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“Old-time Good”
Review of Mayflower Cafe

Mayflower Cafe
Ranked #15 of 386 Restaurants in Jackson
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$0 - US$10
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Restaurant details
Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast, After-hours
Annapolis, Maryland
Level 3 Contributor
15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Old-time Good”
Reviewed 20 March 2014

One of only two open non-hotel restaurants we could find in the downtown on a Saturday night, but with the earlier reviews, we thought it would work. Well, it definitely was as expected. Clearly old time (as in 1940s) decor, simple menu, friendly and helpful wait-staff, good-sized servings--my redfish was two big filets--very reasonable prices, and a salad dressing you want to put on everything. You may wish they'd share the recipe for the dressing, but they won't Place was full, but the wait was minimal. If you're stuck in downtown Jackson over a weekend, there is better-than-fast food available that was surprisingly good, given how dead the downtown was on a Saturday night.

  • Visited March 2014
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English first
Jackson, Mississippi
Level 5 Contributor
55 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“Best seafood, period.”
Reviewed 4 March 2014

We have been going to the Mayflower for years and have found it to be the best seafood restaurant we have been to anywhere, anytime. I say "best" as the big variable in seafood is the quality of the the initial product. The Mayflower has the best quality crabmeat, redfish, red snapper, lemon fish and flounder, and many more. The selections vary as the owner hand-selects the varieties and he only chooses what looks the best. Preparations are simple but sublime. Beyond fish per se, try the seafood salad which is crammed with jumbo lump crabmeat and large shrimp, or Eggplant Josephine. You will not be disappointed. Their Comeback salad dressing is legendary, and the recipe a closely-guarded secret. They are also famous for their coconut cream pie.
This is a typical old-style cafe, with ancient booths and black and white hex tile floor. It is full of regular locals. Just go to the bathroom before you leave home-the restrooms are upstairs, and haven't changed since the 20's. Its all part of the charm.

  • Visited February 2014
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Thank Mstraveler2013
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Jackson, Mississippi
Level 5 Contributor
51 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Jakson tradition that's gotten tired.”
Reviewed 4 March 2014

Mayflower has a loyal following who frequent it, but the food is a throw back to the 70's, served in the same old plates and bowls. Go for comeback dressing and soda crackers, but don't go to the bathroom thru the kitchen. uck.

Visited February 2014
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Thank sam m
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Greenbrier
Level 2 Contributor
6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
“Must experience!”
Reviewed 9 February 2014

Excellent food and excellent service. This will be a required restaurant stop each time we visit Jackson!

  • Visited February 2014
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Thank 5CJennifer
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Level 5 Contributor
69 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
“Great Food in Downtown Jackson”
Reviewed 11 January 2014

Loved the food here and the laid-back atmosphere! It was full of local families and the staff was very efficient. The food was very fresh and they have the best Lemon Icebox Pie I've ever eaten!

  • Visited December 2013
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Thank Keektoo
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