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Ole Times Country Buffet

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2469 West US Highway 90, Lake City, FL 32055
386-752-1670
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10:30 am - 9:30 pm
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Hours:
Sun 10:30 am - 8:00 pm
Mon - Thu 10:30 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 10:30 am - 9:30 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch

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  • 31
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  • 23
    Very good
  • 9
    Average
  • 4
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  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Good value

This buffet is extensive, not expensive, with lots of variety to please any picky eater. They serve southern fried dishes, a bit or oriental and good old home cooking.

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 25, 2015
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Live Oak, Florida
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brooker, United States
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

son brought me and my husband here for our anniversary.the food was either over cooked or cold.way to many fish entreesand not enough other seafood.the peel and eat shrimp they never kept up with .desserts were terrible never go back

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Live Oak, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015

This buffet is extensive, not expensive, with lots of variety to please any picky eater. They serve southern fried dishes, a bit or oriental and good old home cooking.

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Orlando, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

I love a good buffet restaurant and since there is no food court in this little so-called mall we stopped in for lunch. This is a busy place and I understand why! The food is hot and fresh and the price was good! If you want something other than burgers and fries, this is the place to go!

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Lake City, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

Went to Ole Times for lunch. The salad bar has no selection. The fried chicken was just OK. Didn't like much else on the buffet. I'm not into fried gizzards & livers. Left very disappointed.

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Tarpon Springs, Florida
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28 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

We were pleasantly surprised by the quantity and quality of the food. Be aware that with the large size of the restaurant and the variety of food the best time to go is when they are busiest. We arrived Sunday around noon and couldn't believe how many people were being fed. The staff is friendly, efficient and accommodating. The food... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2015

This place was wonderful. Wish we had something like this back home. Country cooking at its best. Friday night seafood...and let me tell you amazing. Def will visit next time around. Great staff too!

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Gainesville, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 160 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

We recently at the Ole Times Country Buffet with my in-laws. They enjoy buffets and we thought this would make a nice outing. We thoroughly enjoyed our lunch buffets at this location. This was our first time visiting and we were all very pleasantly surprised at the quality and selection of items. Our waitress was very pleasant and kept our... More 

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Gainesville, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

My husband and I eat here probably once a month. It is always very good. Tastes like down home country cooking. Always lots of choices especially with the vegetables. I've never been impressed with the desserts but usually too full to worry about dessert anyway. Highly recommend the Fried Chicken and they have a nice salad bar. We never go... More 

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Tallahassee, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

We happened to be in Lake City on a Friday and knew they had an Old Times Country Buffet. Friday and Saturday nights is their Seafood Buffet. We got there just after 4 pm. There is plenty of parking available. There was no line. You pay in advance including the tip. There was a good variety of fried seafood (shrimp,... More 

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Indiana
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

The food is always tasty here. I think the food is too salty, but my husband disagrees with me. I was worried when we visited last time and saw a tour bus in the parking lot. I was afraid that there would be limited seating and that the steam tables would not be full, but I was wrong. The food... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 2469 West US Highway 90, Lake City, FL 32055
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Lake City
  • Phone Number: 386-752-1670

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American
Open Hours
Sunday
10:30 am - 8:00 pm
Monday
10:30 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
10:30 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
10:30 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
10:30 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
10:30 am - 9:30 pm
Saturday
10:30 am - 9:30 pm

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