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Mayflower Cafe

123 W Capitol St, Jackson, MS 39201-3095
+1 601-355-4122
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  • Excellent46%
  • Very good30%
  • Average13%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible4%
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“seafood” (48 reviews)
“redfish” (35 reviews)
“lemon fish” (3 reviews)
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American, Seafood
123 W Capitol St, Jackson, MS 39201-3095
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My daughter choose this restaurant because it has been around for so many years with its original decor. The staff was very friendly. Very small, but held the number of patrons comfortably. Did not expect to get such a wonderful seafood restaurant in the middle...More

Thank NBRentz
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great food, and hospitality. Comeback sauce lives up to the hype. Highly recommend if you’re looking for genuinely good food in Jackson.

Thank 940rileyp
Reviewed 27 August 2018

Visited by travelers and frequented by locals is always a good indicator of a restaurant to eat at. We weren't disappointed by the Mayflower Cafe. Old timey interior and terrific food. The whole broiled flounder with colbert sauce was sublime! Worth a visit.

Thank MrGapsted
Reviewed 25 August 2018 via mobile

We walked into the cafe which was crowded,and stood there for a while. The 3 women at the counter ignored us for a while but spoke to another couple that came in after us. I had to ask if there was a table available, I...More

1  Thank Stephen O
Reviewed 6 August 2018

very good food, the bread pudding is awesome, the location at night is a little spooky but they have a security guard there and the food was worth the trip.

Thank V2792ZMmikel
Reviewed 20 July 2018

We go to the Mayflower Cafe as often as we can each time we visit Jackson. It is not unusual for us to go to dinner one night & lunch the next day. Simply delicious! The club sandwich is a must. Made the old-fashioned way...More

2  Thank deyoranch
Reviewed 11 July 2018 via mobile

I ordered the sirloin steak and didn’t need sauce! Cooked as ordered, very flavorful! Service was friendly and prompt! I was not treated as a stranger, more like someone who visited everyday. Very personable! I loved it and came back the next night! It was...More

1  Thank Teacherella
Reviewed 20 June 2018

We love this place! Every southern town has a restaurant where lawyers and businessmen go to lunch. Sometimes, it's on courthouse square. In Jackson, it's the Mayflower on West Capitol Street. And, everybody else in town shows up, too! The food is well prepared and...More

Thank fredusa
Reviewed 2 May 2018 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
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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, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Highchairs Available
Good for
Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids
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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