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Gigi's Restaurant at Ramada Mandarin, Jacksonville, FL

Gigi's Restaurant at Ramada Mandarin

4.1
4.1
629 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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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 1 time today

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

What 629 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.1
4.1 based on recent ratings
  • 3.9Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.1Ambience
  • 3.8Value

NoiseModerate

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  1. LoriB

    Atlanta Metro

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great crab legs will be back took someone there for their birthday will definitely come back for the crab legs

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  2. MarcB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 28, 2023

    overall5food4service4ambience4
    Restaurant is clean, well lit & has an upbeat view of the hotel pool, food presentation is very good, variety and quality is an unusually great value, food tastes fresh and good, you will leave full whether you are hungry for breakfast or lunch!

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  3. lindseyt

    Jacksonville

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 14, 2023

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    The staff is the best part of this place. They are so considerate and accommodating to every table. The food was really good. The oysters did not look good though. Overall I thought it was a good buffet. I’d go again.

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  4. Nancy

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 6, 2023

    overall1food1service3ambience2
    Was the worst meal my husband and I had to endure in FL. The food was tasteless! So glad we didn't opt for the $69/pp to add the crab clusters. As it stood we paid $100 for a meal that neither one of us could eat. They should be ashamed of themselves serving that food to the public.

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  5. SonyaW

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 23, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was delicious and buffet was very clean.

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  6. OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 21, 2023

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Good food, the crab legs were great and the service also.

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  7. OpenTable Diner

    Jacksonville

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 17, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was better than when we went about six months ago. All the food was delicious, best Mac and cheese ever!!! Happy

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  8. CourtneyS

    Jacksonville

    2 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2023

    overall2food2service4ambience3
    Food was a buffet, very dry.

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  9. DataGuy

    New York Area

    8 reviews

    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on February 12, 2023

    overall4food4service5ambience3
    The brunch buffet was very good with a number of different plates and flavors that made it a true brunch. The omelet station was a bit slow. We were there at the start of the brunch so it was not as prepared as it might have been later. There could be more dessert options added like a good bread pudding or cobbler as I have seen at other brunches. The servers were very attentive clearing plates quickly so another trip could be made without the previous plate being in the way. They were also very friendly asking us how we were enjoying our brunch. We had 10 guests at our table and all will no doubt return for another brunch someday. If you like a good casual brunch I would recommend GiGi's.

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  10. RicH

    Jacksonville

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on December 31, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience2
    love the crab legs, service is pleasant and quick, noise level was a little high due to a large group of partying people.

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  11. OpenTable Diner

    Tampa

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 25, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience2
    My fiance and I took my daughter and her boyfriend here for the Christmas buffet and it was quite disappointing. We made a reservation online and said how many we had coming but when we got there we had to wait at least 15 minutes after getting our food to get our drinks because they had no glasses clean. The soda machine was broken, So we could only get sweet tea or water. The turkey and the prime rib were decent and the stuffing was alright... but everything else was simply awful. The mashed potatoes were runny, the macaroni and cheese was tasteless and very mushy, the vegetables had been steamed for what appeared to be hours and looked pale and mushy, the dinner rolls were hard like hockey pucks. They had some pretty good coconut shrimp when we got there and were able to get a few, but when we went to get more, they had ran out and replaced it with terrible frozen popcorn shrimp. The only dessert options were sweet potato or pumpkin pie and it was the most terible tasting pumpkin pie I've ever had. For the price of $50 a person plus drinks and tip, this was a disappointing experience. I do not recommend.

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  12. DanaeB

    Jacksonville

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 25, 2022

    overall3food1service5ambience1
    The food was big so great for the price at hand on Christmas

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  13. Fred

    New Mexico

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 25, 2022

    overall3food2service2ambience2
    We ate there for Thanksgiving and everything was fantastic! Christmas however was not so great. Upon arrival, the hostess was very slow in seating tables. It appeared as though she was a manager doing hostess duties in addition to managerial tasks. Upon getting seated, no clean plates available. Waited nearly 10 mins for clean plates to come out then went to serve. The food that was available appeared to have been sitting out for quite a while. The meats were dry and the prime rib was overcooked. Lots of items completely out and it didn't appear that things were getting replenished quickly. It appeared as though they were short staffed. There was only one person cleaning tables and our server seemed to be overwhelmed. After dinner, wee had to be ask her numerous times for the check not only by us but by several tables before she actually brought it. I think for nearly $135.00 with tip, we definitely did not receive our monies worth. Maybe they had staff call in or just not show up, I don't know but this was completely opposite of our experience just a month earlier.

