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Market Diner Restaurant

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502 Smith Ave, Thomasville, GA 31792-5653
+1 229-225-1777
10:30 - 20:30
Closed now
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Sun 10:30 - 20:30
Mon - Wed 10:30 - 16:30
Thu 10:30 - 20:30
Fri - Sat 10:30 - 22:30
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Little Rock
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98 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We stop at the Market Diner whenever we come close to Thomasville. Their buffet is awesome. On Friday and Saturday evenings they have seafood and boy what a selection...fish, shrimp, crab, crawfish, frog legs, oyster stew. They have a great selection of vegetables, salad, usually chicken, rice, potatoes and on other days a selection of other meats. There is always... More 

Thank nj50
Longmont, Colorado
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2017

Toured the South from Colorado and we look for authentic locals favorite eateries. Market diner fit the bill. Many different fresh vegetables (produce market next door). The grits were some of the best I've had. Fish was fresh, and the fried shrimp and chicken were excellent. Had the orange cake with walnut icing which was also very good. Price was... More 

Thank chazstacey
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20 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016 via mobile

The food is always good and hot. Lots of variety. Great desserts. Nice salad bar. Great service and very friendly. Great place to take a family.

Thank Joyce W
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20 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

This a great place to experience. They always have a nice buffet with the best vegetables possible. Don't overlook the salad and dessert bar.

Thank Terry F
Thomasville, Georgia
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137 reviews
105 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016

Mediocre at best, plain buffet food if you're in a hurry. Truly "not" the Southern Cuisine, that it was known for 30 years ago and tourists flocked to because of reviews in magazines. Best thing about the place now was an older server named Judy who really cared about her customers; a real go getter. Sadly, she is no longer... More 

Thank William G
Southwest Gulf Coast, Florida
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58 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 September 2016 via mobile

Plenty of southern style food, in a buffet setting. Staff was friendly, and the food was very good. Fried chicken was some of the best I've had. Everything I tried was tasty and well prepared. I did NOT season anything. The dishes required no added seasoning. I didn't have the desserts, but my wife and friends all had something different,... More 

Thank Spooko
Thomasville, Georgia
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12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016

This is where you'll find me Friday or Saturday night for the seafood buffet. The food is the best in the area.....multiple vegetables, a nice salad/ dessert bar, and good southern style food. Very rustic. They also serve lunch buffet.

Thank moncur35
Freeport, Texas
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53 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 September 2016 via mobile

We gather with a group of family here arriving @ 11am the food was fresh, hot, and delis lish.. Just one trip and I tell you I was full for the day. The Lima beans and Buckeyes were yummy. The fried chicken was crisp with a light batter. The dressing perfect and they had cranberries, so I call that a... More 

Thank Sandi P
Tallahassee, Florida
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21 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 September 2016

First visit two days before the food was good, The second visit, everything was extremely salty--meats and veggies. My kidney perhaps suffers so would my blood pressure. Not enough waitresses to clean tables for in-coming customers.(Many are from Tallahassee because of hurricane Hermine) Bathroom is so obsolete, very tiny, and unhygienic. Old slide-locks do not work, The doors are made... More 

Thank alwin20152015
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19 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 August 2016

Can't help but eat here! Food is wonderful and staff is friendly. We usually eat here with the whole family.

Thank Julie B

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Takeout
Good for
Kids, Groups, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
10:30 - 20:30
10:30 - 16:30
10:30 - 16:30
10:30 - 16:30
10:30 - 20:30
10:30 - 22:30
10:30 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 502 Smith Ave, Thomasville, GA 31792-5653
  • Location: United States  >  Georgia (GA)  >  Thomasville
  • Phone Number: +1 229-225-1777
Next to the Farmer's Market

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?