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“Quality of food was disappointing!”
Review of The Gift Horse

The Gift Horse
Ranked #41 of 119 Restaurants in Foley
Cuisines: American
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Dining options: Reservations
Description: Located in downtown Foley in a beautiful, historic building
Gainesville, Florida
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13 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Quality of food was disappointing!”
Reviewed August 23, 2013

We went here to celebrate a birthday and will never go back. The food was cold and poorly prepared. It is time to call in restaurant rescue. SERIOUSLY.

  • Visited August 2013
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Thank Sundaragirl
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English first
Fairhope, Alabama
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40 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Such a disappointment!”
Reviewed June 8, 2013

We waited 30 minutes for them to open at dinner. Regretting now that I will never get that 30 mins back. The place smells old and the buffet line looked good at first glance. It was not good. The fried biscuits are nothing more than a Sunbeam dinner roll deep fried. Very dry. The spinach soufflé was cold. The popcorn shrimp had a funky taste I still can't get rid of. Overall, the food was worse than at Ryan's, and even the dessert table was disappointing. I tried the bread pudding first. YUCK! And the buttermilk pie was no better. Our server kept my ice water filled but had negative zero personality. Will never return and I hope that this review will help others out in this economy. Save your money and just go to Cracker Barrel.

  • Visited June 2013
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2 Thank Kdgirltoo
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kksg13
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31 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
“** You just have to know what is good! **”
Reviewed May 26, 2013

this is a great, quick and nicely presented buffet of southern cooking. The apple and cheese casserole is GREAT, the crab salad is awesome and I love the bisque. The salad bar is nice and fresh and the other southern dishes are good as well- fried fish, chicken, the usual fare.

If you know what is good and don't try to eat every single thing on the buffet, you will enjoy it!

  • Visited September 2012
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1 Thank kksg13
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358 reviews
265 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 98 helpful votes
“Excellent Buffet!”
Reviewed April 27, 2013 via mobile

Totally enjoyed the Gift Horse with their fast and friendly service and awesome atmosphere. Great selection on buffet and wonderful Southern sweet tea. We'll be back. I give em 4 out of 5 forks. Check em out!

  • Visited June 2012
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Thank harryscards
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Cullman, Alabama
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41 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Southern food”
Reviewed March 22, 2013

We usually go on Sunday and they have seafood. During the week very little. But the food was very good as usual. Best southern buffet around.

  • Visited March 2013
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Thank milt_12
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