I’m not a big buffet fan, but Ole Times Country Buffet in Warner Robins does it right. The price is fair (even better if you just drink water), everything seems homemade, and the servers do a good job of seeming related to you.
They always have at least five meats, including fried chicken, pork chops, baked chicken, baked ham, fried fish and roast beef.
The vegetables are well-seasoned and not screaming for salt like some places tend to have, from the creamed corn to collards to the black-eyed peas.
They always have freshly made biscuits and corn muffins, and since they have streak-o-lean we’ll forgive them for having Pepsi products.
But the desserts — the desserts! There had to be at least 25 choices when we were there on a Monday night.
I watched as someone cut five peanut butter cream pies and put them out alongside the chocolate cream pie. The homemade lemon squares kept the banana pudding company and the coconut cream only suggested the shape of a pie.
Of course there was soft-serve and cookies like anywhere else, but having two kinds of cobblers, four other pies, and a half-dozen different muffins is what sets them apart.
Other random things you might not know about Ole Times Country Buffet: there are 10 of them located across Florida and Georgia and they are owned by the same company as Smok’n Pig BBQ, keeping the cost down and the quality up. They have a “Thanksgiving Spread” every Sunday and they put seafood on the bar on Friday and Saturday after 4 p.m.
If you like to eat, Southern food in particular, this place is for you. There’s a two-hour requested time limit, so plan wisely.
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Ole Times Country Buffet
Address: 1208 Russell Parkway, Warner Robins
Hours: 10:30 a.m.-9 p.m. Monday-Thursday, 10:30 a.m.-9:30 p.m. Friday-Saturday, 10:30 a.m.-8 p.m. Sunday
Payment: Cash, credit
Kids Menu: No
Noise Level: Low
Health Rating: 96
Price range: $9-$11
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