A Variety of Shopping & Dining Options
The Hilton Garden Inn in Gulfport offers the ideal location, with close proximity to the airport, local attractions, and a variety of excellent shopping and dining options. Check out our guide below to the best shopping and dining Gulfport has to offer.
Our Hotel is near Gulfport’s Best Shopping
Shop local boutiques like The Radish Loft, Back on the Rack Upscale Retail and S.F. Alman, LTD. Clothiers for quality apparel for the entire family. Browse unique gifts and treasures at Martin Miazza Gifts, Heritage House Gifts and Circa 1909 Antiques & Gifts. Treat yourself to made-from-scratch goodies like pralines, candy apples and more at Coast Candymakers. Lastly, outlet-enthusiasts will swoon at the Gulfport Premium Outlets, located just 6 minutes from the Hilton Garden Inn. Save an average of 25% - 65% on designer and name-brands like Nike, Banana Republic and Ann Taylor.
Dining in Gulfport
No matter what you’re craving, Gulfport’s eclectic dining scene has you covered. Check out our staff favorites below or feel free to ask our front desk for additional tips and reservations assistance.
Half Shell Oyster House– 4.8 mi / 9 mins.
Sample authentic Cajun flavors, mouth-watering seafood and southern favorites at this local spot. Now expanded into multiple locations, Gulfport is home to the original, where you can enjoy lunch, dinner and Sunday brunch. Dishes like fresh Gulf Oysters Orleans and the Voodoo Shrimp Po’Boy will have you thinking you traveled an hour west and landed in the Big Easy!
Lookout Seafood & Steaks– 4.8 mi / 9 mins.
Perfect for a business dinner or lunch, this downtown spot offers a variety of steakhouse staples with a Southern twist. Enjoy the classics like the chargrilled 12-ounce Hand Cut Ribeye, or sample local seafood favorites like Crawfish Etouffee, Catfish Supreme, or Shrimp and Grits. Come for lunch, dinner or Sunday Brunch and you won’t be disappointed.
Chandeleur Brewing Company– 4.8 mi / 10 mins.
Owned and operated by two Gulfport natives, beer enthusiasts will love visiting this local craft brewery. Take the brewery tour and sample unique brews like Curlew’s Coconut Porter and Lil Smack IPA. Although they don’t serve food at their tasting room, you can find some (if not all) of their beers on tap at almost all of the local restaurants listed here.
Murky Waters Blues & BBQ– 4.8 mi / 9 mins.
For authentic, expertly-smoked meats and live music, it doesn’t get much better than Murky Waters. Serving up lunch and dinner, be sure to check their website for their live music calendar and take advantage of their happy hour and daily specials—also, ask about their Military Discount. Popular menu items include the smoked wings, beer-battered onion rings and their Kansas-City style burnt ends.
The Shed Barbecue & Blues Joint– 8.1 mi / 13 mins.
Another excellent local barbecue joint, The Shed offers up feel-good favorites with a heaping side of ambience. The casual, self-proclaimed “junkadelic” vibe makes this the perfect place to kick back, grab a drink and some quality grub—favorites include the beef brisket, pulled pork and homestyle sweet potato casserole. Visit their website for a live music calendar.
Blow Fly Inn– 5.3 mi / 11 mins.
Featured on Food Network’s “Diners, Drive-Ins & Dives,” favorites include bayou staples like the Creole Gumbo, fried green tomatoes and shrimp po’boys. As if the food isn’t enough, you’ll love taking in a sunset over Bayou Bernard. It doesn’t get much more local than this.
Tamale Shak– 4.7 mi / 9 mins.
Seek out this hidden gem and experience a new take on authentic Mexican favorites. Aptly named a “shak,” seating is primarily outdoors and it’s small but worth it. The tacos and burritos are a hit but the tamales, made with a Mississippi Delta twist, are the thing to try. They also offer local craft beer varieties on tap.
Koi Sushi Japanese Steakhouse & Hibachi Grill– 1.5 mi / 3 mins.
If you’re craving something a bit more exotic, visit Koi Sushi, conveniently located just down the street from our location. Enjoy generous lunch specials, specialty sushi rolls and dinner favorites from the hibachi grill.
Salute Italian Seafood Restaurant– 5.3 mi / 11 mins.
Enjoy traditional Italian staples as well as an excellent collection of seafood creations—try one of their house favorites like the Seafood Manicotti! Offering beautiful views of the Gulf, an extensive wine list and daily happy hour, Salute provides a fine dining experience in a casual dining environment. Come for lunch, dinner or Sunday brunch.
The TatoNut Shop– 20.5 mi / 23 mins
If you’re in the mood for a little drive, head east to our neighboring town of Ocean Springs, home to this legendary donut shop. Famous for serving up "the only real donut," this family owned and operated institution is open from 5:00 AM – 5:00 PM Tuesday – Saturday. The blueberry cake donut is a popular choice along with the plain glazed. Be prepared for a wait depending on when you visit, but don’t worry—it’s worth it!