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All reviews mint julep crab cakes chicken salad stuffed mushrooms filet fries birthday dinner last night many choices service was great nice atmosphere susan cajun dressing caesar buckhead
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Reviewed July 10, 2020 via mobile

Dinner for two last week was a huge disappointment. This was formerly a decent restaurant, but is not ready to reopen. Poor, slow service and food was poorly cooked. Worst fish I've ever had.....probably was grilled 10 minutes on each side.....and the waitress could not...have cared less. Response from the "chef" was the same. Maybe someday it will be decent again.More

Date of visit: July 2020
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Reviewed June 1, 2020 via mobile

Best primavera ever anywhere in the world! Best fillet in Madison! Never had a bad meal here! Love this place!

Date of visit: June 2020
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Reviewed March 7, 2020 via mobile

First let me say that the food did not reflect the service. The service was great- Give them the highest rating- both ladies were fast, sweet and waited on our every need. It was what we ordered- the fish sandwich was a bad case of...Ms Paul’s on a bad day and the salt and vinegar chips didn’t have any salt. The salads were very good and the crotons tasted homemade but the meal was lacking- maybe what I ordered and would give them another chance.More

Date of visit: March 2020
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Reviewed January 30, 2020 via mobile

We came in at 530 with the place.empty. left at 7 with the place.full. Locals and tourists were taking to each other from table to table. Nice buzz in the room and very well presented food and at a reasonable price. The feast was crab...cakes and a nice salad.More

Date of visit: January 2020
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Reviewed January 10, 2020

Originally my wife and I were planning on going to the other local spot called Town 220. We've always had amazing meals there but they were inexplicably closed so we tried Mint Juleps. My wife and I cook a lot and we're pretty good at...it so when we go out we have standards. We're not they types to make a scene at a restaurant with the servers or ask to speak with the chef or any of that. But we know our cooking. First off, let me say that it wasn't BAD. We ordered a couple of salads. The wedge salad was good, but we make a better one. The Caesar was just okay...kind of salty. They sent it out with cherry tomatoes and lemon wedges, the latter brightened the dressing up somewhat. At least the three slices of baguette and foil-packaged butter they sent out was good. We then ordered the stuffed mushrooms. The crab was plentiful but I suspect it wasn't blue crab as advertised. The waitress didn't know what kind of cheese was melted in there and then claimed it was parmesan. It was probably fontina or gruyere. Whatever. Then came the entrees. Shrimp and Grits. Don't do it. It's more like grits and shrimp. Here arrived basically a bowl of very tasteless, watery grits sprinkled with basic Walmart pre-shredded cheddar cheese sprinkled within; not a great choice of cheese for melting. The shrimp part was basically a jambalaya base with some kind of cajun seasoning sprinkled over it right before serving. Throw some green onions and some parsley over it and it did look pretty. It tasted bland and uninspired. The "etouffee" was supposedly the crown of the menu. It was terrible. The roux gravy had no chance to shine through because it was doused in CUMIN; who puts cumin in a New Orleans etouffee recipe? As I tried to eat and enjoy it, all I could taste was the overwhelming cumin flavor. There was no thyme. The trinity was lost in the cumin. The crawfish and shrimp were also likely just bags of frozen stuff from Wal-Mart. The rice was over-cooked. The presentation was nice, but there was no flavor. Seriously. Cumin...just why? Perhaps a great execution. Terrible recipe. The Grits and Shrimp was bland and subpar despite how pretty it looks. I could have made everything better myself but it was a birthday night and we were hoping for a different restaurant. I'm sure the chef could make things better himself with the right budget and the right amount of direct involvement, but what we got was underwhelming and definitely not worth the expensive check we had to pay for this. It was basically Cracker Barrel masquerading as New Orleans haute cuisine. In a pinch, don't go to Mint Juleps. Go to Town 220. But if they're closed like they were when we arrived to Madison last night then just go get Mexican or something else. Mint Juleps is not worth the money it costs to eat there.More

Date of visit: January 2020
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Reviewed January 4, 2020

7 weeks ago, my son got his orders to flight training and we had to put together a rehearsal dinner and wedding in a hurry. After exploring multiple options in Madison, we chose MJK. Susan, the event coordinator, calmed my nerves and assured me that...all would be well. She worked with me on decorations & menu/bar options, reassuring this first time mother-of-the-groom that all would be well. It was fabulous! After yummy passed hors d’oeuvres (Roma Crostini, crab cakes and pimento cheese toast points), dinner was delectable (salmon and chicken —both excellent but the chicken was out of this world — both with delicious mashed potatoes and perfectly tender green beans)! I truly wanted to ask for a doggie bag. The chef even prepared Vegetarian primavera pasta for one guest with no complaints! Coffee and dessert for additional guests were beautifully presented as well. They even allowed us to bring in a large flatscreen tv for our PowerPoint presentation and to keep an eye on the College Football Playoff games! All along, Susan was available to monitor and manage the whole event perfectly and professionally. I wholeheartedly recommend MJK and would absolutely choose them again without hesitation!More

Date of visit: December 2019
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Reviewed November 7, 2019

My wife & I & other members of our family were returning home to Florida and were fortunate to read about this fine southern restaurant as we traveled through town. Madison, GA is a quiet little town but the small downtown area has charm and...is a hub of city government offices across the street from Mint Juleps Kitchen. The restaurant's architecture and decor is somewhat nondescript but the professionalism and subtle confidence in the staff hinted that they not only know what they're doing but that their menu is very, very special. I kept the bill to be reminded of the experience. It doesn't quite help recall the exact flavors but the chef was very creative. Members of our group had fried green tomatoes, Caesar salads, Salmon Filets, Salmon & Grits, Cajun Mac 'n Cheese, Sweet Water (a refreshing drink), raspberry cake, chocolate cake, & mint juleps. The salmon was cooked to perfection. The salads & desserts were exceptional & the mint juleps transported us "Yankees" to pre Civil War Georgia. To put it succinctly, we had a grand time. Do drop in if you're lucky to be passing through this charming town.More

Date of visit: August 2019
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Reviewed November 4, 2019

Atmosphere, staff, delectable food and fabulous homemade cakes are worth the drive! The best crab cakes and French onion soup...LOVED my first mint julep also...

Date of visit: October 2019
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Reviewed October 30, 2019

Was looking for a vegan restaurant and this one was advertised as such. Disappointed to find that there were no vegan items on the menu but they did create one for our one vegan guest. Food and service was great. Hope to return to Madison...to explore the town!More

Date of visit: October 2019
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Reviewed October 22, 2019

What a wonderful variety of menu choices! The quality of food for the price was so surprising, especially, the crab cakes. They were so delicious and so nicely paired with wonderful potatoes and fresh vegetables. The restaurant is so quaint, and it was very nice...to be able to enjoy an atmosphere where I didn't have to compete with background music tocarry on a converesation with my friend. I'm not sure if this is a farm to table restaurant, but it sure tasted as though everything was straight from the farm and the garden!More

Date of visit: October 2019
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