Reviews of Mama Hamil's Southern Cookin' and Bar B Que Buffet (Catering)

751 US-51, Madison, MS 39110, United States

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At the moment the firm gets a rating of 4.7 stars out of 5 and this rating was based on 2120 reviews.

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REVIEWS OF Mama Hamil's Southern Cookin' and Bar B Que Buffet IN Mississippi

Cathy Williams

Omgggggg the hot water cornbread was delicious,mac and cheese was just like I love it


Terrible customer service. They won't let you sit down if you don't pay, even if you are dining with friends. The cashier was extremely rude and handled the situation poorly.

Lisa Dunaway

Everything was delicious! I really loved the mac and cheese, catfish and hush puppies! Potato salad and kale salad were great too. Recommend it.

Jacqueline Brown

Love it. The food was hot and very seasoned. The buffet was stocked at all times and the service was wonderful. This hidden secret is worth the travel time.

Jamie Durr

Great food. Only reason why I haven't given it 5 stars is because a bigger variety of meat should be offered.

Dale Touchton

This was VERY good food and the service was excellent. The atmosphere is wonderful.

Sweetheart Angel ...

Mama Hamil's has incredibly delicious veggies!!! The meats & sides are pretty good. All of the food is hot & fresh! Not quite a fan of the desserts. But that's just me. Love the service & atmosphere!

Steven Howard

Great food. Try it you'll like it. Thank You.

Melanie Lien

Good food. Good service. Good price. We are always in and out fast. Best fried chicken and butter beans in the area! It’s a large selection of food.

Phillip Taylor

Best buffet in town, great price, sometimes a little crowded

Amanda Carey

It was delicious every thing was hot thanks so much


Great variety to choose from at reasonable price.

Clement McIntosh

Amazing food!!! Always fresh and hot. The food here is really good authentic southern food.

Wendy Boyes

Mmmmmmmm!! Good country cooking with reasonable prices! Definitely give it a try!

Jason Walker

Best of the best!! Homestyle cooking, real Mississippi cuisine. They desperately need a much bigger building and more seating options. I am not crazy about sharing a table with strangers.

rachael czora

We love Mama Hamils! They always have great food, friendly service, and they're perfect for bringing a community together.

Robert R

Really enjoyed! Some of the best buffet food I have had. Try and get there early because it gets crowded

Chene G

Great variety of food, great service, and fair price.

Gina Foster


Rick Dykes

Happy happy happy! Love this place. Perfect every time I go and the hospitality the employee show is outstanding

Angel Juarez

Good food. Great selection. Best buffet around

Keri Ranger

Very tasty home cooked Southern food. An amazing atmosphere, amazing staff, and food worth taking your time to enjoy. I will definitely be going more often.

Eric Jefferson

Great buffet - everything from green salads and veggies to fried chicken and barbecue ribs.

Hosea McBeath

Great place to eat, friendly servers and good food can't be beat. Try the homemade meatloaf.

Derek Douglas

Honestly, what else could you want? Great food at a buffet at an unbelievable price. Be prepared for crowds at lunch, but the crowds are here since this is quality Southern food. Usually I am wary of buffets. But this food and selection is too notch, and they do a great job of keeping the trays filled. Standouts include turnip greens, butter beans, black eyed peas, Mac and cheese, fried chicken and pulled pork. Also loved the banana pudding.

c gates

Lots of good food to choose from, the price to eat is not expensive. Staff is nice friendly... recommend this all.

Brian Stoll

Just wow! Buffett style dining that is just spectacular! Authentic southern cooking!

Brenda Stewart

I loved it. The food was great! We had an excellant waitress, she was very sweet and helpful.

