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Buddy Freddys

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1101 Goldfinch Dr, Plant City, FL 33563-1082
+1 813-754-5120
7:00 am - 8:30 pm
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Sun 7:00 am - 8:00 pm
Mon - Sat 7:00 am - 8:30 pm
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Winter Haven, Florida
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13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I have lived in central Florida for 8 years and have heard of this place but never tried it until today when we happened to be in Plant City and it happened to be near dinner time. The place itself has a surrounding porch with rocking chairs,cute. It wasn't busy at all at 440 which was good for us. Seated... More 

Thank uk-nurse69
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

The food is good and reasonably priced. We go for lunch mostly and the crowd is usually older but we go with our children. The wait staff are friendly and knowledgeable.

Thank Timfulford
Palm Beach
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117 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Very nice buffet lunch. Food was good service a little slow but not too bad. Best part. Strawberries galore!

Thank PalmBeachFloridaGirl
Fort Stockton
2 reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Friendly attentive servers. Disappointed in the food. It wasn't hot and was very disappointed in the lack of taste. Best tasting item was the apple salad. This restaurant had a high rating and was very disappointed we didn't find it so.

Thank Arlene R
Southh San Francisco
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54 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It was like going to GrandMa's for Thanksgiving an unbelievable buffet with everything. The dessert bat was worth the stop. Don't miss this place

Thank alexanderra1
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51 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My Dad used to talk about how good the food was here when I was young, so I wanted to try it. We went on Christmas, and it was very crowded. The food is good southern home cooking, but it is very much a traditional buffet with plastic-wrapped desserts and overcooked vegetables. The crowds were hard to maneuver, ad the... More 

Thank helenann2k
Plant City, FL
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25 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Food was ok, service fair. Not the Buddy Freddys it was years ago! If that's what you want sorry it does not exist!

Thank Florida2Tennessee
Asheville, North Carolina
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146 reviews
89 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

It's a southern style buffet. The service was great and the food good. We tried it once as we've driven by for over ten years. Good for a family with hungry teenagers.

Thank andyfrelick
Lakeland, Florida
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54 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 6, 2016

We had been hearing about this place for over a year but had never been. So we found ourselves in Plant City last month and decided to give it a try. We went in time for the lunch special which made it inexpensive so my sister and I were happy with that. The food was pretty good. One thing I... More 

Thank Lydia G
Clearwater, Florida
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17 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 6, 2016 via mobile

Buddy Freddy's was my introduction to Fred's. We stopped while traveling and wanted to stay over and nap afterwards. The food was soooooo good it reminded me of some my grandmother or mom would've made. Love!!

Thank angel_gre

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Reservations
Good for
Large groups, Dining on a budget, Families with children, Kids
Open Hours
7:00 am - 8:00 pm
7:00 am - 8:30 pm
7:00 am - 8:30 pm
7:00 am - 8:30 pm
7:00 am - 8:30 pm
7:00 am - 8:30 pm
7:00 am - 8:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1101 Goldfinch Dr, Plant City, FL 33563-1082
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Plant City
  • Phone Number: +1 813-754-5120

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