Page 58 - Discover South Mississippi - Fall, 2021
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story and photos by
Lori Beth Susman
“Dockside Fresh” is more than just a slogan at Island View Casino Resort’s Dockside Deli. It’s the way room chef Calvin Lipe and his team operates, keeping guests coming back for more. Open daily for breakfast, lunch and dinner, Dockside Deli is located in Island View’s south-side Beach Casino and features a wrap-around outdoor deck and large windows that offer diners a great view of the Gulf of Mexico during the day and colorful sunsets at night.
Lipe, along with restaurant manager Carrie Bounds-Hitchings, is proud
of the food that comes out of the kitchen, where just about everything
– including the crispy, crunchy potato chips – is prepared in house. The menu is full of Southern favorites, seafood dishes and plenty of comfort food,
and there are reasonably priced daily specials that are real winners. “We make food to please,” Lipe said.
Dockside has a deli feel to it, especially with its mile-high sandwiches, such as the roasted turkey, the club with the tasty twist
of added pimento cheese, and the Reuben, which has corned beef, sauerkraut, Swiss cheese and thousand island dressing on marbled rye. Each
bite is mouthful of tasty meats and cheeses, homemade dressings and sauces, and freshly made breads and buns.
Favorites include the muffuletta with ham, salami, mortadella, Swiss cheese and olive salad served on Gambino’s sesame seed bread; the fried shrimp po-boy pressed with lettuce, tomato and pickle; and the Southern Cobb salad with fried chicken, diced eggs, tomatoes, cucumber and bacon. The Dockside Deli hamburger, served on
a toasted roll with lettuce, tomato, pickles and onion, is popular at the restaurant, and is best paired with hot and crispy fries.
In the mood for pizza? Dockside Deli has all-day flatbreads, including the Tsunami (pepperoni, ham, sausage and beef finished with a barbecue-ranch sauce) and the vegetarian, while 14- inch hand-tossed pizzas with choice
of white or red house-made sauce can be ordered starting at 4 p.m. Create a custom pie, or go for one on the menu and be prepared for cheesy goodness on a crispy crust.
And daily specials include red beans and rice on Mondays, soft shell po- boys on Saturdays; and shrimp tacos available on Thursdays. Add a daiquiri to the meal (or have one on its own) for $5 and get the souvenir glass as a keepsake.
Dockside Deli
3300 W. Beach Blvd., Gulfport 228.314.2100 Sun. - Thurs. 8 a.m. - 10 p.m. Fri.-Sat.8a.m.-11p.m.

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