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Gigi's Restaurant at Ramada Mandarin, Jacksonville, FL

Gigi's Restaurant at Ramada Mandarin

4.3
4.3
661 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 2 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • 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 661 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.3
4.3 based on recent ratings
  • 4.3Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.1Ambience
  • 3.8Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Jacksonville / Northeast Florida

    Great for brunch

  • Jacksonville / Northeast Florida

    Kid-friendly

  • Jacksonville

    Great for brunch

  • Jacksonville

    Kid-friendly

  • Jacksonville

    American

661 Reviews
  1. Countrygirl

    Jacksonville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 12, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    If you are looking for all you can eat seafood bar ... this is the place. Nice dining experience / atmosphere. George our server was EXCELLENT .. a little pricey but not gonna find this food bar anywhere else in North Florida. Could make a whole evening of it...dinner , comedy zone show in next room, afterwords grab a room and enjoy the all you can eat breakfast bar in the morning .

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  2. MarkishiaA

    Jacksonville

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 31, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our waiter, Jeremiah, was the best. The manager Leah was great also. We really enjoyed our Easter brunch.

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  3. OpenTable Diner

    Jacksonville

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Another great brunch at Gigi's. We had a party of 8, and were seated immediately. Food was very good, with a great variety. Excellent service!

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  4. OpenTable Diner

    Jacksonville

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 25, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a nice brunch at Gigi's Sunday. The food was good, the service was good, and the price was good. For $20.00, you had all-you-can-eat. There were all the breakfast items you would expect, as well as seafood, salad bar, and dessert bar.

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  5. FeliciaP

    Orlando

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Heard great reviews decided to try it. It was great!

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  6. OpenTable Diner

    Jacksonville

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 5, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    The chef was exceptionally awesome and so was our serving staff. I wish I knew the crab legs was 20 extra on top of the seafood buffet that was advertised.

    1 person found this helpful

  7. OpenTable Diner

    Jacksonville

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 25, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Most of the food items were very low and not being refilled, especially the salad. Had to wait for plates several times and they were also dirty. The quality of the food was lacking, use to be a lot more items and tasty. Server was great though.

    1 person found this helpful

  8. IreneG

    Jacksonville

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 25, 2023

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 1
    Extremely disappointing. Lamb chops actually were lamb loin chops and we’re over done. Filet mignon was actually slices with fake Grill mocks and floating in a gravy. And that was overcooked as well. The only thing that tasted good was the fresh turkey. The sides were so so. As was the breakfast buffet went there quite a few years back, and it was outstanding. But this time was absolutely terrible. Would not recommend or ever go back again.

    1 person found this helpful

  9. VickiN

    Jacksonville

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 25, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    I went because they had filet... it was more like unchewable, well done cheap sirloin sitting in a steam table with gravy. So I didn't have meat for $50. Additionally, I can't believe a glass of tea is extra on top of that $50. Gravely disappointing experience. I don't expect I'll be back.

    1 person found this helpful

  10. CherylM

    Jacksonville

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 25, 2023

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 3
    Service was horrible and food was even worse. We were very disappointed because we have been wantinf to try Gigi's for years.

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  11. leonardc

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 25, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Nice brunch over all. Turkey and ham were good as was the potatoes, dressing and other sides. Lamb chops and filets were ruined because of cooking method. They were cooked and left in a steam pan to boil to death. Filet should have been cooked whole to medium rare and sliced at the carving station. Lamb chops broiled to med rare and laid sideways to give them a chance. Every plate I saw had one bite taken from these and the rest thrown away. Over all a good meal

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  12. GaryW

    Jacksonville

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 25, 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Each year, for the past 3 years, the overall quality of the Christmas dinner has fallen. It remains a nice buffet! But for the money, the value has dropped. * The service not as friendly * The quality of the buffet overall is acceptable, but not as Excellent as in the past! * Attendance much less each year * I think it is time to focus on overall improvement, before you lose your Customers. I hope this helps you to improve. If no improvement by next year, it will be our Last! Happy New Year

    1 person found this helpful

  13. RicH

    Jacksonville

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on December 1, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Great service and food. Not crowded and very relaxing. Improved flavor in several of the selections (new chef?) Servers are very friendly and helpfull. plenty of selection and served hot.

