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Mayflower Cafe

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123 W Capitol St, Jackson, MS 39201-3095
+1 601-355-4122
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  • Excellent45%
  • Very good30%
  • Average13%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible4%
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“redfish” (35 reviews)
“seafood” (48 reviews)
“fresh fish” (14 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM Hours
American, Seafood
$$ - $$$
123 W Capitol St, Jackson, MS 39201-3095
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Reviewed June 17, 2016 via mobile

Its a small place that seems to stay packed with the older local croud. Prices were around 20.00 - 30.00 a plate. They have fresh sea food (mainly fish) along with steaks and a few other things.

Thank bryan p
Reviewed May 26, 2016

This is an institution within the community. Always full at lunch and food is good, consistent, and quickly available.

Thank Satisfied601
Reviewed May 26, 2016

Love visiting the Mayflower when in Jackson. The Greek influence on Southern cooking is what makes a the Mayflower so unique...have not seen such outside of Mississippi. The Broiled Oysters are quite spectacular as is the Broiled Redfish. The 'famous' Comeback dressing has on middle-eastern...More

Thank Grateful_Oyster
Reviewed May 25, 2016

Some of the best fried okra and turnip greens I have ever had. So yummy. It's been in existence since the 1930's lots of character.

Thank bioedjc
Reviewed May 20, 2016

The broiled catfish is excellent and available as a lunch special every day. The bread pudding is also unbelievably tasty and very inexpensive with your lunch.

Thank Jason C
Reviewed May 17, 2016

Whether you go for the food, the atmosphere, or the service, you won't be disappointed. You feel like you've stepped back in time when you visit the Mayflower Café. My husband loves the seafood and I love the grilled chicken.

Thank Alana R
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Reviewed May 16, 2016 via mobile

Always love the food at the Mayflower. Never disappointed. Great service and Greek food. Love the stuffed Flounder and rolls.

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed May 14, 2016 via mobile

This restaurant is a best kept secret. It is not a 5 star restaurant but the food more than makes up for it.

Reviewed May 11, 2016

I've wanted to try the Mayflower since seeing it as the oldest restaurant in Mississippi. There is a reason. Good fresh fish each day. I had the broiled platter and the wife had a fresh fish dish. Beer only. I think you might be able...More

1  Thank OleMissbanker
Reviewed May 4, 2016

Started going there for blackened Redfish 35 years ago. Still friendly and good food. A must stop every time we are in Jackson

Thank gwilson86
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March 1, 2018|
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Response from H Michael B | Reviewed this property |
Per Food Network: As the oldest operating restaurant in the capital city, the classic, Greek-inspired seafood and steak menu has been passed down through the Kountouris family from generation to generation.
July 30, 2017|
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Response from rgb1150 | Reviewed this property |
Parking is kinda limited to the back of the restaurant but a bank parking lot is in the same block due south
September 27, 2015|
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Response from Joseph M | Reviewed this property |
Don't remember exactly, but typical diner hours morning to late night
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Families with children, Kids, Local cuisine
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
4:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 123 W Capitol St, Jackson, MS 39201-3095
  • Location: United States  >  Mississippi (MS)  >  Jackson
  • Phone Number: +1 601-355-4122
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