White Pillars

4.7
216 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Contemporary Southern
Farm to table restaurant located on the beautiful Mississippi Gulf Coast, just steps away from the beach and the Mississippi Sound. Located in a gorgeous restored and updated beach front home built in 1905. 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 has been voted #1 in several categories in the Sun Herald People's Choice Awards for 2018 including Best Chef, Best New Restaurant, Best Happy Hour, and Best Wedding Venue. We have also been recognized as one of the Best New Restaurants in the State by Mississippi Magazine.
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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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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Cleveland
11 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 3food 2service 5ambience 4

Great ambience beautiful building wonderful service but the food lacked any interest .

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BB
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Sunday brunch was amazing! I can’t say enough about how good and fresh the food was. It was wonderful! The service and atmosphere were great. The restaurant and bar are both unique and beautiful.

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Los Angeles
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

White Pillars is fabulous! The service and attention to detail are fantastic and the food is amazing! Thank you to our server Kat! We can’t wait to go back!

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L
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We experienced the vintage menu. It was unlike anything else. With the freshest ingredients and pleasant atmosphere it was an experience we will remember. What a way to celebrate my 30th birthday.

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CH
1 review
Dined on September 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My wife and I celebrated a birthday at White Pillars last weekend and loved everything. The creative dishes with familiar, local ingrendients were interesting and delicious. We got the eggplant Josephine and it’s eveything it’s cracked up to be. My wife had the pork belly @ shrimp ramen and I had the duck confit pasta. We were very pleased with both. The entree portions were surprisingly adequate! We will be returning many times I predict. Madyson provided perfect service; knowledgeable, courteous, and charming.

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PD
1 review
Dined on September 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful experience— great first time waiter— had the chicken - was a bit surprised by bones in serving as last time did not... pporkchop the best ever!

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j
New Orleans
5 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This restaurant was amazing from the moment we met the chef at the local farmer's market until we finished dining hours later. Three days later and I still believe this is the top restaurant I've eaten at in my life. The food was fresh and well planned out. The charcuterie board and accompaniments were all made in house and literally is the best in the region. From the dining area and staff to the homemade clay plates, the ambiance was romantic and set a quality standard that far exceeded the price point. We will be returning real soon and have been telling all of our friends and family to start planning their own reservation as soon as possible. Service was impeccable and the courses flowed without difficulty and we were on time leaving for our other obligations.

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DM
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on September 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic food with a fantastic staff! Waitress was friendly and knowledable giving great recommendations. Food was exceptional! Head chef came to the table to make sure everything tasted good. Will return!

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NT
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I couldn't offer enough praise for this establishment! We celebrated my boyfriend's birthday with a fantastic dinner, and every detail of our experience was superb. The food, service, ambiance, and ocean view were perfect. Hands down, the best dining experience we've ever had. Thank you! We'll be back.

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JT
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic and unique restaurant. They smoke their own charcuterie, bake their own bread. The ramen broth is rich, and the shrimps and the mani in the broth are perfectly cooked, not overdone. NY strip was cooked perfectly, with just the right amount of blue cheese. Our table also ordered the wahoo and snapper, didn’t get to taste them, but everyone was happy with their food. And the desserts: you just have to try them all. Such a nice change from all the chain restaurants in Biloxi

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SC
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Overall experience was exceptional! Would highly recommend for any special occasion!

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RG
New Orleans
2 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

White Pillars is a fun place to go with friends & family! The bar is fun & has lots of energy! Dinner is alway good! The menu is always changing!!!!!

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Mississippi
3 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

An absolutely outstanding dining experience. Food was perfectly prepared absolutely delicious and the service was a perfect 10.New York strip topped with fried wasters and some sauce also premium pork chop with toppings I don’t know what could’ve been done to make this meal any better. This is a definite revisit in the very near future.

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JR
Mississippi
5 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Gorgeous venue. Unique food. Brunch was wonderful.