    1 person found this helpful

  14. OpenTable Diner

    Jacksonville

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on November 23, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Very good food and service! My Family and I enjoyed our meal and I am considering this in the future for other family gatherings! Food was freshly prepared with great variety, and well presented with great table service for iced tea, soda and water to accompany the meal. Very hesitant to try this for a holiday meal but well pleased.

    1 person found this helpful

  15. CindyT

    Jacksonville

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 23, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 2
    The food is always good, albeit this year the selection was pretty slim compared to other years, yethe cost had gone up. Still beats cooking. It is a great value for those who go back for seconds and thirds.

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  16. JayPea

    Jacksonville

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 23, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Charlie, our waiter, was as pleasant and helpful as always. We make it a point of being seated in Charlie's area as he has waited on us for several years AND he always recognizes us when we arrive. It seems that he pays special attention to our party each time that we dine at Gigi's.

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  17. BillB

    Jacksonville

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 23, 2023

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 4
    My wife, sister and I have had Thanksgiving dinner at Gigi's before and we made reservations to eat here again this year. My sister is in a nursing home, so it is a very special treat for her. She recently had surgery on her ankle which made it impossible to get her in the car even though we made several attempts that morning. So, we took her back to her room and told her we would be back with a food from Gigi's. I really didn't consider the fact that it would be a problem, but it was. When we arrived, I explained our situation to the hostess who said she would check with the manager about our request. So, she seated us and asked for our drink order which took forever to arrive. I actually had to ask where our drinks were. The mimosas we ordered arrived shortly thereafter and were lukewarm. Ouch! A short time later the hostess came to deliver the bad news that they could not allow us to take a to go box of food to my sister at the nursing home even though I repeatedly said I had no problem paying for it. The reply was that if they let us do it, they would have to let everybody do it. I even asked if we could order something from the restaurant and the answer was NO! I had now had enough of this circus, and we left and went to Copelands and enjoyed a fine meal and great service!! Sounds like Gigi's management could use some basic customer service training. They could have easily accommodated our simple request and decided against it. WOW.

    3 people found this helpful

  18. thomasm

    Jacksonville

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 23, 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 3
    The turkey server had no gloves on. MAJOR FAS. She didn't know the difference between white meat and dark meat. The previous cutter was very helpful and knew what he was doing. The desert bar was not replenished with "Quality" offers as compared with the earlier offerings. After ten years of "Special" dinners this one was questionable.... Sorry,,

    1 person found this helpful

  19. ThomasB

    Jacksonville

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 23, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    The food was mediocre at best. For $50 a head, Soda and/or tea should have been included in the price. There were no dinner rolls, the Gravy was soup which could have been thickened with a little corn starch. The Prime Rib was over cooked. Not sure why there were Breakfast items on the buffet after 1, but I guess it’s easier than actually putting Thanksgiving food out to fill the spaces.This was poorly done with little effort. We brought 7 people there and it was embarrassing that we picked this place to celebrate Thanksgiving. After spending a total of $570 with tip we feel robbed. Shame on the manager and the owner who set this up. You should be ashamed. We were hoping that under new ownership the buffet would have improved, but you actually made it worse. At the end of the day we could have gotten better food and a larger variety at Golden Corral for about $170 including tip.

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  20. KarenN

    Jacksonville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 23, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Everything was delicious! The prime rib was cooked to perfection, the salmon was moist and delicious, the mashed potatoes were rich and creamy, the fruit was fresh and sweet. The price was very reasonable for the amount of food offered and the servers were very attentive.

