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Mayflower Cafe

123 West Capitol Street, Jackson, MS - (601) 355-4122
A Roadfood gem, featuring glorious okra gumbo, fried shrimp and oysters, and terrific French fries on the side. You'll also get plenty of comeback dressing, for dipping fries as well as adorning salad.
90% Approval Rating (10 votes)

Scorecard

3 - Overall: Excellent - Worth a Detour
Overall: Excellent - Worth a Detour
mac n' cheese
Mike's Gumbo
Half Shrimp-Half Oyster Plater
Salad with Comeback Sauce
Fried Chicken
Lemon Ice Box Pie
Crab Bisque
Dinner Rolls
Redfish
Captains Platter

Highlighted Reviews

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Anne Ritchings - Photos (5)
May 27, 2009
"We were mourning leaving New Orleans when we read about the Mayflower Cafe in Jackson, MS. We planned our trip to Memphis so that we would pass by Jackson and were we ever happy that we did. The Mayflower Cafe is a gem among the Roadfood experiences that we have had ..."   [Read More]
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Jeff Binder
March 23, 2010
"I was in Jackson for a weekend basketball tourney and tried the Mayflower Cafe on the first night. Overall it was very disappointing. I found the gumbo to be quite bland and short on seafood. My wife had the crab and shrimp salad and she liked it, but I suspect ..."   [Read More]
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Randy Owens - Photos (2)
January 24, 2012
"I was in Jackson recently on a business trip, and I took the opportunity to seek out some local Roadfood fare. I had a hard time deciding, but ended up heading to the Mayflower after getting the nod from some locals on the choice. Overall, the meal was good and the ..."   [Read More]

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Map & Web Site

123 West Capitol Street, Jackson, MS
(601) 355-4122

Hours & Policies

Seasons:Open Year Round
Meals Served:Breakfast, Lunch
Operational Hours:Always Call Ahead!
Credit Cards Accepted:Yes
Alcohol Served:No
Outdoor Seating:No
Reservations Accepted:No
Delivery Available:No
Takeout Counters:Yes
Save room for dessert, like the homemade lemon ice box pie.
"Save room for dessert, like the homemade lemon ice box pie."
Cliff Strutz





The excellent redfish tasted of lemon and pepper.  The hand-cut fries were made better by dragging them through comeback sauce.
"The excellent redfish tasted of lemon and pepper. The hand-cut fries were made better by dragging them through comeback sauce."
Cliff Strutz


Gumbo may be the best way to taste that quintessential Southern vegetable, okra.
"Gumbo may be the best way to taste that quintessential Southern vegetable, okra."
Anne Ritchings


Crab bisque is creamy and rich with crab and delicate seasoning.
"Crab bisque is creamy and rich with crab and delicate seasoning."
Anne Ritchings


These shrimp and oysters were as good as any seafood we had in New Orleans.
"These shrimp and oysters were as good as any seafood we had in New Orleans."
Anne Ritchings


The dinner rolls are big, soft, yeasty, and hot from the oven.
"The dinner rolls are big, soft, yeasty, and hot from the oven."
Cliff Strutz


The salad arrives with a small bottle of the famous comeback sauce, which reminded me of Thousand Islands dressing, only sweeter.
"The salad arrives with a small bottle of the famous comeback sauce, which reminded me of Thousand Islands dressing, only sweeter."
Cliff Strutz


This is a busy place with a friendly and efficient staff.  The waiting time is short for a beautiful and well-cooked meal.
"This is a busy place with a friendly and efficient staff. The waiting time is short for a beautiful and well-cooked meal."
Anne Ritchings


Mayflower Cafe has been here since the Depression, but it has stood the test of time.  Filled with locals enjoying their lunch, it is hospitable and has that unhurried pace that we love about the South.
"Mayflower Cafe has been here since the Depression, but it has stood the test of time. Filled with locals enjoying their lunch, it is hospitable and has that unhurried pace that we love about the South."
Anne Ritchings



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