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“A go to place to eat good southern food!”
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Fran's Place
Ranked #76 of 214 Restaurants in Brunswick
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Reviewed 23 May 2017 via mobile

Parking great; service great; plenty of food; all fresh goofed perfect NOT greasy not salty; clean clean place price cheap!!!! Very enjoyable tables big!
It is paper plates but they do have metal utensils;

Thank kingslane
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Reviewed 15 April 2017

Good value buffet at $11.50 per person. Seafood was awesome. Many of the customers come from the campground but they also seem to attract locals and travelers alike. We could smell the seafood and it acted as a great magnet to a hungry traveller.

Thank Technobody
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Reviewed 16 March 2017

As good a buffet as one can get in Glynn County. Only available for lunch M-F but Friday offers fried Shrimp that are great!

Thank waynethomas37
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Reviewed 22 February 2017

Why "Unexpectedly"? It's located in a camp grounds off the main roads with no advertising. You'll meet locals here - and I use the term "meet" because pretty much everyone is pleasant and eager to have a little conversation. Wait'll you meet Fran - and you will. Talk about Southern hospitality!!

We had the lunch buffet on 2/22/17 - $10.85 each. If you just gorge yourself on the best fried shrimp you've had in years, you'll agree that $10.85 is a real bargain! Fran's shrimp are small and she manages to thinly batter them. They're oh so tender. But. there's more.

Excellent fried chicken. Don't know how Fran keeps this chicken so moist. Like the shrimp, her coating is thin, doesn't overpower the great chicken. The problem is finding a piece that isn't huge. The same is true with the BBQ chicken. Mrs. Dutch raved over the BBQ chicken. Don't forget the stewed tomatoes (wonderful!), kernel corn, collards, mac-n-cheese, string beans, grits, hush puppies, corn bread. But, that shrimp!

Then there's an outstanding salad bar with just about all the salad stuff you can ever want. Today's soup was Brunswick Stew (Fran's personal recipe). Then continue stuffing yourself at the dessert bar that included homemade (by Fran) cakes (the chocolate is unbelievable). They're constantly adding fresh, hot food to the buffet because that turnover is so great and fast.

Plates and bowls are Styrofoam. Silver knives, forks, soup spoons. Each table has a roll of paper towels (your napkin and/or placemat).

There's a different buffet every weekday. Wednesday it's fried shrimp and friend and BBQ chicken. Most of the time there is soup. Wednesday's buffet is the "expensive one".

Endless ice tea. Don't expect anything close to "elegant dining" but do expect great food among wonderful people. (Oh, those shrimp!!)

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Thank Dutch1638
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Reviewed 9 February 2017

I had lunch at Fran's a week ago, and enjoyed it so much that I went back a week later. I enjoy old-style Southern cooking (miss it from my childhood), and Fran supplied the best, and as much as I could eat. YUMMY!!!

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Thank Corine B
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