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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

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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
Most recent review
$25/person for what?!?!?!

"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... read more

2 of 5 starsReviewed August 16, 2014
mre7867
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English first
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43 reviews 43 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

"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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Bixby, Oklahoma
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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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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2 helpful votes 2 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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Apple Valley, California
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26 reviews 26 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 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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Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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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Moselle, Mississippi
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69 reviews 69 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 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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christianproud
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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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65 reviews 65 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
50 helpful votes 50 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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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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