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Chef Buddy Italian Deli

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381 E Interlake Blvd, Lake Placid, FL 33852
+1 863-465-6800
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Dining options: Lunch, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Takeout
Good for: Families with children
Description: an EXCELLENT find ! tucked away in a quint strip mall. exellent food,...
an EXCELLENT find ! tucked away in a quint strip mall. exellent food, reasonable priced
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
OMG good!!! Everything is amazing.

One of my favorite places to eat in Highlands County. The Chef Buddy sandwich is wonderful. The Italian dinners-to-go are superb. Brijole, lasagna, ziti packed and ready to pop in your oven. The cannolis are impossible to resist and perfectly prepared. They are only open until 2:00 p.m., so don't... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed December 28, 2015
HarrisAndCompany
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Sebring, Florida
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Sebring, Florida
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12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2015

One of my favorite places to eat in Highlands County. The Chef Buddy sandwich is wonderful. The Italian dinners-to-go are superb. Brijole, lasagna, ziti packed and ready to pop in your oven. The cannolis are impossible to resist and perfectly prepared. They are only open until 2:00 p.m., so don't hesitate or you will miss out.

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Lake Placid, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2015

Chef Buddy is by far the best sub deli in Lake Placid. It is hard to choose which one is the best, they all are good. If you are looking for good Ciabatta bread in Lake Placid they have it by the loaves. You need to ask as they have it frozen.

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Thank cwinsl0w
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2015 via mobile

Good food! Many homemade dishes and Italian favorites ( my wife is Italian ) We lived in New York and this comes close the bread is good and you will not be disappointed. I do the meatball parm sometimes to remind me of a great Italian deli. Worth the trip, even just to shop for meats etc. take away meals... More 

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Thank Mebuckopal
Lake Placid, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2015 via mobile

Never had anything, that we did not like from Chef Buddy's, but will say the Meatball sub is probably our family's favorite. We love the pasta salad, too. Great food & great owners.

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Thank teachlp1
Toronto
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2015 via mobile

Stopped here for lunch and had great sandwiches! We had a chicken parm sub and a turkey bruschetta wrap and both were excellent ! Homemade chicken noodle soup was delicious ! Great service!

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Thank ferreilo
Lake Placid, Florida, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2015

Classic deli with warm hometown flavor! Always fresh and great taste- not a fast food joint. It's a local tradition.

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Thank MQNoel
Florida
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25 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015

We've been to Chef Buddy's a few times and the food has always been good but their hours are not convenient.

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Lake Placid, Florida
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19 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

Have been eating there for 09 years now. Chef Buddy made awesome sandwiches. The bread was always so fresh and crispy, was a perfect compliment to his genius of making a great and filling sandwich. Chef Buddy retired several years ago, but trained the new owner some of his secrets for constructing a great sandwich. The sandwiches are still very... More 

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Thank Bill S
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 via mobile

The restaurant is very clean and spacious. The wait staff is very courteous and the kitchen is a bit slow but not excessively. There are no entrees but many fine sandwiches to be had. The sausage and meatball sub is my favorite. The bread they use holds up to the sauce very well making it the neatest meatball sub I... More 

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Thank Norman J
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69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015 via mobile

We stopped for lunch on our trek home from the keys. All the good ratings were not wrong! We ordered sandwiches at the counter and found a table. It was peak lunch time and the deli was busy with many locals placing eat in & take out orders. We ordered 2 subs- a meatball/sausage & a Buddy's Special and a... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 381 E Interlake Blvd, Lake Placid, FL 33852
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Lake Placid
  • Phone Number: +1 863-465-6800

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Italian, American, Delicatessen

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children

Description

an EXCELLENT find ! tucked away in a quint strip mall. exellent food, reasonable priced

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