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Fred's Market Restaurant

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2120 Harden Blvd, Lakeland, FL 33803-5917
+1 863-603-7380
8:00 am - 9:00 pm
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7 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 22, 2016

Patrick waited on us and explained the different options. I had the salad bar and my husband had the full buffet. They have the best fresh salad around. We actually went twice in 2 weeks.

Thank Kitty B
Fredericton, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 19, 2016

This restaurant has plenty of waitresses and plenty of food. The buffet has such a variety that it can be overwhelming. The key is to take your time and enjoy everything. More than one trip will be necessary.

Thank BAD61
Lakeland, Florida
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358 reviews
318 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 17, 2016 via mobile

Found it difficult to understand new, to me, menu. Waitress explained it and I ordered the BLUE PLATE SPECIAL. SALAD BAR well stocked and clean. Carrot and broccoli salads moist and delicious. Chili soup with some added roast beef juice to thin it out very good. Chicken leg too tough, overfried, poorly coated and not good. Fish very good. Fried... More 

Thank June G
Kitchener, Ontario, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 20, 2016

Went Friday night for the special Smoked Sirloin roast.. (did not taste smoked, and was chewy) Has become a bulk eat place, flavor was not the same. If I wanted food this bad I would go to Golden Corral. Will not be back

Thank Don C
Gainesville, Florida
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26 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 14, 2016

What a buffet. If you want it it's there. Food was prepared and displayed very well. All items were hot and the salad bar kept the salad cold. We were a party of eight and seated right away. Kept our drink's full at all times.

Thank schimel2bandit
Houston, TX
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85 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 13, 2016

Ok, my inner fat girl loves buffets, and I love buffets when they are fresh and have delicious food! Fred's is all that! They don't have anything out of the ordinary, but what they do have is hot and fresh! So much buffet food is so overly salted it's just not good (to me), and this was definitely just about... More 

Thank kimcatus
Henderson, Nevada
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13 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 8, 2016

This is a great place. They have a good variety of food on their buffet line. You can also order off the menu if you're not too hungry. I do highly recommend eating here.

Thank Christopher C
2 reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 21, 2016 via mobile

They are supposed to serve breakfast until 11am. Now it's 10:45am? Gross. Who wants lunch at 10:45 am??

Thank Christina E
Lakeland, Florida
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14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 18, 2016 via mobile

Great home cooking! Attentive wait staff! Nice atmosphere! Nice place to sit down, relax and enjoy a meal!

Thank Ruth H
Lakeland, Florida
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29 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 18, 2016 via mobile

My coworkers loved the all you can eat southern style foods (think high fat & salt). For myself, I prefer lighter, healthier food choices. In trying a little bit of a lot of items, I think the focus at this restaurant is quantity over quality.

Thank 199marylh

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Buffet, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Dining on a budget, Families with children, Kids, Large groups
Open Hours
8:00 am - 9:00 pm
8:00 am - 9:00 pm
8:00 am - 9:00 pm
8:00 am - 9:00 pm
8:00 am - 9:00 pm
8:00 am - 9:00 pm
8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2120 Harden Blvd, Lakeland, FL 33803-5917
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Central Florida  >  Lakeland
  • Phone Number: +1 863-603-7380
An awesome buffet with good, fresh food!

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?