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Mayflower Cafe

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123 W Capitol St, Jackson, MS 39201-3095
+1 601-355-4122
11:00 - 22:00
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Mon - Fri 11:00 - 22:00
Sat 16:00 - 22:00
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Blue Springs, Mississippi, United States
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80 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Is the food good? I don't know. Is the service good? I don't know. Were the people rude? That I do know. We were turned away at the door and told they were closed 35 minutes before closing time while the place had people sitting in there eating. I'm not sure why were turned away during operating hours but we... More 

Thank Tina W
Jackson, Mississippi
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13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Best mouth watering fresh seafood in Jackson. Usually have fresh snapper, redfish, lemon fish, and soft shell crabs. Onion rings and crab claws are delicious. Homemade comeback dressing. Yummy coconut cream, lemon, and chocolate pies. Be prepared knowing the restroom facilities are outside and upstairs--very old and very steep stairs.

Thank Codamag
Level Contributor
18 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Just down from the Elite, another hidden gem in downtown Jackson. Step back in time and relax, everything on the menu is great!

Thank Susan C
Danville, Virginia
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14 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Went for lunch on a Friday afternoon and we were lucky to get a seat. When you see it, it's not fancy but good food. My wife had the gumbo which she said was great! I had the fried crab claws - which I was a bit disappointed. Service was great and very friendly. We toured the Capitol later -... More 

Thank Barisimo
Grenada, Mississippi
2 reviews
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We took a day trip to visit the state capitol and wanted to have lunch in a place with some history as well. The Mayflower really filled the bill. Because it was Friday, and we observe Lent, we all ordered the catfish lunch plate special. It was excellent! The macaroni and cheese was diner-style perfection as well. The fries were... More 

Thank Powercatgirl
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10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 March 2017

Was really thankful that city of Jackson's water woes did not interfere with the Mayflower Cafe being affected. One of the best meals we have had in a long time. Loved the atmosphere, our friendly waitress, and delicious fresh fish. Hope to go back soon.

Thank bamafan9
Poplarville, Mississippi
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18 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 February 2017 via mobile

If fresh fish done to perfection is what you crave, look no further than the Mayflower. The blackboard tells you what is available. You can't go wrong with anything listed. Always have it grilled with their special sauce. The trout is excellent as is all the other fresh, never frozen Gulf seafood. Don't forget to enjoy the comeback dressing. You... More 

Thank dudley010
Virginia Beach, Virginia
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103 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 February 2017 via mobile

I wasn't prepared for much and I just ordered the chicken (off a menu full of fish), but it was great! Tender and very well-seasoned, with incredible homemade dinner rolls. Had to bring some coconut cream pie home, as well.

Thank MargaritaDoug
Hudson, Ohio
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396 reviews
246 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 192 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 February 2017

A lucky party of five were we...as we made our way to the "famed" historic Mayflower Cafe. The unassuming storefront does not give away the secret it holds...some of the best fresh seafood around. This vintage cafe is a throwback to the classic diner, an array of booths and tables, vintage kitsch adorning the walls, a check out counter, and... More 

Thank OSUfanHouston
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15 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 February 2017

This is a OLD restaurant in Jackson and it shows its age but the food that they prepare is excellent. I love Soft shell crab and they have them most of the time,last time I dined there I had fried shrimp and they were perfect. NO bar, beer only, BUT you can BYOB and most people bring their own wine... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 10
American, Seafood
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Local cuisine
Open Hours
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
16:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 123 W Capitol St, Jackson, MS 39201-3095
  • Location: United States  >  Mississippi (MS)  >  Jackson
  • Phone Number: +1 601-355-4122

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Atlanta, Georgia
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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?