Full Speed Café


Admiral Farragut is well known for his order, “Damn the torpedoes, full speed ahead” at the Battle of Mobile Bay in the Civil War. He is the inspiration for this restaurant in the newly-renovated Farragut Lofts in Bay St Louis.

Full Speed Café will have indoor and outdoor dining and a full-service bar with specialty wines on tap. The palette of colors is drawn from the Navy uniforms of the time: blue, grey, and gold. The bar includes plush booths with velvet curtains for privacy, English oak woodwork and brass fittings, and original art commissioned from Rex Dingler and others. The illuminated bar will glow at nighttime, setting the stage for drama and a backdrop for the charcuterie, cigars, and specialty pours.