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408 Magnolia Rd., Madison, MS 39110
601-856-4407
Today
10:30 am - 8:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Thu 10:30 am - 2:00 pm
Fri - Sat 10:30 am - 8:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch

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  • 27
    Excellent
  • 15
    Very good
  • 4
    Average
  • 1
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  • 0
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Lives up to the hype!

I have heard Mama Hamils is the best country cooking around the metro area! It is a bargain at $9 and tons of choices: the Mac and cheese was just like my grandmothers and the dumplings were just like my moms! I liked my plate high, I only wish my stomach was bigger so I could have eaten more... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 20, 2015
Elianderson21
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English first
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25 reviews 25 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

I have heard Mama Hamils is the best country cooking around the metro area! It is a bargain at $9 and tons of choices: the Mac and cheese was just like my grandmothers and the dumplings were just like my moms! I liked my plate high, I only wish my stomach was bigger so I could have eaten more advice:... More 

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Madison, Mississippi
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

If heaven served Buffett style it could not be better than Mama's. As the name suggests, this is food the way your mamaw or granny cooked. Paula Deen herself can't fry a chicken any better than what they serve here. You can go wrong eating here unless you like tofu and coconut water.

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Senior Contributor
28 reviews 28 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

Good down home Southern cooking at a reasonable price. The place is usually packed, so consider plannkng to go on off times (such as 11:00 a.m. or 1:30 p.m. for lunch) to avoid the crowds.

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Chicago, Illinois
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49 reviews 49 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

However, this was worth the trip. The food was well above average and plentiful. It is a terrific value at less than $9 per person. The fired chicken and chicken livers (if you like them) were exceptionally good.

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Tupelo, Mississippi
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15 reviews 15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

The choices are so plentiful and the dining is relaxed and homey. I LOVED the meatloaf !!!! Great butterbeans, black-eyed peas and creamed corn. My plate was so full, I missed the dumplings and the dressing, but could SEE that they were mighty fine.

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Calgary, Canada
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15 reviews 15 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

Huge buffet with high quality food! I loved the cooked greens and the rutabaga. They even have smoked chicken if you want a leaner option than fried chicken. For desert there's peach cobbler, bread pudding, banana pudding and soft serve ice cream, among others. Every table has a wide array of condiments such as bbq sauce and home made pepper... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

We came to jackson for a weekend and after reading reviews knew this was a place I wanted to try.I'm so glad we did.the food was amazing and the people were friendly. The variety of dishes will blow your mind.thanks for adding to our already great weekend.we will be back

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rez, Mississippi, United States
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15 reviews 15 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

Large variety of salads, entrees & desserts. Everything was very tasty. Got there at noon and difficult to find a parking place or a place to sit down to eat. Very best fried chicken I have had in the Jackson area. Good place to eat like your mom cooked there.

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Senior Contributor
42 reviews 42 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Although the chicken is good, the buffet is only fair. It is the epitome of southern "all you can eat" buffet and it is very full every time I have been so I am assuming others think it is great. Mac and cheese, mashed potatoes etc are staples on the buffet.

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Atlanta, Georgia
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32 reviews 32 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

We were told that this buffet was so good & popular that we added it to our list of to-do's for our trip. I must say that they did not disappoint us at all. This was worth the trip from our hotel in Pearl. Everything was so fresh & from the look of the large garden outside it'll stay that... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 408 Magnolia Rd., Madison, MS 39110
  • Location: United States  >  Mississippi (MS)  >  Madison
  • Phone Number: 601-856-4407

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American
Open Hours
Monday
10:30 am - 2:00 pm
Tuesday
10:30 am - 2:00 pm
Wednesday
10:30 am - 2:00 pm
Thursday
10:30 am - 2:00 pm
Friday
10:30 am - 8:00 pm
Saturday
10:30 am - 8:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?