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Ole Times Country Buffet

2469 West US Highway 90, Lake City, FL 32055
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Ranked #20 of 105 restaurants in Lake City
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: American
Most recent review
- Jul 22, 2014
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72% Recommend
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English first
Lake City, Florida
Top Contributor
55 reviews 55 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

A group of 8 of us had an early lunch on Sunday after church. The buffet looked great and it was well stocked but the food was way too salty almost to the point of being unedible. Not just one dish but many were that way. I think the kitchen manager needs to taste the food before it leaves the... More

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Lake City, Florida
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8 reviews 8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

Me and my family did not like the food and is Very Crowded. will wont go back. not even if you paid us

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Ocala, Florida
3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

This is a fun place to eat country buffet. They have a large variety of southern style food. I like the fried okra, fish and tasty fried chicken the best. The atmosphere is like an old country store with sit down dining. We really enjoyed it.

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Lake City, Florida, United States
18 reviews 18 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

If your looking for the most bang for your buck then ole times is a great place to eat. The food is good but they tend to be quite heavy handed with the salt so keep that in mind. There is a large selection of food which is great and it's a very comfortable atmosphere but you have about a... More

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2 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2014

Southern food served buffet style. The food at Ole Times is definitely prepared for the more southern demographic, but it is pretty tasty. Also, the servers are friendly and on top of their job.

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Top Contributor
58 reviews 58 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2014

I have always liked buffets and Ole Times is one of the better ones. We got in about 5 PM, normally a very busy time of day but there was no wait to get a table. The layout was basic: long line of tables and one row against the wall. The aisle is wide enough that you can preview the... More

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Colquitt, Ga.
5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2014

I have no connections to this restaurant, so this is an honest, unbiased evaluation of my experience. We are "hard core"southerners who were raised on southern food, so we feel qualified to rate this type restaurant. If you are looking for the best fried chicken, fried catfish, REAL butterbeans, etc., then Ole Times is your kind of restaurant! The delicious... More

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Columbia, South Carolina
15 reviews 15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2014

I am from N. Florida originally, but now live in SC. When in town on business, we made it a point to stop here for some home cooking. I was not at all disappointed. I was actually pleasantly surprised when I found fried mullet on the bar. We don't have that here in SC. I definitely felt like I was... More

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Hollywood, Florida, United States
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21 reviews 21 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2013 credit card Amex Card Member Review

1 complaint - FOOD WAS TOO GOOD. If you only try a spoonful of each dish you will already overeat, and since everything was excellent you end up going for more when you know you shouldn't!

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50 reviews 50 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2013

This is the best food I have ever had. Good country cooking and a decent price. Food like grandma used to make. The ocra is the best in the whole world. Love this place.

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