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Fantail Restaurant

American, Seafood, Eclectic
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2060 Downing St, Millbrook, AL 36054-4218
334-285-7255
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Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    2.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 stars
Most recent review
good seafood

if youre headed from birmingham to mobile , the fantail restaurant is the place to stop...parking lot was packed out the buffet line was long but really worth the wait...the meal was $15 a plate but that's seafood....i9 would reccomend the place to anyone who love seafood of any type...it was... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 15, 2015
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

if youre headed from birmingham to mobile , the fantail restaurant is the place to stop...parking lot was packed out the buffet line was long but really worth the wait...the meal was $15 a plate but that's seafood....i9 would reccomend the place to anyone who love seafood of any type...it was packed but the meal was very good....and i like... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015

This is the best seafood buffet around... my family drives almost 2 hour to go eat hear for special occasions and suck. I wish it were closer can't wait till the next birthday coming up in a couple of weeks

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Montgomery, Alabama, United States
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97 reviews 97 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

many years since our first visit. the place has expanded and improved. parking can be a problem when they're busy. on the plus side, we were told 10-15 min. wait and it was maybe 5. primarily a buffet place, the selection was good. several types of fish, shrimp, oysters, also chicken tenders and pulled pork were available. many veggies and... More 

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Seymour, Indiana
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45 reviews 45 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

My husband had heard good things about Fantail and wanted to stop...so on the way back to Indiana we decided to give it a try. I knew it was seafood, but didn't realize it was buffet-only until we were seated. I am not fond of any buffet, but especially a seafood buffet. The food was not very appealing. There were... More 

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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62 reviews 62 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

The fried catfish and the fried oysters were really good and I usually don't eat either. Sampled everything but liked the two mentioned above. Hushpuppies were better than usual. It is a buffet and it is fried mostly. They had peel and eat shrimp on ice too. The service was outstanding. It's a fixed price. Alcohol available.

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Deatsville, Alabama
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

I ordered a glass of wine (chardonay) to go with my meal. I swear it was watered down literally. It actually tasted as if it was a glass full of water. I let the waitress know my concerns. She returned with another glass that did at least taste like it had some alcohol in it. To her credit, she only... More 

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Indiana
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

Thoroughly enjoyed our meal at the Fantail! Tried a little of everything and it was all delicious. The service was good, also. We will not hesitate to eat there again when we're back in the area.

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Worldwide
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66 reviews 66 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

When the Fantail first opened, the food was top of the line. Presentation, quality, quantity was all there. The restaurant was a favorite with the large military population in the area, and while most nights were busy, you could expect a wait on weekends. Unfortunately, over the years, whether a change in suppliers, cooks, servers, management, etc., things aren't the... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014 via mobile

My wife and I ate there last night and two weeks prior. Two weeks ago I watched a server drop a towel on the floor, pick it up then proceed to wipe the table with it anyway! I had been eating here for years so I figured it was a fluke. Well...Last night my wife and I came back. Our... More 

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alabama
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24 reviews 24 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2014

They don't advertise except for the 1 big sign that cannot be seen from the Interstate. If you want great fried, broiled seafood, Bar-B-Q, hushpuppies, Veggies, Red beans & rice, Jambalaya, west Indies salad, 2 kinds of Cole slaw, boiled shrimp, - Oh you get the picture! Dinner only I think. -Want a workout Gym and a plain salad? Go... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 2060 Downing St, Millbrook, AL 36054-4218
  • Location: United States  >  Alabama (AL)  >  Millbrook
  • Phone Number: 334-285-7255

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American, Seafood, Eclectic

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