We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

“If you're in the area, must go here”
Review of Mayflower Cafe

Mayflower Cafe
Ranked #13 of 388 Restaurants in Jackson
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$0 - US$10
More restaurant details
Restaurant details
Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast, After-hours
Reviewed 26 July 2014

If you are in this area, go to this restaurant. It looks awful from the outside and when you step in, you can tell it is the same as it was when it opened in the 30's. Food is AWESoOME! Order any broiled seafood and you will be delighted. Fries sucked, so don't get those. I would stick with baked potato. Their house made dressing is a winner and the rolls are awesome. Would definitely eat here again if in the area over the other restaurants.

Thank Cricket1964
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Write a ReviewReviews (278)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language

168 - 172 of 278 reviews

Reviewed 20 July 2014 via mobile

We were stopping in Jackson and wanted to try this restaurant based on all the reviews. When we got there, people were outside, so there was obviously a wait. I asked the woman behind the counter what the wait was, her response: "Your guess is as good as mine. I have no idea how long these people will sitting here. They either leave their wine or finish the last drop." Then she just looked at me. Being in business so long, you can give an estimate and you can choose friendlier words. Needless to say, I turned around and walked out. We ate next door at Parlor Market and it was great.

    • Value
    • Atmosphere
    • Service
    • Food
3  Thank William C
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 4 July 2014

The Mayflower in Jackson Miss has stood the test of time. After decades on the Jackson culinary scene, it remains a reliable place to get good eats It is stuck in a 1950s time warp, but, hey, in this case it's a good thing. It bills itself 'Mississippi's original seafood restaurant' and its menu is still heavily skewed that way with offrerings including red fish, flounder, soft shell carbs, oysters, etc -- all billed as fresh. The café reminds me of old spots in places like Wilmington NC with tile floors, big plate glass windows, seats at the counter and lots of locals. The wait staff is down home folks who know the menu backwards and forward and will make recommendations if you ask. Nothing fancy, but you would have to be a bit daft to visit Jackson and not have a meal at the Mayflower. .

    • Value
    • Atmosphere
    • Service
    • Food
Thank cleggett336
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 30 June 2014

As you walk in here you will go back decades. Tables, coke bottles, plates, etc. certainly remind one of another era. Food is very good and this is worth a stop for the atmosphere alone. A bit pricey is its only downfall.

    • Value
    • Atmosphere
    • Service
    • Food
Thank dorisl740
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 26 June 2014

this is one of my favorite spots in Jackson. hands down best for simple broiled seafood. (fried is good as well) always get oysters and shrimp for starters. the fish is always fresh. I usually opt for sauce on the side. you can bring your own wine. could use some light dimmers but sort of adds to the overall atmosphere.

Thank twp1
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC

Travellers who viewed Mayflower Cafe also viewed

 

Been to Mayflower Cafe? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing