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Fred's Market Restaurant

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
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2120 Harden Blvd, Lakeland, FL 33803-5917
+1 863-603-7380
08:00 - 21:00
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Plant City, Florida
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70 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Put the phones forward, closed the office, whole group took off for Fred's for lunch. Great ambiance, service, and the food was the star. Enjoyed fried chicken, my favorite rutabagas and other country style veggies. One plate and visit to the market table was enough for me, this big guy was very satisfied and smiling.

Thank Jim P
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225 reviews
199 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

First time here Great food Great service. Prices are really good . Lots of salad and hot food to chose from .

Thank jeff2411
Lakeland, Florida
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340 reviews
302 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I usually love eating here when I am famished, BUT, this time was not such a good experience. The chicken had been on the food bar too long and was hard and tough and dry, the dumplings were undercooked, the salad bar was not well stocked, my waitress was more interested in the table of 4 men than in checking... More 

Thank June G
Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
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96 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I love southern cuisine. Fred's is a big buffet of southern based stuff but certainly not the best I ever had. For $15 you can eat a lot of fried chicken, greens, black eyed peas and other things.

Thank tom g
Lakeland, Fla.
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56 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017

As good as any... fresh veggies prepared like your southern grandma would... great value, varied plans for amounts and cost such as one-trip, blue plates, etc. Kids under 2 eat free with paying adult. Something for everyone!

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57 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 January 2017

Get the salad bar and get whatever you want to eat and as much as you want! Can be a little bit of a wait on a Sunday afternoon, but worth it.

Thank Rheadaria
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 December 2016

Patrick waited on us and explained the different options. I had the salad bar and my husband had the full buffet. They have the best fresh salad around. We actually went twice in 2 weeks.

Thank Kitty B
Fredericton, Canada
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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 December 2016

This restaurant has plenty of waitresses and plenty of food. The buffet has such a variety that it can be overwhelming. The key is to take your time and enjoy everything. More than one trip will be necessary.

Thank BAD61
Lakeland, Florida
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340 reviews
302 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 December 2016 via mobile

Found it difficult to understand new, to me, menu. Waitress explained it and I ordered the BLUE PLATE SPECIAL. SALAD BAR well stocked and clean. Carrot and broccoli salads moist and delicious. Chili soup with some added roast beef juice to thin it out very good. Chicken leg too tough, overfried, poorly coated and not good. Fish very good. Fried... More 

Thank June G
Kitchener, Ontario, Canada
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140 reviews
122 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 November 2016

Went Friday night for the special Smoked Sirloin roast.. (did not taste smoked, and was chewy) Has become a bulk eat place, flavor was not the same. If I wanted food this bad I would go to Golden Corral. Will not be back

Thank Don C

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Buffet, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Groups, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
08:00 - 21:00
08:00 - 21:00
08:00 - 21:00
08:00 - 21:00
08:00 - 21:00
08:00 - 21:00
08:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2120 Harden Blvd, Lakeland, FL 33803-5917
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Central Florida  >  Lakeland
  • Phone Number: +1 863-603-7380
An awesome buffet with good, fresh food!

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?