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The Blow Fly Inn (originally named Hickory's Bar-B-Que) was started as a
happenstance over 40 years ago by Albert and Mary Malone. As the story
goes, Al's good friend, Mac, who had a restaurant in the area, was
constantly being asked, "Where's Al's place?" After too many inquiries,
Mac gave in to his frustration and replied, "Yeah, I'll tell you. You
go to Pass Road, take a right and follow the string of Blow Flies."
Before long, Hickory's Bar-B-Que was better known as "The Blow Fly Inn."
Al tried for many unsuccessful years to get "Blow Fly" listed in the
phone book but the phone company always said the name was
"inappropriate." However, after several years and hundreds of directory
assistance inquiries, the phone company reconsidered and accepted the
listing. A blue plate special is available daily that don’t dampen your
Mississippi expectations with choices like red beans and rice or
meatloaf and brown gravy. Creative soup options like “She-crab bisque”
and cream of shrimp and asparagus are good starter options or you can
try the “crawfish and pickles” appetizer served with the Blow Fly’s own
“Bayou Sauce.” But for fresh seafood, look no further. Dinner menu
options highlight the traditional Gulf coast goldmine of surf and turf
dishes. You might be surprised to hear this but each plate is garnished
with a plastic black fly.
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