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Gigi's Restaurant at Ramada Mandarin, Jacksonville, FL

Gigi's Restaurant at Ramada Mandarin

3.4
3.4
589 Reviews
$31 to $50
American

GiGi's Restaurant is the perfect dining place for everybody. It offers a healthy, fresh and affordable all-you-can-eat Seafood Buffet. Table presentations of our exceptional salads with our Signature Salad Dressing along with Fresh Bread and Specialty made Seafood appetizers. We have an amazing selection of desserts for you to choose from-brought directly to your table. We are sure that you will enjoy our Friday and Saturday nights’ All You Can Eat GiGi's Seafood Buffet. We also have our Blue Jean Brunch on Sunday for those of you looking for good home-style cuisine. The Omelettes are amazing and served directly to the table. Come visit GiGi’s and you will see why GiGi’s is the best in Jacksonville.

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Booked 6 times today
Experiences are available.

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    American, Seafood, Steak

  • Hours of operation

    Brunch Sun 11:00 am–2:00 pm Dinner Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (904) 694-4300

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive chef

    David Meade

  • Private party facilities

    For those groups wishing a more private atmosphere, we offer banquet facilities catering with space allocated for appropriate distancing. In our Restaurant under current State guidance, you can have up to 10 persons.

  • Private party contact

    Sergey Tonakanyan: (904) 694-4303

  • Neighborhood

    Jacksonville

  • Cross street

    San Jose Blvd and I295

  • Parking details

    None

  • 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.

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Experiences

  • Sunday Brunch

    $16.95 per person

    Multiple dates available
    Various Breakfast and Lunch Items. Enjoy Specialty Omelets or Build your own. Fresh made Waffles. $3 MIMOSA's

What 589 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

3.4
3.4 based on recent ratings
  • 3.1Food
  • 3.9Service
  • 3.1Ambience
  • 3Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Jacksonville / Northeast Florida

    Good for Groups

  • Jacksonville

    Good for Groups

  • Jacksonville

    American

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  1. DB

    DonnaB

    Jacksonville

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall4food4service4ambience3

    The Father's Day buffet was very good. My husband enjoyed it and it wasn't overcrowded. We may visit again.

  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Jacksonville

    5 reviews

    1.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall1food1service1ambience1

    Staff was attentive it is not their fault the meals are overpriced and poor quality.food. For Father’s Day and the higher price expectations had not been met. The food was not very good. The so call prime rib was nothing more than da pot roast that was not very good. If you need you colon cleanses and don’t mind spending $39,99 per person then this is the place for you! Stay away You could go through drive through at an restaurant and get a better meal.

  3. FR

    FRANCESM

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall2food3service1ambience1

    Online ad misleading. Not worth the money. Tables on top of each other. Trays empty for at least ten minutes before the chef came out to look.

  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    Father’s Day for my husband

  5. RD

    RyanD

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall1food1service1ambience1

    Do not waste your time total ripoff this place is a joke

  6. RH

    RicH

    Jacksonville

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience2

    I love this buffet, and the food is usually great, but tonight it was badly understaffed and the waitress was not able to keep up with the customers. The steamed crab legs I ordered came out half frozen and a very large and noisy group was seated in the center of the restaurant which ruined the atmosphere for the rest of us. The food was good and plenty of it, the staff was friendly but not as available as usual. This was not the norm that I was accustom to, Perhaps it was an off night, I still recommend it as the best buffet I have been to.

  7. DB

    DonnaB

    Jacksonville

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 5, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience3

    The restaurant was clean and comfortable. It was not crowded at the time we went. No one asked if I had reservations, which I did, and was seated, of course, at a table in the back in front of the exit door. (The place was almost empty). The food selection was about average. I was surprised the breakfast selection was not as good. There was no sausage or sliced ham on the buffet. Also, couldn't get a veggie omelet, as spinach and diced tomatoes were not available. The omelet that I did get was tasty. The staff was friendly and attentive. However, I'm willing to give this brunch another chance.

  8. CM

    ChrisM

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 28, 2022

    overall1food1service5ambience1

    The server was top notch but the food was lacking. There was no fish on the seafood buffet. No fish!! The deviled crab was good until they replenished it and then it was just breading and no flavor. There are exactly 2 salad dressings and the "lettuce" mix was like eating weeds. You have to ask for desserts and then the portions are tiny. It was not worth $100+ for the 3 of us.

  9. KT

    KTR85

    Greensboro

    9 reviews

    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on May 13, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience3

    The Prime Rib and Seafood buffet was a very good value for the price. There were 2 items we think needed better attention. 1st, the fried chicken, while very crispy and tasty, was a bit too greasy. The buffet pan needs a rack in it to keep the chicken from sitting in the grease. 2nd, the dinner rolls were sitting in a hot buffet pan so the bottoms were hard. Otherwise, we really enjoyed the variety. We had one member of our party that did not eat seafood but was very happy with the options available. The Prime Rib was perfectly cooked, with horseradish sauce and au jus. The mashed potatoes were also very good. Two members of our party ordered the add-on crab legs, 1.5 pounds perfectly steamed and seasoned, plenty for 2 to share. They were worth the additional cost. The dessert options that are included are a nice touch. Overall, a great meal, we will be back. One other small suggestion, have a drink menu that includes wine, beer, and cocktails. Thank you.

