White Pillars

4.5
167 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Contemporary Southern
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  • Good for a Date
  • Good for Anniversaries
  • Special Occasion
Farm to table restaurant located on the beautiful Mississippi Gulf Coast, just steps away from the beach and the Mississippi Sound. We use locally sourced farm fresh ingredients to compose a menu that changes daily with availability of fresh ingredients as well as with the changing seasons, known as Contemporary Southern Cuisine. We offer craft cocktails, local beers, wine and a dining experience that is second to none.

White Pillars is located in a restored and updated beach front home built in 1905 known then as Gunston Hall. It opened for the first time as a restaurant in 1969 known and loved by many as a gem on the Coast. Its doors opened again in 2017 with new Owner and Chef Austin Sumrall and his wife Tresse. The Sumralls are passionate about showcasing the wonderful things the Coast and Mississippi as a whole has to offer.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Contemporary Southern, Steak, Seafood
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Hours of operation
Brunch
Sun 10:00 am–2:00 pm
Bar
Tue 4:30 pm–10:00 pm
Dinner
Wed–Sat 5:30 pm–10:00 pm
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Phone number
(228) 207-0885
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Business Casual
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Executive chef
Austin Sumrall
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Private party facilities
Call 228-207-0885 to discuss planning your next wedding or event with White Pillars.
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Catering
Call 228-207-0885 to discuss White Pillars catering and events.
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
On the Corner of Rodenburg and US Hwy 90 or Beach Blvd
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Parking details
We have three large parking lots on the South, West and North sides of the restaurant.
Additional
Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Outdoor dining, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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OT
5.0Dined 21 hours ago

We love White Pillars! It’s an awesome experience from drinks to dessert!

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SP
5.0Dined on July 8, 2018

What a fabulous restaurant. The quality of food and service was exceptional. Michael Paoletti is uninpresented in his management of the kitchen and the delivery of some of the best fares available anywhere. Interrupt your normal schedule and visit White Pillars. From the exceptional cuisine to the entire staff,..... guaranteed you be impressed. Bon Appetite! 😀❤️🇮🇹

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TW
5.0Dined on July 8, 2018

The dining experience at White Pillars was amazing! Everything was perfectly executed from the signature drinks to the incredible meal!

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OT
5.0Dined on July 8, 2018

White Pillars was a 5 star experience for my husband and I. Incredible food, service, and decor. I would say they are the finest dining on the coast. Well done! I absolutely can’t wait to go back!

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GL
5.0Dined on July 8, 2018

Farm to table...food was great! Already planning on going again!

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MC
3.0Dined on July 7, 2018

Had to send my drink back to start things off there was next to nothing in my Sazerac the manger did bring another one made correctly. We both ordered the “Fancy” shrimp gumbo. We both thought it was bland, got a side of truffle fries just tasted like fries then we shared the Pimenton Fusilli, they were nice enough to split it for us and I have to say was delicious....all three bites there was literally 7 fusilli noodles in my bowl for $27 now yes we split the dish but my wife and I both looked down when they set the bowls done looked at each other and said we would never be back. I understand they are farm to table and quality not quantity but the portions will definitely leave room for desert! By the way the service was excellent. I’m not trying to be to picky but I’m guessing others have the same opinion given a 2/3 empty restaurant at 8 on a Sat night.

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BR
4.0Dined on July 7, 2018

Very nice renovation - first visit since reopening of WP - went last in 1984.
Great server. Restaurant was empty for 1.5 hours on a Saturday night - not sure if fine dining is appreciated on coast? Hope it makes it - will return.

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A
5.0Dined on July 7, 2018

Amazing drinks (peach on the beach!). Seafood tower was incredible. Salad and main entres were good, not great. Affogato dessert was divine service/decor/ambience were fantastic. Next time, we’ll get more drinks/apps, skip the main meal and go right for dessert.

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JP
5.0Dined on July 7, 2018

This is the finest restaurant in South Mississippi. Great food....fantastic bar.....and the Cleanest bathrooms I've ever been in. The building itself is gorgeous and design is well thought out. Viewing windows into kitchen are genius. Highly recommended for a wonderful fine dining experience.

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S
5.0Dined on July 1, 2018

The White Pillars is farm to table at its best. Gourmet food made with local products. The Chef, his staff, and his mixologist are second to none. We had such a great dinner, we returned the next morning for brunch. Do yourself a favor and try this place out! They will not disappoint!

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OT
4.0Dined on July 1, 2018

The quality of the food was great. The flavors and plating were nice. It was a bit fancier than we expected. We were curious to try this place though. The filet was a great cut of meat. My wife was kind enough to give me a taste. My amberjack was pretty good. We shared a side of Mac and cheese, it was delicious. I would probably choose Anthony’s in Ocean Springs over this place though.

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LM
5.0Dined on June 29, 2018

Delicious farm and sea to table dining.
Beautiful venue. Excellent waitstaff and service!

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D
4.0Dined on June 28, 2018

Enjoyed our evening- wonderful bar, cuisine, service and ambience.

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BL
5.0Dined on June 24, 2018

A wedding anniversary was the occasion. The only thing missing was dim candlelight. The food and service were excellent. Will definitely go back for another special event.

