14519 5th Street
Dade City, Florida 33523
By Mike Miller September 8, 2022
The minute you walk into Steph's you will feel like you just came into the home of your favorite aunt or grandmother.
That's because the owner, Stephanie Reaves, and her staff make you feel so welcome you automatically think you're a member of the family.
Steph's motto is "I love to cook as God uses and guides my mind and my hands to prepare delicious food".
Steph's is a buffet style restaurant that features several options. If you are really hungry, you can order Herold's Plate that consists of 1 1/2 meats, 2 side dishes, and bread.
That plate is $9.99 and the sizes and prices step down from there.
The meat selections typically include fried fish, meat loaf, baked chicken, fried chicken, smoked BBQ ribs, liver & onions, pork chops and the meat of the day.
Sometimes the meat of the day is oxtail. Your bread can be corn bread, rolls, or biscuits.
Side orders usually available are collard greens, green beans, mac & cheese, mashed potatoes, okra & tomatoes, cabbage, rice, sweet potato souffle, rutabaga, beans, squash, and the vegetable of the day.
All of this bounty is loaded onto your plate as you amble along the buffet line. Soups and salads are also available.
The salads are garden, apple, cole slaw, pea salad, potato salad, fresh fruit, chicken salad, and carrot salad.
Desserts are great old southern style also: red velvet cake, sweet potato pie, chocolate cake, peach or blueberry cobbler, key lime pie, banana pudding, and strawberry shortcake.
The interior of Steph's is comfortable, bright, and cheery. It's obvious that most of the customers are locals who have developed expertise in negotiating the extensive buffet menu.
The servers are busy keeping your water, tea, or lemonade glass full and for special requests from the buffet.
Steph's is open 7 days a week. Monday through Thursday their hours are from 7am to 7pm. Friday and Saturday the stay open until 8pm. Sunday hours are 1030am to 5pm.
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