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5338 Bardstown Rd, Louisville, KY 40291-1931
502-491-1088
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10:45 am - 8:30 pm
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Hours:
Sun 8:00 am - 8:30 pm
Mon - Thu 10:45 am - 8:30 pm
Fri 10:45 am - 9:00 pm
Sat 8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner

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Rating summary
  • Food
    2.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    2.5 of 5 stars
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The food at Ryan's just isn't what it used to be, simple food, the kind I like , well prepared and seasoned to perfection. I don't go out to eat bland, half cooked food. I ate there today and neither the sauerkraut nor the cabbage had salt or seasoning of any kind. The peppers and onions were... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed April 4, 2015
missliz36
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Louisville, Kentucky
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Louisville, Kentucky
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255 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 130 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015

The Bardstown Road location should be CLOSED. The food was scarce, under cooked or over cooked or stale or tasteless. The service was terrible and both my wife and I are now nauseous from eating there. STAY AWAY FROM THIS PLACE.

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Louisville, Kentucky
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

The food at Ryan's just isn't what it used to be, simple food, the kind I like , well prepared and seasoned to perfection. I don't go out to eat bland, half cooked food. I ate there today and neither the sauerkraut nor the cabbage had salt or seasoning of any kind. The peppers and onions were not cooked and... More 

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Louisville, KY
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5 restaurant reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

Buffets have never been my choice but my husband wanted a steak and I wanted salad...and of course dessert, so we chose Ryan's steakhouse. won't do it again. The waitress now takes your order for steaks...but it doesn't matter how you order it, they all come out overcooked and rubbery. The cheese on the salad bar was imitation. So I... More 

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Fort Knox, Kentucky
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28 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015 via mobile

I used to love Ryan's, And some are still great for buffet style meals. But the one on Bardstown Road in Louisville is less than desirable. Very dated facility and serving ware. Buffet mediocre at best. Salad bar not stocked well during our visit. Many items seemed like they had been sitting for hours. Asked for medium steak and was... More 

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Louisville, United States
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2014

Very bad experience, the food was cold, the restrooms were filty and my waitress ask would i like to speak with a manager, when i said yes he never came to my table, I spent $43.00 for this bad expreience, the next day I email corporate and never recieved a response from their office.

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Bardstown, Kentucky
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014 via mobile

Unfortunately I have to say I will never return to Ryans again. The food was terrible and most of it was lukewarm at best. Couldn't get anything I actually wanted to try because it was always empty and the staff stocking the bar were in no hurry to refill most of it. You have to get your beverage from the... More 

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Louisville, Kentucky
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2013

For a place competing with Golden Corral for customers, you would think they would lower their prices. The food isn't always worth the 10 or so dollars. The staff is friendly.

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Louisville, Kentucky
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2013

The service was outstanding. Our server seem to anticipate our every need. the Buffet tables were clean & neat. Choices on the buffet included roast beef that was outstanding, Fried and baked Chicken that would put the Colonel to shame, baked fish, meat loaf, etc..There was a good choice of vegetables, the salad bar offered an endless variety of items... More 

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Louisville, Kentucky
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2013

The wife and I ate here over the weekend. I thought it was over priced. It cost us $27 and some change. The food was bland. They were not very fast to replenish food. The steak was very chewey. The desert section had more sugar free selections than anything. I would not recommend this place to eat.

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Sayre, PA
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2012 via mobile

We are senior citizens who took advantage of the early bird special and felt we certainly got our money's worth. The variety of food gives everyone plenty of choices. Our server Gary was the best and sympathized with us on the frigid temperature in the restroom - Brrr! But we think Golden Corral beats Ryan's with variety.

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Additional Information about Ryan's Family Steakhouse

Address: 5338 Bardstown Rd, Louisville, KY 40291-1931
Phone Number: 502-491-1088
Location: United States  >  Kentucky (KY)  >  Louisville
Open Hours:
Sunday 8:00 am - 8:30 pm
Monday 10:45 am - 8:30 pm
Tuesday 10:45 am - 8:30 pm
Wednesday 10:45 am - 8:30 pm
Thursday 10:45 am - 8:30 pm
Friday 10:45 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday 8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Cuisine: Steakhouse

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 5338 Bardstown Rd, Louisville, KY 40291-1931
  • Location: United States  >  Kentucky (KY)  >  Louisville
  • Phone Number: 502-491-1088

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Steakhouse
Open Hours
Sunday
8:00 am - 8:30 pm
Monday
10:45 am - 8:30 pm
Tuesday
10:45 am - 8:30 pm
Wednesday
10:45 am - 8:30 pm
Thursday
10:45 am - 8:30 pm
Friday
10:45 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday
8:00 am - 9:00 pm

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