Yul’s Place just may be one of the most unique and fun places on the Mississippi Gulf Coast.
It’s a bit out of the way, go north over the Pop’s Ferry bridge, take your first left, and then meander along the causeway till you reach the end. You’ll find yourself all the way back to the bridge you just crossed. Yul’s is raised on pilings and has a great view of the Back Bay and the surrounding marsh. It is also accessible by boat if you know your way around the Bay. Add to that a very well-thought-out menu, with a great mix of bar food, and local favorites, and you’ve got one heck of a good combination.
The owner, Yul Grace, made a name for himself at the Ole Biloxi Fillin Station, and he used his expertise to craft one of the best menus in town. You have just got to start with his smoked tuna dip. It’s a local tradition and not that easy to make, as they say, some are better than others, but I’ve never had a better one than Yul’s. And that goes for most of the food on the menu as well.
Yul’s is famous for their wings and boiled crawfish. Wings aren’t that hard to get right, but making good crawfish is an art form. Way too many places just add a commercial boil seasoning, and let it go at that. Not Yul, and don’t even thing about asking for the recipe. Yul’s is also one of the few places in town that serves a good hot dog, with three options, a foot long corndog, footlong chili and cheese, and Nathan’s famous hot dog.
There is also a good assortment of po-boys and sandwiches (check out the crab cake po-boy), lots of fried stuff, like crab claws, onion rings, okra and hushpuppies. You will also be happy to see boiled royal eeds, shrimp, Dungeness and snow crabs.
Besides all the great food, Yul’s is a perfect place to hang out with friends and enjoy a bucket of beer.
What: Yul’s Place
Where: 530 Causeway Drive, Biloxi, MS 39532
Hours: Monday 3-9 p.m., Tuesday-Thursday 11 a.m. – 9 p.m., and Sunday 11 a.m. – 10 p.m.