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Mack's on the river

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820 River Road, Hattiesburg, MS 39401
(601) 582-5101
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4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Thu - Sat 4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Seating

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  • 8
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  • 3
    Very good
  • 2
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  • 2
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  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Fried is their forte.

If you like fried foods, Mack's is right up your alley. The catfish was not over greasy, and neither were the fries. Every fried item does not taste the same, so that is better than many fish houses. The buffet is pricey and your drink is extra. However, on Sunday the buffet is all they offer... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 19, 2015
Lois N
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Hattiesburg, Mississippi
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Hattiesburg, Mississippi
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17 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

If you like fried foods, Mack's is right up your alley. The catfish was not over greasy, and neither were the fries. Every fried item does not taste the same, so that is better than many fish houses. The buffet is pricey and your drink is extra. However, on Sunday the buffet is all they offer, and it is a... More 

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Thank Lois N
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41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014 via mobile

"Buffet" is $25/person for fish (2 ways), stuffed crab (that was not good), fried oysters (first time having & didn't like), peel & eat shrimp (that were like rubber), pork chops (that were about 1/8" thick & my husband said they tasted like river water) & some vegetables. Not worth getting off the main road for that is for sure!!... More 

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3 Thank mre7867
Bixby, Oklahoma
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12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

They made gluten free oysters for me that were so tasty. We arrived late but the buffet was full and no one hurried us. This was our reason for coming to Hattiesburg.

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Thank mystylgrl
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

Worst food I have ever had!! Never again will I ever eat there!! Do not recommend to anyone.. I wouldn't even recommend it to my brother!! It's so nasty & food was terrible! Everyone in my family hated it!

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4 Thank Chey2
Apple Valley, California
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27 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014 via mobile

We went to this restaurant after my Grandson's high school graduation. The owner went above and beyond making our group feel welcomed. The food was excellent. I recommend anyone that visits the area and wants good seafood to go eat there. The coleslaw was great. I tried fried pickles, but I guess it is an acquired taste. Thank you for... More 

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Thank kudoos55
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

Mack's on the River is simply the best place to relax grab a few cold drinks and some great food ! The atmosphere and ambience are great.

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Thank drw19
Moselle, Mississippi
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78 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2014

I haven't been to Mack's in decades so when we were back in Hattiesburg last week we decided to try it. We got there late on Thursday, were tired and wanted to get to our hotel, so we decided to eat off the buffet line. Probably was a mistake. We should have ordered off the menu. There was a nice... More 

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1 Thank Bob55197
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2013

The seafood was old, crab cake over cooked. The vegetables were ok. Catfish was over cooked. The desserts were not even tasty. I would have rather eaten at the Sonic. Won't go back and you shouldn't either. Way over priced.

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2 Thank Buck2282
christianproud
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

Every time we visit family in the Hattiesburg area, we always enjoy the Sunday lunch buffet. The food is absolutely delicious and I love the fact that they include healthy options for vegetables. You can choose from a wide variety of vegetables, meats, salads, homemade desserts and breads. My husband and I are not normally buffet type diners, however, Mack`s... More 

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Petal, Mississippi
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36 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2013

I love fried food so I love Mack's. If you're looking for more steamed or baked options, perhaps ordering off of menu would be better. I ordered some of the crab legs as a side awhile back and they were the best I've ever had. Wonderful flavor. I just like the atmosphere too. They have the catfish house vibe down.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 820 River Road, Hattiesburg, MS 39401
  • Location: United States  >  Mississippi (MS)  >  Hattiesburg
  • Phone Number: (601) 582-5101

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Seafood
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Thursday
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Friday
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Saturday
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm

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