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Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Seafood appetizer was great along with chicken and waffles.

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j
New Orleans
4 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful farm to table food

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T
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The Atmosphere is Beautiful, The waiter and waitress were totally Awesome
The food was prepared to compliment each other very well
The presentation was Fabulous
I highly recommend this restaurant for some really good eats. It was Larapin!!!

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New Orleans
72 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had an excellent overall experience: food was fantastic, bar was fantastic, ambience was fantastic and service was good. Highly recommend. We are new to the area and have found our favorite restaurant.

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G
San Francisco
20 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic addition to Coast dining options. Chef has great imagination and the facility is very nice. Highly recommend!

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Mississippi
1 review
Dined on August 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had friends in town and they’d heard so much about White Pillars. We took them to brunch and everything was fabulous. We felt like we were on vacation far far away. We were treated like royalty. One of the owners gave us a tour of the entire building, explaining all the fascinating history behind the iconic building. For such exquisite food, the price was very impressive, a real bargain. I really can’t say enough about the food, I hate I didn’t take pictures but I’ll be back soon and often.

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C
New Orleans
18 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This restaurant is a hidden gem! The food is outstanding with an ever changing farm-to-table menu. And, the staff are extremely well trained and courteous. We loved the decor and intimate feel of the rooms. We definitely plan to return!

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LS
Mississippi
1 review
Dined on August 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

After church on Sundays, my friends and I look for places to have breakfast. By far White Pillats has become our favirite place. Finally a classy restaurant where we can dress up and have a fine meal. Looking forward to coming for dinner soon.

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L
Atlanta
10 reviews
Dined on August 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Sunday Brunch: Superb!! The cocktail menu was wonderful! Beautiful atmosphere, excellent staff! Now for the food ... it was such a savory selection and we couldn’t decide what to order so we did taste quite a few menu items. Everything was fresh! Notables were the Heirloom Tomato pie, the eggplant, shrimp and grits, pickle platter, fried okra, chicken and waffles, oh and the French toast! The kids loved the sticky buns and the eggs! Thank you White Pillars! The Van Cleaves will be back!!

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New Orleans
1 review
Dined on August 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The experience we had celebrating our 10 year anniversary here was fantastic! We fell in Love with the story of the restaurant and how it has been brought back to life with such elegance. Our server Heather was just amazing. The one of a kind menu prepared by Austin deserves rave reviews! Our favorites were the oysters appetizer, filet entree and carrot cake with ice cream, but certainly not to leave out the Shrimp and Pork Belly Ramen.

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KH
1 review
Dined on August 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We dined at White Pillars in the 1980’s and loved it then. White Pillars today is just as good! We are so happy that it is open again and will be enjoying the delicious food, friendly service and beautiful ambience as often as possible. Our server, Gloria, was great and our compliments to Chef Austin for a delicious meal!

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SS
Mississippi
1 review
Dined on August 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The meal was phenomenal, the service was outstanding, the atmosphere was wonderful, the drinks were delightful. It is a higher priced location, but for lovely evening that only happens every so often, it was perfect! What a wonderful experience!

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J
Mississippi
1 review
Dined on August 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Took our Granddaughter and her boyfriend for brunch after Church. Beautiful setting and great food as well as service. Will be back again.

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Mississippi
1 review
Dined on August 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Raised in Biloxi area and live in Dallas. Been to White Pillars on three occasions over the past two years while visiting family. The food is outstanding. Took my mother in law for Sunday brunch. Saying she is hard to please is an understatement. She only likes her steak well done. Well the NY strip was cooked perfectly between medium well and well and was excellent. All other dishes were great a well.

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NM
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on August 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This farm to table restaurant is a culinary delight. The food is fresh and a light menu. It is at the other end of the spectrum from other coast restaurants that serve the standard ditto menus. New menus every day. The ambiance is wonderful with a great jazz bar. The renovations are wonderful and the collection of Pati Bannister oils a treat.

