by The Great Foodini

Nestled right into the downtown Pass Christian’s main strip sits a seafood restaurant who prides themselves on the freshest seafood, a seasonally rotating menu that is as unique and inventive and a staff who is as friendly as they are knowledgeable about the items they serve.

Hook has some South MS staples that you would expect to see anywhere. The Seafood Gumbo is light and tasty with just enough burn on the back end to leave a slight tingle on the tongue and lips. A cup of this gumbo is filled with locally sourced Gulf Coast Shrimp.

Other items that are steadfast stalwarts of culinary delicacies of the coast are the Nawlin’s style BBQ shrimp, fried green tomatoes and an assortment of poboys.

A surprising dish on this menu that really makes me daydream about this spot is the goat cheese croquette summer salad. I could eat this everyday for a month and not get tired of it. Every bite is as good as the last. A pile of mixed greens tossed with grilled chicken strips and pickled red onions, bacon chunks, mandarin orange slices and toasted almonds are all dressed in a lemon-garlic vinaigrette. All the flavors just dance on the tongue. The most amazing part of this salad is the large goat cheese croquette on top. The ultra savory/sweet goat cheese is lightly breaded and adds such a richness to the salad that stops you in mid chew while reminding you why it is fun to eat out.

Another dish that keeps me wishing I could go back tomorrow is the Fried Oyster Rockefeller Pasta. The locally sources Gulf Coast oysters have a very light flavor that blend well with the spinach and bacon cream cheese sauce served over angel hair pasta bourdelaise. The serving size is a definite plus as you will want a to-go box so you can reheat this and have it again for dinner. A must try.

If you do stop by, don’t just gush over the food and leave. Check out the décor. The roof and the floor are completely made from salvaged wood from an old barn north of here. The beautiful multicolor wood adds a comforting rustic look to the eatery.

Please let me know if you have any comments or questions after reading.  Contact me at or (228)224-6781 and thanks for reading.