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“Great food at a reasonable price” 5 of 5 bubbles
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Fred's Southern Kitchen
Cuisines: American
Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Highchairs Available, Seating, Waitstaff
Restaurant details
Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Highchairs Available, Seating, Waitstaff
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36 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Great food at a reasonable price”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 18, 2013 via mobile

Not your typical buffet food! Tucked away in a small shopping mall area, we were pleasantly surprised at this gem. Everything seemed fresh and tasty. I would definitely recommend Fred's to friends!

    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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38 reviews from our community

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Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Any
English first
Largo, Florida
Level Contributor
28 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Quite a surprise of fresh Southern cooking”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 14, 2013

In the middle of the state where I expected to find only fast food restaurants, we stumbled across this real gem from a billboard. We were there for lunch. They have a delicious buffet of southern foods with many, many selections from which to pick and too numerous to mention all.. You can also order from their large menu if you prefer.. The buffet food is visually appealing in just the layout and you can get everything including from fried chicken, beans, fried green tomatoes, collards greens and cobbler. It looked great and tasted. I would make my route through Bartow just to eat at Fred's Southern Kitchen

  • Visited January 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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Thank DarKalada
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Lutz, Florida
Level Contributor
109 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
“Good food”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 11, 2013 via mobile

Stopped on our way from bok tower in lake wales. It was early afternoon, after lunch rush but the food on the buffet was fresh, delicious and hot. Service very good and friendly. Will stop again.

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Thank neonargy
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zephyrhills, florida
Level Contributor
10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Great food, great price”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 27, 2013

I am not a fan of buffet's but this one I enjoyed because all of the food was very well cooked and it was not overwhelming with its choices. The staff were very friendly and helpful and constantly asking if there was more they could do for you. The fried chicken and the chicken pot pie along with the steak tips were all delicious. The food appeared to be very fresh and not standing for a long period of time. I would definitely go back to this buffet and will again soon. They also had some great desserts. In the evening they serve ribs which sounded very good.

  • Visited February 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank parntip414
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Houston, Texas
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Southern Food Heaven”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 12, 2013

We asked a couple of the local people where to dine and they recommended Fred's. The lunch buffet is one of the best we've ever had. The food is cooked in small portions and constantly replaced so that the meats and fish are never dried out and the vegetables are never wilted or soggy. Many of the veggies are NOT fried. The okra, collards and corn casserole were not overcooked. Fred's serves a whipped sweet potato with brown sugar and pecan dish (think sweet potato praline) that we had as our desert. Of course, no southern lunch would be southern without fried chicken and fried catfish. But the ribs and baked fish were also tasty. The service is fast and friendly. The place was packed on a weekday with a short waiting line. Obviously the locals know what they're talking about.

  • Visited February 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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