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 The Blind Tiger’s name is both rooted in the history of Bay St. Louis and a dedication to owner Thomas Genin’s late
father, who was nicknamed “Tiger.”
  Known as “Blind Tigers” during Prohibition, illegal bars in Southern towns served local moonshine and bootleg whiskey. Bay St. Louis and Lower Hancock County had several Blind Tigers, which were popular with musicians, businessmen and lawmen alike.
Owners of Blind Tigers coordinated shipments on small speed boats that could easily evade the larger and slower U.S. Coast Guard boats that patrolled
the coastline. Smugglers Run in Kiln became the headquarters of the smuggling operation because the Mississippi River granted easy access to both New Orleans and Chicago.
   restaurants so patrons could experience the food, relaxation, and color of the islands without the price tag of traveling abroad.
The Blind Tiger has an incredible menu, especially for patrons looking to feast on seafood caught straight from the Gulf of Mexico with shrimp as a restaurant staple. Fan favorites include smoked tuna dip, cantina shrimp tacos, and Pound O Shrimp po’boys. And if you are looking to explore more local seafood, The Blind Tiger also offers seasonal crawfish, catfish, and Mahi Mahi dishes. If you are looking for something other than seafood, The Blind Tiger has a wide variety including, pulled pork nachos, wagyu burgers, brisket quesadillas, and fresh-cut fries so there is something to satisfy everyone in your group.
Genin also has Blind Tiger restaurants in Madisonville and Slidell with a Fairhope location set to open late in 2023. 2023-2024 hancock county guide 27
119 N Beach Blvd. Bay St. Louis

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