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“Never again” 1 of 5 stars
Review of Gigi's Restaurant at Ramada Mandarin

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Gigi's Restaurant at Ramada Mandarin
3130 Hartley Road, Jacksonville, FL 32257
904-694-4321
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Ranked #262 of 1,678 Restaurants in Jacksonville
Price range: $30 - $30
Cuisines: American
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Good for: Entertaining clients
Dining style: Casual Dining
Cross street: San Jose Blvd
Description: Gigis Restaurant is the perfect dining place for everybody. It offers a healthy, fresh and affordable all-you-can eat buffets 7 days a week. GiGi’s buffet is perfect for a quick work lunch or a leisurely afternoon meal. You will enjoy a variety of entrees, fresh vegetables, extensive salad bar and delicious desserts. Whether you enjoy our Friday and Saturday nights’ Sea Food and Prime Rib buffet , GiGi’s Lunch Buffet (Monday – Friday), Everyday Full Hot Breakfast Buffet, or dine on our Sunday Blue Jean Brunch, you will see why GiGi’s is the best in Jacksonville.
Jacksonville, Florida
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Never again”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014

Upon entering the Ramada hotel, we were met by a strong musty odor that made me want to leave right then. However, we were hungry and made our way to Gigi's anyway. The decor was reminiscent of a hospital or nursing home dining room and the food was about the same. The eggs Benedict were cold and rubbery. Everything we tried was bland and unappetizing. I don't know how this place ever managed to get good reviews for their Sunday Blue Jean brunch. The food was gross, the staff unattentive, the atmosphere depressing, and it was a poor value for $11.95 per person. Beware.

  • Visited April 2014
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
    • 2 of 5 stars Food
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English first
Eastover, South Carolina
Top Contributor
120 reviews 120 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 47 cities Reviews in 47 cities
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
“Buffets are great”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2014

We have eaten here a number of times but this is my first review for Gigi's. The breakfast buffet is great with everything you'd expect in hot and cold breakfast foods, breads, as well as lots of fresh fruit.

The lunch buffet has a great variety of meats, vegetables, starches, salad bar, fresh fruit, breads and desserts. You can certainly get your fill on some delicious and well prepared food.

The Wait Staff does a great job of serving your beverages and whatever else you may need. They are very attentive to the patrons. Keep up the great work and great food everyone. We'll be back.

  • Visited February 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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SAVANNAH
Senior Contributor
30 reviews 30 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 17 cities Reviews in 17 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“Weekend getaway”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2014

This is our 4th time at Gigi's this time the food was ok-we arrived upon them opening on a Saturday and the steamed crab legs were cold and bland, the melted butter was cold. We didn't enjoy ourselves like in our previous visits.

  • Visited January 2014
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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Jacksonville, Florida
Top Contributor
86 reviews 86 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 19 cities Reviews in 19 cities
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
“Eat at your own risk!”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2014

I will not write a long review about the food or service other than the employees disregard any special circumstances/allergies. In the food industry, it is reprehensible to misrepresent ingredients and from where the food comes. If someone has a special dietary restriction and you say you can accommodate it, then you do so or you be honest and say you can not. But you never jeapordize the health of a patron and lie about what you serve. Just be aware when you walk in that the wait staff has no conscience. We can't take any chances, can you?

  • Visited January 2014
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
    • 1 of 5 stars Food
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Thomasville, Georgia, United States
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20 reviews 20 reviews
Reviews in 13 cities Reviews in 13 cities
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
“Good seafood and great breafast”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2014

I will definitely be back for the seafood and breakfast buffet! They did not disappoint! The seafood includes an all you can eat buffet that includes crab legs. Though the crag legs were a little bland, everything else was good, especially the dessert. The breakfast was even better!

Visited January 2014
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