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Chef Buddy Italian Deli

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381 E Interlake Blvd, Lake Placid, FL 33852-6432
+1 863-465-6800
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Closed now
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Mon 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Tue - Thu 10:00 am - 7:00 pm
Fri 10:00 am - 8:00 pm
Sat 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
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Stuart, Florida
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13 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Had a really nice lunch with friends at Chef Buddy's. Love a place that uses Boar's Head meats for their sandwiches! Also amazing bread and very nice staff. We will be back!

Thank Jean F
Lake Placid, Florida
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great pasta, meats, wraps, anti-pasta, sides, with fun service. The ladies hustle with your order. If the crowd is large, the service is a tad slow. Reasonably priced, right in the heart of downtown Lake Placid, the Readers Digest's "most interesting town in America."

Thank rwrrsrrrr
Lake Placid, Florida
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11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2016

I was surprised at how much bigger it looks inside than from the outside. There is plenty to choose from on their menu from subs, pasta dishes, different salads and pizza. I ordered a simple ham and swiss sub and was pleasantly surprised at how very delicious it was. The ingredients were fresh and tasty but the bread was superb.... More 

Thank Chris O
Asheville, North Carolina
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46 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2016

I ordered the Badabing Sub Sandwich, which had pastrami, Swiss, and coleslaw. I added tomatoes and jalapeños for a little kick. My wife ordered Tuna Salad sandwich. Considering that the other restaurants in Lake Placid place such an emphasis on local food, we were disappointed to find that the meats are Boar's Head supermarket type and the bread, while baked... More 

Thank Larry B
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2016 via mobile

This is one of those places that you get a little more than you expected, I mean the atmosphere is really nice in fact even when they're busy it's pleasant! Most everything I've had on the menu has been I think the best word is awesome?!?!! The services deli style and that's pretty much what they are! Very pleasant up-to-date... More 

Thank Billy M
Manassas, Virginia
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160 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2016 via mobile

We were visiting Lake Placid and stopped here for a sub. The bread and food quality were excellent. We both remarked that there could be more meat on the subs. We sat outdoors at tables in the back. Very friendly service!

Thank Ekehl
Rutledge, Tennessee
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41 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2016

This was my wife and I's first visit. She had the "Buddy's special", I had the meatball sub with Peppers & onions. They came with a small cup of pasta salad (a nice touch). The food was delivered quickly, hot and excellent. Server's attitude was superb, especially since she was in a leg brace. We will definitely be back next... More 

Thank wb3dmd
Lake Placid, Florida
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39 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2016 via mobile

The fresh baked bread, toasted to perfection is certainly what tops this sub off. Not to mention the big choices of freshly sliced meats to choose from to add onto this meal. The tuna #8 with extra pickles is my favorite on the list. You can choose from a small sized sub to a large size sub. Several salads ...... More 

Thank Joy L
Lake Placid, Florida, United States
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43 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2016

A nice selection of very good Italian sandwiches both cold and hot. Excellent sides also. Only open for lunch and late afternoon.

Thank Duane S
Sebring, Florida
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20 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2015

One of my favorite places to eat in Highlands County. The Chef Buddy sandwich is wonderful. The Italian dinners-to-go are superb. Brijole, lasagna, ziti packed and ready to pop in your oven. The cannolis are impossible to resist and perfectly prepared. They are only open until 2:00 p.m., so don't hesitate or you will miss out.

Thank HarrisAndCompany

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Italian, American
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Outdoor Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Dining on a budget, Families with children
Open Hours
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
10:00 am - 7:00 pm
10:00 am - 7:00 pm
10:00 am - 7:00 pm
10:00 am - 8:00 pm
10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 381 E Interlake Blvd, Lake Placid, FL 33852-6432
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Lake Placid
  • Phone Number: +1 863-465-6800
an EXCELLENT find ! tucked away in a quint strip mall. exellent food, reasonable priced

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