Ellen, you may have gotten your grandmothers' recipe, it safe to say you didn't get your grandmothers's manners. Talk about a MEAN GIRL do you push down children too. I have been to Ms. Muffin's Cafe many times and they bent over backward to make thier customers happy. Everything is fresh local and yummy don't listen to Ellen she's a hater. Ellen it's your lose if you don't come back I will be gladly to take your place.
There is something seriously wrong when there is only one vehicle in the parking lot of a cafe at 12:30 on the day that Chicken and Dumplings is the lunch special. Why didn't I heed that warning? They did provide our office with some entertainment, however. The winner of our contest to see who could consume the most was won by the guy who will eat anything. He was able to get down two spoonfuls before he announced "That tastes like ****." There were two runners-up with one spoonful each, and the rest of the staff conceeded after getting a whiff. We all agreed that one person's dumplings may not be as good as another's, but never before had any of us come across some that were just not edible. One employee reminded us of the catered event he attended two years ago, where Ms Muffin had to comp the meal because no one could eat those same chicken and dumplings. So this is not a "bad batch", it's a case of Ms Muffin not listening to what the customers are trying to tell her. Her recipe stinks. I'm very tempted to drop a copy of grandma's recipe in the mail to her. Very simple - chicken, water, flour, crisco, a few celery flakes, a bay leaf, and delicious.
That's the last time I'll spend $7.46 on a side salad. If I go back at all, I'm sticking with the chicken salad sandwich, which didn't suffer from the move to the new location.
Interestingly, I have never actually CONSUMED anything from Ms. Muffin, but my first experience there was so terrible I doubt I'll ever go back! I walked in with a friend of mine and we were interested in ordering some type of dessert (of course). We asked to see the menu and the woman behind the counter sighed loudly and said, "Well, we don't have a menu. It's just whatever we have, which isn't much because I can't seem to keep anything on my darn shelves!" I was flabbergasted at such a response and she basically told us she didn't have anything we wanted and pretty much blew us off. I will say, another woman came out of the back and obviously realized we were getting the POOREST OF CUSTOMER SERVICE and tried to reconcile the situation, but there was no coming back at that point. If you prefer to be treated like a valuable customer, I recommend you go somewhere else!
Wow, what a steak my husband and I shared last Wednesday night. Kudos to the chef. Our beef tenderloin, which is on the menu every night, was cooked perfectly to medium rare. Tender, flavorful, scrumptious. We consider ourselves steak experts and have paid a lot more money for a steak than Muffin's asks for theirs. We will be back. Give that chef a raise and keep him around.
You have to try this places chicken salad if you come for lunch or if you come for breakfast you must try their corn beef hash. Abosolutly delicious. Don't be kidded by the drive through though... They aren't McDonalds so once you pull up and order they still have to make your food, but I'd honestly prefer it that way anyways. I always know that the food is freshly made and the slight wait is always worth the quality.
Ms. Muffin just moved from uptown Jackson to East Main this fall and is quickly becoming a family favorite. They are now just minutes away from our house and, hate to say this mom, but have been a great asset to our families overall daily eating experience. Their food is all high quality and at an affordable price. My personal favorite part of dining in at Ms. Muffin is their waitressing staff. All the girls working are friendly and obviously want to be there. 5 stars.
My rating does not address the food at Miss Muffin's, which has always been fantastic and would probably deserve 5 stars. The problem is their housekeeping, or lack of. There is stuff everywhere - pans, supplies, bag of donut mix, etc on the floor. Both handwashing sinks that are visible from the front counter were blocked. One of them would require arms 4 ft long to reach across the pile of stuff in the way, which is also blocking access to the fire extinguisher. The surfaces that were visible from the counter (appliances, bus(sp?) cart, fixtures, floor) appeared to be dirty and food splattered. I didn't see a glove on a single employee, and watched one server grab a soup spoon for a customer by the bowl end of it. Yuck! Miss Muffin needs to put a portable storage building out back and fill it with all that stuff that's on the floor. Then maybe while the crew is doing some serious scrubbing, talk to them about proper food handling. I really hope she gets a handle on this and is successful.