About Gigi's Restaurant at Ramada Mandarin

GiGi's Restaurant is the perfect dining place for everybody. It offers a healthy, fresh and affordable all-you-can eat buffets 7 days a week. GiGi’s buffet is perfect for a quick work lunch or a leisurely afternoon meal. You will enjoy a variety of entrees, fresh vegetables, extensive salad bar and delicious desserts. Whether you enjoy our Friday and Saturday nights’ Seafood and Prime Rib buffet , GiGi’s Lunch Buffet (Monday – Friday), Everyday Full Hot Breakfast Buffet, or dine on our Sunday Blue Jean Brunch, you will see why GiGi’s is the best in Jacksonville.

3130 Hartley Road
Jacksonville, FL 32257
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
American, Seafood, Steak

Hours of Operation:
Breakfast: Monday - Friday: 6:30am - 9:30am, Saturday - Sunday: 7:00am - 10:00am;
Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:00am - 2:00pm;
Dinner: Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm
Brunch: Sunday: 11:00am-2:00pm

Cross Street:
San Jose Blvd

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(904) 694-4300

Website:
http://www.gigisbuffet.com/

Entertainment:
GiGi's at the Ramada Conference Center, Mandarin shares a building with Jacksonville's premier night spot, The Comedy Zone. The Comedy Zone features nationally known comedians Tuesday - Saturday nights. Visit www.comedyzone.com for more information.

Executive Chef:
Tony Corrente

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Gigi's Restaurant at Ramada Mandarin Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.3

service

4.3

ambience

3.9

value

4.0

Noise

Moderate

85% would recommend it to a friend

Great for Brunch (4)
Comfort Food (3)
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Creative Cuisine (1)
Fit for Foodies (1)
Good for Groups (1)
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Good for Birthdays (1)
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·Dined on November 23, 2017

Excellent in every way. Overall, a wonderful Thanksgiving. We will definitely consider this again next year.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Kid-friendly, Bar Seating, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive
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·Dined on November 23, 2017

Excellent as always for any occasion. The staff are always kind and smiling.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Great for Brunch, Good for a Date, Sunday Lunch, Tasting Menu
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·Dined on November 11, 2017

Clean and good food. Staff was very friendly and service was great. The crab legs were awesome!

Tags: Paleo Friendly
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·Dined on September 29, 2017

The dining room furniture is outdated, the cost of the food was overpriced, cold food sitting in buffet pans under heat lamps.
Frozen food heated up for $40.00.
The best was arriving early and being sat quickly.
Wish there were more food options. Reading the menus the offerings sounded great, looking at the food, was not at all appetizing.
The menu said pan seared Salmon, The only reason we picked the place. The one thing they didn’t have, pan seared Salmon.

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·Dined on September 2, 2017

Birthday dinner was amazing

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 (Jacksonville)·Dined on August 19, 2017

Great food,great service .Crab legs were outstanding, best salad bar that I have seen.

Tags: Romantic, Casual
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·Dined on August 12, 2017

Food options are good. The service is always great.

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Sunday Lunch, Special Occasion
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 (Jacksonville)·Dined on July 28, 2017

The service was fast and friendly. The buffet was mediocre for the price. There are plenty of other venues that serve the same for much cheaper .

Tags: Quick Bite
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 (Savannah)·Dined on July 22, 2017

Great atmosphere and delicious food! We referred by a friend and it was worth trying it out.

Tags: Kid-friendly, Late-night Find, Quiet Conversation, Comfort Food, Good for Groups, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Romantic
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·Dined on July 21, 2017

I really enjoyed my meal here. The all you can eat crab legs with garlic butter was phenomenal! I also enjoyed the sweetest strawberries and the best cheeses. The atmosphere was delightful and the service was prompt and great! I will be returning soon.

Tags: Romantic, Good for Groups, Pre/post Theatre, Casual, Business Meals, Seasonal, Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date, Comfort Food, Worth the Drive
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 (Tallahassee)·Dined on June 25, 2017

Empty at 1 pm on Sunday, few choices on their "brunch" buffet. We were VERY disappointed after reading so many good reviews about this place.

We won't go back unless someone drags us.

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 (Jacksonville)·Dined on June 24, 2017

The food was for the most part good. For what you pay for this buffet, you'd think they would have a more varied selection.

