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Mama Hamils

408 Magnolia St, Madison, MS 39110-8733
+1 601-856-4407
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  • Excellent68%
  • Very good21%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“fried chicken” (27 reviews)
“ribs” (19 reviews)
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American, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
408 Magnolia St, Madison, MS 39110-8733
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Mama Hamils must be experienced, at least once. Some people rave about it and some don't. I found it to be a good experience. I sampled almost everything, except desserts (I was stuffed by the time!) I found some items worth raving about: potato salad,...More

Thank McHalesNavy
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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...More

Thank DeltaFlyer-321
Reviewed 4 weeks 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...More

Thank stray
Reviewed 12 April 2017

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...More

Thank blaine41
Reviewed 12 April 2017

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...More

Thank SGMTommy
Reviewed 11 April 2017 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
Reviewed 7 April 2017

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
Reviewed 30 March 2017

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...More

Thank LuluIntan
Reviewed 19 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...More

Thank slr15
Reviewed 17 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...More

1  Thank Teresa S
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Do you take orders for meals to be picked up at a later date. And how much advance do you need? Can these orders be taken over the phone.
5 December 2015|
Response from farlow | Reviewed this property |
Since this is strictly a buffet I'm not sure how that would work. Best you call the restaurant with that question.
Is there a senior discount?
10 November 2015|
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Response from RMeChic | Reviewed this property |
Called Mama Hamils on November 12, 2015 and they do not have a senior discount. Their phone number is 601-856-4407.
Price of buffet
10 October 2015|
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Response from luziana64 | Reviewed this property |
$10 with tax for adult lunch. $14 for dinner.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
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