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Mama Hamils

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408 Magnolia St, Madison, MS 39110-8733
+1 601-856-4407
10:30 - 20:00
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Mon - Thu 10:30 - 14:00
Fri - Sat 10:30 - 20:00
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Ridgeland, Mississippi
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155 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Great southern food, huge selection, and get a chance to make friends with your table mates as you sit elbow to elbow shoveling all you can eat down your throat. Tons of veggies, fried and barbecued meats, iced tea (sweet or unsweet) - all for one fixed, reasonable price. But it's not a place for everyday, because you'll soon need... More 

Thank DeltaFlyer-321
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115 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 148 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Stopped for lunch, but got there just 45 minutes before closing. The fried chicken is really delicious. I wish I knew how it was prepared, but it probably takes an industrial deep fryer. The chicken tastes very clean, as if it had been brined. The ribs are good, if you can find some that are without too much fat and... More 

Thank stray
Madison, Mississippi
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91 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Mama Hamil's is a Jackson area staple for almost 50 years. The newer iteration opened in 2007 and it is beyond spacious. It is located in S Madison, MS but is easily accessible from I55 N and Hwy 51. Open only for lunch (except for Th, Fr and Sat when also open for dinner). If you can name a southern... More 

Thank blaine41
Richland, Mississippi
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79 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A crowded restaurant is not always a good restaurant but that is NOT the case with Hamils. A GREAT southern buffet consisting of everything from barbecue to fried chicken to chicken livers and chicken gizzards. Don't find chicken liver and gizzards on many menus and these were great. Wide range of good tasting vegetables. Some of the best cream corn... More 

Thank SGMTommy
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16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This place has everything you would expect from buffet and more. All homemade sides,great meat selections,breads and desserts to die for

Thank ganiu
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24 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

this place is great and cheap buffet style lunch is from 10:30-2:00 buffet with drink is only $10 this was my second visit will stop here ever time I'm in the area.

Thank Jackie W
Jackson, Mississippi
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71 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

When I need a good peach cobbler, fried catfish, and fried chicken, there is only one place to go. Mama Hamils has been consistently good for more than 2 decades. Personally, I would avoid Buffet at all time but I will have to make some major exception with Mama Hamils. Their food is just a good Southern home cooking and... More 

Thank LuluIntan
Vicksburg, Mississippi
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 March 2017 via mobile

We are here on the 18th (Saturday) let me tell you it was packed!!!!! Parking lot full! You walk in and pre-pay then find your own seating. Pretty tuff when it's busy! That was the only downside. Food was very good! Chicken and dumplings were A1. Kids and SO loved and said they would come back!

Thank slr15
Winona, Mississippi
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 March 2017 via mobile

This is the third time I have visited. Salad bar, cold mixed salads such as kale, cucumber/tomato, corn-- you get the idea. We had choices for vegetables, cooked cabbage, rutabaga, limas, black eyed peas and more. A huge amount of food that is unlimited. My main concern (not complaint, but getting close) is the difficulty in finding seating. If I... More 

1 Thank Teresa S
Madison, Mississippi
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10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 14 March 2017

The best of the best if you enjoy great southern vegetables and meats. What a bargain.People line up to attend both lunch and dinner.

Thank charles t

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Cheap Eats, Groups, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
10:30 - 14:00
10:30 - 14:00
10:30 - 14:00
10:30 - 14:00
10:30 - 20:00
10:30 - 20:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 408 Magnolia St, Madison, MS 39110-8733
  • Location: United States  >  Mississippi (MS)  >  Madison
  • Phone Number: +1 601-856-4407

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