  10. SF

    SheriF

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    It had been a while since we did a brunch, this Mother's Day brunch was perfect. I have got to add the omelet was the best I had enjoyed in years! So full of flavor! Everyone was so nice and I loved seeing all the mom's dressed up. Doesn't happen a lot in my life. We will definitely be back. Hopefully, sooner than later.

  11. s

    shanekac

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall2food1service5ambience5

    I took my mom here for Sunday Brunch this past Sunday for Monday days. We both was sick the next day. The food was good, but I don’t believe it was cooked all the way and some of the warmers was not working because most of our food was not hot.

  12. SR

    SoledadR

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3

    For special occasions, it is the place to go to. There's not too many Buffets in town. You do get your money's worth.

  13. M

    Moneqb

    Jacksonville

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience3

    Appreciate them for accommodating us even though we were 15 minutes late to our reservation thanks to traffic. Variety of food selection. Taste was ok. Paid $40 per person for Mother's Day brunch and I don't think it was worth $40, but it is what it is. Waitress was pleasant and attentive. Staff very friendly.

  14. SW

    StephanieW

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall4food3service4ambience4

    Mothers Day brunch was ok, but the food was not anything outstanding. Definitely not worth the $39.95 cost. I would not spend that kind of money again for a brunch menu.

  15. v

    vbamber

    Jacksonville

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 1, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience2

    The food was fair. They did some dishes well like the veggies, mashed potatoes, biscuits and the egg Benedict and the fruit cocktail. Several items were cold. The scrambled eggs were tasteless, bacon extremely overcooked, waffle station not affective. Overall, it was a ok. Sever was very pleasant and the tables were very close together.

  16. AL

    AlefiaL

    Jacksonville

    2 reviews

    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 30, 2022

    overall1food1service5ambience2

    The food was disgusting, old rubbery and not nearly the quality I thought it would be. Captain D’s us better and that’s sad.

  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Jacksonville

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 17, 2022

    overall1food1service2ambience1

    Food was disappointing. Many items were gone and not replaced such as the ham, deviled crab, many deserts. Food was not worth the price. When I complained, I was told we were at the last seating. They should have told us certain foods were out before we sat down.

  18. PE

    PaulaE

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Was lot different foods choice from only thing no waffle station due to batter.

  19. GI

    GINAK

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 17, 2022

    overall3food1service3ambience2

    Was not worth $40 Advertised a waffle station and there was not one, mgr. claimed it was not their fault but the vendors. I beg to differ, in my opinion, as a mgr\owner it is your responsibility to find a vendor that will produce the products you are advertising or notify the public via your website that this food item will not be available so we are not misled, especially those with children. GIGI's had months to prepare for this Easter Brunch The food quality was comparable to a diner. Definitely not worth $40 a PP. I personally ate only about $10 worth since there were not many great options. Will

  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 17, 2022

    overall3food2service4ambience3

    Read the reviews before making reservations for Easter Brunch. The reviews were positive however the buffet was not amazing. Not worth $40 a person.

  21. BK

    BernardK

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 9, 2022

    overall3food2service3ambience2

    Food is mediocre for the most part, with a few items (boiled shrimp, steak, and mussels) being good. Service was good. Crab legs are an expensive add on ($25) that was not expected. If you want quantity over quality, this is your place.

  22. CT

    ChristopherT

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    What can I say other then GIGI's was wonderful my wife and really enjoyed the experience. The food the staff were all wonderful.

  23. HK

    HKBarbie2

    Jacksonville

    8 reviews

    2.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on March 27, 2022

    overall2food2service5ambience1

    It’s not what it used to be. Place is outdated. Not a lot selections for food (no fruit). Food wasn’t very hot and it was mediocre. Waiters were very friendly & helpful.

  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 26, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1

    This place has definitely changed and not for the better. First off YOU DO NOT HAVE TO EAT THE BUFFET TO GET THE CRAB LEGS. Our server (who didn’t speak good English) made it seem as if you had to do the seafood Buffett to get the crabs at 24.95. Secondly THE CRABS ARE NOT ALL YOU CAN EAT. I definitely would have just gotten the crabs had it been explained that way. AFTER paying my tab i spoke with im assuming the chef who could have cared less long as we paid. Says alot about this place. Horrible service. Small crabs. Definitely will never be back here. Go at your own risk

  25. A

    Andrew

    Jacksonville

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on March 25, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4

    Food was good, service was great. Disappointed to learn the crab legs are no longer part of the buffet. While crab legs were available to be ordered, it came at an additional charge. That being said, the buffet price itself remains quite high despite no longer offering the top item. Enjoyable experience overall, though unlikely to return unless already otherwise there for a comedy show. (Or if the crab legs make a triumphant return to the buffet)

  26. SD

    SharonD

    Orlando

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on March 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    This was a family date night, and we had dinner before going to the comedy zone. The food was delicious, and we will definitely be going back there again soon.

