The Beau Rivage – Biloxi, MS

We took a quick road trip a couple of weeks ago to Biloxi for our anniversary. Hall and Oates were playing, and Chicken Legs LOVES Hall and Oates. According to him, they are the “greatest band ever”! 
This was only the second time we have been to Biloxi. 
The last time was also for a Hall and Oates concert!

The Beau Rivage is a beautiful hotel. It feels like the Bellagio in Las Vegas. 
You would never know you are in Biloxi, MS!

After we checked in, we headed straight to EIGHT75 for a drink.
EIGHT75 is right in the heart of the casino. 
Their drink menu is on an iPad. So cool!
At night, they have live music. It was hopping after the concert.

I ordered a Pomtini. It was delicious.
I used the Waterlouge app to make it pretty!
After a quick drink, it was time to go to the concert.
The Beau Rivage is a great venue. 
There isn’t a bad seat in the house, and the acoustics are great.

Hall and Oates played a lot of their 80s hits.
They opened with Maneater. The crowd went crazy!
Out of Touch
Say It Isn’t So
Did It in a Minute
Adult Education
Alone Too Long
Las Vegas Turnaround
She’s Gone
Sara Smile
I Can’t Go For That
People were dancing in the aisles by the end of the show.

First Encore:
Rich Girl
You Make My Dreams

Second Encore:
Kiss on My List
Private Eyes
After the concert, we walked over to B.R. Prime Steakhouse for dinner.
This dinner was worth the drive down to Biloxi. The food was fantastic!
We started with the crab cake. YUM! It was all crab meat – no fillers.
We split a 12 oz filet, duck fat fries and chipotle creamed corn.
It was all lick-your-plate delicious. I want to go back just to eat here. It was one of the best steakhouses we ever eaten at.
While we were there a group of ladies came in. They were high roller regulars. The general manager was falling all over them. They were loud and having tons of fun. One lady ordered the caviar. It was $250 a pop. I think this was the first time I’ve ever seen anyone order something like that! She wolfed it down. It must have been good. It better be for $250!
After a few minutes, they started chatting us up (Chicken Legs) and ended up buying us a round of drinks! We finally left the bar and went out into the casino. We looked back in later in the evening, and they ladies were still there. Well past the restaurant closing time.

Chicken Legs hit the tables. He played some 3-card poker, and I found this Back to the Future slot machine. 
I loved it! It played Power of Love and showed tons of movie clips. Back to the Future is one of my all-time favorite movies. I can almost recite the entire movie from memory. So, you can see why I loved this slot machine. I ended up losing about $40 over the course of about an hour. We won’t mention how much Chicken Legs lost.

The weather was terrible when we arrived to Biloxi. 
It was finally starting to clear up when we checked out.

We stopped for lunch at Raising Cane’s on the way back to The ‘Ham.
We LOVE it! Best chicken fingers around. 
I wish we had one in Birmingham! Well, maybe not. I would weigh a ton!
Thanks to my friend, Joy, for turning us onto Raising Cane’s. 
Have you been to Biloxi? 
What is your favorite casino? restaurant?
We saw that Morton’s just opened up at the Golden Nugget. 
Might have to check that out next time.

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  1. I am so enjoying your blog….especially your post on your day trips/travels. I am so glad I 'found' you and signed up for e-mails. My dh and I love day trips/long weekend trips, etc. I now want to go to Biloxi. Thanks for the time, effort, expense, etc., that you and Chicken Legs put into your blog. It is definitely a good thing for me.

  2. B B's in Ocean Springs down the road from Biloxi…fabulous local food….yummy desserts….get there early….they close at 3pm….nice friendly folks

  3. B Bi's in Ocean Springs down the road from Biloxi…fabulous local food….yummy desserts….get there early….they close at 3pm….nice friendly folks

  4. Blow Fly Inn in Gulfport is hands down our favorite place to eat. We found it while watching Diners, Drive-in, and Dives.

  5. So glad y'all had a good time – fantastic pictures. Hall and Oates was my very first concert – my dad took me when they came to the BJCC when I was 10, I LOVED them!

  6. I've never been to Biloxi, but I went to a casino in Gulfport when I was there on business once. It's the only casino I've ever been to, and it totally freaked me out! The lights, the noise, the people, but most of all, I think it was the thought of all those poor people losing money. OH MY GOSH THE STRESS. I mean, I was nauseated. People make fun of me all the time for taking on other people's stress … this was a PRIME example of that. What business is it of mine what people are doing in a casino?! NONE! But I know I can never go back. Never. You would totally have been laughing at me. If you want to see me stress out, show me a slot machine ornament on your Christmas tree. HA!

    1. Katherine, I'm with you. I've been to 2 casinos, and one was the Beau Rivage. I had bought concert tickets for hubby's Christmas gift. The entire experience freaked me out terribly, I thought I was gonna die of a panic attack. And all I could think was, how much good could be done with the money you people are flushing? If you don't want it, I know some people who do! Then later we were in Biloxi to take hubby to a VA appointment, and he wanted to eat at a casino buffet for lunch. I don't remember which one we went to, it was smaller and not so busy, less stressful to me but I still couldn't get out fast enough.

  7. Never been to Biloxi, so no favorite restaurant to suggest or tell ya about there. But I do enjoy some Cane's. Amazing chicken & the bread is pretty awesome too! I only get to have it every so often when I'm in Columbus & I'm not enjoying other yummy food I can only get when we visit my sister there. As far as 'fast food' goes I do find it to be a bit on the pricey side, especially when picking up orders for a family of 4 that includes my sister & her hubby, those 2 can eat! Sounds like you guys had a great time at the concert & an amazing dinner after!! I'm like you, not much of a gambler I tend to stick to the slot machines rather than hard core card games. Far easier to push buttons I think than figure out all those cards. Have a good weekend!

  8. Just wondering when you are going to try to re-create the chipotle creamed corn that you had to eat. Sounds like it would be a fabulous recipe.

  9. Just wondering when you are going to try to re-create the chipotle creamed corn that you had to eat. Sounds like it would be a fabulous recipe.

  10. Like Susan, I saw Allegria at the Beau Rivage. My friend Annie and I went on opening night. I haven't been to Biloxi since before Katrina – at least 10 years.

    I love Cane's. I have loved Cane's since the summer of 1998 when I worked at LSU and used to walk to the original one right off campus, or on the way to/from Chelsea's Daiquiri Bar. I went there Thursday night. It's hard to believe that we have them in Phoenix and y'all don't have them in B'ham.

    Thanks for the fun memories! Maybe I'll make it back to The Beau soon. My West Coast husband has never been to the Gulf Coast… might have to make that happen.

  11. We LOVE The Beau!! EIGHT75 is great and we love it, too! We saw Cirque du Soleil perform Allegria right after they opened at The Beau and it was fantastic. Thanks for sharing your trip with us. War Eagle!!

  12. We love Shaggy's, you can not miss it on the beach. One just opened in Biloxi ad there is one around Longbeach. We live outside of Baton Rouge, the "birthplace" of Cane's. We love that place too! We have relatives in B'ham and eat at Zaxby's when we are there, still like Cane's the best! haha

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