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Fred's Southern Kitchen

2120 Harden Blvd, Lakeland, FL 33803-5917
+1 863-603-7080
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  • Excellent51%
  • Very good29%
  • Average15%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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“fried chicken” (18 reviews)
“cornbread” (8 reviews)
“ribs” (8 reviews)
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2120 Harden Blvd, Lakeland, FL 33803-5917
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Reviewed 16 March 2018

We have eaten here a couple of times. The southern prepared dishes are delicious,everything is fresh, and staff are friendly and efficient. I love the presentation of the hot foods in large pots, skillets, large glass bowls. The cozy atmosphere adds to the experience -...More

Thank Glenda H
Reviewed 4 February 2018

They offer a wide variety of dishes on their buffet but it really wasn't anything to write home about. They were very accommodating of our large group.

Thank strangenurse
Reviewed 13 October 2017

This is a an old fashioned southern style buffet restaurant which has all the home comfort food you will remember from your child hood. For an English person I had no idea what some of the dishes were so I was a little reluctant to...More

Thank Joanne H
Reviewed 28 May 2017 via mobile

This place is off da hook for down home food! We went for breakfast. .. $7.99!! And we went back for dinner: cornbread, fried chicken, mac n cheese, collards, BBQ ribs..you name it! It's a local Florida 3rd generation family-owned restaurant with several locations.

Thank Seamere
Reviewed 29 April 2017 via mobile

My wife and I truly love the blue plates. Lots of good food...decent price. The ribs and fried chicken are freat.

Thank 19rays1951
Reviewed 13 March 2017 via mobile

Went on a busy Saturday morning and expected a wait (2 adults with three kids) My husband, an immigrant, left his name and was told 20 minutes to wait. 45 minutes later, after inquiring why people with the same number in their party who arrived...More

Thank Dmitri-Mary Y
FredsMarket, Guest Relations Manager at Fred's Southern Kitchen, responded to this reviewResponded 15 March 2017

Hey Mary, This is terrifying to hear and must have been a misunderstanding, we welcome all guests equally, without bias. We want to look into this issue further and ask that you email us mrktfredsmarket@gmail.com with your contact information, so someone can follow up. -Mike

Reviewed 13 December 2016

Ribs, chicken. Home style sides. Salad, Dessert bars are the best. What is BAD when they add steak, shrimp. Fish is pieces are small. Steak when the add it is small cut up pieces of over done beef. Highest rating is for the RIBS. They...More

Thank LakelandAdvisor1
Reviewed 29 November 2016

The portions are very generous, but the quality is good. Great for sandwiches and burgers, as well as salads.

Thank EuroYankee
Reviewed 21 October 2016 via mobile

Their entire breakfast selection is gone by 10:40 am and they push lunch out immediately. There was nothing left for breakfast at 10:45am. Something about the smell of lunch food at breakfast is sickening.

Thank Christina E
Reviewed 6 October 2016 via mobile

Fred's has long been known for its southern cooking - ribs, catfish, fried chicken, pulled pork, beef stew were among the meats offered up tonight. Add in a great selection of veggies - cabbage, pole beans, corn casserole, collards, sweet potato soufflé, black eyed peas,...More

Thank jstancil
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Waitstaff
Good for
Groups, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
08:00 - 15:00
07:00 - 20:30
07:00 - 20:30
07:00 - 20:30
07:00 - 08:30
07:00 - 08:30
07:00 - 20:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2120 Harden Blvd, Lakeland, FL 33803-5917
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Central Florida  >  Lakeland
  • Phone Number: +1 863-603-7080
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