Popular breakfast spot Stella's moving to bigger location in Gulfport

The quaint American diner will relocate two blocks up the road.

click to enlarge Opened in Gulfport in 2009, Stella's is named after Aunt Stella, a nun who loved to cook. - Todd Bates
Todd Bates
Opened in Gulfport in 2009, Stella's is named after Aunt Stella, a nun who loved to cook.

One of Gulfport's most beloved restaurants, Stella's, has landed a larger home for its popular breakfast. Run by owner Barbara Banno, the quaint American diner plans to make the move from 3119 Beach Blvd. S. to 2914 Beach Blvd. S., where Yummy's most recently operated.

According to a Facebook announcement from Stella's, its relocation two blocks up the road is simply an expansion into bigger digs, as the food and staff aren't slated to change.

"Same food, same staff, bigger restaurant. And still the best breakfast in Gulfport!" reads a portion of the Dec. 1 post on Facebook (see below). "Stay tuned for details."

Stella's is named after Banno's Aunt Stella, a nun who loved to cook. Since opening 2009, the indoor-outdoor diner has garnered rave reviews from both locals and visitors, and a Cooking Channel series, Beach Bites with Katie Lee, even showed it some national love last year.

In addition to breakfast favorites such as chopped corned beef hash with two eggs and toast, lunchtime stalwarts include the award-winning Ro Ro Reuben and the famous fried green tomato BLT, which CL included in our last Food Issue spread. 

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