Everybody Loves Lincoln, Pascagoula’s Famous Fry Cook


by Meredith Biesinger, Our Mississippi Home

If you’ve been to Bozo’s Seafood Market and Deli in , chances are you’ve had some delicious food prepared by Lincoln Phelps, a premier fry cook and local celebrity on the coast.

Phelps has been the head cook at Bozo’s for 17 years now.

“I came on vacation in 2004 with my sister, and I’m still here,” he said, “I love it.”

Originally from New York, the beloved cook has seen his fair share of ups and downs and even shared that he was homeless at one point before moving to Mississippi.

“I got back up on my feet by myself, and I’ve been going ever since. It wasn’t easy, but I did it.”

When Phelps arrived in Pascagoula in 2005 years ago, he worked with the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) for a little while and then met Keith Delcambre, owner of…

This article first appeared on Our Mississippi Home.

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