Kareem Ray

I absolutely love this place. The food sticks to your soul!!! The fried fish keeps me coming back for more....Check to opening times and try to get there when the doors open. This place fills ups quick and to truly enjoy your meal, I feel you should get there early. That's my only con. So many people that kinda overwhelmed the staff. Definitely come with an empty stomach

George Ward

14 dollar country style buffet. Ribs, smoked chicken, and the fried fish were cook to perfection. Mash potatoes, oh my, oh my goodness. Vegetables, is why I gave them 4 out of 5 stars. Don't get me wrong , they were good and I cleaned my plate but they needed a little something. I ran out of room for the dessert and salad bar Atmosphere was really good. Sara our Waitress " black girl " the only reason I bring up color is encase there's more than one Sara because ours was fantastic. Super friendly, checked on us several times, she was upstairs. Hope you have a chance to meet her 5/25/19

Caitlyn B. K

First time visiting the restaurant, the food was excellent. But my experience was ruined by a rude customer. I saw an empty table, no bag, no food plate on the table, so I went there and sat down to eat. 5 minutes later, a black lady came over and yelled at me loud and talked in rude aggressive tone that this is her seat because she left her receipt on the table. I didnt even notice the receipt until she pointed out, and it was upside down so it looked like a trash. I immediated got up and moved my plate and utensils to leave and told her sorry and I didnt know it was her seat. But she kept aggressively yelling at me that this is her seat. I apologized and moved immediately, there was no reason for her to yell. I was visiting Mississippi and this rude lady left me a bad impression of Mississippi that people in Mississippi are rude.

Sheila Fisher

Food is delicious and fresh! Loved the broccoli salad! Excellent! One of the cashiers could benefit from customer service training.

Conan Stuart

Great food, service can be slow just because of how many people are there.

D. Huddleston

Super restaurant! I would invite anyone there. They make customers feel very comfortable. The menu is real down-home cooking!

Sandra Tait

Amazing fresh food . Really good value. Best place in the Mississippi

David Brogdon

Do not miss this buffet if you are in town. AMAZING!

Tracy Moldovan

Love this place. Little over crowded but is to be expected when food and service is good

Jack Bayes, MT

Excellent but catfish is too salty, very nice staff and cute place to visit.

Roger Smith

Best food buffet. Good home cooking!!!

Alex Fleming

Very good food and super easy seating

George Raposa

First time here today since retiring to the area two months ago. The food is AWESOME! Real southern cuisine, with homemade flavors to die for. Great variety, buffet style. Very reasonably priced. We will definitely be returning frequently!

Mary Sanders

Had not been in a while. Sure was glad to return. There's nothing like a good home cooked meal southern style without doing the cooking yourself. I met up with friends at promptly 10:30 am. It gets crowded pretty quickly. Its great for meetings as they do have a meeting room available but you must call ahead to reserve it. Each day is something different on the buffet. The price is $11.00. That includes tax and drink. You just may find yourself going several days doing the week.

Teresa Watkins

Ppl are friendly and food is homemade

Pamela Smith

Accommodating staff Food is very fresh and cooked with Love! Great price!

Sherkita Collins

The price point is amazing for a buffet. My favorite thing to eat here is the cream corn and fried chicken.

Sandy M

Best meal I had this trip! Wow, this buffet is awesome! The quality is execellent and a wonderful selection. You will not leave hungry! Southern food at its best!

Kevan Foust

Great place to go and eat. If ever in Jackson Ms., you must go.

Michael Phillips

Not bad at all! Great price for the selections available.

Brianna Jones

Loved everything! Advice would be to come early because the lines at the buffet get extremely long. And the ribs could've been cooked a tad bit longer. There was more room for seating upstairs! Most definitely! But overall, I enjoyed my experience there!

Dat Ngo

Nice friendly atmosphere with good southern family cooking!

Lamon Stepney

The food was absolutely delicious. I haven't been here in awhile and I definitely been missing out. The waitress kept my cup full of sweet tea and the lines moved quickly. I'll definitely be going back in the near future.

MelandKey Smalls

Great experience everytime we go. Great prices. Buffet for two people reasonable cost. Love the fried gizzards and okra. Just make it early because it does fill up quick.