Tags: Casual, Good for a Date
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on June 24, 2017

OMG all u can eat Crab and prime rib Bar was so awesome and freaking good thought they was going to half to roll me out in a wheel barrel this is a must everything was tasty and hot Crab legs stayed coming was very pleased . the service and staff are amazing . I would like to thank the GM manager jarmei for his outstanding service I will be back

Tags: Waterfront, Great for Lunch, Happy Hour, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Fun, Healthy, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Casual, Good for Birthdays, Creative Cuisine
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 (Jacksonville)·Dined on June 18, 2017

The chicken was over cooked, the ribs were good if you could find the ones not over cooked. Over all it was a disappointing Father's Day brunch. We have had brunch their before and it was tasty but not this time. We will not be back.

Tags: Kid-friendly
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 (Jacksonville)·Dined on June 17, 2017

One of my regular stops and picked Gigi's for Father's Day dinner because we had several people with differing food tastes. Gigi's did not disappoint. I will say that if you are not a crab lover, don't go on a night they have crab. At $48 per person, it was a little pricy, but the selection and quality was great. Good food, good service, consistently have a good experience there.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Fun, Good for Groups, Business Meals, Seasonal, Pre/post Theatre, Casual, Great for Lunch, Sunday Lunch
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 (Adelaide / SA)·Dined on June 17, 2017

Very nice and very friendly waitress and great food.

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 (Jacksonville)·Dined on June 17, 2017

Not worth the price. Prime rib not good and really slow service.

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 (Jacksonville)·Dined on June 10, 2017

The food was fresh except the coconut cake, it was a little stale. Overall it was a great experience.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Great for Outdoor Dining, Healthy, Creative Cuisine, Fun, Good for Groups, Comfort Food, Worth the Drive, Sunday Lunch, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Hot Spot
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 (Jacksonville)·Dined on June 4, 2017

We thoroughly enjoyed our Sunday Brunch at GiGi's. The selection of food (both breakfast and lunch items) was very good.

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Special Occasion, Casual, Great for Brunch
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 (Orlando)·Dined on June 3, 2017

Crab legs were overlooked and the food was just ok. Not worth the price

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 (Jacksonville)·Dined on June 2, 2017

The crab legs were awesome! The seasoning was just right because I don't care for spice. I know the price went up after May 31st (my birthday was actually on the 30th), but I was fixated on having crab legs, so I was not disappointed at all!!!. Our server was cordial and very helpful as well. This was our first time and we appreciated being able to do the "Open Table" reservations and not having to wait for a table. The only suggestion is to have a broiled fish option on the menu and the bar that is not stuffed with crab. My husband is allergic to shellfish, but can eat fish like salmon or cod. Even so...was a very pleasant experience!!!

Tags: Special Occasion, Tasting Menu
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 (Jacksonville)·Dined on May 14, 2017

The food was mediocore and did not meet my expectations. My booth seat was low and I was not level to the table. The server would ask to refill the drinks and never brought them. The waiter tried to push the free mimosas on us and we did not want them. They ran out of desserts and none of the food was labeled. There was a questionable looking casserole and the breakfast food did not have variety. Very disappointed and left hungry.

Tags: Comfort Food
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 (Jacksonville)·Dined on May 14, 2017

It was great!! Food was delicious and there were many choices with the buffet. Cheesecake and chocolate covered strawberries were AWESOME!!

Tags: Seasonal, Great for Brunch, Afternoon Coffee, Tasting Menu, Sunday Lunch, Great for Lunch
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 (Miami)·Dined on May 6, 2017

Luv the Ramada service is good . Food was great except the dessert. The I tried both cakes. And both were not good. One even tasted stale.

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 (Jacksonville)·Dined on May 5, 2017

This place is wonderful. We went for the crab legs and prime rib. The food was great our server was on point, would definitely recommend them to all.

Tags: Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups, Worth the Drive, Pre/post Theatre
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 (Jacksonville)·Dined on May 5, 2017

Im still thinking about the baked chicken so good. Crab legs and fried oysters was wonderful. The fried shrimp could be better. Everything else wonderful.

Tags: Good for a Date, Sunday Lunch, Seasonal, Casual, Business Meals, Healthy
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 (Jacksonville)·Dined on April 29, 2017

My hubby and i attended gigis on april 28th food was excellent..fried shrimp could have been fresher but overall service and good was good

Tags: Tasting Menu, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Jacksonville)·Dined on April 28, 2017

Everything tasted the same. The shrimp was dry, the crab legs had no taste. Nothing had a distinctive taste. If you closed your eyes and ate, you could not tell what you were eating. I will not go backi.

