Sean Desporte is a descendant of a 125 year-old family tradition in the seafood industry that has served Biloxi and its millions of visitors since the 1880s. Sean’s great grandfather, Philmore Desporte, began selling fresh Gulf seafood to Biloxians from his processing plant on Front Beach. Sean is the descendant of many generations that are part of one the oldest seafood families in the United States.
Now, welcome to Desporte Seafood at 197 Caillavet Street. This endeavor is in a renovated stylish storefront evoking old Biloxi’s seafood factories complete with a water tower. It’ a spacious venue which consists of a retail seafood market with local & International items, a Deli that serves the freshest local seafood & Po’ Boys as well as tantalizing treats from around the globe and a wholesale division serving the Coast’s many fine restaurants. While you are there, grab some high end steaks, prepared foods just waiting to be heated and soups, gumbo, etouffee, etc… As we say, “It’s all lagniappe”.
Sean’s philosophy for all guests, both locals and visitors, is “We don’t just operate a store. We also offer the Biloxi experience. Sure, we have some of the best fresh seafood in the world, and if we don’t have what you want, we’ll find a way to get it for you. But more than that, we also provide a welcoming and fun environment for people to come relax, get a bite to eat if they want, grab some seafood to take home, or just enjoy conversation about Biloxi”. Of course, some local gossip is sure to make its way into the conversation.
For many decades, Biloxi was known as “The Seafood Capital of the World”. Biloxi has been renowned for its hospitality and enjoyment of waterfront life for more than 320 years. Sean Desporte is determined to refocus, strengthen and celebrate that culture every time you walk through the door. It’s all about the service, food, and good times at Desporte Seafood, where everyone is family. As Sean’s Dad (Junie) said, “Come in For the Family Discount”.
Located on Caillavet St. at the RR tracks, halfway between the Beau Rivage and Imperial Palace, this “Fishmonger Shop” is your Ole’ Biloxi destination.