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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, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • 119
    Excellent
  • 40
    Very good
  • 14
    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
Best buffet ever

This is the best country buffet there is period. I have only been to two others even close to this good and they were the lady and sons in Savannah and the Dillard house in the mountains of north ga

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
Brian C
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Albany, Georgia
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Clinton, North Carolina
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29 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Lots and lots of choices, but food was too same-tasting! Very busy, and seating was too clise. Nice Wai staff!

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Albany, Georgia
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21 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is the best country buffet there is period. I have only been to two others even close to this good and they were the lady and sons in Savannah and the Dillard house in the mountains of north ga

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Thank Brian C
Seffner, Florida
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37 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2015 via mobile

Good old Southern comfort food - breakfast, lunch or dinner. A nice salad bar & great selections from the main buffet table. Plus a dessert! This place is always packed so you know it's good food inside.

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Thank Judy P
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69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2015 via mobile

My wife loves this place (she's from the south). I go only for my wife. The prices are reasonable, but found the buffet to be lacking in quantity and quality. I would recommend the place, just know that it's just not all that.

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1 Thank Peri A
Plant City, Florida
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

Located right behind Johnson's Bar-B-Que, it took us a long time to sort out the location of Freds but it was worth effort. We have been coming here now for around 2 yrs after relocating to Plant City & everyone was always talking about Fred's & how good the food is. They were right. It seems we can only make... More 

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Thank lois h
Plant City, FL
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21 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2015 via mobile

Fred is raves about by so many but I don't think it is worth the money. I find the food is cold on the buffet and it tastes cheap!

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Thank Florida2Tennessee
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2015 via mobile

Belly buster is a great sandwich. Lots of variety. Friendly atmosphere and quite reasonsable prices. Definitely a revisit

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Thank David M
Plant City, Florida
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5 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2015

Breakfast, Lunch or Dinner, its always great!! Always great service. The Plant City location is my favorite, I've also had great food at the Lakeland and Riverview locations.

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Thank JL242
Winter Haven, Florida
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7 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2015 via mobile

The food is awesome. I love the ribs, they do not even need sauce. The ice tea is just right not to sweet.

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Thank ken b
Viareggio, Italy
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2015 via mobile

We are from Europe and we have been so lucky to be invited here by a couple of local friends. We appreciated the variety and quality of dood. It looks absolutely healty and despite indulging with big portions we both felt good after we left the restaurant and during the night. We'd definitely go there pretty often if we just... 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

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children
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?