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Hal & Mal's Restraurant

200 S. Commerce St., Jackson, MS 39201
6019480888
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Ranked #36 of 336 restaurants in Jackson
Price range: $6 - $20
Cuisines: American, Cajun & Creole, Soups
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner
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Dining options: Lunch, Dinner
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English first
Jackson, Mississippi
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26 reviews 26 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Gumbo is great and so are hot tamales and onion rings. Daily fish sandwich specials vary from tuna to mahi, but all are delicious.

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Thorsby, Alabama, United States
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57 reviews 57 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2014

We had such a wonderful time at Hal & Mal's restraurant. I had the red beans and rice which was delish.

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New orleans
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103 reviews 103 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2014

Off the beaten track in the downtown area of Jackson, this venue offers much for a pleasant Saturday night. The dishes from gumbo to catfish were nicely prepared. The bluegrass music was entertaining--conversation was possible as well. And the waitress even left the dining room to secure a particular mixed drink next door.

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Clinton, Mississippi
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18 reviews 18 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2014

I have been to Hal and Mal's many times for music. Always great. Good bar and not expensive. Hal and Mal White are community icons. But their restaurant has always been mediocre. I think it has slipped further. We came in about 8:45 before the music. There were few people in the restaurant, while other places in town were packed.... More

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Forest, Mississippi
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61 reviews 61 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2014

A Very eclectic and fun restaurant! Very Clean, Great Atmosphere for Lunch or a Night out! Menu has a wide variety to choose from so it's sure to please everyone! I've not gotten a menu item I didn't love!

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Tampa, FL
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54 reviews 54 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2013

More of a lunch place than a dinner destination, I think. Po' Boys, chili, gumbo, that sort of thing. My andouille sausage po' boy and my wife's shrimp po' boy were good. My Black Kat chili was kind of bland, which I didn't expect here. Don't go in with high expectations and you won't be disappointed.

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Crystal Springs, Mississippi
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57 reviews 57 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2013

The restaurant was very busy. We were doing a late business lunch. We both had red beans and rice. There was some confusion and the cheese and onions never arrived. Server was a pleasant young man. They have excellent tea in a large glass with a slice of lemon ... I didn't know you could slice a lemon so thin... More

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Louisiana
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73 reviews 73 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2013

One word can express my feelings about this restaurant---UNDERWHELMED!! Went with a group so that my be part of the bad experience but I've been to other restaurants with groups and not had this bad an experience. It first started when we sat down at the table. Some of our group had their backs to the windowed wall and said... More

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Montgomery, Alabama, United States
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2013

Ate a late lunch here with my family on a road trip. Catfish po' boy and seafood bisque were really good. Service was fast and attentive. Lots of local color. Skip the chains and eat local/here! Right off Pearl Street, so it is easy to find.

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Shreveport
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23 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2013

My friend and I like to walk here from the Old Capitol Inn. It's an easy stroll in good weather. It's a comfortable environment with good food, large portions, and an easy and comfortable atmosphere. Service is excellent and you will leave satisfied!

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