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Pap's Place

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125 E Main St, Ackerman, MS 39735-9708
+1 662-285-6352
11:00 am - 1:30 pm
Closed now
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Mon - Tue 11:00 am - 1:30 pm
Thu - Fri 11:00 am - 1:30 pm
4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Sat 4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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14 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

If you're from out of town, you will have to do a little bit of driving to get to Pap's Place, but the food is well worth the drive. It's one of those out-of-the-way places you'll tell everyone about. Pap's is located between Tupelo and Jackson Mississippi. Population is right around 1,500 folk, and most of them you'll see at... More 

Thank yoump61
Eindhoven, The Netherlands
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21 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Food was fresh, catfish was great! The selection was ample, and the service was good. Will surely return to this establishment.

Thank Sarah v
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68 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 21, 2016 via mobile

Words cannot describe how fantastic the food and service are. If you want to relive your grandparents style cooking this is the place to go. As a picky eater I normally don't like alot of foods. After three plates (including from scratch Carmel cake) Paps will be on my visit often list. Worth every cent! Don't walk, drive fast to... More 

Thank l7r123
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89 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 17, 2016 via mobile

Usually get take-out but decided to have the buffet and dine at the restaurant. Food was good and staff very friendly and helpful. Out of fish when we first went through the buffet, but getting hot fish was worth the wait. Many choices, even for non-fish eaters. However when we paid, we felt the buffet price was a bit high... More 

Thank 357martha
Gatlinburg, Tennessee
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55 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 31, 2016

Had to stop at Pap's Place in Ackerman on the way to French Camp, MS. I was introduced to Pap's by an uncle that lives in McCool, MS some 15 years ago. I have had to stop every time i am in the area since. The catfish was great as usual and the chicken 'n' dumplings melt in your mouth.... More 

Thank Steve M
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 18, 2016 via mobile

Yesterday we visited Paps for the lunch Buffet. When we went in they were friendly saying come on in and see what we have to eat. The gentleman at the register let us get our food and pay. When we sat down they immediately starting taking everything off the buffet. While we were eating they turned out the lights and... More 

Thank Ridgeca
Saint Augustine, Florida
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16 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 26, 2016

Having lived in nearby town years ago, it is always a pleasure to visit Pap's with friends and family. This last visit was as pleasurable as usual. I took three friends who had never eaten at the restaurant and were they pleasantly surprised by the food and atmosphere. The Saturday buffet was exceptional and the number of all homemade dishes... More 

Thank cat3335
Orlando, Florida
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26 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 13, 2016

Really some of the best catfish and veggies I have had in a restaurant. It is crowded and sometimes there is a wait to get in but it is definitely worth the wait.

Thank Calamityjean2014
Starkville, Mississippi
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 7, 2015 via mobile

Food was excellent. They had full buffet bar. I had catfish best fish I have ever eat. Full buffet on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday from 4:30 pm to 9:00 pm want a great experience and great food stop by and see the staff at Paps downtown Ackerman the only Paps Place there is!

1 Thank Charles S
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 26, 2015 via mobile

Pap's Place is OPEN Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday from 11:30–1:00 for lunch AND Thursday night, Friday night, and Saturday night from 4:30–9:00 PM. AWESOME FOOD!

4 Thank brelittle

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Takeout, Buffet, Parking Available, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Dining on a budget, Families with children
Open Hours
11:00 am - 1:30 pm
11:00 am - 1:30 pm
11:00 am - 1:30 pm
4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 1:30 pm
4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 125 E Main St, Ackerman, MS 39735-9708
  • Location: United States  >  Mississippi (MS)  >  Ackerman
  • Phone Number: +1 662-285-6352
We're not here to rob you honey; we're just here to fill yo' belly!

Only the BEST catfish is found at Pap's!

LUNCH (M,T,TH,F) - 11:00 to 1:30
----$6.00 for a meat, 2 veggies, dessert and tea!

DINNER (TH, F, Sat) - 4:30 to 9:00
----Ages 0-4 = FREE
----11 to 61 = $14 + tax (all food, dessert and tea incl.)
----62 + = $12.50 + tax (all food, dessert and tea incl.)



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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?