White Pillars

4.7
900 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.

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 900 people are saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
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4.7
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4.6
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4.5
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91% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Maul
New England
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We enjoyed the Sunday brunch. The food was excellent. It is such a nice atmosphere. We are looking forward to going back.

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KelaeaS
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

100% will be back soon. Loved the food, atmosphere and service.

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PaulD
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Step back in time with excellent atmosphere and superior creole style food.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was to die for and the service was teriffic. We went for a special occasion and weren't disappointed.

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DianaW
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing place, amazing food for date night. And our server was the best! Highly recommend it! I can’t wait to go back.

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devons
East Texas
6 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything we ordered was wonderful. The service was impeccable. Would definitely go back.

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AngeliqueD
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was all delicious. Fun to see the food being prepared through the large windows to the kitchen. We celebrated our anniversary and they took our photo and gave us a little card with a printed copy of the photo in it. Very nice little souvenir. Very light and refreshing dessert too. Thank goodness, because we were stuffed!

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Salliemc
Mississippi
10 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We loved our meal. We got several small plates and shared. We started with the duck fat fries, which come with homemade ketchup and an aioli, and is a must get. They were just divine. Then we had the oysters 3 ways, my favorite being the fried ones and the Rockefeller ones. Then we had the tomato salad and mushroom risotto. Oh, and I must not forget the strawberry shortcake, a favorite of my husbands. Our waiter, Dillon, was great too. Our reservation was at 6:30, but we were close around 5:30, and they let us in then. The manager came by and checked on us a couple of times.

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Elizabeth
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The seafood tower, duck, and tortellini were outstanding. The cocktails and food are the best on the Coast!

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Jaso
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was excellent! The service was excellent! Waitress was very good and made the night excellent in helping on what to order.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Charleston
2 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was excellent. Our waiter, Dyan, was courteous and very knowledgeable of the menu. We were visited more than once by the manager to ensure that we enjoyed our dining experience. Will definitely be dining here on our future visits to Biloxi.

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OpenTable Diner
Mississippi
1 review
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall2food2service4ambience2

Had a date at the White Pillars for the first time. It was very loud. The food was consistently lukewarm. Even the coffee. The steak was tough (ribeye) and not flavorful. The best thing I had was the Korean Pork Belly small plate. Very good.

The waitress was trying hard, but didn’t have a full knowledge of the menu and sauces.

I felt that the food was over priced for the quality.

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vipBitterPartyOfOne
Birmingham
8 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great meal and experience. Cocktails are outstanding as well. Eat here every time I'm in Biloxi.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Myself and my wife had our 19th wedding anniversary dinner this evening at WP….and let me just say it was phenomenal from start to finish. Excellent service from our server Dillon, and everyone we encountered. Authenticity, freshness, and passion were tasted in each dish we had. Which included….Smoked Fried Chicken, The Porkchop entree, Mushroom flat bread, Fried green tomatoes and finished with the peach cobbler! Thanks for an awesome experience, it’s refreshing when the reality lives up to the hype! WP delivered!! A new favorite!!
Darren & Lorie Burnthorn

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Tupelotraveler
Atlanta
11 reviews
Dined on July 15, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience3

So so food. They don’t know if they are fine dining, Bistro or what. Kind of noisy. The server was attentive but not trained. Probably doing the best that she could. Needed white table cloths. We will go again and the steak was good as was the tomato salad.

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pattir
Nashville
1 review
Dined on July 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Was excellent and we will be going again!

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PeteG
Mississippi
3 reviews
Dined on July 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A favorite spot. Food is always excellent. Bartenders are artists and if you ask for their signature drink, each one will surprise you!

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Amanda
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent service. Fun menu to choose from. Amazing cocktails. Would recommend over other local middle-upscale restaurants in the area.

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mystri
Mississippi
6 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We live on the Gulf Coast and had never been to the White Pillars so for my wife's birthday we decided to give it a try. We had a party of 7 ranging in age from 15 (grandsons) to 81 (me) and we all, to a person, raved about the environment, service and the food. Being from here, there are many "high end" restaurants around and we have tried most of them. The White Pillars just shot to the top of our list for those "special" occasion outings and probably the occasional night out "just because". Ambiance, service (Our waitress was Alyycen), food, just the whole deal from walking in the door until we left, was exceptional! Obviously, highly recommended.

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TaraA
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on July 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely one of the best restaurants ever!

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darnellvis
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 11, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

It was an incredible experience! The food was outstanding and service was great. Very attentive staff. Being in the restaurant business myself, I was very impressed with everything. We will definitely come back.

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MelissaR
1 review
Dined on July 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, innovative and original menu featuring an artisans take on classic southern comfort food. Superb service. Beautiful atmosphere.

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WayneL
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on July 11, 2021
Overall2food4service1ambience2

The wait staff needs a lot MORE training. Can't stand the fact they do not have a menu for you to look at, no one wants to scan with their phone to see the menu. Also you should not have to order everything at one time, some of us like to order appetizers and drinks and then put in our order for dinner. Also it took forever to get my ice tea, had to ask another waiter for it and she never came and asked if we would like a refill the entire time we were there.

