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Ole Times Country Buffet

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2469 W US Highway 90, Lake City, FL 32055-4738
10:30 am - 9:00 pm
Closed now
All hours
Sun 10:30 am - 8:00 pm
Mon - Thu 10:30 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 10:30 am - 9:30 pm
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Live Oak, Florida
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12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

I'm not big on buffets cause I don't eat THAT much. When I pay for all you can eat, I tend to overdo. So when I ate here, I did overdo. I found the food to be salty. The choices of main dishes and sides and desserts were plentiful. I can't say anything in particular was delicious and worth raving... More 

Thank nanapapa312
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18 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Excellent southern down home cooking. This place has a nick name of the hog troff. Tag line of Southern cooking makes you good looking with a fat pig logo. Self explanatory. Lots and lots of pans of great food. You need self control to eat here. Very easy to overeat here.

Thank Ghowd
Cornelius NC
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436 reviews
367 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 104 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

It's a very good buffet but if you're traveling on I-75, be prepared to drive about a mile east on US 90 to the Lake City Mall. In some respects, much like a Golden Corral but with a more basic theme centered around Southern Cooking. A lot of various options available but my favorite was the Fried Chicken. Cooked just... More 

Jacksonvile, Florida
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23 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Food wasn't that great, just a lot of it! Typical Southern fried food. Waitresses weren't too attentive, was only asked once if I wanted a refill. Expensive for what you get $13.95 plus drink. Over $60 for family with a tip. No discount for child under 12. Not my favorite.

Thank trev7676
Clearwater, Florida
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627 reviews
377 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 122 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The place was packed on a Sunday afternoon. Still no waiting to be seated. We tried many different items and we loved them all. Our server was very attentive filling our drinks and removing dirty plates. Prices are fine. There are 2 ways to enter the eatery - from the parking lot or through the Lake City Mall hallway.

Thank Bob19512014
Weirsdale, Florida
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32 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

what a good place to eat, for the money . great awsome ole fashion home cooking . service is great and the staff was awsome the dessert was awsome for the price its worth going out of the way from the i75 to stop and eat . if u leave hungry there its your own fault . highly recommend .... More 

1 Thank scalpmnoles
Gulf Shores, Alabama
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506 reviews
262 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 323 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I was traveling to Jacksonville and stopped in Lake City for gas and dinner. I wasn't set on anything and just sort of drove up on Ole Times. It sounded good to me. The restaurant is a buffet with lots of selections and a nice salad bar too. I had mostly veggies but did eat a pork chop and piece... More 

Thank Robert C
Bradenton, Florida
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22 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 19, 2016

We read all the great reviews so decided we had to try it. The food was good and plentiful but nothing to rave about. We would eat here again, but there are so many other restaurants nearby to choose from.

Thank Charlene M
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468 reviews
292 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 247 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 19, 2016

I'm not usually a buffet person, but I must say ... this is a great place. If you like southern style food, fried chicken, collards, green beans, black eyed peas, etc., you will love this restaurant. The constant turn-over provides fresh food, perfectly prepared, and all delicious. The staff provides great service, and your empty plates removed immediately. Reasonably priced,... More 

1 Thank FLworldwanderer
Wakefield, England, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 15, 2016

Stopped her near closing time but there was still everything available on the buffet all hot and fresh. Beef in gravy was great and the field chicken was the best. Would recommend if in the area.

Thank Raymond W

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Takeout
Good for
Families with children, Dining on a budget, Kids, Large groups
Open Hours
10:30 am - 8:00 pm
10:30 am - 9:00 pm
10:30 am - 9:00 pm
10:30 am - 9:00 pm
10:30 am - 9:00 pm
10:30 am - 9:30 pm
10:30 am - 9:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2469 W US Highway 90, Lake City, FL 32055-4738
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Lake City
  • Phone Number: 386-752-1670

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