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The Mermaid Cafe

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652 Bellevue Dr, Madison, MS 39110-7254
+1 601-605-8764
17:00 - 22:00
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Tue - Thu 17:00 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 17:00 - 22:00
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Canton, Mississippi
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64 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

It is located in the Lake Caroline development and is a bit out of the way if you are not visiting there. Nonetheless it is worht the trip. The food is well prepared and the service was efficient and friendly.

1 Thank Southernman72
New Orleans
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45 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 September 2016 via mobile

You have to drive a bit to Lake Caroline to find this restaurant but worth the trip. The salmon was awesome. The ribeye great too. Former chef of Nicks is the mastermind behind this place I hear. Make the trip and enjoy.

Thank Lisa B
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15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 August 2016

Had the Biloxi Shrimp platter last night. Very good. Our waitress Shy was great. Her recommendations for appetizer and entree were spot on. She is so pleasant and thoughtful.

Thank Dputthd
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144 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 109 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 June 2016

This place is out of the way, as many have said, unless you live on the west side of Madison County. The food is reliably good. Excellent seafood dishes. It is very casual and come-as-you-are type atmosphere. If you are in the area, I definitely recommend it!

Thank MississippiQueenB
Madison, MS
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11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 June 2015

Mermaid is a hidden jewel. It is not fancy. It is not pretentious. It is not a place you will swoon over while there. What it is: perfectly situated with views of Lake Caroline, fun atmosphere (except during early dining hours when there are just too many children there) and food served just as described by your server or on... More 

Thank David D
Madison, Mississippi
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 May 2015

I went to the mermaid Saturday evening to enjoy a meal on the deck with my husband. There were 4 unruly children being allowed to run amock on the porch where we were dining. One set of parents even allowed the childen to be outside while they ate in peace inside. No amount of talk from the staff or ourselves... More 

4 Thank Karen R
Jackson, Mississippi
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13 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 May 2015

Out of the way from most everyone but very close to my home - the shrimp over angel hair keeps me coming back

1 Thank Mary Ann J
Atlanta, Georgia
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55 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 February 2015

No More Mermaid My husband and I moved to Madison - Lake Caroline - from Atlanta a little over a year ago. Since the Mermaid Cafe is the only restaurant within a 10-mile radius of our home - we (and our visiting adult children) have eaten there on many occasions as a matter of simple convenience. The atmosphere is quaint... More 

3 Thank SweetPeaches59
Ridgeland, Mississippi
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28 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2014 via mobile

We went to The Mermaid Friday night after quite an absence. We had heard that food and service were back up to it's once very good standards, and it definitely did not disappoint! I am still thinking about the redfish! It was superb. Two of our group had the shrimp remoulade salad and said it was very good. Brian was... More 

1 Thank Judy L
Pearl, MS
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92 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 June 2014 via mobile

Dined here June 07, this is an out of way stop for most people not local to the area neighborhood. Good food ranging from fish to steaks. We had crab cakes and the beef filet. Both were good, prices are $$ comparable to other restaurants in the Madison area. We enjoyed the food, however this is not fine dining, expect... More 

Thank Ron M

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$15 - US$30
American, Seafood
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, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible
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Open Hours
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 652 Bellevue Dr, Madison, MS 39110-7254
  • Location: United States  >  Mississippi (MS)  >  Madison
  • Phone Number: +1 601-605-8764
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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?