Dawn Collums

The buffet was delicious. It tasted like real home cooking. They have a wide variety to choose from. It's inexpensive for what you get. The staff is very helpful and friendly.

Calvin Keith

Largest country buffet around. Very good food.

Ronald Dew

The staff was very friendly and the food was delicious

Karon S

Absolutely the best southern food I have eaten. This is a must if you are in the surrounding area

Jimmie Hollie

Excellent home cooked food and the best prices!!

Jimmy Downs

When it comes to good southern cooking you will not,in my opinion, find any bettter. The selections are many and all are great. I have been eating here for over 20 years and never left disappointed. My wife and I enjoy eating here on a Friday or Saturday night to have our fill of their delicious fried catfish. Customer service is wonderful. I cannot find one negative regarding Mama Hamil’s.

Mark Graham

Good homestyle food at a good price.

Makia Ivy

The food was well worth the price. All food was fresh and plentiful

George Copeland

Busy place. Fair food with big selection. Good room for our large group.

Melissa Price

Home cooking, comfort food, plenty of good food to make you miserable and ask yourself why you ate so much!! Fast and friendly service, absolutely worth the price for a buffet, nice casual dining, family friendly, will definitely go back.

Julie East

If you are anywhere near Jackson, you have to stop here. The BEST home cooked food I've ever had at a restaurant. The veggies are grown on the property! I had to taste everything! Can't wait for my next trip!

LaShawnda SOLDOUT Bourrage

Lord down home; soul food for real!! Hands down comfort food. Try the peach cobbler is all I'M going to say... Only problem they're open only Thurs-Sat✌

Rick Teshima

Great decor, country store, food ok, don't want more. Enjoying breakfast with my wife of 44 years, all in the Lord!

Mike Vaughan

Busy, but fed everyone who came through with no pro lem

Stanley Turner

This is a must try for lunch. When working in Jackson area will definitely go here

Charlie Hardnett

AWESOME place with friendly staff and the food is GOOD. Love this place try it you will definitely LOVE IT

Travis Thomas

Wow amazing food. I totally agree with the 1000+ reviews before mine, this place has some great food. I tried to try a bite of everything. No complaints at all. This is on the list of places to come back to.

Candace Lawrence

I've loved this place since my first visit years ago. They have an awesome soul food buffet. And for lunch it is only $11. Believe the hype!

Laura Bryant

Great food always crowded worth it tho

Kingston Mack

If you want great southern cooking this is the place. My grandkids love it and its always full of happy people.

Mama Mia

This was a fine buffet. It's soooo popular. The line out the door was intimidating but the wait wasn't that long. There was plenty of seating upstairs. Wait staff on the ball and courteous. They replenished the food often. Large selection of salads, a few of vegetables, and meats. Lots of breads and a selection of desserts. None of the food was spectacular (but I don't eat skin off of fried chicken) as some of my co-workers thought. Comfort food exactly.

J. E.

Great comfort food ... love the ribs, chicken livers and rutabagas.

Lamount Hughes Jr

The food here is awesome! Southern comfort food at it's best! The atmosphere is like one big family reunion cookout at every meal service. Well worth the drive if your within two hours of the location to stop and enjoy yourself

Candice Clark

Great service ! Great food! Beautiful interior and environment. I will definitely be coming back ! Everything on the buffet was simply amazing.

Brenda Brown

The food and service is always great there.

Lance Sanders

The corn was too sweet other than that the food was okay

Jacqueline Welch

The food was fresh and good. The service was great. I will go again.

Adaria Phillips

Buffet style...decent price...liked that they have upstairs downstairs


Always a treat I usually go on a SAT and it is super packed well I went straight to the checkout got my food and was on my way in no time. Delicious Everytime.

Lora Patrick

The best Southern eatery in Jackson. A buffet fit for a King. Love this place and it is less expensive than most buffets

arthur720g .

