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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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7:00 am - 8:30 pm
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Hours:
Sun 8:00 am - 3:00 pm
Mon - Sat 7:00 am - 8:30 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch

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Visitor rating
  • 76
    Excellent
  • 29
    Very good
  • 7
    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
Most recent review
Horrible

Food was not good for the price i paid, and the buffet was small, only thing good was the strawberry shortcake

1 of 5 starsReviewed March 1, 2015
katiekay45
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  • Breakfast/Brunch
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115 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 NEW

Food was not good for the price i paid, and the buffet was small, only thing good was the strawberry shortcake

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Monticello
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45 reviews 45 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015 NEW via mobile

We had the $9.99 Blue plate special (all the great buffet food you can stack on your plate for one trip). Fried chicken, bbq, ribs, fish, and all the fixings. Food was fresh and delicious. Went back for lunch the next day. Lunch was $7.99 for the same blue plate special. DO NOT MISS this restaurant if you are in... More 

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Tampa, Florida
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48 reviews 48 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

Freds is one of our fav restaurant. Not fancy. No frills. It's an old school southern food buffet. Excellent fried chicken and fried catfish. Delicious vegetables. Amazing sweet tea. If you're looking for comfort food, come to Freds!

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North Canton, Ohio
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69 reviews 69 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
74 helpful votes 74 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

When we pulled up in front of Fred's, I thought I had made a mistake. It doesn't look like much. But once we went inside, I saw why it has such wonderful reviews. The hostess seated us pleasantly and quickly even though some of our party was not there yet. The waitress was very sweet and helpful. However the star... More 

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Syracuse, New York
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6 reviews 6 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015 via mobile

5 of us dined to celebrate my dad's 96th birthday & were graced with friendly, courteous service. We were greeted by a fellow Mainer as Vivian Ruis, the manager, is from our hometown, Waterville, ME. Our server was Annette Dunn & we cannot say enough about her quality service. She was attentive & patient with us. She generously gave my... More 

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Plant City, Florida
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

We live in the same city and are regulars here. If you like southern home cooking, it doesn't come any better.

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Clermont, Florida
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325 reviews 325 reviews
243 restaurant reviews
90 helpful votes 90 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2015

Love this place....generally get the buffet which includes their Famous Fried Chicken, beef options, fish options, salad bar and all the southern side vegetables you need. Homemade desserts are great as well...Service is impeccable and all the servers are always friendly....Love supporting the locals and they know how to take care of their customer's....

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Canada
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14 reviews 14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

We were there last year for the breakfast buffet and liked it so much we tried the lunch. They are so busy and no wonder. The food is very good and they had quite an assortment. We didn't try the soup or salad bar as there were too many other dishes to try. Then they have an assortment of desserts.... More 

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Port Charlotte, Florida
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26 reviews 26 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

Have you ever have to wait in a waiting area for 10 or more minutes to eat at a buffet style Restaurant ? Well, I just did and by the looks of it this is a everyday accurance. This place Has it all. The best veggies I have EVER had. The greens was was off the chain. And so was... More 

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Seminole, Florida
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

This is a great buffet restaurant with hot food and friendly service. I often pick it for my birthday dinner with the family. The only problem is stopping when you are full, the food is so good and everyone can get what they want with the variety of food available. Love this place. Writing about it makes me want to... More 

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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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