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  14. ANNETTEP

    Jacksonville

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 25, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience3
    The food was okay but I didn't feel it was worth the price. The waiter was terrific and very friendly and helpful. The buffet was also a little messy and some things needed to be refilled.

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  15. OpenTable Diner

    Jacksonville

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 25, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Great waiter. We all had a great get together. The only down is t5he salmon was over cooked and dry.

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  16. StephanieM

    Jacksonville

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 25, 2022

    overall1food1service3ambience1
    Well I didn’t want to write a negative review because it was a holiday and the staff was trying really hard. Butt he food was AWFUL. I could t believe that I paid over $100 for 2 people to eat that Buffett. The one thing that tasted decent was the roast beef but it was cold, barely even room temperature. Even the sad was bad. It could have been because this was a holiday menu but I don’t think I will ever try eating there again.

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  17. PatriciaC

    Jacksonville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    For the Christmas Buffet we had a large selection of entrees. Everything I tried was delicious. Nice fruit bowl which I substituted as dessert. Excellent service. I will definitely return for their Sunday brunch.

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  18. LisaF

    Jacksonville

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 25, 2022

    overall3food5service5ambience2
    The food was great as was the attentive waiters. We just wish the heater would have worked! We had to eat in our coats. We will be back to try the Sunday brunch soon.

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  19. PeterM

    Jacksonville

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 25, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Prime rib over cooked..tasted like pot roast; Potatoe salad too much mustard. I would also like freshly cooked whole cranberries;

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  20. BishopJ

    Jacksonville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was a blind date. So, everything was wonderful.

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  21. MichelleC

    Jacksonville

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 24, 2022

    overall1food1service2ambience1
    Food was gross. Watered down mashed potatoes and Mac n cheese. Over cooked meats. Bad.

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  22. AprilW

    Mississippi

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was so nice to come eat great food, visit with family and then leave. No cooking - no cleaning. Brother said we should start a new tradition - I agreed!

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  23. FaethJ

    Jacksonville

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 24, 2022

    overall1food1service3ambience3
    This used to be one of my favorite restaurants. However, in recent years, the price for the crab leg buffet has skyrocketed. Nonetheless, the food for the Thanksgiving menu was bland and tasteless. A new chef is definitely needed for that buffet.

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  24. PeterM

    Jacksonville

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent choice of food, but price was extremely too high.....too much mustard in Potatoe salad for my taste.

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  25. OpenTable Diner

    Jacksonville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Thanksgiving Dinner was so delicious! Everything was perfect & it was so nice not to have to cook for 2!!! Ready to come back & try the brunch buffet!

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  26. NEGATIVE

    Jacksonville

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 5, 2022

    overall1food1service5ambience4
    While the service is always great, the food was inedible. Literally, inedible. I won't go back.

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  27. JamesG

    Jacksonville

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 30, 2022

    overall2food4service3ambience3
    Went for Sunday morning brunch that is buffett style with a group of 20 folks. The waitress could not get our checks correct. I finally paid $11 more for sweet tea just so I could leave. My colleagues stayed and insisted the waitress correct their checks.

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  28. KristinB

    Orlando

    3 reviews

    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on October 30, 2022

    overall2food3service3ambience3
    First of all, you told me on Open Table that it would cost $16. It was $20 for the food plus they charged us for drinks. Even tea and coffee were $3 each. So that was a $7 surprise. A bunch of people from church joined us and they threw on a 20% gratuity on top of that and didn't give people the itemized receipts, so some of them tipped on top of that. That's just unscrupulous. The food was okay, but there wasn't much variety for a "famous seafood brunch". Salmon and Shrimp were the only seafood offerings. Eggs but no pancakes. Peanut butter but no cream cheese. Bacon but no sausage. The people were nice, but the communication between the restaurant and the hotel is terrible. I called a month in advance to let them know we were coming and even followed up a week and a day ahead of time and I was always told, "no problem". It was a problem. There were not enough people on duty and they weren't expecting us. I really hope they can get it together and soon. When you pay $30 a person for brunch, you expect a little more.

