Fred's Market Restaurant

2120 Harden Blvd, Lakeland
(863) 603-7080

Recent Reviews

Lori Lord

First time here. The food was good, not much of a selection. The place was filthy. The gossiping waitresses should spend their time cleaning instead. Expensive too. Golden Corral is much cleaner, more food choices and better price. Won't be back.

Jarrel Haggins

Mediocre lunch food, not much flavor in the food. I do like that they put sinks that they installed sinks next to buffet. Everyone has to wash their hands before serving their plate. And that's every time you go back to get another plane to wash your hands. ?? I feel like every buffet restaurant should have had this way before covid even started ?.

Dr Roger Burt

Seriously, the best tasting highest quality buffet breakfast I have ever eaten. And I travel around the world on a constant basis. And the food quality and the people especially are incredible. Tiffany, our waitress is the most pleasant, hard-working, focused, waitress I have experienced. People like this along with the food make me want to come back from more and more.

Jeremy Carrera

The new manager Marc Ventura is an absolute godsend! He is the best thing to happen to this place since I can remember! Fred's has always been great, the atmosphere has always been welcoming, but I've always felt like something was missing. Marc V. Is definitely what this place needed! The food tastes better, everybody's smiling more, the customers are always greeted and approached by Marc to see how their visit is going, and I haven't seen any young man be so passionate about his job as Marc is! This young man definitely deserves the highest raise and the best benefits possible because there's no way if he was my employee I'd ever let him go! Fred doesn't have to worry about me going anywhere else as long as Marc V is in charge!

cynthia white

Me and my husband ate here on a Sunday. Was excellent food and great waitress Addie. We are from Texas and loved the soul food. And great sweet tea we will be back.

Jasmine Rhodes

My family and I came here from out of town and saw it got great reviews. By who? I don't know. I was absolutely disgusted by how dirty the place is!!! Between the dirty dishes, food/trash all over the buffet and floor and the "waitresses" standing behind the beverage area shoving food and their hands in her mouth and not even washing them before waiting on customers. I will never come back to this place due to the unsanitary reasons which is too bad cause the food isn't too bad.

Kym Grabman

Great food at a great price. Pulled pork was fabulous. All you can eat ribs after 5. Sweet potato casserole is crazy good.

Pepper Wold

Great handi cap parking, have small service animal and service and attention to my needs are greatly female server tended to my every need she prepared my plate and smiled through it all..... I am from Huntsville Al visiting.. but I will return before I head back home... Food was great with great hospitality.. thank you all.. Pepper

Gail Williams-Neal

The food was delicious, they have an excellent variety of mouth watering dishes to choose from. The staff was very friendly, and it's a great family friendly atmosphere following the Covid-19 guidelines.

Dale Peabody

We met family there for lunch and the buffet was awesome!!! Our server Naomi was wonderful. She took the time to explain the menu and everything about the buffet and prices. When you are in Lakeland Fred's is the place for good home cooking!!!

Emily McKinney

While our waitress was sweet, the cleanliness and overall quality of food was poor. Perhaps pandemic issues have come about? The glass that covers the food at the buffet line was smeared and nasty. The floors were were littered with food. The attitude of many of the young men who work there was careless and aloof. It was sad to see what used to be a clean and wonderful place looking so uncared for.

Jennifer Filmon

Wow is all I can say. Normally when I see buffet, I’m prepared for quantity over quality, but Fred’s Market had amazing food. Down home, southern yummy cooking. The macaroni and cheese was to die for! I went on Tuesday so I could try the mojo pork and was not disappointed. Very satisfied with Fred’s!


We enjoyed the Southern experience in this small town restaurant. Our server was great. There is buffet option with plenty to choose from. They have a sink to wash hands along with gloves. We could taste the freshness. Great value for money as well. Good ambience with wonderful country music in the background. Lot of seating area and well spread out. Would love to come back!

Ron Rogers

Fred’s is a great place to go for home style cooking. They always have a great selection of vegetables that are seasoned just the right amount. Their fried chicken is outstanding and their other meat selections are always good as well. In addition to the great food, the service is always outstanding.

sandy wall

Can’t go wrong here! Very clean and we appreciate the hand washing station and use of gloves at the buffet.

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