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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 - 8:00 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
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • 39
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  • 10
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  • 5
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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 home cooking

First time here. The food was very good. There was an average selection on the buffet for what you would expect from a southern home cooking place. The garlic wings were AWESOME!!! Dessert selection was very good with the blueberry shortcake being EXCELLENT!!! Will definitely be back when I am in... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
Craig C
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

First time here. The food was very good. There was an average selection on the buffet for what you would expect from a southern home cooking place. The garlic wings were AWESOME!!! Dessert selection was very good with the blueberry shortcake being EXCELLENT!!! Will definitely be back when I am in Lake City again.

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Thank Craig C
Trenton, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2016 via mobile

On our way out of town we stopped and checked out the restaurant. Wow are we glad we did. Melissa was a sweet waitress. The buffet had everything you could want. We had such food we needed a wheelbarrow to roll us out. The best food ever.

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1 Thank Damienne326
Phenix City, Alabama, USA
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2016

We stopped here on our way home from a coastal vacation. My wife found this place online. I was very skeptical about a country buffet in a mall but, I ate my words (and a good selection of their food). I tried a little bit of almost everything on the buffet line (trying to find something not good) and I... More 

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1 Thank Robert F
Ocala, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2015 via mobile

What a good choice for the entire family all kinds of food to choose from and servers who keep up and keep it clean.

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1 Thank David N
Perry, Georgia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2015 via mobile

Had a great lunch! Long lines but they moved quickly! Huge variety of good food. Our waitress was great! Even with a packed place, all the staff was friendly and efficient!

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Thank Jej55
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2015 via mobile

While on a recent visit to Florida, I was able to meet up with family from South Georgia and enjoy a meal at Ole Times Country Buffet. Food was fresh and tasty, and restocked frequently. Our server was terrific. She kept drinks filled without asking and was always stopping by to see if we needed anything. All in all, a... More 

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Thank Flightmedic85
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2015 via mobile

Looked like some of the food was sitting in their buffet for a very long time. And we had flies visit our table more then the waitress. Not all the food was bad. So it's a hit or miss

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Thank tina c
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2015

We do not usually eat at buffets.This one is clean.Food tastes just like home cooked.We have been numerous times and never had a bad experience.

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Thank Susan C
Lake City, Florida
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2015 via mobile

If you can get there when good food is going out fast and they are keeping it fresh, it isn't bad. Otherwise, it seems a little aged. Either have a strong appetite or lots of patience for crowds.

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Thank Daniel D
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2015 via mobile

Great place great food great service the best food for the money there is such a large selection if you go before 5pm it is a little cheaper

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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

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?