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Fred's Southern Kitchen

2120 Harden Blvd, Lakeland, FL 33803-5917
+1 863-603-7080
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  • Excellent52%
  • Very good28%
  • Average15%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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Open Now
07:00 - 20:30 Hours
American, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
€€ - €€€
2120 Harden Blvd, Lakeland, FL 33803-5917
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Reviewed 2 October 2018

We discovered this gem while vacationing in nearby Davenport. It was about a 35 minute drive, but honestly, to get this kind of quality food and service, i would and will be driving longer. It's almost impossible to get Southern cooked food in Florida and...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank SunnyLeeT
Reviewed 16 August 2018

Sloppy presentation of the food,OVERPRICED for what you get. I have reviewed this eatery before, but it is going downhill.

Date of visit: August 2018
1  Thank jfscas
Reviewed 22 July 2018

The buffet is always fantastic! If you have a hard time containing yourself, you're likely to overeat because everything is scrumptious!

Date of visit: May 2018
Thank ConnieWetmoreShelton
Reviewed 15 July 2018

Out of town friends wanted our business lunch at Fred's, we three enjoyed great food and fellowship. Southern cooking buffet always a hit, no miss on this trip. Besides the many proteins and sides, enjoyed an extensive Salad Bar with many prepared cold salads such...More

Date of visit: May 2018
Thank Jim P
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

Date of visit: March 2018
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.

Date of visit: January 2018
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

Date of visit: September 2017
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.

Date of visit: May 2017
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.

Date of visit: April 2017
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

Date of visit: March 2017
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

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Groups, 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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