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Gigi's Restaurant at Ramada Mandarin

4.1
347 reviews
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$31 to $50
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American
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  • Special Occasion
  • Good for Anniversaries
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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.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
American, Seafood, Steak
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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
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Phone number
(904) 694-4300
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Tony Corrente
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
San Jose Blvd
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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.
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Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 347 People Are Saying
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4.1based on recent ratings
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4.5
service
4.1
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3.8
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5.0Dined 5 days ago

My family goes to Gigi's maybe twice per year, and we ALWAYS enjoy!!

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3.0Dined 6 days ago

Staff service was great, Location good but not worth the drive, not enough food choices for kids, food temp for hot food was lukewarm at best, need better variety of food choices and the flavor was VERY bland for the price of $58 per person.

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3.0Dined on June 13, 2018

This visit was not as good as our first visit. The website listed ruebens as an entree but was only philly cheese steaks, which were extremely tough! But other than that it was pretty good. Really don't like having to pudrchase a drink, as we always drink water with lemon. But we bought a cup of tea and coffee because the waitress said we had to.

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4.0Dined on June 2, 2018

Good wasn't bad and waitress definitely kept tea glasses full. 2 separate loud groups of wonen... even worse, certain people going up and getting plates stacked as high as they could with crab like it was about to disappear.

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5.0Dined on May 19, 2018

Food was great and the staff was very pleasant,i eat here often

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5.0Dined on May 17, 2018

Great lunch! While the buffet choices are limited, the food was well-prepared, at the appropriate temperature, and tasted very good. Our server was attentive without being overly so. We had a good lunch, and even though the restaurant was filling up, we were not rushed. My friend and I very much enjoyed the experience and hope to dine there again soon.

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1.0Dined on May 13, 2018

The food was very average tasting. It was not good for roughly $30.00 per person. The quality of the food has diminished since we started going there (about 7 years ago).

Also it was very strange that where we were sitting was nothing but people of color (next to the window/pool view). The other side (closer to the entrance) had nothing but Caucasian people when we exited the restaurant.

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4.0Dined on May 13, 2018

My mother, myself, my daughter and my granddaughter attended the Mother's Day Brunch last Sunday. The food was good and a nice variety was given; however, I was very disappointed that the waffle table had been taken down. I don't make those tasty Belgian waffles at home and I was really looking forward to a treat seldom sold in restaurants on a daily basis. The omelet bar was good, although the usual toast/English muffin accompaniments were not available. On a special occasion I would think that the aforementioned items would all be pretty much standard on a buffet offering. The service was very good; staff was pleasant, accommodating and friendly.

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5.0Dined on May 5, 2018

Great quality and quantity of food. Crab legs are the best 8n town.

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5.0Dined on May 5, 2018

First time there loved it. Took 2 daughters with me we were stuffed going back again

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5.0Dined on April 13, 2018

Our meal was excellent, service was great. The food was hot and kept fresh. The buffet was clean and very appealing. We certainly got our fill of seafood. The prime rib was very tender. We are planning to bring a group next weekend. I highly recommend it.

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5.0Dined on April 12, 2018

My cousin's 86th Birthday. Was a surprise. Got together with a couple of friends. She, as the rest of us, enjoyed it it immensely. The food was great and our server was very friendly and helpful. Met and chatted with the chef, who also, was very pleasant.

Will be back to visit very soon.

Joni Williams

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3.0Dined on April 1, 2018

We went on Easter Sunday and the tables were jammed together so it was hard to maneuver to get to the buffet and people were squeezing by our table to either get to or from the buffet. The food was just okay and nothing great. We will not be going back anytime soon.

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5.0Dined on April 1, 2018

Ate here Thanksgiving, Christmas and Easter this year. Was great each time. Food is of very good quality.

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3.0Dined on April 1, 2018

Buffet was good, but rather basic. Serving staff were very attentive.

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3.0Dined on April 1, 2018

Very disappointed with the food. Salad bar had iceberg lettuce, canned chick peas, canned green bean salad, etc. I expected fresher selections.

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4.0Dined on April 1, 2018

The Mimosas were awful. The food was very good. The asparagus was awesome.

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4.0Dined on March 31, 2018

Every thing was great.. The only thing I did't like is that the price was $31.00 now $38.00.

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3.0Dined on March 3, 2018

Our reservation was at 5 which was their opening time. Some of the food that should have been hot, was at room temperature. Hopefully that’s not the norm.

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1.0Dined on February 17, 2018

It started with a rude manager and continued downhill from there. If you like bloody raw prime rib, then this is the place for you. It was a complete waste of money. Plenty of other places to eat in the area that doesn't cost $80 for 2.

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3.0Dined on February 17, 2018

I spent my 16th wedding anniversary at GiGi's eating crab legs and it was the best. Yet, the prime rib was a little rare for my taste.

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5.0Dined on February 14, 2018

Love this place great food and great people good location

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5.0Dined on February 10, 2018

We love the seafood buffet and selection. So much to choose from and you cannot beat the price. Definitely recommend if you love crab legs.

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5.0Dined on December 31, 2017

Food is incredible service is amazing! Worth the money. Will be coming back for sure

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2.0Dined on December 25, 2017

Our family went for Christmas Day Dinner. Staff were wonderful, but food selection was poor, and some food was cold. You could tell it had been in the warming trays for some time. For $39 per adult, it was definitely NOT worth it! We will be looking elsewhere next year.

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5.0Dined on December 25, 2017

excellence service, friendly service and great food.

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2.0Dined on December 25, 2017

We dined here last year and it was a better experience and the food itself was better. This year we decided to return but it was a disappointment at best. The service and servers were very good and pleasant. It went downhill from there. The food selection was acceptable but often cold. Some items were missing and others were OK, nothing great but acceptable. We were in a room that evidently was set up for an "overflow" of the main room. Last year we were in the main room. The food was at times, cold, overcooked and the presentation itself was not up to Ramada standards. Actually, Golden Corral would have at least had hot food available and that may be our option in the future. We had always associated Ramada with an upscale experience. This was not.

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4.0Dined on December 25, 2017

We went on Christmas Day for the special buffet...and what a fine selection was available for each of us. We were not rushed and the service was very good. Had a wonderful experience! A bit pricey at $32.95 pp; however, the food was very, very good. Go and enjoy!!!

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5.0Dined on November 23, 2017

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

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5.0Dined on November 23, 2017

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

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5.0Dined on November 11, 2017

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

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3.0Dined 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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5.0Dined on September 2, 2017

Birthday dinner was amazing

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5.0Dined on August 19, 2017

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

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5.0Dined on August 12, 2017

Food options are good. The service is always great.

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3.0Dined 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 .

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5.0Dined on July 21, 2017

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

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5.0Dined 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.

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1.0Dined 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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4.0Dined 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.

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