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“Yuck”

Fred's Market Restaurant
Ranked #25 of 446 Restaurants in Lakeland
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: American
Description: 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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Description: 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.
Bradenton, Florida
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34 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Yuck”
Reviewed 25 November 2013

The buffet looked good but the hot food was room temperature. Not safe. Salad bar was typical.
When I went to the restroom is was dirty.If they don't keep the restrooms clean what does the kitchen look like. The butter bowl hadn't been washed. Seats crusted with food.

  • Visited November 2013
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English first
Brooksville, Florida
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390 reviews
274 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 360 helpful votes
“Beyond our expectations”
Reviewed 1 November 2013 via mobile

Fantastic huge buffet for someone who typically dislikes buffets. The difference is this place has fresh food that tastes homemade. Food is hot and delicious. Tastes like it was made to order and not just dumped out of a super sized can. Staff is charming and friendly prices are fair. If Fred were a real man I'd beg him to marry me! At last a buffet where you can eat healthy and still love the taste of every bite. Oh, except dessert there's probably nothing healthy about their fantastic decadent dessert selection but who cares when they taste that amazing.

  • Visited November 2013
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Thank Travelergirlfrom1972
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Frankfurt, Germany
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73 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
“Stay away if your not hungry!”
Reviewed 29 July 2013

What excellent food and service. My iced tea glass never got less than half full, our plates were removed, and check brought in a timely manner.

If you go, get the buffet, the ribs fall off the bone, and be sure to try the Shrimp Jumbalia!

Visited July 2013
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Lakeland, Florida
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34 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“nice family restaurant but too crowded”
Reviewed 20 June 2013

they cram too many tables together, food good - but kind of noisey- must have time to spend, service slow especially for beverages

Visited May 2013
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Thank caravan47
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Lakeland, Florida
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
“Good buffet”
Reviewed 4 June 2013

Wonderful variety from the salad bar to the main course items to the dessert bar. The fried chicken is especially good. Many "Southern cooking" items also offered. One can also eat from the menus.

Visited January 2013
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Thank Richard F
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