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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 - 9:00 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

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  • 27
    Excellent
  • 16
    Very good
  • 6
    Average
  • 3
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
VERY GOOD FOOD, SERVICE, ATMOSPHERE, AND VALUE

The two of us ate lunch at the Ole Times Country Buffet. The food was tasty and varied. The dishes were nicely seasoned and generally appealing. The service was Very Good in spite of the fact that the employees were constantly cleaning the floor near our table. The atmosphere was pleasant and the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed December 25, 2014
Helga H
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Huntsville, Alabama
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55 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Lake City, Florida
Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

This buffet does have a lot of food, a lot of choices. But when I went the food was pretty mediocre.

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Lake City, Florida
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

Anytime we have guests from out of town, this is where we go. Plenty of different country foods - greens, black eyed peas, fried fish/chicken, yeast rolls, sweet tea, banana pudding and more. Never disappointed. Our version of Golden Corral - country-fied :)

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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2015

It was lunch hour and the place was packed. Now I know why. The food is hot, fresh, and very tasty. A lot were locals, but some of us you could tell was our first time to be there. Due to our glassy eyes looking at the fried chicken, collards, okra, and fried catfish. I left full and satisfied. The... More 

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17 reviews 17 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

Came here for Valentines day because we were out sightseeing and enjoying the beautiful weather... Decided to stop here because we love the ole time country buffet in Valdosta, Ga. We were not disappointed.. The same great food and the same great service.. I highly recommend the cinnamon rolls for dessert ant the ribs and cracklins were terrific.. If you're... More 

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Havelock, nc
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10 reviews 10 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2015

Was hesitant at first as I'm not a huge fan of buffets, but I was surprised when everything was prepared "homemade" and they had a great selection. The price was great as there was steak, fried chicken, catfish and other proteins. Salad bar had fresh veggies, and the deserts were on point. For the money you can't beat it for... More 

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Stoughton, Wisconsin, United States
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11 reviews 11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015

Large selection, everything was fresh, priced right, will return when ever in Lake City again. Omly 1 complaint, we ate toooooooo much, totally ruined our diets.

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Lake City, Florida
Top Contributor
275 reviews 275 reviews
109 restaurant reviews
165 helpful votes 165 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

I really hate to eat here, because I eat way too much! It is really well prepared and seasoned food. There are many, many good choices, not just fried chicken. The downfall for me is the desserts, they look good, but are not nearly good as the food on the buffet.

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Palm Harbor, Florida, United States
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19 reviews 19 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

This was the most fantastic food find in almost a solid month of travel, to four different destinations in Fla.! I stayed in Lake City for a week in mid Nov. on a hunting trip, and ate here three times. I was born and raised in Fla., and grew up on 'down-home Southern comfort food', and the food here was... More 

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Sylva, North Carolina
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16 reviews 16 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014

This place is AWESOME if you like country food. This buffet has many different items to choose from. Everything I tried was fantastic! Friendly service!

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Huntsville, Alabama
Top Contributor
255 reviews 255 reviews
196 restaurant reviews
121 helpful votes 121 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2014 via mobile

The two of us ate lunch at the Ole Times Country Buffet. The food was tasty and varied. The dishes were nicely seasoned and generally appealing. The service was Very Good in spite of the fact that the employees were constantly cleaning the floor near our table. The atmosphere was pleasant and the value reasonable for the food provided. We... 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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