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Fred's Southern Kitchen

1401 West Doctor Martin Luther King Junior Boulevard, Plant City, FL 33563-5027
+1 813-752-7763
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  • Excellent69%
  • Very good23%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“fried chicken” (82 reviews)
“pecan pie” (17 reviews)
“black eyed peas” (12 reviews)
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American, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
££ - £££
1401 West Doctor Martin Luther King Junior Boulevard, Plant City, FL 33563-5027
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Ate here for the first time last night. Amazing southern food no doubt. But what impressed me more than that was how clean the buffet was. We ate at 8pm so I was concerned the buffet would have been picked through thoroughly at that point...More

Thank Kristie D
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We met a friend for lunch and what a wonderful surprise. The food was excellent and the servers where wonderful. A nice southern place to eat with nice people.

Thank Jahmai
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Popular local eatery where queues are a regular feature at weekends. The food is fresh and the service is good. I recommend the buffet at weekends

Thank colin g
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The family bid on a gift basket of local restaurants at a fund raiser. One of them was for this great southern restaurant. Set up as a buffet, but with down home food that tasted home made. Definitely a delight for a southern palette.

Thank Mkildal
Reviewed 28 April 2018 via mobile

This was our first visit. We saw the billboard on I-4 so we decided to stop. We were worried when we turned on the street since it looked like an industrial area but immediately saw tons of cars in the parking lot. The restaurant was...More

Thank cmorgan50
Reviewed 9 April 2018

The food here is absolutely wonderful! Good down home Southern cooked food that I have not found anywhere else around this part of Florida! We left here so full and they even had Strawberry Shortcake and Pecan Pie! I loved this place and will definitely...More

Thank marilyn6510848
Reviewed 3 April 2018 via mobile

Wonderful soul food lunch buffet. Attentive servers. Fresh strawberry shortcake was terrific. Fred’s offers a number of price options based upon number of visits to the buffet. Eat local!

Thank Lucretia_Borgia
Reviewed 31 March 2018 via mobile

I will keep this short. This is a serve yourself smorgasbord of mostly southern cooking. All main meal selections are good. Limited desert selections. Kids eat free Monday and Tuesday. Very casual. Very well attended so you may have a wait. I would return.

Thank ejmoller
Reviewed 31 March 2018

The atmosphere is nice and the buffet looks good, but for the most part it seemed average to me. The food wasn't bad but it wasn't special. There's a bbq place almost right next to Freds. Next time I'll try that place instead.

Thank Tripper4Life
Reviewed 30 March 2018 via mobile

This was my first visit, and I will definitely be going back! We had a party of six, with three kids. The kids were not impressed with the buffet and we almost left, when they told us they had a menu as well. This was...More

Thank PurdueGirl84
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16 November 2017|
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Response from SHARA H | Reviewed this property |
The breakfast buffet is 7 days a week and is $5.99 for 55+. The hours for the restaurant is 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. I'm not sure what time breakfast ends and lunch begins (call them at 813-752-7763).
13 July 2017|
Response from Rkstep | Reviewed this property |
Maybe, i have never been too concerned with what entree would be served. The vegetable varieties are what brings me back!!!
1 June 2017|
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Response from joestro | Reviewed this property |
well the lunch meat is usually yesterdays smoked meat , so the dinner meal would probably be the best.and Saturday would probably be your best bet.they may not BBQ on Sunday and is usually a day were restaurants try to get... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Buffet, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa
Good for
Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
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
Fred's Market Restaurant serves up a special taste of farm-to-plate freshness, on our MarketTableTM. Our food is slowly cooked in a natural and unprocessed way, served in a cozy atmosphere full of warmth and fun. We don't compromise on quality or character whether it's the ingredients in our dishes or the attitudes of our people. It's southern comfort that's pure and hearty all the way to the core and it's all found at Fred's Market Restaurant.
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