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Mack's on the river

820 River Road, Hattiesburg, MS 39401
(601) 582-5101
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Ranked #53 of 217 restaurants in Hattiesburg
Cuisines: Seafood
Most recent review
- Jul 22, 2014
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15 reviews from our community

66% Recommend
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English first
Bixby, Oklahoma
12 reviews 12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

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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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014 via mobile

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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Apple Valley, California
18 reviews 18 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

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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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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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Memphis, Tennessee
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54 reviews 54 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 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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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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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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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29 reviews 29 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 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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Atlanta, GA
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66 reviews 66 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2013

'Really enjoy their shrimp, oysters, and catfish on Thursday through the weekend! Excellent food! All of it! And great, friendly, family atmosphere!

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Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt
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57 reviews 57 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2012

Let's start with the first impression. 10 uncleaned tables upon walking in. Fresh fish means fried fish(not counting the soggy shrimp). What should have been a quick seating as there was no line and there were ten tables waiting to be cleaned turned into a serious wait. I watched as one of the staff just sat by the cashier desk... More

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