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“Great Ribs”

Fred's Southern Kitchen
Ranked #73 of 445 Restaurants in Lakeland
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: American
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Good for: Large groups, Families with children
Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Highchairs Available, Parking Available, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Lakeland, Florida
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81 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
“Great Ribs”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 30, 2014

Fred's RIBS are a step above Sonny's BBQ. Sonny's does not offer the many sides and salad bar that Fred's does. At Fred's you can eat all the home style vegetables you want . There chicken is a lot better then Sonny's.

  • Visited April 2014
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English first
Mulberry, Florida
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
“A great meal to start the day!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 14, 2014 via mobile

My husband and I both work nights and when we get off we love to meet here for breakfast before we go home. The buffet has everything we would want to order and beyond. The service is great and the atmosphere is cozy. It's like going good to grandma's for us. I work at the hotel down the road from here and when guests ask me where's a good place for breakfast (even though we have a complementary bfast) or lunch I always refer them to Freds! They come back stuffed, happy and ready for a nap. We just love this place.

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Spring Hill, Florida
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33 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Great Southern Cookin'...Paula Deen would be proud”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 5, 2014

Stopped in today with a friend. WOW ! If you like Southern style cookin", this is the place for you.
Greens, Cabbage, Fried Catfish, Fried Chicken, grits, Fried Green Tomatoes, a great Salad bar, and the waitresses all have great big, beautiful smiles. If you had a southern Grandmother, and you miss her wonderful cooking, go here and be reminded. Yum, Yum, Yum!

  • Visited March 2014
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129 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
“Great breakfast buffet!!!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 2, 2014 via mobile

Went to Fred's for breakfast and found a breakfast buffet that was inexpensively priced with good food!!! Normally good buffets are priced a little higher and normally you eat too much. Breakfast $11.95 but you got a discount to $9.95 if you cleared your plate and didn't waste food. What a great concept! You can go back as many times as you want ... Just take what you are going to eat. Very big southern variety from biscuits and gravy to chicken fried waffles and everything in between. We timed it just right as we arrived at 10:30.... Gave us time to try the breakfast buffet and return for seconds to the lunch buffet (started at 11)... All at the breakfast prices!!! Think you'll over eat? You can order off the regular menu as well. Very southern cooking so don't go counting calories!!

Visited March 2014
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Lakeland, Florida
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30 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Home Cooking”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 7, 2014

Fantastic food! We moved to the area 6 months ago and every time we drive by, they are always busy. We knew we had to try it. We were NOT disappointed at all! You can order off the menu or get the buffet, which we did in order to try everything. There is a wonderful salad bar and dessert bar with fresh pies, cakes and ice cream. Our favorite was the pecan pie. There is something for everyone.

  • Visited December 2013
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