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Fred's Southern Kitchen

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1401 West Doctor Martin Luther King Junior Boulevard, Plant City, FL 33563-5027
(813) 752-7763
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8:00 am - 3:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 8:00 am - 3:00 pm
Mon - Sat 7:00 am - 8:30 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch

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Visitor rating
  • 91
    Excellent
  • 30
    Very good
  • 8
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Home cooking

This was a wonderful home cooked meal after being on the road for a week. Very clean service was excellent.

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 4, 2015
Juanita c
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Fort Myers, Florida
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Ocala
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

Basic food and just over hyped due to small town feel. I would rather go to Cracker Barrel for breakfast and just about anywhere else for dinner.

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Fort Myers, Florida
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

This was a wonderful home cooked meal after being on the road for a week. Very clean service was excellent.

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Plant City, Florida
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19 reviews 19 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

When you taste the food from the buffet at Fred's, I bet you will check out the kitchen on the next trip to the buffet bar, to see if mama Johnson is turning out this southern home cookin. If you are from up north and don;t recognize something on the buffet bar, try it. I guarantee you will like it.... More 

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Delray Beach, Florida
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015

Great food and all you can eat buffet style at a great price. Fried chicken, collard greens, black eyed peas, catfish, corn pudding topped off with pecan pie and peach cobbler. I would detour to this the next time I'm even a little close by

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Plant City
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41 reviews 41 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015

If you love good ole down home.country cooking you'll love Fred's. It has a laid back casual atmosphere and very family friendly.

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Jefferson, Georgia
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61 reviews 61 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

Farm to Plate Freshness is their motto and it is so true. The food is fresh and so good! Southern cooking at its best. We went on a Sunday and I believe every church member in the surrounding area was there. It was packed out, but we were encouraged to wait because we would not be disappointed. Disappointed we were... More 

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Clearwater, Florida
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42 reviews 42 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

This is a great buffet with Southern favorites. It has an interesting pricing structure to choose from depending on how hungry you are. The unlimited returns to the buffet is $2 more than the single pass each of full selection of salads, main course, and desserts. for $14.. Selections included fried chicken & fish, meatloaf, ham, pasta, and BBQ ribs.... More 

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Palm Harobr, United States
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21 reviews 21 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

Fred's is one of my favorite restaurants to visit. The down home southern atmosphere is only matched by the seemingly homemade southern dishes that are offered for guests daily. In truth, I have never had a poor meal here, and highly recommend the fried chicken, macaroni and cheese, grits, and well lets's be honest, pretty much everything! You just can't... More 

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Tampa, Florida
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18 reviews 18 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

Cheese grits and stewed tomatoes. Need I say more.... We come here whenever we're in the area and have even made the drive from Wesley Chapel a couple of times, just to have breakfast. Place is always packed with a variety of people and staff are always warm and friendly. Haven't had their lunch or dinner but hear they're just... More 

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Tampa, Florida
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

Wonderful atmosphere and food featuring friendly employees that will welcome you like family. Country home cooking at its local best.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1401 West Doctor Martin Luther King Junior Boulevard, Plant City, FL 33563-5027
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Plant City
  • Phone Number: (813) 752-7763

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American, Barbecue
Open Hours
Sunday
8:00 am - 3:00 pm
Monday
7:00 am - 8:30 pm
Tuesday
7:00 am - 8:30 pm
Wednesday
7:00 am - 8:30 pm
Thursday
7:00 am - 8:30 pm
Friday
7:00 am - 8:30 pm
Saturday
7:00 am - 8:30 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?