White Pillars

4.8
958 Reviews
$31 to $50
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.

Experiences

  • Thanksgiving Pre-fixe Menu

    $60.00 per person

    Nov 25, 2021 only

    We are offering a three course pre-fixe menu to celebrate Thanksgiving! Each course will have 3 selections and 1 item from each course will be geared towards traditional Thanksgiving offerings. For example, one of the protein options on the main course will be turkey. We look forward to serving you!

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 958 people are saying
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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely a hidden treasure

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ChristiA
1 review
Dined on October 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thoroughly enjoyed our dinner with our helpful and adorable waitress Madison. The charcuterie board was wonderful and the filet mignon was cooked to perfection along with fabulous cocktails!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Baltimore
11 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Rebecca did a great job of taking care of us. Mahi Crudo was delicious. As was 3 way oysters and Korean pork belly.
Some if the finest apps we have ever had. Duck and pork chop were on point as well. Thanks Chef!

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MarieH
1 review
Dined on October 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service with excellent food! Highly recommend.

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BlaneS
1 review
Dined on October 15, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Very nice place for a special event. Limited menu and hasn't changed any since our last visit in early May.

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OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
2 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2021
Overall2food3service3ambience4

This was our 3rd time at White Pillars. The atmosphere is perfect. Unfortunately we did not have a great experience this time. The food was fine however we waited 30 min for our appetizers and then over an hour for our entrees. Even in a fine dining restaurant that is not acceptable. I’m sure we would have enjoyed our food more had we not been frustrated by the long wait time.

White Pillars
Responded on October 14, 2021

Hi, we are so sorry for your long wait! We work hard every day to ensure that our guests have the perfect experience, but we know sometimes we fall short. We are diligently trying to hire and train new staff and hope that your next visit will be better. Again from the bottom of our hearts, we are sorry.

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vipRoianneG
New Orleans
17 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a fun night out when you go to White Pillars! Great food & drinks along with fabulous service.

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MalloryF
Mississippi
2 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Exceptional dining experience, RTR he food is always top notch, the service is part of what makes the experience so great! Definitely a restaurant to always go back to!

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BillinGeorgia
Atlanta
11 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Beautiful restaurant! Food was good, but the waitress said they wouldn’t budge on swapping sides. So we were limited on what to order and didn’t order the sides we really wanted. Probably wouldn’t go back.

White Pillars
Responded on October 12, 2021

Hi! We are glad you enjoyed your experience, but we wanted to take a second to explain our aversion to substitutions. Each of our dishes is put together with flavors and components that are meant to compliment one another. While we will leave out parts of a dish on occasion for aversions or allergies, we aren’t always able to swap it for another component as the flavor profiles would not match up. We do offer sides as an option to order though! Thank you!

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CameronB
Mississippi
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I got the pork chop, and my girlfriend got the burger. Both are excellent options, and but my must get is the mac and cheese 100%

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catherineR
New Orleans
13 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Beautiful restaurant, friendly staff. My Chardonnay was not a usual flavor, didn’t like it. My amberjack was good as was my husband’s pork chop. Not excited about desert selections. Ordered derby pie and enjoyed it.

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OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
4 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

AMAZING!!!!! The ambience, food, service etc was nothing short of amazing!! What a beautiful gem this restaurant is.

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CnHall
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything about White Pillars was amazing! The fact that it was all fresh, farm to table food made it even more amazing. This restaurant will become a regular for us.

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BillO
1 review
Dined on September 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great atmosphere, great food, great service. Very reasonably priced considering the high caliber service & food. The chef even came out to visit the table.

Nothing but high praise for everyone!

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Ellison
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

White Pillars is one of my favorite restaurants in the country. From a fresh, inventive take of entrees to the BEST bartenders in the South, this place doesn't disappoint. Friendly servers, a chef/owner who takes so much pride in his establishment and creations that he walks the floor, and just great from appetizer to dessert. Recommend the bar seating for the great energy. A great place to dine solo or with a larger group.

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SharmJ
Mississippi
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent! Outdoor eating was pleasant and the food was outstanding.

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Chef2chef
Tallahassee
19 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was fantastic! Our server was great, very knowledgeable. Perfect date spot

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OpenTable Diner
Mississippi
2 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was delicious, unique, and well-prepared

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GlynnD
San Francisco
16 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our first time at White Pillars, but we will be back every trip to Biloxi. My wife and I thoroughly enjoyed it. The staff is very friendly and attentive, and the food… oh my… was delicious! I highly suggest you start with the fried green tomato salad. It was delicious!

