles south of Gulfport and Biloxi.
  • South Coast Paddling Company – A full-service kayak shop supporting ecotourism in Ocean Springs, MS.


  • Jack’s by the Tracks – Jack’s is an adult-friendly juke join with the best live music, a great bar, and a made-from-scratch menu.
  • The Celtic – A Gulf Coast Music Venue + Pub
  • The Jazz Club – The friendliest place in town, where everybody knows your name! Within walking distance from Grand Magnolia Ballroom & Suites.
  • The Jury Room – Featuring over 100 bourbons and whiskies along with all of your other favorite wines, spirits, and craft beers.
  • The Outrigger – Steak night on Wednesdays. Happy hour daily. Great back porch to enjoy a cocktail and the Gulf Coast weather.


  • Anchor Square – Pascagoula’s small business incubator. The cottages are home to an eclectic mix of shops, restaurants, galleries, and studios.
  • Bridget Blue – Shop Bridget Blue for cosmetics, perfume, jewelry, clothing, accessories, and much more. Within walking distance from Grand Magnolia Ballroom & Suites.
  • Johnson Bros. Jewelry & Gifts – A fine jewelry boutique featuring estate jewelry, wedding registries, gifts, and custom wrapping. Serving Pascagoula and Jackson County since 1946.
  • La Bella Vida Boutique – Located in Downtown Pascagoula, specializing in boutique clothing, jewelry, purses, belts, shoes, hats, and plus-size
  • Pin-Ups Spa and Boutique – Located in Anchor Square. Promoting self-confidence in the everyday
  • Pugh’s Florist – Proudly serving Pascagoula since 1945. Pugh’s florals and gifts has all of your gift shop needs.
  • River Art Gallery – Located in Downtown Pascagoula. Local artist displaying paintings, pottery, jewelry, and much more. River Art Gallery is a non-profit association.
  • Southern Belles Like Big Bows – With the coast’s largest assortment of ribbons in a variety of colors and patterns, this shop can make hair accessories to match any outfit.
  • The Menagerie on Market – A unique shopping experience with a desirable line of products and other unique items at great prices.
  • Zeal Boutique – Located in Downtown Pascagoula. Whoever said that money can’t buy happiness, simply didn’t know where to shop.


  • Beau Rivage Casino – Beau Rivage features an 85,000 square foot casino with 93 table games; 2100 slot machines, live poker, bars, lounges, shopping promenade and headliner entertainment.
  • Boomtown Casino – Boomtown Casino features a Western theme and offers 1,400 slots, 22 table games, live poker, live entertainment on weekends and restaurants!
  • Hard Rock Casino – Hard Rock Hotel and Casino Biloxi’s gaming floor has over 1,200 slot machines, 50 table games and six live poker tables all located in a spacious set up. Dine in one of our five restaurants or spend the day relaxing in our Aveda concept Spa and Salon; Hard Rock Biloxi – Winners play here!
  • Harrah’s Gulf Coast Hotel & Casino – Discover nonstop gaming and first-class amenities at Harrah’s, like the luxurious Bellissimo Spa and Salon and the Jack Nicklaus-designed Brand Bear golf course. Plus, enjoy an outdoor swimming pool with hot tub and cabanas available for rent. Harrah’s also offers delicious dining options, including Magnolia House by Kelly English and the scrumptious Grand Buffet.
  • Hollywood Casino – Hollywood Casino Bay St. Louis is the only Mississippi Gulf Coast casino resort with all amenities on-site. Featuring over 1,267 slots, 21 unique table games, a six-table poker room, a new video poker bar, plus a 291-room waterfront hotel, a martini bar, Arnold Palmer signature golf course, RV park, marina, meeting space, four restaurant and live headliner entertainment!
  • IP Casino & Spa – Find yourself having fun at IP Casino & Spa! Dine at thirty-two, Carnaval de Brasil or tien; relax at Sendes Spa & Salon; rooftop pool; more than 1,900 slots, 68 table games, high limit and poker rooms, and first-rate entertainment.
  • Island View Casino – Located near the beach, Island View Casino provides 80,000-plus-square feet of gaming with thousands of slot machines and numerous table games. The 520,000 square foot resort includes many dining options, live entertainment, an 18-hole championship golf course, luxurious rooms and amenities, and a tropical pool.