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Mayflower Cafe

123 W Capitol St, Jackson, MS 39201-3095
+1 601-355-4122
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  • Excellent42%
  • Very good32%
  • Average14%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible4%
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“seafood” (47 reviews)
“redfish” (47 reviews)
“fresh fish” (14 reviews)
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American, Seafood
$$ - $$$
123 W Capitol St, Jackson, MS 39201-3095
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We stopped by the Mayflower Cafe on our way from Beebe, AR to New Orleans for the Antiques Roadshow and once again trip advisor reviews didn't let us down. It was a step back in time but the food was fantabulous! Good home cooking with...More

Thank Morgan and Kath... H
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Im giving u a thumbs up on how freaking cute this diner is! It literally made my dreams come true just driving past here. It was exactly what I would expect to see in jackson Mississippi and it brought me to a time long ago....More

Thank Jillannefromnj
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The historic Mayflower Cafe offers a great seafood menu for lunch and dinner. Staff and service was great. The fried oysters and shrimp were great. Loved the decor and the location close to hotels.

Thank bubbastone
Reviewed 18 June 2017 via mobile

We saw this historic restaurant on TripAdvisor and trusted the reviews...and we were NOT disappointed...the crab cakes as an appetizer were exceptional...the house dressing was really good...the fish entrees were fresh and well done...I had a slice of HOMEMADE PIE and my wife had the...More

Thank Chad W
Reviewed 17 June 2017

Went to dinner here because I wanted to eat in the restaurant features in the movie "THE Help" MY salad was overprices and not very good. My husband's shrimp was just so so. Go for the experience, not the food.

Thank Janet H
Reviewed 15 June 2017

Daily lunch plates are a great choice. Plenty of good, Southern home cooking served up with good Southern hospitality!

Thank Leslie W
Reviewed 14 June 2017

I recently started working downtown and tried The Mayflower Cafe last week. The food was delicious and the wait staff very friendly and helpful. They have a lot of return customers and know them personally. They take time to talk with you and find out...More

Thank Melanie A
Reviewed 27 May 2017

The plate lunch is the way to go! It was great and the cornbread was delicious! It came with a salad topped with their signature come back sauce.

Thank yfarm
Reviewed 25 May 2017

The fried catfish was so light it floated up off the plate! And if you've never had come-back salad dressing this is the place to get it.

Thank ImGoneTraveling
Reviewed 27 April 2017 via mobile

An old Jackson standard, the Mayflower is a favorite of old and young alike. Always full on event nights and weekends. Always has several fish specials which are delicious. A must if you've never been or are visiting and want a taste of something special.

Thank 933vickih
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27 September 2015|
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Response from Joseph M | Reviewed this property |
Don't remember exactly, but typical diner hours morning to late night
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly
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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