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Mack's on the river

820 River Road, Hattiesburg, MS 39401
(601) 582-5101
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Ranked #75 of 221 Restaurants in Hattiesburg
Cuisines: Seafood
Most recent review
- Aug 16, 2014
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English first
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36 reviews 36 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 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
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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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
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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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Senior Reviewer
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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59 reviews 59 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 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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66 reviews 66 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
48 helpful votes 48 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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