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MW
5.0Dined on June 21, 2018

We had an outstanding dinner and will definitely return! Service was also excellent!

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MD
4.0Dined on June 17, 2018

The meal was great. They were filming a few select tables for a "tasting show" which was a bit distracting. Our waiter was great but food took long waits between courses. Overall a beautiful restaurant and very good food.

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OT
5.0Dined on June 17, 2018

Great food, great restaurant, great bartenders, friendly chef, awesome atmosphere.

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A
5.0Dined on June 17, 2018

Excellent food and service. Cocktails and bartenders are the best. Highly recommend.

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OT
5.0Dined on June 17, 2018

Kat was amazing! She helped me surprise my boyfriend and her service was seamless. I work in a similar farm to table restaurant in Virginia, and I can say from experience that my servers could do to learn a thing from her. Thank you for a great night!

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RR
3.0Dined on June 16, 2018

Slightly pretentious for no apparent reason. Salad and entrée portion sizes are unbalanced. Very limited menu selections priced on the higher side of what should be. Pleasant dining rooms and furnishings. It has potential, but falling short. I could recommend White Pillars if it did.

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OT
4.0Dined on June 16, 2018

The food was good and great atmosphere. Waiters were excellent and paid close attention to the guests.

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SC
5.0Dined on June 15, 2018

Far and away, the best dining and cocktails on the MS Gulf Coast.

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JW
5.0Dined on June 10, 2018

Great place. Innovative Southern-Style dishes. Homemade hot sauce is the best I've ever tasted.

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HB
5.0Dined on June 6, 2018

Again, White Pillars excels! Maitre de very accommodating. Table staff punctual, menu-knowledgeable, and friendly. Every dish simply superb.

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e
5.0Dined on June 3, 2018

Great food, locally sourced. Beautiful setting and very competent, friendly wait staff.

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OT
5.0Dined on June 2, 2018

The service here was impeccable! Their food was amazing too! I can’t wait to go back.

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BB
3.0Dined on June 1, 2018

For the price, I thought the food was just okay. Seemed overpriced to me.

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PB
5.0Dined on May 25, 2018

We had a marvelous dinner and our server, Wade, took excellent care of us!!! It was our first time to visit and he took great care explaining the menu items. The atmosphere was perfect!

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j
5.0Dined on May 25, 2018

Farm to table exquisite fine dining experience with a menu that changes as the availability local ingredients do so it seems like its always a new menu to us. Personable service to boot. In my opinion its currently the best fine dining experience on the Mississippi Gulf Coast.

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TT
5.0Dined on May 20, 2018

Went for a late lunch/brunch on Sunday, only one other table...so that is why it was quiet.
Have not been since it closed 30 years ago. Beautiful building, inside and out. For appetizers, I had the obligatory Eggplant Josephine which was delicious and my husband had the gumbo.
IMHO a very thin, tomaoey soup and not really a gumbo, not to my taste. We both had the Southern Breakfast: Grit Girl (Oxford, MS based company) grits (delicious), fabulously thick slabs of bacon, eggs done to perfection and one of the best biscuits I have ever had. Brought the sausage home for another meal. Home made jams accompanied the meal. All delicious.

Can't wait to go back for dinner.

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V
5.0Dined on May 20, 2018

Brunch was delicious. Service was great! There was a jazz band playing. Husband had chicken and waffles and I had the croque madame. The chicken looked delicious , the sandwich was deconstructed but great. Cocktails were also good

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FN
5.0Dined on May 20, 2018

Excellent service and food. Well worth the price for upscale dining.

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OT
5.0Dined on May 20, 2018

The food was fantastic and our server was excellent

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GM
5.0Dined on May 20, 2018

A wide variety of things to choose from for anyone on or off a diet. Everything was quite palatable. We were glad we went early so we could hear each other. re. noise of others.
We enjoyed our servers.

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OT
5.0Dined on May 20, 2018

Great restaurant, interesting cuisine.

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JC
5.0Dined on May 20, 2018

Creative and delicious dishes. Excellent service. Beautiful restaurant. Best kitchen ever.

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F
5.0Dined on May 19, 2018

I have been to several “fine dinning” places all over, but from Jackson to New Orleans to Biloxi, White Pillars is by far the most elegant restaurant I have eaten! The bar and dinning rooms are beautiful! The chef is very personable and even took us on a tour of the restaurant!

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JC
4.0Dined on May 17, 2018

White Pillars has been restored to its Pre-Katrina Glory. With a new Farm to table approach the food is excellent. The salads are outstanding, and the restaurant offers dishes not found anywhere else on the Coast.

The food is great, however, the service could be improved upon, as it is rather slow.

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D
5.0Dined on May 16, 2018

Super experience on each of the several occasions we have dined at White Pillars. The chef, Austin; house manager, Christina; and bar tenders Justin and Robert are all the top of their trade. Try a tasting menu upon request. Best restaurant on the Mississippi Gulf Coast.

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DL
5.0Dined on May 13, 2018

An excellent dining experience. Farm to table concept that changes seasonally. Great service! Quiet enough that you can actually talk with your dining partners comfortably. Great location with a history that goes back decades but with a refreshing new concept.

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