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 (Jacksonville)·Dined on April 25, 2017

Good food. Pretty decent variety, and fresh. Can't beat it for convenience and the price. The service is fantastic!! We celebrate birthdays here!!

Tags: Great for Brunch, Worth the Drive, Good Vegetarian Options, Business Meals, Good for Groups, Comfort Food, Afternoon Tea, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Birthdays, Afternoon Coffee, Disabled Access, Quiet Conversation, Great for Lunch, Sunday Lunch, Kid-friendly, Casual
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 (Jacksonville)·Dined on April 23, 2017

We were at GiGi's for Easter brunch. We absolutely loved it and went back the next Sunday for brunch!

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Disabled Access
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 (Jacksonville)·Dined on April 16, 2017

Easter Brunch was very good; all food selections had excellent quality and presentation was good too. Buffets can be a "hit or miss" proposition, but Gigi's does a superb job with the menu selections and quality taste.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Sunday Lunch, Casual, Good for a Date
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 (Jacksonville)·Dined on April 8, 2017

Have been there on several occasion over the years and I do have to say that I was very disappointed. The food was lukewarm at best, chicken Marsala had no flavor, prime rib was very tough seem that it was more of top round roast. Was differntly not worth 40 bucks, will not be return anytime soon.

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 (Jacksonville)·Dined on April 7, 2017

The prime rib was chewy, the dinner roles hard as a hockey puck, the shrimp was not rotated and very hard to bite, the clams were over cooked., no chowder or soup and the crab legs sat in water too long. The waitress was great though!! We explained all of this to the owner, after spending 215 dollars and all he had to say was oh, funny, we get rave reviews. He did not bother to comp us a meal or meals, nothing. Its a new chef obviously and maybe a new owner, but the food there last summer was awesome. We will be looking for a new seafood/crab leg buffet.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (Jacksonville)·Dined on March 12, 2017

I made a reservation at Gigi's restaurant for my mother's birthday breakfast. It was unfortunately a disappointing experience. There was no one to check in with, just a staff member who told us to seat ourselves as she walked past us. The breakfast buffet was marginal in its offerings and both the eggs and potatoes were barely warm when fresh from the serving platters. Our table service was almost non-existent. After we received drinks our waitress disappeared. We had to find her to ask for drink refills, we gave up on condiments, and we had to find her again to ask for our bill. I had hoped for much more but am now taking my mother somewhere else next weekend to make up for the bad experience at Gigi's.

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 (Birmingham)·Dined on March 3, 2017

I was in town for business and brought my husband along for some quality time. We had dinner at GiGi's before going to the show at the Comedy Zone. Both Gigi's and the Comedy Zone are right there in the lobby of the Ramada. So very convenient to check in, eat a wonderful dinner, see a hilarious comedy show and then complete the evening with a visit to the piano bar.

Tags: Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Jacksonville)·Dined on February 25, 2017

It was awesome night for me and my husband, would tell my friends about gigi's

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Business Meals, Worth the Drive, Sunday Lunch, Kid-friendly
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 (Jacksonville)·Dined on February 24, 2017

The Prime Rib and Crab Legs were cooked beautifully and were great quality, especially for AUCE. It's a little noisy, but that's because it's busy, which is a great sign. Almost everything I ate was awesome and nothing was bad.

Tags: Fun, Special Occasion, Outstanding Value, Worth the Drive, Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Jacksonville)·Dined on February 18, 2017

The food was very good. $34 for all you can eat crab legs and prime rib along with several others on the buffet menu. I will be going back to eat again.

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 (Jacksonville)·Dined on February 14, 2017

WE GOT SEATED NEXT TO ALL THE STAFF ROLLING SILVERWARE AND CUTTING UP VERY NOISY AND REALLY UNPROFESSIONAL. WAS THERE FOR VALENTINES DINNER COULD NOT HERE MY DATE. OVER PRICED FOR ALL THE NOISE AND SINGING AND HORSE PLAY

Tags: Tasting Menu
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 (Jacksonville)·Dined on February 14, 2017

Friendly staff and pleasant ambience, but lackluster food and questionable cleanliness. Certainly a nice step up from the typical buffet, but it still suffers from several of the typical troubles in buffet dining -- the food was mediocre and the table, plates and utensils weren't thoroughly clean. Lots of potential, but just not quite what I was hoping for.

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