- story by Lisa Monti, photos by Ellis Anderson
200 North Beach, the casual, comfortable restaurant named for its physical address, has a lot going for it besides that prime location. There’s local history attached to the handsome building as well as sweeping waterfront views from the first floor windows, the breezy upstairs balcony and the inviting sidewalk tables.
Views aside, there’s a large menu offering a variety of dishes prepared in Chef Keith Becton’s kitchen, from savory salads to steaks, seafood and poboys, and the hand-crafted cocktails served up at the bar.
Becton’s experience includes four years as executive sous chef at The Pelican Club in New Orleans.
200 North Beach
200 N. Beach Blvd.
Bay St. Louis
Website & Menu
Hours: 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday - Sunday
The look of the menu, however, has been refreshed, according to acting GM Vicky Bailey, and some new items have been added, including the deliciously rich-sounding double-cut New Zealand lamb chops ($29), which is something you don’t see often on local menus.
Another is beef Wellington ($27), marinated boneless short rib wrapped in delicate pastry, found on a list of local favorites that includes Ahi tuna, meatballs and spaghetti to fresh grilled catch of the idea.
The Catch of the Day (grilled triple tail topped with ginger glaze over a bed of rice for $21) is another reason to come back for lunch.
200 North Beach has built a reputation as a go-to spot for locals and a destination for visitors to enjoy a casual lunch, an end-of-the-day cocktail or a special dinner. There’s also an upstairs dining room and balcony for private parties.
Special events at 200 North Beach include Happy Hour from 4 to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday featuring specially priced oysters and house cocktails.