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Okefenokee Restaurant

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1507 Third St, Folkston, GA 31537-8907
+1 912-496-3263
11:30 - 23:00
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Sun 11:00 - 23:00
Mon - Sat 11:30 - 23:00
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Port Saint Joe, Florida
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I have eaten at a number of Mom-and-Pop deep-fried, butter-soaked, salt-shocked, county seat country-cooking buffets, and this one was as delicious and calorie-filled as any. Seeing golden-fried chicken strips on the buffet was a first for me, though, as those are usually sold at a premium elsewhere.But there was also fried chicken pieces, and I thought the fried fish was... More 

Thank Boyd E
Valdosta, Georgia, United States
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438 reviews
221 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 119 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Went looking for a lunch place in downtown Folkston.....we weren't excited about the fast food selections along the main highway. So, we went to Main Street and found the Okefenokee Restaurant. What a find!!! We decided on the buffet for $10 including the drink and taxes. Great country cooking. All the dishes we tried were fresh and good! Great salad... More 

Thank Ken S
Georgetown, South Carolina
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26 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

As we were heading to spend a day in the Okefenokee Swamp looking for Snakes and Gators we decided to stop in for breakfast at the Okefenokee Restaurant. It was fairly early (7:00 ish) on a Saturday morning . There were several cars in the parking lot and it appeared to be a local breakfast hotspot. I was a bit... More 

Thank snake59
Kingsport TN
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224 reviews
137 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

There is a buffet and a lot of people were digging in! We ordered from the menu as we did not want a lot. The wait person was very nice and was working hard. What we had was good and considering the mass of people was good service

Thank Jekyll
Dacula, Georgia
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694 reviews
497 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 233 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 February 2017

Dropped in for lunch today for my first visit. Decided to eat from the buffet and that also was a very solid choice. They had all kinds of good stuff on it, but I really enjoyed the fish and popcorn shrimp, plus a bowl of seafood gumbo! With tea, the total was $10 exactly. Very good price for what you... More 

Thank jgwisdom
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34 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 January 2017 via mobile

This restaurant had very good breakfast. We went on a weekday morning and there was a brisk business.

Thank Rentongal2
Chambersburg, Pennsylvania
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164 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 January 2017 via mobile

If your staying in the area or just passing through, this is a great local restaurant, I am not a big buffet fan, that being said theirs looked great with a great salad bar. I opted for the Thursday special, a reuben and the best onion rings I have had in a long time. Place was clean, everyone was friendly... More 

Thank Fulltimevagabonds
Salt Springs, Florida
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538 reviews
405 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 179 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 January 2017 via mobile

Great burgers and great sandwiches they also have awesome buffet for only $10. You will not leave here hungry great service and spotless

Thank Ronald E
Jacksonville, Florida
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22 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2017

I live in Jacksonville, FL and occasionally travel Northbound on US1 to visit other friends and relatives when passing through the State of Georgia. I try to schedule my visits through Folkston around a meal time, when passing through, in order to ensure a meal at the Okefenokee Restaurant. Although, the city is the gateway to the Okefenokee Swamp tourist... More 

Thank ThomasL6
Gainesville, Florida
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36 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 November 2016

Had lunch with a party of 4, Was greeted and seated immediately. Super buffet filled with many "Southern" entrees. Food was hot and very tasteful. Service was wonderful. Entire place, including the restrooms was very clean,

Thank gator2510

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
11:00 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1507 Third St, Folkston, GA 31537-8907
  • Location: United States  >  Georgia (GA)  >  Folkston
  • Phone Number: +1 912-496-3263

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?