Sal & Mookie’s New York Pizza and Ice Cream Joint is located right alongside the Town Green in Biloxi, a beautiful raised building with an inviting wraparound porch and windows that flood the interior rooms with beautiful Mississippi Gulf Coast sunshine. It’s the perfect spot for a fresh, casual lunch or dinner.
Pizza is plentiful in South Mississippi, but good, fresh pizza… now that’s a different story. There are only a handful of locally owned, non-nationally-franchised pizzerias. THIS one is legit. Large pizza ovens line the back wall of the pizza station in the kitchen – which is glassed in, so the public (especially kids) can watch.
Following the lead of the original Sal & Mookie’s in Jackson, Mississippi, Sal & Mookie’s Biloxi owner Bruce Lacey knew that opening this restaurant was to offer the Mississippi Gulf Coast something special.
His idea was to create the same family-friendly space as the Jackson location — one where parents wanted to come with their kids — and that the kids would enjoy just as much. The pizza draws all ages. The fresh, quality ingredients are adult approved, not to mention the well stocked bar with a plethora of local and regional craft brews. The kids enjoy eating the stringy mozzarella sticks, creating art with wiki stix, coloring and visiting the ice cream bar as an after dinner treat!
New Express Lunch
In addition to Sal & Mookie’s regular offerings any time of day, they’ve just launched an Express Lunch menu that includes $8 options like sandwiches, pressed paninis, salads and personal size pizzas for a quick visit during weekday lunch. The goal is to have your order out in 15 minutes from the time the server submits it to insure a fresh, hot meal – and a quick return to work or daily activities, all at a very affordable price.
I tested the new menu on a random Tuesday, and my pizza came out in 13 minutes! I built my own pizza with olive oil base, mozzarella, chicken and sauteed peppers and onions – much different than your average pizza and super tasty with crunchy grilled veggies!
I also tasted the Brownstone panini: grilled chicken, prosciutto, creamy melted cheese, spinach, and those crunchy roasted peppers… hot off the panini press! This sandwich is served with a fresh side salad and their house made salad dressing. Where else can you get this quality sandwich and salad for only $8?!!
Groups, Events and Extras at Sal & Mookies
Be sure to stop by and check out the large party room and deck available for your next gathering of up to 70 people. Book these spaces for family gatherings, birthday parties, business meetings or after hours gatherings. Their full catering menu is available or a Dutch treat option can be set up for your group! The options are endless.
I have also been impressed by Sal & Mookie’s hosted events, like their craft beer classes. Be sure to follow them on social media and sign up for their e-newsletter to be “in the know” on these popular events.
>> Sal & Mookies is now open 7 days a week for summer hours!
>> Don’t feel like dining in?? Order online or call in for pick up that your family or coworkers will surely go wild for!