On a recent search for a new dining experience, we discovered Diamondhead Country Club. The neighborhood is filled with active folks, and the scene is quite beautiful. We wandered into the club and discovered a little bit of everything—card playing groups, friends gathered for lunch, golfers coming in from the course, a huge surprise in great event space offerings, and a restaurant with five influencers at the helm—all from different backgrounds and international culinary training.
The Team and the Menu
We realized quickly we had stumbled on quite a unique place; five guys that bring their diverse training and love for food to one table. Dalton Hendrix, Executive Chef, spent some time with us explaining the menu and his background in New Orleans kitchens. He also told us all about how their team works together to create the best menu and culinary events possible like their Friday steak nights when they grill certified Angus beef ribeyes over charcoal on the patio for diners and offer a buffet bar of hot sides. On Thursdays, they have themed nights to change up their offerings and create unique dishes. They also offer an incredible 8-course dinner a few times per year as a signature event with plenty of tantalizing ingredients.
The 19th Hole Bar & Grill boasts an an incredible view of green hills. It was warm and inviting. We felt like members of the club; friendly faces and welcoming gestures all around. We asked the chef to bring out a few favorites from the menu. We were presented with a great representation of Mississippi Gulf Coast cuisine: Green Tomato Crab Stacker, Asian Ahi Tuna, and a certified Angus Beef Ribeye.
The Green Tomato Crab Stacker offered a different twist on traditional crab cake type appetizers. The “stack” was made of layers of fried green tomatoes topped with fresh lump crab. The crab meat was mixed with a pesto cream cheese, simple and scrumptious with the green tomatoes. I even made a mental note to try this one at home some time. It would be a show stopper at a get together, for sure. The Asian Ahi Tuna was my favorite: local yellowfin tuna filets, sesame crusted with a peanut honey vinaigrette. Fresh gulf tuna is always incredible, and the chef allows it to shine with his light, house-made peanut sauce —Yum! Their steak is certified Angus beef, which is dripping with great flavor! I would put this steak up against any Coast steakhouse! It was mouthwatering.
Every bite was cooked perfectly, presented beautifully and tasted equally as wonderful! If you are looking for a new dining experience, spend an afternoon (Thursday – Sunday) visiting the Diamondhead Country Club at 7600 Country Club Drive, where the restaurant is open to the public. Get ready to slow down a bit, take in the view, and meet a few new friends while you dine on some classic Gulf Coast cuisine.
>> Check out some of the upcoming event and menu specials at Diamondhead Country Club here.
>> While you’re there, don’t forget to check out their event space, available for public rental for events of all sizes. It’s a first class setup with friendly service. Tell them you heard about them on EatMSCoast.com.
>> The Diamondhead Country Club is located at 7600 Country Club Circle, Diamondhead, MS. The dinner hours are Thursday – Saturday from 5 pm – 8:30 pm.