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Mayflower Cafe

123 W Capitol St, Jackson, MS 39201-3095
+1 601-355-4122
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  • Excellent44%
  • Very good30%
  • Average14%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible4%
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“redfish” (35 reviews)
“seafood” (48 reviews)
“fresh fish” (14 reviews)
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American, Seafood
123 W Capitol St, Jackson, MS 39201-3095
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Having only dined in one place in Jackson, it is difficult to make a comparison to others. That said, when compared to establishments visited on this road trip, would rate their food as average. Should one have food allergies, it would be necessary to check...More

Thank ohayomountain
Reviewed 12 April 2018 via mobile

This restaurant, founded in 1935, is located downtown across Capitol Street from the Federal Building and a block from the train/ bus station and the vintage King Edward Hotel ( now the renovated Hilton Garden Inn). It’s old neon sign beckons. It is vintage diner...More

Thank Ace J
Reviewed 25 March 2018

This is THE place to dine if you want to take in a historic restaurant in downtown Jackson. The wait staff is friendly, the food is very good, especially the fish selections and there are few diners left in America like this one. Enjoy!

Thank S B
Reviewed 11 March 2018 via mobile

This place has been serving great seafood dishes in Jackson, Mississippi since the 1930’s. It has great food, great service, and a historic place to dine.

Thank navgrant12345
Reviewed 11 March 2018 via mobile

If you find yourself in the downtown area of Jackson Mississippi you are doing you herself a disservice if you do not eat at the Mayflower. It is a piece of the history of the downtown area. I have eaten lunch there probably a hundred...More

Thank George A
Reviewed 4 March 2018

Get out your vintage clothes, tuck your own libation in your bag, and travel back in time. You won't be sorry that you stopped by.

1  Thank sworsham1590
Reviewed 25 February 2018 via mobile

A family member was recently there for lunch and suggested this for a Friday night. We were looking for something on the light side but only offered dinner on Friday. Located on a corner downtown, parking can be a challenge. Found a spot half block...More

Thank guvhuney
Reviewed 12 October 2017

We've lived near Jackson for several decades and had never been to Mayflower Café until today! This is a legendary Jackson eatery that is worth every bit of the praise that it gets. My Wife chose the Broiled Catfish Lunch Special with a beautiful Green...More

1  Thank H Michael B
Reviewed 4 October 2017

This diner-type restaurant is a total surprise! They offer beer and wine for drinks, and lots of fresh seafood choices. The onion rings appetizer is totally great, and the scallops, founder, and shrimp we had for entrees were delicious! You can't go wrong here!

Thank harphaulingdad
Reviewed 6 September 2017 via mobile

Always a great choice. In years past, you waited on line outside for a table or booth, and once in were rushed so they could seat others. No longer. Downtown is nearly dead. The good news is it's easy to get in the Mayflower now...More

Thank David D
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1 March 2018|
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Response from H Michael B | Reviewed this property |
Per Food Network: As the oldest operating restaurant in the capital city, the classic, Greek-inspired seafood and steak menu has been passed down through the Kountouris family from generation to generation.
30 July 2017|
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Response from rgb1150 | Reviewed this property |
Parking is kinda limited to the back of the restaurant but a bank parking lot is in the same block due south
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, Breakfast, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible
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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