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Darwell's Cafe

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127 E 1st street, Long Beach, MS 39560
+1 228-868-8946
11:00 - 21:00
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Sun - Sat 11:00 - 21:00
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Huntsville, Alabama
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120 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 November 2015

The food here is magnificent! The choices are traditional Gulf Coast dishes with a very non-traditional Darwell's twist. There is always a fresh catch of the day special. One of the signatures here is Yum-Yum sauce which is a creamy sauce full of shrimp, crab meat, mushrooms and who knows what all, served over angel hair pasta as a side... More 

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Centennial, Colorado, USA
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19 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2015

I grew up in Long Beach and I still have family there, so when I go back to visit I make sure that I go and eat at Darwell's on numerous occasions. Darwell's does an excellent job with providing creative an extremely flavorful foods. His Yum Yum dish is to die for. Great gumbo is is a great indicator of... More 

Thank Susan303
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27 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2015 via mobile

My husband and I had a nice night sitting in the courtyard listening to the great cover band. However it was ruined by our meal :-/. We're from Louisiana where our food is seasoned well and gumbo never comes with a giant lemon. I ordered the Taste of Darwell; My "etouffee" was cream-based and could hold a spoon straight up,... More 

Thank Anna W
Norridgewock, Maine, United States
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2015

My husband and I literally stumbled upon this Long Beach Gem. We had the best meal and then took a friend who travels all over the US and he agreed. This is a MUST EAT THERE on your foodie Bucket List.

Thank Deb B
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2015 via mobile

Family ownedx business. Chef Darwell is always there to greet customers. Inside and outside seating. Live music sometimes. Papa Darweel's art work is enjoyable to look at while you dine on amazing food.

Thank Doreen L
Long Beach, Mississippi
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145 reviews
96 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2015

One of the cooks immediately greeted us when we walked in and gave us samples--it was an instant good first impression! We both had their famous etouffe which was very tasty. The decor is fun and makes for an entertaining dining experience. It is also conveniently located near the USM Gulf Park campus which is awesome. Nice people and great... More 

Thank Loren R
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2015 via mobile

Papa Darwell is the artist displaying canvases all around Darwells, its a bright of a place as is Papa D and his son the chef, Charles. Food is always fresh, large portions, definitely always have some to bring home, their also a BYOB establishment,you can purchase a set-up, most nights they also have live music. Quaint diner with flavorable food... More 

Thank Jude W
Lumberton, Mississippi
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16 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2015

This little café has a genuine Chef in Dee Yeager to cook up some of the best seafood dishes on the entire gulf coast. No fried foods, but you will not miss them. Darwell's food and service are way above the rest.

Thank HRD1942
Madison, Mississippi
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2015

Don't judge a book by its cover!! Or at least that's what I was always taught and this place definitely is worth the trip to Long Beach, MS... This place hands down is the best restaurant in the area.. staff is super friendly and definitely go out of there way on the customer service aspect.

Thank Sarah H
Hattiesburg, MS
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125 reviews
92 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 October 2015

My initial skepticism regarding Darwell’s was totally reversed on my very first visit. Once I got past the mental barrier of building appearance and the postage stamp parking lot, I discovered a really interesting place serving really good food. Following my initial greeting by Darwell (himself), the remainder of the staff, and by the quality of food served, I became... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$5 - US$15
American, Seafood, Cajun & Creole
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Highchairs Available
Good for
Cheap Eats, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 127 E 1st street, Long Beach, MS 39560
  • Location: United States  >  Mississippi (MS)  >  Long Beach
  • Phone Number: +1 228-868-8946
Come in for some Great Food and Music. Remember BYOB on all Adult Beverages.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?