Nestled at the foot of the Highway 613 in Moss Point is a new restaurant offering fresh seafood and gorgeous water views. Brackish Waters is a family-friendly counter service restaurant located at the convergence of the Pascagoula and Escatawpa rivers. General Manager and an Owner, Darin Matthews, hopes to reinvigorate the Moss Point waterfront with the restaurant.
Since opening on June 15th, Manager Emily Roberts says, “business has been good. Figuring out all the kinks; working everything out. It gets better every day.” The menu includes local favorites like poboys, fish tacos and crawfish, along with a variety of appetizers. The menu, along with the spectacular view of the river, makes for a winning combination. “It’s the perfect location for the kind of food we have. We have a dock, boat access, seafood… coastal food in a coastal place,” says Roberts.
The elevated building allows for plenty of outdoor seating on the dock below, which is also the venue for live music on the weekends. The dock is also available for private party rentals. For those who wish to come by boat, there are eight boat slips available for use on a first-come, first-serve basis.
Mr. Matthews insists on using local vendors for supplies. From Bozo’s and Family Frozen Foods to Four Seasons Produce; Matthews buys locally to support to other businesses. Another interesting aspect is that all Brackish Waters employees live close by. According to Ms. Roberts, “Everyone lives within 5 to 15 minutes (of the restaurant)…we’ve become a family now.”
Roberts says opening the business in Moss Point has been a good decision. “It’s nice. We feel welcome. Everyone has been super supportive as we’re trying to work out the (logistical) problems we face.”
By next summer Roberts says the crawfish hut will open downstairs, and possibly a tiki bar offering up frozen beverages such as, daiquiris and bushwhackers.
Brackish Waters is located at 5542 Main Street in Moss Point. Check out the Facebook page for more information on weekend music acts.