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Fred's Southern Kitchen

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1401 West Doctor Martin Luther King Junior Boulevard, Plant City, FL 33563-5027
+1 813-752-7763
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07:00 - 21:00
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Sun 08:00 - 21:00
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51 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016 via mobile

Our kids LOVE Fred's fried chicken. Our little one is a picky eater and we don't have to tell him twice to eat it. Every time we go, we eat the buffet and finish full and pleased. They have a fair share of vegetables and salads to balance their vast offer of proteins (chicken, fish, pork...) and carbs. We love... More 

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Tampa, Florida
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40 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016 via mobile

My husband and I went to Fred's Southern Kitchen for breakfast and it was an excellent choice. Although we were told the would be a 30 min wait, we only waited about 15 mins. Once seated, the waitress took our drink order very quickly. Food is served in an all you can eat buffet style, however they do offer the... More 

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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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6 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2016

Rolled in about 8 pm and the food was hot and plenty full, good service and great staff never had an empty glass and as soon as you finished they would take the empty plate away to avoid clutter, very good.

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Thank forde150
Ormond Beach, Florida
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576 reviews
330 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 365 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 October 2016

Welllllllll….we went. We took our granddaughters on a Sunday afternoon. It was, as expected, crowded. Basically, there is a double buffet line with numerous Southern dishes: mashed sweet potatoes, okra and tomatoes, green beans with ham, limas, and so on. Then there were a few meats: fried chicken, baked & fried chicken, beef stew, ribs (a little too dry without... More 

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Thank Pamgoes
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 October 2016 via mobile

This family owned buffet restaurant has delicious home cooked, farm fresh food. Southern style at its best

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Thank ButlerFamily13
Plant City, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 September 2016 via mobile

Great people, fast service and fantastic food. This is the place you want to go when visiting plant city. Really a great family experience

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Thank srossiter1996
Sevierville, Tennessee
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8 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 September 2016 via mobile

I was born and raised in Tampa, and then moved to Plant city. We discovered this restaurant in 2004 while we lived there. It by far, is the best restaurant anywhere that I have been. I love the fresh vegetables, and all of the meats on the buffet. I have tried other restaurants that claim to have home cooking, or... More 

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Thank amn1973
Tampa, Florida, United States
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29 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 September 2016

For Fried Chicken, Catfish, Corn Casserole, Mashed Potatoes, Greens, etc. And the list goes on. This is an all you can eat buffet in a small town atmosphere. The family has five locations around Florida, so you can't miss them. This is the true definition of American Comfort Food. I have been here many times, and never a bad meal.

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Tampa, Florida
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55 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 September 2016 via mobile

If you find yourself suddenly famished while driving on I-4 half way between Tampa and Orlando, I suggest you exit in Plant City and head over to Fred's. It's country food done very well. I've been there many times and always have a great meal. They offer a wonderful buffet with an endless amount of choices. A particular favorite with... More 

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Sydney, Florida
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37 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016

Fred's has best price in town for early breakfast and buffet that is very fresh and good. The variety is good. If you can't find something to eat here it is not the restaurant's issue. The Johnson family is a long time multiple generation family in the food business. The servers are friendly . I enjoy this place at least... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
American, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
Meals
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
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
Cheap Eats, Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
08:00 - 21:00
Monday
07:00 - 21:00
Tuesday
07:00 - 21:00
Wednesday
07:00 - 21:00
Thursday
07:00 - 21:00
Friday
07:00 - 21:00
Saturday
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?