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  21. SheliahB

    Jacksonville

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 23, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Love to come here with my family to eat for the holidays! We always have a great time!

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  22. CathyB

    Orlando

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 23, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Was very convenient and most (not all) employees were great. It was clear they needed more help. The meat selection was good although I would have preferred more choices for side dishes.

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  23. RogerJ

    Jacksonville

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 23, 2023

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 4
    Thanksgiving dinner was overpriced this year with very poor service.

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  24. TaylorT

    Jacksonville

    3 reviews

    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on October 29, 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 2
    Sunday brunch was subpar. I’m a waffle girl and the station left a lot to be desired. Additionally, the waffle once cooked was soggy. It had a nice brown cook and looked fully cooked. I figured it was the batter. FYI it cooked 3mins! The food was just ok. The selections were limited. The grits were thick and I can’t say they were hot. I don’t ever have to return. We also noticed they appeared to seat us in the back which was only POCs versus the front. Not sure if it was intentional. I’m hopefully it wasn’t and only an observation. I won’t be back though.

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  25. RonnieG

    Jacksonville

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 30, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    The food and the servers were excellent. The guy slicing the prime rib was MIA most of the night.

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  26. afgibson

    Jacksonville

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 16, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I love the prime rib and my wife love the crib legs

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  27. ValarieK

    Jacksonville

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 26, 2023

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    The food is cold and over priced on the buffet..The chef in the kitchen was very helpful and understanding . My (Long island ice tea) drink was 10 dollars and it was watered down

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  28. JohnS

    Jacksonville

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 13, 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 2
    I miss GiGi's from years back. The one where they'd never use whatever that instant crap was for the scrambled eggs. Barely a quarter of the options on the food bar. Nothing made fresh on the dessert table. And while raw oysters were something I'd not seen there before.... raw oysters? On a buffet bar? No thanks

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  29. OpenTable Diner

    Jacksonville

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on July 21, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Charlie is very attentive, and the chef came around and greeted the diners. There is always plenty of great food! Great value for seafood.

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  30. GeoffreyH

    Jacksonville

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 8, 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    I've eaten at Gigi's in the past and had no complaints. This time my 3 guest's were very disappointed. The crab cakes tasted awful, the fried shrimp were hard, and all the dessert cakes were stale. It seems the food was left over from earlier in the day . Do better.

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  31. LovetoEatOut

    Jacksonville

    42 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    42 reviews

    Dined on June 18, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great breakfast buffet for anytime. Terrific variety and great food

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  32. JimT

    Jacksonville

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 18, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Appreciated the Fathers Day Buffet was quality and reasonable priced.

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  33. DonnaP

    Jacksonville

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 17, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Been going here for years and every time it costs more and more for less. Used to be AUCE crablegs and seafood Buffett $49.95 now buffet alone $39.95. Less offerings and very scaled down

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  34. RicH

    Jacksonville

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on June 16, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    good food as always, service was great. couple of new items on the buffet. enjoyed a relaxed atmosphere

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  35. sheilahb

    Jacksonville

    2 reviews

    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 11, 2023

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 2
    Waiter brought coffee and there was lipstick on both cups. Some of the shrimp need to be thrown out. There was no fried chicken while we were there from 11am to 12pm. The omlet maker didn't start till almost 12 and the waffles were terrible and you had to make them yourself. Overall I would rate you poor and do not plan on eating with you again.

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  36. LoriB

    Atlanta Metro

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 2, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great crab legs will be back took someone there for their birthday will definitely come back for the crab legs

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  37. MarcB

    Jacksonville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 28, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    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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  38. lindseyt

    Jacksonville

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 14, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    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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  39. Nancy

    Austin

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 6, 2023

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 2
    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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  40. SonyaW

    Jacksonville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 23, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Everything was delicious and buffet was very clean.

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FAQs

Gigi's Restaurant at Ramada Mandarin is rated 4.3 stars by 661 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 2 times 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
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • 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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