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Fred's Southern Kitchen

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
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1401 West Doctor Martin Luther King Junior Boulevard, Plant City, FL 33563-5027
+1 813-752-7763
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Sun 8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Mon - Sat 7:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Tampa, Florida
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39 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

My husband and I went to Fred's Southern Kitchen for breakfast and it was an excellent choice. Although we were told the would be a 30 min wait, we only waited about 15 mins. Once seated, the waitress took our drink order very quickly. Food is served in an all you can eat buffet style, however they do offer the... More 

Thank 282MoniqueH
Cardiff, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Rolled in about 8 pm and the food was hot and plenty full, good service and great staff never had an empty glass and as soon as you finished they would take the empty plate away to avoid clutter, very good.

Thank forde150
Ormond Beach, Florida
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508 reviews
291 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 340 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Welllllllll….we went. We took our granddaughters on a Sunday afternoon. It was, as expected, crowded. Basically, there is a double buffet line with numerous Southern dishes: mashed sweet potatoes, okra and tomatoes, green beans with ham, limas, and so on. Then there were a few meats: fried chicken, baked & fried chicken, beef stew, ribs (a little too dry without... More 

Thank Pamgoes
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This family owned buffet restaurant has delicious home cooked, farm fresh food. Southern style at its best

Thank ButlerFamily13
Plant City, Florida
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great people, fast service and fantastic food. This is the place you want to go when visiting plant city. Really a great family experience

Thank srossiter1996
Sevierville, Tennessee
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I was born and raised in Tampa, and then moved to Plant city. We discovered this restaurant in 2004 while we lived there. It by far, is the best restaurant anywhere that I have been. I love the fresh vegetables, and all of the meats on the buffet. I have tried other restaurants that claim to have home cooking, or... More 

Thank amn1973
Tampa, Florida, United States
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27 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

For Fried Chicken, Catfish, Corn Casserole, Mashed Potatoes, Greens, etc. And the list goes on. This is an all you can eat buffet in a small town atmosphere. The family has five locations around Florida, so you can't miss them. This is the true definition of American Comfort Food. I have been here many times, and never a bad meal.

1 Thank Mario Z
Tampa, Florida
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55 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 14, 2016 via mobile

If you find yourself suddenly famished while driving on I-4 half way between Tampa and Orlando, I suggest you exit in Plant City and head over to Fred's. It's country food done very well. I've been there many times and always have a great meal. They offer a wonderful buffet with an endless amount of choices. A particular favorite with... More 

Thank Amen_Omen
Sydney, Florida
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48 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 13, 2016

Fred's has best price in town for early breakfast and buffet that is very fresh and good. The variety is good. If you can't find something to eat here it is not the restaurant's issue. The Johnson family is a long time multiple generation family in the food business. The servers are friendly . I enjoy this place at least... More 

Thank mfisher3
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3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 13, 2016 via mobile

Very nice local family owned. Various meats and vegetables. Several pricing options (although I find this marketing a little annoying as I find myself wanting to pile the one trip plate to save money as I don't eat any more for higher cost, my food just gets more space if I use two plates). Many local residents seem to love... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Dining on a budget, Special occasions, Large groups, Local cuisine, Kids, Families with children
Open Hours
8:00 am - 9:00 pm
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1401 West Doctor Martin Luther King Junior Boulevard, Plant City, FL 33563-5027
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Plant City
  • Phone Number: +1 813-752-7763

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