50 States of Kid-Friendly Restaurants

May 26, 2023

Shaggy’s in Mississippi chosen for 50 States of Kid-Friendly Restaurants by the Food Network No matter which of Shaggy’s three open-air waterfront locations you visit, you’ll find the Mississippi Gulf Coast trifecta: food, family and fun. The chalkboard kids’ menu includes options like popcorn shrimp and the junior cheeseburger, with sides like French fries, tater tots, veggies, fruit and salads. A supply of chalk is on-hand for little ones to decorate the chalkboard while they wait. Parents can’t go wrong with seafood — the shrimp basket and chargrilled oysters are perennial favorites — but Shaggy’s has also earned a cult following for its namesake cheeseburger. Whatever you order, keep the breezy vacation vibes going with a signature cocktail like Shaggy’s Coronarita or…

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Gulf Coast tourism expected to grow during summer months

May 24, 2023

WLOX – May 24, 2023 Shaggy’s President and CEO Rimmer Covington Jr. said it’s always a packed house. “Our season really picks up around Mardi Gras but we don’t get in full swing until about Memorial Day. That preparation really starts back all the way in December. We have a great core team of folks who have joined our organization,” Covington said. Hot shrimp, crab, burgers and other menu items are ordered each day and drinks are crafted to perfection. “We have some of the most fantastic Gulf cuisine here. We get tons and tons of new shipments of fresh products on a daily basis,” Covington said. Covington also said it takes the work of his amazing team to serve…

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Pass Christian Charter Captains Earn the Title of “Best Crews in the South” from FishingBooker

November 10, 2022

PASS CHRISTIAN, MISS. 11/10/22 – Fishing is a cherished activity by people of all ages worldwide, especially in Coastal Mississippi. The captains and crews in Pass Christian, Miss., including those at Shaggy’s Charter Docks, have a genuine passion for the sport earning them the title of Best Crews in the South from FishingBooker! FishingBooker reviewed hundreds of customer reviews, with Pass Christian’s captains ranking as the best because of their flexibility, friendliness, and, most importantly, their skill. This achievement is incredibly gratifying as these captains have worked their careers to give the best possible charter experiences to every guest who steps on their vessels. “We’ve always known that we have something extraordinary in Pass Christian,” said Ronnie Daniels of the Fisher-Man…

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As the state’s largest event, Cruisin’ the Coast means big bucks for Mississippi – Mississippi Today

September 29, 2022

by Sara DiNatale || September 29, 2022 || Mississippi Today Hot rods, packed hotels, and a steady cash flow: Mississippi’s largest event is about to kick off on the Coast, bringing with it one of biggest annual boosts to the state’s economy.  Cruisin’ the Coast last year generated an economic impact of just over $36 million for the entire state from out-of-town spenders, according to a study commissioned by the car show’s founders. That was after record-breaking attendance, prompted by visitors hungry for travel following a nationwide lull to tourism from the pandemic.  “It was the 25th anniversary and the weather was tremendous,” said Cruisin’ the Coast executive director Woody Bailey. “It was very special.”  Bailey wasn’t sure this year would…

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Sites & Bites: Don’t forget the ‘Rez’ when looking for summer fun, delicious food

July 14, 2022

By Kara Kimbrough for the Dispatch Here’s a suggestion: Don’t just drive through the Capitol City and adjacent counties in search of beaches, mountains and attractions in other states. Instead, slow down, stop and enjoy the natural beauty, scenic water views and wonderful places and sites to experience on and near the Barnett Reservoir. The 33,000-acre Reservoir, or “Rez” as it’s called, and 17,000 surrounding acres with 105 miles of shoreline offer natural beauty and opportunities for boating, fishing, camping and dining. Two of my favorite spots are scenic Lakeshore Park and Shaggy’s on the Rez, a sprawling eatery on the water featuring stunning views and outstanding food. To work up an appetite, first visit Lakeshore Park, located on the southeastern shore…

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Children with Shaggy’s Angler Camp get a delicious payoff

June 30, 2022

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Shaggy’s Angler Camp returns to USM Marine Education Center

June 29, 2022

Shaggy’s is teaming up with USM Gulf Coast Research Laboratory’s Marine Education Center to offer an angler camp for teens. Students will get to do a lot more than just reel in some fish. Here with more is Collin Caranna, the marketing director for Shaggy’s, and Lacy Lindsey with the USM Marine Education Center.

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Owners Of Shaggy’s Restaurants Announce New “Home Buyer” Program That Includes Cash Assistance For Down Payments

October 5, 2021

GULFPORT, Miss., June 24, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — During an employee breakfast at the Mississippi Aquarium, Shaggy’s owners Ron Ladner and Rimmer Covington Jr., announced a new program to help Shaggy’s employees purchase their first home and get back on their feet financially. “We are creating real careers for people and making long-term dreams come true!” “We decided that as we continue to strengthen our ‘culture of appreciation,’ we wanted to do even more for our people,” says Covington. “So Ron and I are introducing the Shaggy’s staff to our team at Bancorp South, in a partnership, to help them reach their dreams.” Chris Romano, Market President for BancorpSouth, brought along a contingent of representatives who specialize in second-chance checking, secured credit cards, savings, auto…

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Louisiana evacuees get free burger and beer at Shaggy’s

September 22, 2021

As Louisiana evacuees make their way to our coastal cities, one local business has decided to try to make our neighbors feel more at home with a free hot meal and a cold drink. Thursday and Friday, Shaggy’s will be giving all Louisiana residents a cheeseburger and draft beer on the house. All residents have to do is show their I.D. at one of the four Shaggy’s locations along the Gulf Coast or their restaurant in Brandon. Shaggy’s simply wants to welcome those who have been displaced from their homes. Shaggy’s Co-owner Rimmer Covington said, “We’re no strangers to natural disasters here on the Mississippi Gulf Coast. And you know, we understand what it’s like to have to deal with…

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Pensacola Beach Chamber of Commerce hosts ‘Season Their Holidays’ upcoming events

March 30, 2021

PENSACOLA, Fla. (WKRG) — The Pensacola Beach Chamber of Commerce is hosting the “Season Their Holiday” festivities which begin at the beginning of December.‘It’s time’: Mariah Carey smashes pumpkins to kick off Christmas season  LIGHTED BOAT PARADE “Seasons Their Holidays” begins Saturday, Dec. 4 with the Lighted Boat Parade. The parade will begin at 6:30 p.m. The parade will begin at Sabine Marina make its way around the Santa Rosa Sound and finish at the Pensacola Beach Boardwalk. Leading up to the boat parade a kid’s party will take place from 4 to 6 p.m. at Shaggy’s Pensacola Beach. Following the boat parade, Santa will make his way to the Quietwater Shell on the Pensacola Beach Boardwalk to greet the…

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