Great food! Great service! We make sure to visit Mama Hamil's every time we're in the area. It never gets old!

Carrol Ashley

Enjoyed the variety of foods. A bit noisy, but tolerable! Will go back with family

Clifton Sparrow Jr

Great food...great service...very friendly atmosphere...

Southern Shade Gardener

Love this place for down home comfort food. Never any surprises always reliable service. I think the butter beans are my favorite.

clinton west

It was awesome. As usual. Love mama hamil

Lori LaJoy Calhoun

I eat at Mama Hamils A LOT! Today the sweet tea was awful and when I told them it wasn't sweet, instead of them just taking note and making sure the next batch was right, they came over to our table and tried to really convince us the tea tasted fine to them maybe it just wasn't sweet enough for ME.

Tim Nisley

If you like southern food cooked like Grandma used to, then look no further! GREAT FOOD!

David Reed

The food was so good and hot. They still live up to their family traditions. It can get crowded sometimes

Mvmuthu Apostolic Shalom Ministry

Fantastic buffet food with wide varieties selection.

Kraig Goreth

Even though I always leave here having eaten way too much, we keep coming back. The food is terrific. Some of the best fried chicken, excellent catfish, good barbeque, and great chicken and dumplings are some of our favorites. Don't leave without trying the cinnamon rolls on the dessert bar. These worth a trip in and of themselves.

David Grant

I had one whole plate full of vegetables. Second plate was baked or grilled chickeb that was divine. Desserr pushed me over full. I would definitely recommend this place to all.

Ronnie Curry

Everything was fine but I wanted to get to eat some barbecue ribs but it wasn't available on the menu. The bake chicken wasn't season and wasn't smoke.

Laura Cochran

Visiting family while in the area, we came to eat here and it was AMAZING! I have never had food taste so good. Great people, great atmosphere and great service. Will be back for sure!

Juanita Johnson


veryVexing Gaming

This food tasted like it was cooked by Jesus Christ on his best day. I wept tears of joy as I tasted the sweet ambrosia infused pork ribs. The side items were fantastic. The cornbread was fantastic. The desserts were FANTASTIC. 11/10. I would eat here everyday of my life and die a happy old man.

Willie Wise

Mr. Christmon and vi stopped by for a bite to eat and the food was great as always. Will be back soon.

Paula Wilmoth

This place NEVER disappoints... I just wished I lived closer.

Robert Talley

Excellent all you can eat blue plate food with all the vegetables, starches, sides, meat, and dessert you can eat. I love the creamed corn, chicken and dumplings, and the peach cobbler. Only $11 at lunch. The staff is very friendly.

Killroy 9145

I've been eating here for many years, the food is great, the people are eager to ensure you are happy with your meal not just satisfied. Atmosphere is like a big church social. Only complaint I ever had is it gets very crowded. But, that's a good indicator.

Clyde Long

Sorta pricey. Food is good though

Jackie Capers

If u like soul food u have to go there n it's a buffet

Geno Renaldo

This is the place to get the best southern food, you simply can't beat those rutabagas or ribs!

Richard Hicks Jr.

The food was delicious!!! Everything was just right.

Michael Lawson

Fantastic home cooking buffet. Staff was wonderful and the food was very good. Plenty of options to choose from on the buffet and the food was all fresh and flavorful

Tonita Derrickson

The food was quite delicious & service was very pleasant & the price was great,it was a nice experience loved the atmosphere

Charlene Richardson

Food is always excellent. Location and design needs some work. Customer service was great.

Tony Haney

I travel for a living, this is, by a long shot, The Best Dining I have ever had while on the road. The service was Excellent as well as the "Delicious Food"! Everything I sampled was Excellent. Thank You Mama Hamil!!

Faye Henson

The food is so good and the service is excellent

December Jackson

Really good food. Reasonable prices!

Gena Vail

Best buffet I've ever experienced. Great food. Banana pudding actually had bananas and a lot of them. Soft serve ice cream. Ribs were perfect. Waitstaff were nice.