  27. PH

    PHUONG

    Jacksonville

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 5, 2022

    overall1food2service1ambience1

    Very bad. Promotion said have King Crab, but client must to pay $24 for 1,5ibs. Have no to much food, and staff attitude so bad.

  28. LS

    LarekaS

    Jacksonville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 26, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5

    Great atmosphere,customer service was excellent, food was good but need fish instead of chicken but everything was great overall

  29. RB

    RaymondB

    Jacksonville

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 26, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience3

    The place needs updating but overall we had a good time before the show.

  30. G

    George

    Jacksonville

    6 reviews

    1.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on February 20, 2022

    overall1food1service2ambience2

    Buffet. Sat. Nite, no res. needed. Only 8 people in place. Fried chicken so hard I could not eat it. Au Jus had lots of things floating in it. No taste. Had better food in Golden Corral. Gigi charged $32.50 for a horrible buffet. Fried shrimp looked like Mrs. Paul's. Mashed potatoes were cold and very lumpy. Never again. Carved Meat was tough. No music. Boring place.

  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 19, 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience3

    The food was good. Drinks were good. Service was outstanding.

  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Jacksonville

    2 reviews

    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 13, 2022

    overall1food1service5ambience3

    Limited food options and my food was cold straight off the buffet. Not warm, but cold! Will not be returning nor recommending anyone to dine there for brunch.

  33. JB

    JimB

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 12, 2022

    overall1food1service5ambience2

    We have been going to Gigi's for years but had not been in a while. It was so sad to see how bad it has become. The menu was very limited, they serve frozen fried shrimp and crab cakes that appeared to have come right out of the box. Golden Corral has a better salad bar. The prime rib was so rare that it was still mooing. No form of potatoes, just watery mac & cheese and yellow rice. The dessert table is gone and they don't have all the deserts on the waitress's list. An additional $25 for a cluster of crabs. The worst insult was you could not book a seating on line after 5:00, yet when we left at 6:00 the restaurant was half empty. Bottom line... $70 for a party of two. It was the second worse buffet we have ever had. Shoney's in Franklin, NC still holds the record, but not by much. I must commend our Asian waitress. I did not catch her name, but she was very attentive and sweet.

  34. RH

    RyanH

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 5, 2022

    overall2food2service3ambience3

    It was the smallest buffet for the highest price that I have ever had. On the website it said all you can eat crab legs for an additional price but was not the case website needed to be corrected. The food was dried out wasn't good at all. The only positive thing I could say was the manager was extremely nice and gave us tickets to the comedy zone show for the inconvenience.

  35. TS

    ThimothyS

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 8, 2022

    overall3food2service4ambience4

    Did not like the website still showed all you can eat crab legs. The main reason we went was for the crab legs.

  36. TM

    TheresaM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 25, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Family of 5 food was fresh and hot. Very good plan to come back next year

  37. C

    Chief

    Jacksonville

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 25, 2021

    overall4food4service5ambience3

    Feel $50 a person to much For Buffett and cheese cake was to soft fr sitting out and if that was pumpkin pie looked orange ..

  38. PM

    PMSJax

    Jacksonville

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on December 25, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We enjoyed our Christmas brunch buffet at GiGi’s.

  39. PI

    PacIslander

    Jacksonville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 25, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Thankful they were open on Christmas day. The food was amazing as well as the Service!

  40. l

    leonj

    Jacksonville

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 25, 2021

    overall4food3service5ambience3

    Food was subpar at best, have had better meals at this site, for this price it just wash by worth itand to add a 20% tip was just over the top and not welcomed

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables
  • Protective equipment

    • Waitstaff wear masks
    • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

Gigi's Restaurant at Ramada Mandarin is rated 3.4 stars by 589 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

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Booked 6 times today
Experiences are available.
Google Map for Gigi's Restaurant at Ramada Mandarin

3130 Hartley Road Jacksonville, FL 32257

Additional information

  • Cross street

    San Jose Blvd and I295

  • Neighborhood

    Jacksonville

  • Hours of operation

    Brunch Sun 11:00 am–2:00 pm Dinner Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    American, Seafood, Steak

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    None

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    David Meade

  • 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.

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (904) 694-4300

  • Private party facilities

    For those groups wishing a more private atmosphere, we offer banquet facilities catering with space allocated for appropriate distancing. In our Restaurant under current State guidance, you can have up to 10 persons.

  • Private party contact

    Sergey Tonakanyan: (904) 694-4303

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