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2469 W US Highway 90, Lake City, FL 32055-4738
+1 386-752-1670
10:30 - 21:30
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Sun 10:30 - 20:00
Mon - Thu 10:30 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 10:30 - 21:30
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Pensacola, FL
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417 reviews
268 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 138 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is the best buffet you will ever eat. Their array of items on either of the 3 buffet bars, Hot bar, Salad Bar, Desert bar are abundant and delicious. I do not believe anyone would go in and taste everything they offer as you would be full before you got through the entire selections. Vegetables taste like they are... More 

1 Thank JiamesB
Valdosta, Georgia
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016

Excellent food. A great variety and wonderful salad bar. Service was very good and the food was good and hot. Two people can eat all they can hold with drinks and tax and tip for about $24.00 . You can also buy some excellent tomatoes and spuds on your way out....Don't forget the mixed soft Ice cream cone when leaving.... More 

1 Thank NASvj61Mir
Live Oak, Florida
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13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016

I'm not big on buffets cause I don't eat THAT much. When I pay for all you can eat, I tend to overdo. So when I ate here, I did overdo. I found the food to be salty. The choices of main dishes and sides and desserts were plentiful. I can't say anything in particular was delicious and worth raving... More 

Thank nanapapa312
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33 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016 via mobile

Excellent southern down home cooking. This place has a nick name of the hog troff. Tag line of Southern cooking makes you good looking with a fat pig logo. Self explanatory. Lots and lots of pans of great food. You need self control to eat here. Very easy to overeat here.

Thank Ghowd
Cornelius NC
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472 reviews
391 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 113 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2016

It's a very good buffet but if you're traveling on I-75, be prepared to drive about a mile east on US 90 to the Lake City Mall. In some respects, much like a Golden Corral but with a more basic theme centered around Southern Cooking. A lot of various options available but my favorite was the Fried Chicken. Cooked just... More 

Jacksonvile, Florida
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23 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016 via mobile

Food wasn't that great, just a lot of it! Typical Southern fried food. Waitresses weren't too attentive, was only asked once if I wanted a refill. Expensive for what you get $13.95 plus drink. Over $60 for family with a tip. No discount for child under 12. Not my favorite.

Thank trev7676
Clearwater, Florida
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658 reviews
393 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 129 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 October 2016

The place was packed on a Sunday afternoon. Still no waiting to be seated. We tried many different items and we loved them all. Our server was very attentive filling our drinks and removing dirty plates. Prices are fine. There are 2 ways to enter the eatery - from the parking lot or through the Lake City Mall hallway.

Thank Bob19512014
Weirsdale, Florida
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41 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 October 2016 via mobile

what a good place to eat, for the money . great awsome ole fashion home cooking . service is great and the staff was awsome the dessert was awsome for the price its worth going out of the way from the i75 to stop and eat . if u leave hungry there its your own fault . highly recommend .... More 

1 Thank scalpmnoles
Gulf Shores, Alabama
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510 reviews
265 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 325 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 September 2016

I was traveling to Jacksonville and stopped in Lake City for gas and dinner. I wasn't set on anything and just sort of drove up on Ole Times. It sounded good to me. The restaurant is a buffet with lots of selections and a nice salad bar too. I had mostly veggies but did eat a pork chop and piece... More 

Thank Robert C
Bradenton, Florida
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22 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 September 2016

We read all the great reviews so decided we had to try it. The food was good and plentiful but nothing to rave about. We would eat here again, but there are so many other restaurants nearby to choose from.

Thank Charlene M

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Takeout
Good for
Cheap Eats, Groups, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
10:30 - 20:00
10:30 - 21:00
10:30 - 21:00
10:30 - 21:00
10:30 - 21:00
10:30 - 21:30
10:30 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2469 W US Highway 90, Lake City, FL 32055-4738
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Lake City
  • Phone Number: +1 386-752-1670

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?