Had not been in a while but still was not disappointed. Everything was just right.

Kim Chiplin

Them people can truly cook if you want good soul food check them out.........

Jason Brown Sr

Visiting from Dallas Texas. Took my mom out for Pre Mothers Day meal... This place was off the chain. The food was excellent.. they had all kinds of vegetables you can think of.. That peach cobbler with ice cream is like WHOA!!

John Cornett

Wow! Huge selection of home style cooking in a very down home environment!!

Gary Johnson

Get there early! Good food. Kinda crowded but worth. Huge selection. Attentive staff. Priced right. Highly recommend.

Randy Helouin

I live in Louisiana but travel to Tennessee and Arkansas frequently. The food at Hamil's is so good I plan my schedule so that I can be at Hamil's at meal time. Wish they had a location closer to me but then again I already weigh enough. Stop in for lunch and you too will be looking for an excuse to be in the Jackson area.

Get Schwifty

Place is delicious every time I go frankly. Although, I have never been that huge of a fan of country food, especially if it isn’t from in town, but this place is great especially if you stick with the foods you know are good like the Mac and cheese, and lentils. Fried chicken here is real good as well, and so is the deserts. My only complaint about this place would be the crowd is always too big. If there was a way to decrease the amount of people that seem to be consistently packed into this place that would be ideal. Maybe open a new location

Flora Jones

Great selections. Food was delicious. Our server was wonderful. Someone had a birthday celebration there. There was no private room to it was not conducive for that large an event, given the busy time frame.

Tash MiChelle

I ❤ their soul food. It's the best I've ever had.

B Mcfarland

They have good food. I like the chicken livers. They have just the right amount of crispness on the outside, but are soft and chewy inside! They have a variety to choose from, and they have a flat rate which is reasonable for takeout. No weighing the plate! If you can get the lid closed, it's 11.00 for lunch, and that's with drink and dessert. Great Southern cooking, at reasonable prices, no w that's good!

Brent Kimble

The food was excellent and the buffet price was fair. The only reason I didnt gice it 5 stars was b/c it was very loud with so many people there. It was difficult to have a conversation.


One of the best buffets in this metropolitan area.

Sharon Brown

Thr food is home cooked food not out of a can i just love it

lester cambre

Man, that food was good. Will recommend to everyone

sonya hines

Now this place what can I really say but what time is dinner because if we're going im all in. The best southern food ever!!!!

PicArts Media

Gigantic buffet. It was crowded, but the food is worth the money. Loved the fried chicken and the chicken and dumplings. No coke products tho

J. Doss

Good food. seating is something like a war zone. Get a seat first or stand in a long line??? Problems that come with a good place to eat. A system with someone to assist with finding a seat in place when you walk into this fine establishment would make a great difference between a good experience or a great one. I enjoyed this little gem.

Tommy Harrison

Good country cooking but always a big crowd

cyndi dempsey

So so so good. And clean

Al Johansen

The buffet was absolutely delicious. I don't think I've ever seen a bigger tray of fresh fried gizzards in my life. Very good! Our waitress was very happy and friendly even though she was working very hard..we will return

Brian Alexander

Food was good. Very busy but they kept things moving.

Haley Elliott

Nice bar with plenty of good food to choose from. Lots of seating. Broccoli chopped salad was amazing! Plenty of vegetables.

Amit Shah

Good food. You pay the price as you enter. Once you’re in you can take a seat or go grab a plate and fill it up. Really good meats - chicken, beef, pork. No seafood. Really good salads. I liked the crunchy salad.

John Caraway

Everything here is fresh, far as southern "comfort food" goes, there is none better. Even during the busier times, the buffet lines move pretty smoothly. Usually there is ample seating, however during peak times you'll usually have to look for a few minutes to find seating together if you are a party of two or more

Kendall Morgan

Excellent homemade food. Have not tried anything on the buffet that was not delicious!! Grandmas Peach cobbler, Oh My My. And the price is perfect. $11.00 for lunch. Go early, they are always crowded.

