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“Good Ol' Southern Food”
Review of Buddy Freddys

Buddy Freddys
Ranked #8 of 117 Restaurants in Plant City
Dining options: Breakfast, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Breakfast, Reservations
Oldsmar, Florida
Level 6 Contributor
1,170 reviews
607 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 447 helpful votes
“Good Ol' Southern Food”
Reviewed May 19, 2012

The buffet always has a wide variety of vegetables and meats for lunch as well as an extensive salad bar. My mother lives in Plant City and Buddy Freddy's is perfect for breakfast or lunch when I visit. Choices of food for are terrific -but remember this is southern cooking, which we grew up on and like to taste again once in awhile. They have a great breakfast spread also. If you go for breakfast on Wednesday or Friday it is only (I think) $4.95 including the drink.
They have some good desserts, too. You get a lot of food for the price and have plenty of choices. Afterwards, relax in rockers on the porch.

Be sure to ask for the senior discount, I think it is 55 and older.

  • Visited May 2012
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Thank mixaconsulting
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English first
Tampa, Florida
Level 1 Contributor
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Management is Questionable!”
Reviewed May 18, 2012

Been eating @ the Plant City location off & on over the yrs. Several of the servers are lazy -VS- servers being employed there over the yrs do take their job serious. Had a handicap individual join my family today for lunch, he ask the server for a condiment, she told the individual he could get this from the buffet himself, I ask if she would get it for him. (Tip?)

Definitely got the impression today, not a place to hang out if you chose to sip tea and talk or a slow eater.

I am a senior citizen, was not offered the senior discount, was told by the guy running the cash register, due to reduce price for lunch, there are no senior discounts offer. Must recently changed, have been receiving the senior price.

The food is usually good, the last few times, the fried chicken, leg/thigh was dry. Their egg rolls are excellence, they no longer put them out on the buffet, one has to request them, same with bread.

Good Southern hospitality with a southern buffet, not today!

  • Visited May 2012
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4 Thank AngelIves
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Dover, Florida
Level 5 Contributor
94 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
“Not so good anymore...”
Reviewed May 17, 2012

Used to be a good place to eat, now it's not much to talk about.

  • Visited February 2012
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4 Thank Linda B
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Riverview, Florida
Level 6 Contributor
659 reviews
317 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 409 helpful votes
“The original”
Reviewed May 13, 2012

This is the original the buffet chain started from and is now the only location left. Their dinenr buffet has southern favorites such as rudabaga (sp?) sweet pototoe souffle and red velvet cake. Great fried chciken too. An inexpensive filling meal you will enjoy.

  • Visited May 2012
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Thank Stevied888
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Lakeland, Florida
Level 5 Contributor
51 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“this is one of our fav places to eat”
Reviewed April 15, 2012

its a buffet so no waiting for food to cook,food is pretty good,southern style.Alot of things on salad bar and dessert bar.The staff is friendly and the prices isnt bad,alot of food for your money

Visited December 2011
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Thank debilee313
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