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Fred's Southern Kitchen

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$$ - $$$
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1401 West Doctor Martin Luther King Junior Boulevard, Plant City, FL 33563-5027
+1 813-752-7763
07:00 - 21:00
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Sun 08:00 - 21:00
Mon - Sat 07:00 - 21:00
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Punta Gorda, Florida
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130 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Finally found a true southern buffet. On a recent trip to Plant City, we stopped at Fred's after seeing the reviews on Trip Advisor. Although I live in Florida now, I lived in North Carolina most of my life, I know southern buffets and Fred's is a true southern buffet. Service was good and so was the food. I would... More 

Thank CaribLover_8
Lutz FL
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132 reviews
98 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Great place for family dining. We came here when we learned the sister (bbq) restaurant was closed on Sundays. What's up with that! Our loss turned out to be a gain with only a 20 min wait after church at 1:15pm. Our waitress was personable, kind and efficient. It did feel like a 10 family Thanksgiving..Lots of comfort foods, perfectly... More 

Thank TravelTampaHgl
Gillette, Wyoming
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35 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My friend suggested this place after visiting it the previous week. He said it was like Thanksgiving dinner all over again. I decided to try it and two of the things that I'd say were the best were the chicken and sweet potato casserole. The casserole was extremely good and should almost be a dessert because it was so sweet.... More 

Thank Garrett S
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

By far the best southern cooking in Florida. Any time I visit Plant City...it's a must stop. And their Pecan Pie warmed up with a scoop of vanilla ice cream is to die for

Thank Julie M
Parrish, Florida
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14 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

All homemade cooking, family owned for generations. They have chicken, fish, ribs, real mashed potatoes, plenty of veggies to choice from, large salad bar, warm corn bread and more, plus lots of deserts all homemade. A must try. They did not take reservations.

Thank Ellen S
Land O Lakes, Florida
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you go here your best bet is the buffet. They have a breakfast, lunch and dinner, but my favorite is lunch. Fresh vegetables from the local farmer's market. My favorites are the fried chicken and fried catfish. Also the fried green tomatoes. Did I say fried? Also love the corn casserole, and the okra, and stewed tomatoes. Cabbage and... More 

Thank Kathy K
Plant City, Florida
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Freds has a great breakfast buffet. They also offer southern cooking lunch and dinner buffet that are pretty good.

Thank jnh0125
plant city
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19 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Been here a few times, breakfast here is awesome, you can't go wrong, not a big fan of dinner though

Thank robinsA5557HH
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34 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Wonderful buffet place to eat. Big selection of southern food. I highly recommend this place if you're in the plant city area. They have a wonderful breakfast too.

Thank JayZ863
Davenport, Florida
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37 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

They have a home style buffet the food is good but the pricing sucks. One price if you make one trip another price if you make more trips. No senior discounts you can't even go up for dessert unless you pay the second price.

Thank Linda R

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
08:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1401 West Doctor Martin Luther King Junior Boulevard, Plant City, FL 33563-5027
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Plant City
  • Phone Number: +1 813-752-7763

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