White Pillars
Responded on July 13, 2021

Hi Wayne, first off thank you so much for your constructive criticism. We are very sorry that you didn’t enjoy your experience. Our printer was not cooperating Sunday morning, which is why we had to use the QR codes. Also we ask our guests to have their order all at once so that we can start the processes that take the longest first for your benefit. I will address the staff about your refills. Please contact us directly if you have anything else you would like to add. 228-207-0885. Chef Sumrall

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AlexS
1 review
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

From start to finish, it was a great experience! We sat in standard seating to start off the night. Our waiter was knowledgeable and answered any questions we had without hesitation. It was 3 moms for a night out. We all ordered an entree and shareable side. Every single bite of every single dish was phenomenal. Wait, I can’t forget our drinks! If you’ve never had a French 75, get it here. It’s the perfect summer cocktail that went with all of our dishes. By the end of our dessert, we were fat and happy, but we were most definitely not ready to leave. We moved to the lounge area for our last round. Y’all, every part of our evening was positive. I can’t recommend them enough!

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JimF
1 review
Dined on July 8, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Food was ok, was not pleased with the flavor of the steaks. New York strip was very tough

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

White pillars never disappoints me. Fabulous food and service.

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Exceptional food. Very nice atmosphere.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was truly an incredible dining experience. The food was superb (we had a little bit of everything) and Madison was an incredible source for everything on the menu and paired our choices with exceptional care !!!!

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall3food1service4ambience4

Mine and my wife’s anniversary

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DonnaP
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

My husband & I had dinner reservations for 7:00 pm. We arrived about 15 minutes early and were seated immediately in the dining room. It is a beautiful restaurant and has southern elegance. Our server & her assistants were top notch. The bread with flavored butters was off the chart fabulous. We tried the fried green tomatoes as an appetizer and we really enjoyed it. I had a Pineapple & Pepper Margarita and it was perfection. My husband ordered the NY Strip and I had a Beef Filet. They were both great! We shared 2 sides (Fresh Dug Potatoes & Fried Okra). They were great also. I also wanted to try the Heirloom Tomato Pie but they were out of it. We finished our meal with the Chilton County Peach Cobbler served with a scoop of Cream Cheese Ice Cream. I am a baker & own a bakery and I have to say, it was the best peach cobbler I've ever had. Looking forward to our next meal here. It was well worth our 1.5 hour drive.

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path
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best. Wish I had made a second reservation on our 3 night stay

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KatieS
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on July 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing as always! The best cocktails on the coast! My favorites are the brussels caesar and the smoked fried chicken!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Cleveland
17 reviews
Dined on July 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic dinner and drink after at the bar! Highly recommend

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TheRobinsons
New Orleans
5 reviews
Dined on June 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This restaurant is so good we drive from Brandon, MS often just to eat here. Everything is always perfect from service to food and every detail in between! If you are looking for an amazing food experience look no further!

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Coastgirl1
1 review
Dined on June 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Selection and quality of food is always outstanding. When family from New York City to Atlanta comes down for a visit, this is our place of choice. Guests are always amazed!

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Husk2021
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience4

White Pillars is a top choice in the area. The seafood cioppino was terrific - great depth of flavor in the sauce. Presented nicely. Sufficient seafood portion and great housemade pasta.

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Kayla
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on June 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is always a favorite place for Friday date nights. It was our first time having Drake as our server and he was great. Will be sure to request him next time if available. Thank you as always for a wonderful meal!

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Chef2chef
Tallahassee
18 reviews
Dined on June 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Chef Austin’s cuisine is the best on the coast! Can’t come here without stopping in. Watermelon gazpacho—so good!

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vipJenniferB
Mississippi
42 reviews
Dined on June 25, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Nice atmosphere.

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PHephen
Mississippi
7 reviews
Dined on June 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A wonderful dining experience. Started with the watermelon & tomato gazpacho complete with pickled shrimp, Feta, Benton's Country Ham & Basil Oil 9. Perfect for a warm Biloxi evening. For entrée I chose the wood-drilled swordfish, fresh from the Gulf. Our server, Misty, was exceptional. Of course no visit to the White Pillars would be complete without tasting their famous "Specialty Cocktails". Being a citrus fan, I decided to go with the "Jalapeno Lemon Drop" and was not disappointed. If you're lucky enough to get a seat at the nostalgic bar you'll likely get to see Bar Manager, Justin, perform some of his "flair" as he tumbles and juggles glasses, bottles, and fresh drink ingredients in a performance that rivals "The Greatest Show on Earth".

This beautiful wooden bar was originally built for Chicago's famous Blackstone Hotel in 1910. The Blackstone attracted celebrities, socialites and politicians. It was favored by the notorious and legendary mob bosses "Lucky" Luciano and Al Capone. Allow your imagination to wonder as you savor a delicious hand-crafted cocktail and think about what famous or notorious person may have visited this same bar years ago in Chicago.

So do yourself a favor and visit the White Pillars Restaurant and Lounge on the beautiful Biloxi Gulf Coast. Whether you dine in one of the elegant dining rooms or quench your thirst at the bar (or both), you won't be disappointed.

FAQs

White Pillars is rated 4.7 stars by 900 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.