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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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Poplarville, Mississippi
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14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW 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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87 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW 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 191 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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 

Thank rgb1150
Olive Branch, Mississippi
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Once you get past the downtown construction and somewhat inelegant surroundings you won't be disappointed! We arrived around 6 pm and were promptly seated and quickly attended to. The cafe is not "fancy" but is loaded with history. We ordered broiled oysters for an appetizer and they arrived seemingly as soon as the order was placed. They were delicious and... More 

Thank brotherneville
Bergenfield, New Jersey
1 review
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

On January 13th, my husband & I were in town visiting friends on our yearly Southern Trip. We asked that they take us to The Mayflower & were eager to have another extraordinary dinner rivalling that of 2016. The restaurant was full & after a long wait for a server to approach our table, it became obvious that the place... More 

Thank mikeANDchrisNJ
Windsor, Canada
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I know this is coming a bit late but in February of 2016 I went with my significant other to the Mayflower cafe while on a road trip from New Orleans, LA. The restaurant came from TripAdvisor and the hotel employee's recommendation. We went in and was greeted by a very friendly server. She spoke to us as though she's... More 

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Hamilton, Canada
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130 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 January 2017 via mobile

Passing thru on our drive up 55. Found it by accident and it's a classic family owned place that is obviously popular with young office types. It being Friday we had gulf redfish and fries which we thought was the daily fish and chip special. But it turned to be 23 and not 12 dollars. Very good quality though and... More 

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Rochester Hills, Michigan
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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 January 2017 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 

Thank JohnMax66
Jackson, Mississippi
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13 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 January 2017

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.

Thank robbywhyte

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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
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?