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Fred's Southern Kitchen

1401 West Doctor Martin Luther King Junior Boulevard, Plant City, FL 33563-5027
+1 813-752-7763
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  • Excellent70%
  • Very good22%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“fried chicken” (91 reviews)
“pecan pie” (17 reviews)
“ribs” (42 reviews)
Open Now
07:00 - 21:00 Hours
American, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
€€ - €€€
1401 West Doctor Martin Luther King Junior Boulevard, Plant City, FL 33563-5027
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Reviewed 18 March 2011

Now called Fred's Southern Kitchen (same family & location) this place is amazing. The food was incredibly tasty, well seasoned and fresh from the farmers market. My husband said that it reminded him of the times he ate with his family on their farm in...More

Date of visit: March 2011
Thank misskitty48
Reviewed 15 August 2010

Believe the good reviews - they're true. The food is good. They are supposed to close at 3p on Sundays. I think they have a hard time getting the people to stop eating by three!

Thank MetothaE
Reviewed 29 April 2010

The servers are great girls that are high school honor students. The food is always fresh! Never sitting out for hours, I specially love the catfish and handmade desserts!

Thank innominate_8988
Reviewed 1 August 2009

My husband has had lunch here many times and we were passing through Plant City and stopped for dinner. What a treat and nice surprise! Very friendly staff, GREAT food and very clean! We had the buffet & everything was hot. One taste of the...More

Thank 2BOYSMOM44
Reviewed 10 May 2008

We used to enjoy Buddy Freddies when the Johnson family owned it but won't go any more, It became nasty after they sold it. We were delighted when Fred Johnson opend Fred's Market Restaurant. We dine there at least once a week and absolutly love...More

1  Thank plantcityzoo
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Reviewed 28 January 2008

the Johnsons are fantastic. country deep-fried homestyle!

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Reviewed 8 July 2007

This restaurant is owned by the Johnson Family who has operated Buddy Freddy's restaurant for many years. This restaurant offers a great buffet as well as a full menu with everything from hamburgers to steaks. All food is prepared with quality and good southern cooking....More

5  Thank spencerflorida
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16 November 2017|
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Response from SHARA H | Reviewed this property |
The breakfast buffet is 7 days a week and is $5.99 for 55+. The hours for the restaurant is 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. I'm not sure what time breakfast ends and lunch begins (call them at 813-752-7763).
13 July 2017|
Response from Rkstep | Reviewed this property |
Maybe, i have never been too concerned with what entree would be served. The vegetable varieties are what brings me back!!!
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Buffet, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa
Good for
Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
08:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1401 West Doctor Martin Luther King Junior Boulevard, Plant City, FL 33563-5027
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Plant City
  • Phone Number: +1 813-752-7763
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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