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The Mermaid Cafe

652 Bellevue Dr, Madison, MS 39110-7254
+1 601-605-8764
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  • Excellent54%
  • Very good28%
  • Average8%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible8%
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American, Seafood
$$ - $$$
652 Bellevue Dr, Madison, MS 39110-7254
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Average food, average service. With so many terrific restaurants available in the area, why would you bother? The steak was thinly cut and tasteless... the salad was a few mere scraps of lettuce. They need to do better if they want my business.

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Raisuli2
Reviewed 15 October 2018 via mobile

Wow. Terrible and expensive. It was early and they were already out of the special. Our second choice shrimp. They tasted imported and like they had been cooked, frozen and thawed. Never again!

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank wondergirl42
Reviewed 15 August 2018

First visit to the Mermaid at Lake Caroline, it won't be the last. Very good views of the lake front and the staff was warm and funny, They took very good care of us as a table. The front porch was awesome, facing the lake...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank onlyone39073
Reviewed 9 July 2018 via mobile

Oddly enough, my husband and I had never come to this restaurant. Probably because it is off the beaten track for us as it is in a neighborhood. Nonetheless, we got 2 friends and hired Uber and away we went. Everything was great. We had...More

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank Renita123
Reviewed 31 March 2018

a friend recommended this place and man what an evening. there are two side to the restaurant one for dinning and the bar are which you can also sit at table and eat. A bit more lively and quite nice. food and service were excellent...More

Date of visit: February 2018
Thank Dennis S
Reviewed 4 March 2018 via mobile

My family and I went to the Mermaid Cafe for a casual birthday dinner. It did not disappoint! Started with creamy spinach artichoke dip with crispy buttered croutons. I had the redfish with lemon caper butter sauce. The sauce was silky smooth with wonderful briny...More

Date of visit: March 2018
Thank JodieWright56
Reviewed 7 September 2017 via mobile

Mermaid's has a relatively limited selection, but the variety is very broad. From yummy hearth oven pizza to fried seafood and steak, there's something for everyone. Don't miss the sesame crusted tuna steak, it's delicious. The setting, on lake Caroline outside of Madison/Canton/Gluckstadt, is particularly...More

Date of visit: August 2017
Thank randallh701
Reviewed 27 August 2017

Came with family after golf. Very friendly place. Nice view on a lake and sunset. Excellent fishes meals that I recommend. Tuna was cooked as ordered.

Date of visit: August 2017
Thank Francois Xavier L
Reviewed 18 July 2017

We stop in every other week...I travel across the US with work and The Mermaid is a well kept secret for us! great drinks, awesome service and the food is amazing! Specials are always a delight (meatloaf is my favorite, along with thin sliced catfish...More

Date of visit: July 2017
Thank Cheri B
Reviewed 23 April 2017 via mobile

Since hiring Matt Taylor as manager, all aspects of this business have improved. Staff training, service, accuracy of orders, quality of food and attention to detail are as good as it gets for this moderately priced restaurant. I highly recommend it.

Date of visit: April 2017
Thank Larry B
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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  • Value
Average prices
USD 15 - USD 30
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Serves Alcohol, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Takeout, Reservations, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly
Open Hours
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 652 Bellevue Dr, Madison, MS 39110-7254
  • Location: United States  >  Mississippi (MS)  >  Madison
  • Phone Number: +1 601-605-8764
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This is a seafood restaurant owned by restauranteur Nick Apostle. The Mermaid Cafe is always packed on the weekends for two reasons. One, it is the only restaurant in the immediate area, and two, more importantly, it offers excellent tasting seafood dishes.
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