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Mama Hamils

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408 Magnolia Rd., Madison, MS 39110
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10:30 am - 8:00 pm
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Mon - Thu 10:30 am - 2:00 pm
Fri - Sat 10:30 am - 8:00 pm
Dining options: Seating, Takeout

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  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
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  • Value
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    4 of 5 stars
Great food

Great food and great environment! Way too much food to be able to consume. Always such a great selection. No doubt you will find plenty to enjoy

5 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
Amy D
Madison, Mississippi
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Madison, Mississippi
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5 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Great food and great environment! Way too much food to be able to consume. Always such a great selection. No doubt you will find plenty to enjoy

Thank Amy D
Madison, Mississippi
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Great selection of meats and vegetables for under $10. It can be quite crowded around the lunch hour, but they have handled it pretty well getting people in and out. I'm not a fan of the picnic style bench seating in the middle of the restaurant, but there are many other options available for seating (table/chairs, booth). Overall, great place... More 

Thank Michael L
Brandon, Mississippi
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94 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The food is "pretty good" but I guess vegetables are hard to find in that area! The place is too crowded and you generally sit on benches at a long table with whomever cares to sit next to you or across from you. It is just a "chow hall" or a "cattle call" environment.

2 Thank Travelerfrank79
Abingdon, Virginia
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50 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2016

During a recent visit in the Jackson area, a friend and I lunched at Mama Hamils. Very large, buffet style servings of home cooking. There is a cold salad bar, hot veggies bar, meat bar and dessert/bread bar. All the food was hot, well-seasoned and plentiful. Since it was the week after Christmas, I enjoyed the cornbread dressing with turkey... More 

1 Thank 67Kristina
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18 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2016 via mobile

I've been coming to this place ever since their original location right in front of their new building. Back when it was so hard to find seating. Now it's easy to find a seat in their huge building and the food is always just delicious!

Thank Callie P
Dallas, Texas
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86 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2015

Mama Hamil's is a laid back, deep south restaurant with a rustic, country flair. The buffet is a smorgasboard of meats, vegetables, and high calorie sides; comfort foods you grew up eating if you lived in the South. I thought my choices on the buffet: baked chicken, mac and cheese, turnip greens, green beans, and creamed corn were well-seasoned but... More 

1 Thank Precious89
Nashville, Tennessee
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32 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2015

Although meat and 3's are plentiful in the South, Mama Hamils has some unique elements and a history to back it up. Although it is set back off the road with a sign that can be easily missed, crowds of folks that flock to this family owned and operated establishment speak loudly of the great fresh food and friendly staff.... More 

Thank farlow
Madison, Mississippi
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46 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2015

For one very reasonable price, you get all the home cooking you can eat, plus a beverage and dessert. Go early because it fills up quickly. This is a family friendly restaurant. If your children are picky eaters, again, this is the best place. The mac and cheese is wonderful, along with so many vegetables and meats. It is sure... More 

Thank Joanna P
Madison, Mississippi
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2015

Great variety of meats, vegetables and salads on the buffet. Family atmosphere. You will be satisfied when you leave this restaurant.

Thank Brenda M
Madison, Mississippi
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1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015 via mobile

Great place for a good country lunch. Very family friendly. They have pretty much any vegetable you could want and a great desert bar. The peach cobbler is wonderful.

Thank jeff r

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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

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children
Open Hours
10:30 am - 2:00 pm
10:30 am - 2:00 pm
10:30 am - 2:00 pm
10:30 am - 2:00 pm
10:30 am - 8:00 pm
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?