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Fantail Restaurant

2060 Downing St, Millbrook, AL 36054-4218
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Ranked #8 of 28 Restaurants in Millbrook
Cuisines: American, Seafood, Eclectic
Dining options: Buffet
Most recent review
- Aug 7, 2014
Restaurant details
Dining options: Buffet
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25 reviews from our community

52% Recommend
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English first
Deatsville, Alabama
5 reviews 5 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 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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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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Top Contributor
62 reviews 62 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 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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19 reviews 19 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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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Prattville, AL
1 review
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2013 via mobile

Fried greasy food. Price for adult is $15.99 plus drink. For dessert, vanilla wafers and chocolate slime (pudding) from a can. Mmmmm! If I live through the night after eating there, I will NEVER go back.

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Gray, Louisiana
Top Contributor
83 reviews 83 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2013 via mobile

$14.95 for this mess plus your drink. The absolute worst fried catfish I ever attempted to eat. The only thing that was good was the French fries. Drive somewhere else, this place is bad.

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Prattville, Alabama
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2013

I love this restaurant. We have gone here for over twenty years, and still enjoy it immensely The food is delicious and you can eat seafood in the proportions that you like. I love the oysters and fried fish the best, and my husband loves the shrimp. But here we can both be happy and get our favorites. Their hush... More

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Birmingham, Alabama
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31 reviews 31 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2012

This is a wonderful restaurant! I'm not even a seafood fan but I'll eat almost anything I can at Fantail. I've gone a few times with my Sunday School Class and, well, let's just say it's a glutenous experience. Feel free to skip all other meals that day. :) There are lots of fried foods on that buffet! We travel... More

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Chelsea, Alabama
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2012

I ate here once and that was last saturday and laughed all the way home. The price of $14.99 + drinks per person was too high for such a small buffet. The food was blan and either out of a can or bought at sam's and dumped in a fryer. Very small buffet! The dessert bar consisted of vanilla wafers,... More

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