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“Delicious Local Southern Buffet” 5 of 5 stars
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Aunt B's
912 Kingsbay Rd, St. Marys, GA 31558-3752
912-729-7172
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Cuisines: American
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Good for: Dining on a budget, Large groups, Local cuisine, Families with children
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner
Ephrata, Pennsylvania
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55 reviews 55 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 34 cities Reviews in 34 cities
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
“Delicious Local Southern Buffet”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2011

Aunt B's is named after Aunt Bee in Andy Griffith and just as Aunt Bee was a good cook you will find wonderful cooking at Aunt B's between St. Mary's and Kingsland. We stayed the night in Kingsland in preparation to tour Cumberland Island and chose Aunt B's after the great reviews. We were not let down. The food is very authentic and seemed to be of very high quality ingredients. Not the best southern food ever, but it was very high up the scale. The best aspect of Aunt B's is the service and kindness of the staff. We ended up having nice conversations with our waitress and some of the other local regulars. You come to Aunt B's a stranger and leave a full-stomached friend!

  • Visited June 2011
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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English first
Toronto, Canada
2 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“Try a little (or a lot!) of Southern cookin'”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2011

Aunt B's is a favourite of mine, and I visit anytime I am in the Kingsland area! I'm a huge fan of good, authentic Southern cooking, and Aunt B's allows me to eat my old favourites, and try some new things, too!

The establishment is very low key. The tables and chairs are an eclectic mix of different styles, and I often feel as though they were taken right from someone's kitchen. Its comfortable dining where you feel like you are eating with family. Nevertheless, the service is great - my beverage was refilled (and comes included in the buffet price), and the food items on the buffet were replenished often, so that it was always hot and fresh.

Come prepared to eat! This is not a "portion-control, diet-supporting" establishment. Aunt B's is about indulging in the delight of delicious food, guilt-free. Eat to your heart's content, and then finish it off with some yummy dessert.

Some of my favourite items from the buffet (which changes daily, so not all items are available everyday!):
* mac n' cheese * boiled cabbage
* butter beans * yellow squash
* lima beans * fried shrimp
* greens * catfish and cheese grits
* cornbread * fried okra
* green peas * red velvet cake
* fried chicken * sweet tea

One note: be aware of when you want to eat - Aunt B's is open daily for lunch, but supper is only in the latter part of the week. Do a little research to make sure it will be open when you arrive :)

Enjoy!

  • Visited April 2011
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Knoxville, Tennessee
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395 reviews 395 reviews
309 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 156 cities Reviews in 156 cities
190 helpful votes 190 helpful votes
“Great Southern Buffet”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2011

Great place....moved from Kingsland to St. Marys, so most the the reviews are under Kingsland Ga. Great food, excellent southern cooked veggies.

Visited February 2011
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Knoxville, Tennessee
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395 reviews 395 reviews
309 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 156 cities Reviews in 156 cities
190 helpful votes 190 helpful votes
“Everything you could ask for in a down south buffet.....”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2011

Based on the reviews here, my wife and I had lunch here today. The rooms have no particular charm, and there is a mixed melange of tables and chairs, but the food is terriffic. A good salad bar, followed by 4-5 proteins...baked and fried chicken, fried fish (its Friday) BBQ, beef stew and maybe something else. Veggies were the star of the show.....mashed potatoes, rice, mac and cheese, corn, butter beans, collard greens, fried okra, stewed tomatoes, green beens, etc. All done in southern style, all excellent. Dessert was a cobbler, a custard pie, white cake with chocolate icing, a chololate something else. Big glasses of tea, attentive staff, and a very reasonable cost. What's not to like!!

  • Visited February 2011
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Jacksonville
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“Great country cooking!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2011

Went to Aunt B's on 02/05 with my husband. The food was very fresh and absolutely delicious. We enjoyed everything. They have good variety of southern cooked meats-fried/baked chicken, meat loaf, pork chop, fried shrimp, vegetables-greans, lima beans, green beans, black eye peas, macaroni & cheese, and deserts the list goes on. They even had fat back on the buffet, but favorite was the fried pork chops. Will be back.

  • Visited February 2011
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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