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RD
Phoenix
2 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 5

The gumbo was off the charts delicious. Everything served was outstanding with flavors unique to the area. Highly recommend.

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CF
New Orleans
36 reviews
Dined on August 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

An amazing brunch experience. Unquestionably one of the most creative culinary experiences in the Gulf South if not the Southeast. According to Mississippi Magazine ‘Chef’s Austin Sumrall’s’ farm to table ingredients and imaginative culinary skill has made the new White Pillars the 'Best New Restaurant in Mississippi.' Justine's and Robert's mixology talents and passion has made 'The WP Bar' into one of the best in the region and house made deserts are the most creative and sophisticated I have ever experienced. Chef Austin’s White Pillars is redefining what makes good restaurants ‘Great’

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JB
San Antonio
3 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

An incredible "fine dining" gem in a town loaded with casinos and fried seafood establishments.

First, the ambience: Set in a historic Neoclassical mansion on Beach Blvd in Biloxi, this establishment is reflective of all that is gracious and Southern. Think sleek white upholstered dining chairs combined with antique gold framed mirrors, white "coin" tile floors and chandeliers. The husband & wife team at White Pillars makes every effort to use Southern farm to table ingredients and surround you with decor and furnishings by Southern Makers. Our meals were served on Satterfield Pottery plates and the dark oak dining table at which we were seated was handcrafted by Mississippi Farm Tables. We would have loved to dine on the "Tara style" front porch, but the August weather was too warm. We opted for the airy dining room from which the entire food preparation process can be viewed through wall openings "framed" by elegant picture frame molding. Our server was attentive and had an excellent knowledge of the menu.

Now, the food: My partner and I split the Salad Days Bibb Wedge - it was light and fresh. The Crispy Boudin sprinkled in was very tasty - my only critique is that the Green Goddess dressing was a little thin. Both of us had Pan Seared Red Snapper with Sticky Black Rice and Crawfish Coconut Curry. The Snapper was incredibly fresh and perfectly prepared. The Sticky Rice was light and flavorful. We both felt the entree was a creative combination of flavors that blended well - the Curry Sauce on the Sticky Rice did not upstage the fish. I finished with the Amaretto Cheesecake, which was a creamy cheesecake dessert (not an actual slice of cheesecake) eaten with a spoon. The sweet almond dessert contrasted with the scoop of tart Morello Cherry sorbet on top was a nice combination. I had to taste each element separately once to enjoy the different flavors, and then enjoy the blend.

I would highly recommend this as a wonderful Southern dining experience.

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JG
1 review
Dined on August 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Came here to celebrate wife's birthday. We were pleased with every aspect of the restaurant. Had drinks at the bar and then segwayed to dining area for the meal. Zero complaints. We shall return.

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V
Mississippi
13 reviews
Dined on July 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

White Pillars was excellent as usual. Food was delicious and service excellent.

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JP
New Orleans
6 reviews
Dined on July 29, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Great ambiance. Best friend chicken in Mississippi!! Bar is impressive. Viewing window in kitchen is unique. Large menu is a plus....great southern food.

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EO
1 review
Dined on July 29, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Great service - they accommodated a request to bake a cake for my wife's birthday celebration. Cake was incredible. To me, that showed above-and-beyond service to the customer.

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TM
1 review
Dined on July 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This restaurant rivals anything in New Orleans. One of the best restaurants in the entire country.

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RF
1 review
Dined on July 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Noted the restaurant won two People’s Choice awards and wanted to try it. Went went two other couples. All around it was an excellent experience. Service was great. Food excellent and felt very welcoming. Although expensive we’ll be back at some frequency.

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New Orleans
15 reviews
Dined on July 26, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

Food was pretty good. Had one waitress waiting on 5 tables. Need better service. Pretty building and bar area.

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LW
1 review
Dined on July 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We used to come here back in the eighties and had many fond memories. So glad it’s back. Great service and a delicious meal!

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