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  29. LarryJ

    Jacksonville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    I only go to GiGi’s for the seafood buffet. I love the way it’s layer out and I feel it’s clean and safe to eat at this buffet. I go for the crab legs, mussels, and oysters. Their prime rib is also very good as is the choices at the salad bar. The servers keep your glass full and promptly picks up your empty plates. There’s plenty of parking and the overall building and bathrooms are very clean.

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  30. OpenTable Diner

    Jacksonville

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 22, 2022

    overall2food1service4ambience1
    The food was not good & horrible value as not much was really on buffet.

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  31. Marisol

    Jacksonville

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 7, 2022

    overall1food1service4ambience1
    Most disappointing meal my husband and I had in a long time. Paid almost $40 per person. It was our anniversary and we had mediocre food. Cafeteria style! Their advertised menu had many items not available (chicken cordon bleu, raw oysters, rice pilaf, Deviled Crab or Scallop St. Jacques', green beans, clam chowder). The NY strip was so well done, it was rubbery. The soup they did have was ice cold. The crawfish were overcooked and disintegrated when we tried to pull them out of the shells. There was a dog in the restaurant that was not a service dog. We don't mind service dogs at all but this one was definitely not. We would've given 0 stars but the service was actually good. They were friendly.

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  32. LeilaC

    Jacksonville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 2, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    It would have been perfect if there’s fruits and more selection

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  33. RicH

    Jacksonville

    4 reviews

    1.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on October 1, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    they were closed no one informed me and drove there and wasted time and gas.

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  34. Disappointed

    Jacksonville

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 23, 2022

    overall1food2service1ambience1
    There appeared to be only one waiter for a lot of people, and his English was very poor, hard to understand. We were charged an additional 40 dollars because my partner took one snow crab leg from the buffet. I felt that this was a rip-off because we did not know the pricing there. A lot of people there causing back-ups for the serving lines. Would never go back there or advise anyone else to go there.

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  35. MicheleA

    Las Vegas

    7 reviews

    2.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on September 23, 2022

    overall2food1service4ambience4
    It was the WORST seafood and crab legs we’ve ever had. The seafood like mussels and clams weren’t on the buffet, the meat looked like an old overcooked pot roast, the crab legs were terrible. They were dry and overcooked. $70 is not worth it at ALL!!! We’ve been customers of GiGi’s for over 15 years, and we don’t know if we will go back.

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  36. TeresaC

    Jacksonville

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 16, 2022

    overall1food1service5ambience1
    The food wasn’t as expected very expensive. Waitress take their percentage out without the customer knowing until you receive your ticket to pay.I was not pleased and not happy at all.

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  37. BrianW

    Jacksonville

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall2food2service1ambience2
    Crab legs: great Crawfish: stuck to pan and dried up Raw Oysters: didn't smell too good Baked fish: Fish Jerky Deserts: Amazing Clams: Not bad Cost to food ratio: 🤔

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  38. Najlac

    Jacksonville

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on August 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Loved the food and great staff!!!!!

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  39. RobertC

    Jacksonville

    7 reviews

    2.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on August 12, 2022

    overall2food2service3ambience1
    It’s all you can eat crab legs or all the seafood you can eat. We saw some tables that had both meals sitting at the same table. But we were not allowed. Thought we were going to steal. Really. Then you can’t even split a check. That is ridiculous. Our first time and definitely our last time. We felt so embarrassed. This place is a joke.

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  40. DARLENE

    Tampa

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 22, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience3
    Food variety was very poor. The number of items offered on the buffet was minimal. The quality of the food was well below average. The buffet was extremely overpriced. To top it off, 20% "service charge" was added on our check, and a "tip" blank was included. There were only six in our party. We questioned the 20% and were told there was no way to change it! I definitely DO NOT recommend Gigi's!

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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 4.1 stars by 629 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 1 time today
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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