Kelli Randolph

Food and service was great. Sarah our server was awesome!!!

K.O. Hefler

Great place. Wide choices. Out of the way but worth short drive

Tobey Strauch

Momma Hamil's is good old fashioned kitchen food. Part of the fun is the heritage from two generations of family and history on the wall.

Charlie Robinson

Mama Hamil's was good today the Bread pudding was excellent. I had buffet

Denise Arnold

Best food around. If you want some good home cooking food this is the place to go. Buffet with great variety of choices to choose from. Very reasonable price.

Abbe Garcia

Lovely place! The food was delicious - endless options. I was very happy with how quickly we got in and got food. Also, I was impressed with how quickly the kitchen put out fresh food. The staff really stayed on top of things! Overall great experience.

Pamela Jenkins

Parking is terrible. Not enough handicap parks

John Angeloni

This place was packed and stayed that way. I give them credit for keeping the line moving no long waits. Great southern food. Chicken and livers and ribs and gizzards were delious. There chicken and dumplings were like my grandma use to make. Everyone should try this place.

Gloria Wells

Cant wait for the next visit. Delicious

dale lomax

Worst kept secret in madison. Was full of people. Food was 8 on 10 scale on lynch 10 of 10 on BAR-B-Q


Visited the restaurant with 45 other ladies from Atlanta during our getaway weekend and the food at this restaurant is delicious. Hope to return someday. The service wonderful as well. The restaurant reserved tables for my crew upstairs, but some of the ladies could not walk the stairs, so they placed them downstairs. Awesome location and great parking.

Elaine Weather

This place is a hidden gem. Great food and service. This is a very large buffet, with a large variety of tasty food. The ice tea is good and make sure to try the peach cobbler and their special barbeque sauce.

Tom Mcmichael

Last work trip I took to Jackson, MS my client took me here to eat. I was skeptical because Buffett style eating has never been something I like. We went through the line a d the food looked great. I got the table and started to eat and wow was I surprised. The food was amazing. If you get a chance to go here do so! Treat yourself, you won't regret it!

remain annoymous

Food was good but the setup is all kinds of backwards. It's a small buffet given the capacity and it's convenient to the kitchen but not the guests. It was crowded and I had sit upstairs. You have to go up and down a flight of stairs to go back to buffet. Then you are stepping on top of other guests and workers filling the buffet. The 3 stars are for the meats and sides which were fantastic but the desert station was skimpy and cheap.

Lorelei Woelfel

Awesome food great staff Southern cooking at it’s finest

April Weeks

brought my family here for a wonderful delightful tasty dinner

kimberly webster

The food is very good (Soul/Southern comfort food). Buffet style. They have a great variety of dishes including several vegetable and salad options. The only reason I am not giving them a 5 Star rating is because I think the long bench tables are to close to each other which causes people to constantly bump into you when they are going to the buffet and you to bump them when you get up.

Kelsie Young

Best decision to stumble upon this place in Mississippi while on the way to Louisiana. The food is excellent, priced fairly and service from staff was exceptional. Hands down, best southern comfort food on a buffett I have ever eaten! My favorite was the tender and beautifully seasoned baked chicken, baked beans and mac n cheese. You will not be disappointed. You will leave feeling happy and full!


Best at what they do

Quinzavius Randall

Good Soul Food It Just Be Packed Waitress Took Too Long To Refill My Family Though...I Need Speedy Customer Sevice I Thought I Was Gonna Choke Before I Got Another Refill

Danielle Astin

Great food. They catered for 80 people and everything was hot and delicious. Nothing was missing from our order and service was great.

Business Hours of Mama Hamil's Southern Cookin' and Bar B Que Buffet in Mississippi

10:30AM–2PM 4–8PM
10:30AM–2PM 4–8PM
10:30AM–2PM 4–8PM


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