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Alex
Mississippi
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went for a friend’s birthday, and I couldn’t have been happier with the evening. Every staff member we encountered took the time to wish her happy birthday. Shout-out to our waitress Bekah, bartender Justin, and waiter Dylan for the amazing drink recommendations!

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OpenTable Diner
Mississippi
2 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was phenomenal. The team, along with the restaurant manager, worked together to ensure your experience is excellent. They don’t rush your meal which allowed your party the ultimate dining experience.

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vipLizabeth
New Orleans
17 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent as always a special shout out to Justin for his non alcoholic creation and Robert for Doctors orders. That and the view made the evening. The Crudo was excellent as well. The only place to eat in the coast hands down. Austin is the best.

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Christopher
New Orleans
5 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was amazing! Shrimp & grits, Fried catfish w/ white BBQ sauce, Avocado crabmeat toast, mac & cheese. Delicious! Our server Dylan was fantastic. Please give him some praise. We will return!

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vipKathy
New Orleans
2 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

From the service (Allison) to the jalapeño lemon drops, the tomato salad, pork belly, grilled amberjack, mahi-mahi all with a New Orleans flare was absolutely AMAZING. We topped this off with the best peach cobbler with cream cheese ice cream on top. The house was beautiful and we sat outside on the front porch and enjoyed the cool evening. This is definitely a place we will return to when visiting Biloxi in the future.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a fantastic overall experience from the artistic food, to the exquisite cocktails. Hands down one of the best dinners I’ve had yet.

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OpenTable Diner
Mississippi
1 review
Dined on September 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful as always

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OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
5 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Celebrating a birthday.

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TerryS
1 review
Dined on September 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food!! Thanks for helping to celebrate our mom's birthday!

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vipCyndee
Houston
12 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food this place is a hidden gem we loved it we are definitely going back. The service was amazing!
And the shrimp corn dogs so so good.

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vipDishdoc
San Francisco
29 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Beautiful venue with an imaginative menu. Great service and tasty meal. Excellent beverages and bar

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the best meals We’ve had on the gulf coast!

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Coop
1 review
Dined on August 25, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

If you want something quiet and intimate for the price that you were paying you might want to book somewhere else. Overall experience was OK. You do hear a lot of other people conversations, it was not quiet at all, and the business casual attire does not apply. There were several people in the restaurant and shorts, flip-flops, and T-shirts. So if you looking for a nice atmosphere for you and your guest… Go somewhere else.

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Misty
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on August 20, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Nice ambience with piano music in the background. The restaurant wasn’t overcrowded and our hostess, Misty was excellent. Overall the food was enjoyable (I had the pork chop which was excellent) but wasn’t thrilled with the sides. Potatoes of some sort please. Wife had the mahi-mahi which was excellent
Overall I would recommend

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LocalVisitor
Orlando
2 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

The food was brilliant and the service was incredibly accommodating! I went here for my birthday & the staff was soooo nice from wishing me happy birthday to taking a picture of my table & giving it to me in a card! They made me feel fantastic for my birthday, the weather just happened to be perfect outside, and the food was really great. I’m always skeptical about high priced restaurants because they tend to not be worth the value but I definitely recommend their menu. It’s so unique and done beautifully!

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HowardJ
Charleston
1 review
Dined on August 20, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Our only "problem" was with the menu -- the chicken selection only allowed for dark meat, no white meat. This was the first time ever eating in any type of restaurant that white meat was not an option. Really limited the choice for 1 or 2 people in our party.

White Pillars
Responded on August 26, 2021

Hi, thank you for your support and we are glad you liked your experience! Just wanted to let you know for the next time you come in that we can sub in white meat if you would like. We get in whole chickens so we have both. We just only have the dark meat listed on the menu. Sometimes you just can't fit everything on there! We will make sure to let you server know to offer it if asked. Thanks again! Austin and Tresse Sumrall

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vipJudyd
Mississippi
9 reviews
Dined on August 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our go to restaurant, alway great service and food

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Branday00
Mississippi
5 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time here for a birthday dinner with my husband. Requested bar seating, however, the hostess suggested dining room since the bar area was a little loud for a birthday dinner.
Dillon our server was extremely helpful & went above & beyond to ensure we had a fantastic meal from start to finish.

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viplouisk
New Orleans
6 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience3

malbec wine in bar prior to dinner was sour and smelled like it had been opened quite a while.
martini order was. brought to table dirty when order had been for extra dry.

Waiter in dining room was very good

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CliffN
Mississippi
1 review
Dined on August 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful service and food was very good. Would highly recommend.

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vipJOHNM
New Orleans
3 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Consistently the best food on MS gulf coast. Rivals any restaurant in the whole region

FAQs

White Pillars is rated 4.8 stars by 958 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.