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McLain Family Steakhouse

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622 Hugh Adams Rd, DeFuniak Springs, FL 32435-3435
+1 850-892-2402
10:30 - 21:00
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Sun 07:00 - 21:00
Mon - Fri 10:30 - 21:00
Sat 07:00 - 22:00
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Niceville, Florida
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182 reviews
152 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I've been here before for lunch and the Seafood Buffet, but never for breakfast. We were passing today and decided to stop and so glad we did, it can't get any better. Up on arriving a couple stopped us in the parking lot and asked if they served breakfast. I said they did but I hadn't tried it. They left... More 

Thank youraway
Poinciana, Florida
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27 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Visited McLain's as a group of 50 people for lunch on our way to Biloxi. The food was excellent; well seasoned and fresh. We had people that did not eat meat and they cooked fish for them and the fish was outstanding. Heather, our waitress, was pleasant and smiling while making sure everyone had everything they needed. She is worth... More 

Thank NewAttitudeRH
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went with a big group, called ahead, and was seated right away. For a group of 20 we only had one waitress. Let me tell you that one waitress worked her butt off! We never had a half empty drink, unless someone downed it right away, only to be refilled just as quickly. She checked up on us often,... More 

Thank Hannah C
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3 reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

It's been awhile since we've been to McLain's, so we decided to give the Saturday lunch buffet another shot. We waited several minutes before being acknowledged after sitting down, but at least the server was friendly. The buffet offered very few choices. The fried chicken was decent, the fried shrimp was average, but the veggie selection was poor. The soups... More 

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Odessa, FL
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12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We chose to eat here while staying in DeFuniak Springs for the weekend. We all ordered the steak and shrimp buffet that they have on Friday and Saturday nights. First, I started with a salad, everything was very fresh and their ranch dressing was amazing to me. I then went to the hot items. They should not call it a... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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146 reviews
97 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 184 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

First, allow me to say, this is NOT a steakhouse. McLains does serve steak on its menu and it is below average. Another thing, I am a transplanted Northerner and don't care for Southern cuisine. The items on the buffet are southern cuisine. Mac n cheese, okra and tomatoes, Lima beans, fried chicken, catfish etc. I had the fried chicken... More 

Thank Tom L
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Floored at the reviews! It is a shame that most people only come on if they have a bad review. This place stays packed. That speaks for itself. Huge buffet, great steaks, excellent family atmosphere. I guess even one bad review a day isnt too bad when they feed 400 to 500 a day! No, I am not an employee... More 

Thank Stacy M
Mossy Head, Florida
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16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 February 2017

I hate to give a bad review of any place and it is possible that the place has changed since we went. That being said we have eaten there several times, each time hoping things would be different but after this last time we will not be back again. I think the place was being renovated at the time we... More 

Thank sel1891
DeFuniak Springs, Florida
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 February 2017

We stopped in around 4:00 p.m. They have buffets but we decided to order from the menu. With the ribeye steak, you get unlimited salad bar so we did that. Clean salad bar area. Fresh. Steak was very good, too. Their dinner buffet does offer steak but it is the sirloin only.

Winter Haven
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324 reviews
118 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 142 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 February 2017 via mobile

As this was close to the hotel we were staying at, we decided to eat here We choose the buffet, there was plenty of choice, from salads, to ribs to chicken pot pie Definitely a local place, although not the best buffet I have eaten at, definitely not the worst either The food tasted good, it was the temperature it... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, Groups, Kids
Open Hours
07:00 - 21:00
10:30 - 21:00
10:30 - 21:00
10:30 - 21:00
10:30 - 21:00
10:30 - 21:00
07:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 622 Hugh Adams Rd, DeFuniak Springs, FL 32435-3435
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Florida Panhandle  >  DeFuniak Springs
  • Phone Number: +1 850-892-2402

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?