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Mama Hamils

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

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  • 33
    Excellent
  • 17
    Very good
  • 5
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  • 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
Delicious!!!!

Every morsel of the food on my plate was spectacular! So many choices to choose from. It's a must do when in the Jackson area!!

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 28, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

Every morsel of the food on my plate was spectacular! So many choices to choose from. It's a must do when in the Jackson area!!

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Shreveport, LA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

Southern cooking at its best. The buffet was awesome. I stuffed myself on a variety of vegetable dishes: cabbage, Lima beanpotatoes, fried okra, okra and tomatoes.... Not vegan fare due to bacon seasonings. Chicken, chicken fried steak, and barbeque meats were also good. We were there with a large family so were seated at a looooong table. The waitress was... More 

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Canton, Mississippi
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

My husband and I both love to eat here. Plenty of great food choices. Summer veggies are my favorite. Don't miss the banana pudding. I wish they would have self service drinks. Waiting for refills is a pain.

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Covington, Kentucky
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015 via mobile

This was one of the best buffets I ever ate at. Everything on the buffet tables was delicious. This was Southern food 😋 at it's best. I am going to figure out a way to get back to this restaurant. This had to be the best southern cooking I have ever had. What a great place.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 via mobile

If you want home cooking, vegetables, southern style food this is your place. It is also buffet style. I've never been when it wasn't crowded. The sweet tea is good too! Don't skip it!

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Madison, Mississippi
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

Southern cooking at its finest. Lunch just doesn't get any better than this. Plenty of parking, plenty of seating and best of all, plenty of delicious food. Everyone from all over comes here for lunch and on weekends the place is just as full at dinner time. Even the visiting "Yankees" enjoy everything from catfish to ribs to fried chicken... More 

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Brandon, Mississippi
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

Mama Hamil knows how to cook BBQ. This restaurant has a large buffet filled with good BBQ and lots of veggies to choose from. Always fresh and delicious!

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Jackson, Mississippi
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015 via mobile

When it comes to down home soul food, unless your at your grandmama's house it's hard to beat Mama Hamil's. It is a large buffet style restaurant with mostly family style seating although there are some booths as well as a couple of rooms and an upper level with individual tables. The food is always consistently excellent. The fried chicken... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

Being from South Africa and staying in Madison for a while sometimes i miss South African like home cooking. Mama Hamils fills the spot for me. The food is really good and the price really low. I will go here again soon.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

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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Additional Information about Mama Hamils

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

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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?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?