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“all you care to eat for $8.95 in a country atmosphere”

Ole Times Country Buffet
Ranked #12 of 126 Restaurants in Lake City
Cuisines: American
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Good for: Dining on a budget, Large groups, Kids, Families with children
Dining options: Dinner, Brunch, Lunch, Highchairs Available, Parking Available, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Jacksonville, Florida
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55 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
“all you care to eat for $8.95 in a country atmosphere”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 1, 2014

Hey y'all....this is a country buffet!! If you git somethin you don't like, don't eat it!! Go back & git somethin you DO like!! With all the meats, breads, salads, desserts & veggies.......something has GOT to taste good. Went in on Labor Day 2014 for a bite. This is NOT the best food on earth. But for $8.95 it IS the best value you will find.
Typical buffet style food, and lots of it. Food quality is good. VERY clean restaurant. Country type paintings on the wall. Ice cream cones for dessert.
Hard to understand how some folks could not enjoy this meal. Something for everyone!
Will be back!

  • Visited September 2014
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English first
Lake City, Florida
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111 reviews
107 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
“Needs Quality Control”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 22, 2014 via mobile

A group of 8 of us had an early lunch on Sunday after church. The buffet looked great and it was well stocked but the food was way too salty almost to the point of being unedible. Not just one dish but many were that way. I think the kitchen manager needs to taste the food before it leaves the kitchen. Our our wait staff did an excellent job but it's the food that brought the low scoring.

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1 Thank Debbie_fl
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Lake City, Florida
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8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
“did not like the food and is Very Crowded”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 21, 2014

Me and my family did not like the food and is Very Crowded. will wont go back. not even if you paid us

Visited July 2014
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Thank Sean B
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Ocala, Florida
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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Love the country atmosphere”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 30, 2014

This is a fun place to eat country buffet. They have a large variety of southern style food. I like the fried okra, fish and tasty fried chicken the best.
The atmosphere is like an old country store with sit down dining. We really enjoyed it.

  • Visited April 2014
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Thank Orakin
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Florida
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21 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Good value, salty food.”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 28, 2014 via mobile

If your looking for the most bang for your buck then ole times is a great place to eat. The food is good but they tend to be quite heavy handed with the salt so keep that in mind. There is a large selection of food which is great and it's a very comfortable atmosphere but you have about a 50/50 chance of getting an attentive server or a very forgetful one.

  • Visited March 2014
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1 Thank ExprtrTvlr
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