Bistro Francais was a French restaurant located in the former Panino's building at 3801 Hardy Street. It opened mid-summer 2009. On December 7, 2009, the restaurant suddenly closed with a note on the door thanking customers and blaming a lack of business and an "unappreciative environment" for the closure. As of late 2019 it is The Crab House.
- "French restaurant coming soon to Hattiesburg" by Emma James, Hattiesburg American, May 19, 2009
- "Authentic french cuisine available at Bistro Francais" by Rose Pendleton, Hattiesburg American, October 15, 2009
- "Eatery closed; eating habits blamed" by La Tonya Frelix, Hattiesburg American, December 10, 2009