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“Old Fashion Comfort Food”
Review of Mama Hamils

Mama Hamils
Ranked #1 of 75 Restaurants in Madison
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: American
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Reviewed January 2, 2014

Do not go to Mama Hamils if you are on a diet. As other reviewers have pointed out this is a buffet filled with good old fashion comfort food and you will probably eat way more than you had planned. I tried a little bit of everything and really liked the fried chicken, greens, catfish and hush puppies. Many different dessert options but really enjoyed the cobbler. Drinks are included in the meal. Unfortunately, we arrived a half hour before they closed. They still had plenty of food, but our server never offered us a refill. I expected service to end at closing time but prior to that it would have been appreciated if she had checked on us. Also we had 6 people in our group and had to squeeze at a table that normally seats 4 people. I probably will go back. Just a couple words of caution -- can be difficult to find especially at night and they have limited hours.

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Reviewed January 1, 2014

Whenever I am in Jackson, we go to this place. This is good typical Southern food that is served buffet style. You will leave this placed overstuffed. The prices are very reasonable.

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Reviewed August 25, 2013 via mobile

Everthing is great and made fresh. We love all the vegetables and their meats are also wonderful. Can't find a better atmosphere. They also have great desserts like bread and banana pudding. If you like home cooking this is the place to go.

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Reviewed March 10, 2013

When in Rome... this place is an institution. We travelled 20 miles to see it, and were not disappointed. Reasonably priced ($12 for an audlt including beverage, lower for 12 and under) all you can eat of any Southern Staple you can think of, all well prepared in industrial quantities. Really good food, friendly people. The service was fine.

this place is a bit challenging to find, and we had to clal them to guide us in, but it is worth the effort.

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Reviewed December 27, 2012

Friendly staff, family style buffet in a country / farm setting. Tons southern style of cooking to fit every taste! Ribs, chicken, shrimp, catfish, plus all the salads and vegetable dishes a person could possibly want, A good dessert selection, too.

Thank mkperez
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