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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 - 8:00 pm
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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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Fanning Springs, Florida
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

friendly attentive staff,good home cooking & a bright family atmosphere,(love the cookie jars) hubby & I both had the buffet. chicken both baked & fried,mullet & catfish,fried pork ribs,(1st time trying,tastes like country fried steak) with lots of choices for sides, salad bar, dessert bar. even a bread bar with pork skins.

Thank juliebD5759UL
West Palm Beach, Florida
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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Everything we tasted was amazing. The fried chicken was like how Grandma use to make it. Pork with a breading on it, small hamburger patties with tiny onion with gravy. They had corn nuggets, lima and northern beans, collard greens, creamed corned, mashed & sweet potato, and all the dessert you could for...cinnamon buns (m,m,m), banana pudding, ice cream...you name... More 

1 Thank Cheryl B
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13 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We go there 2 times a week, the buffet is great & so are the servers there. They are very Friendly & they even know us real well.The buffet has everything on it, the salad bar to And they got good dessert also.

Thank Chris L
Jacksonville, Florida
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36 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2016 via mobile

My husband, daughter and i live in Jacksonville. We were staying in lake city on a mini vacation, and decided to try this place out. I had heard it was really good. I was skeptical, being most buffets arent all that, and im really not a buffet type.This place really exceeded my expectations! I have never eaten at a buffet... More 

1 Thank heidisuggs
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22 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2016 via mobile

Atmosphere is your typical home cooking buffet style restaurant. All employees were friendly, including our waitress who was extremely attentive and kept our drinks full. The food was very good southern style cooking. My husband loved all the wings and especially loved they were all you can eat. :-) Desserts were great as well, especially the coconut cream pie. The... More 

Thank Katherine W
Bedford, Virginia
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62 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2016

We went to this place on seafood night and the food was OK and a little bit pricey. The service was very good and they had a good selection of food. I think we would have liked it better if we had gone there on a night other than the seafood night. It was a large collection of cheap food.

Thank cokeman72000
Chattanooga, Tennessee
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48 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2016 via mobile

Ole Times Country buffett is a typical Southern food buffet. They have all the staples at a decent price. They will ask you if Pepsi is ok and the banana pudding is very very ok. Located in the mall it gives direct access to the shops there. Very busy on Sundays and lunch will be the best value. We go... More 

Thank exarkkun
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2016

This buffet is part of the local mall. It offers a pretty wide variety of food, including some non-fried meats. The salad bar is pretty large. The barbeque chicken was good. The self serve ice cream over the peaches from the cobbler a good finisher.

Thank annettefromm
Newnan, Georgia
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21 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2016 via mobile

Ate here a couple of times when passing through. About 10 mins from I75. Large selection of food. Very pleasant and helpful staff. Food is ok but not great.

Thank ATomys
Lake City, Florida
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2016

The buffet is huge with many different varieties of food. The fried chicken is out of this world. The beef tips and brown gravy are the best I've ever tasted. The salad bar is the biggest and best in Lake City. The service and staff are always friendly and helpful.They take great pride in keeping everything clean and well stocked.

Thank Kimberly M

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Takeout, Waitstaff
Good for
Families with children, Dining on a budget, 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?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?