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Mama Hamils

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408 Magnolia Rd., Madison, MS 39110
601-856-4407
Today
10:30 am - 2:00 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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  • 28
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  • 16
    Very good
  • 4
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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
Always Delicious

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 24, 2015
Dane R
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Jackson, Mississippi
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Jackson, Mississippi
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015 NEW 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?