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123 W Capitol St, Jackson, MS 39201-3095
+1 601-355-4122
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11:00 - 22:00
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Mon - Fri 11:00 - 22:00
Sat 16:00 - 22:00
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Rochester Hills, Michigan
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Stopped here for dinner and I was pleasantly surprised! Unassuming from the outside, the Mayflower retains its old-school .... (cough) charm (cough) with its decor, and seriously delivers on its food! I agree heartily with other reviewers here - have the broiled redfish (served in a butter/lemon/Worcestershire sauce - mmmm) and the house salad with Comeback Sauce for dressing. Save... More 

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Thank JohnMax66
Jackson, Mississippi
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

The Mayflower Café is know for it delicious fresh seafood. My family has been dining here for many, many years. They have excellent broiled and fried seafood. Be sure to try their homemade onion rings and save room for their delicious homemade lemon pie.

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Thank robbywhyte
Oxford, Mississippi
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124 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

The Mayflower is a downtown Jackson institution. I took some clients by who had heard of it and never been there. We were looking for somewhere to get a good meal downtown and wanted to avoid stopping at a chain restaurant on the way home. It was a nice surprise to them. We enjoyed the food as well as the... More 

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Thank Hale F
Madison, Mississippi
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184 reviews
118 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

All I can say on this review is average. The redfish was not what I expected or had received in the past. Don't know how to describe except maybe "soggy." Everything else at the table was acceptable and the rolls as always were excellent. Service was good. Maybe just a bad night for me or for the chef/cook. As always,... More 

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Thank CPARebel
Houston
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123 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The food is what you expected in a traditional southern restaurant. We love how the restaurant maintains the old decor. The service is also good. The seafood gumbo and fried liver and onion were both good (don't think you can get fried liver in many restaurants these days.) Unfortunately, the hamburger is a bit dry.

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Thank SWandJC
West Monroe
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

You will need to be hungry to enjoy the Greek menu here at Mayflower. You can eat a salad and soup, but then you would miss out on meals that taste like those made by "Momma."

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Thank Phala M W
Terry, Mississippi
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18 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 December 2016

Great food, we love the greek salads with the crab and the come back dressing. Also love the broiled seafood platters! Yummy

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Thank SHerry W
Portland, Maine
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 November 2016

I had never had red fish before, but I will have it again. Excellently prepared and served with wonderful sides. The restaurant has the feel of authenticity with its booths and cavernous size. Customers seem to know each other and the wait staff. Noisy and homey and wonderful Southern food. I have been there on every trip to Jackson so... More 

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Thank Tassabee
Raleigh, North Carolina
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73 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 November 2016

Looking at one of the earlier reviews pretty much summed up our experience. The place has its downside. It looks like a diner from the fifties or forties, and parts of it may be that old. There are items on the menu that are just ok, but if you go with their fresh fish--broiled--well, it's a great experience. The wait... More 

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Thank Dee W
Jackson, Mississippi
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15 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 November 2016

Mayflower Cafe is one of those places that's difficult to assess with a simple star rating. If you're not from Mississippi (or even if you are), you may have a hard time overlooking the negatives at Mayflower. To many of us, those negatives (the bathroom situation, location, quality differences from one menu item to the next, etc.), are just part... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 10
Cuisine
American, Seafood
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Monday
11:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 22:00
Thursday
11:00 - 22:00
Friday
11:00 - 22:00
Saturday
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?