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1238 N 12 th St, Middlesboro, KY
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8:00 am - 8:30 pm
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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: Lunch, Dinner, Seating

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  • Food
    2.5 of 5 stars
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    3 of 5 stars
    3 of 5 stars
decent place to eat

Food was ok and service was better. We was thru the area Christmas Day and this was the only place open.

3 of 5 starsReviewed January 5, 2016
Lexington, Kentucky
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Middlesboro, Kentucky
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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

THE PLACE WASN'T VERY CLEAN! but i dont mind that part as long as food is good... BUT THE FOOD JUST DIDNT TASTE LIKE IT SHOULD.. IT TASTE AND SEEM TO BE FROM PREVIOUS DAYS. (flavourless) the rolls was the only thing there worth eating.. service was average. PRICE WAS HIGH. around 60 bucks for 4 people. IDK WHY ALLOT... More 

Thank joe b
Lexington, Kentucky
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2016

Food was ok and service was better. We was thru the area Christmas Day and this was the only place open.

Thank drewlevel
Abingdon, Virginia
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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2015 via mobile

I would go anywhere in town other than Ryan's. You would think at a Buffett, service should be fairly simple. Guess not! We waited 10 minutes before the server even came to our table to get our drinks. Then Our server could not remember what we were drinking. She had to come to the table twice before we even got... More 

Thank Heather H
florence, KY
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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2015 via mobile

For $30 for two people, I certainly expected more. My husband's steak came by itself, when he asked for a baked potato. Also, he asked for it Medium Rare, and it came rare. The food was NOT fresh, tasted like it all came from Gordon Food Service containers. The fish had something yellow on it, I spit out the Cole... More 

Thank experiencedsleeper
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140 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2015 via mobile

First impression for me, whether good or bad, begins the very moment that I pull into the parking area. At first glance, I wasn't for sure that they were open for business due to the overgrown shrubbery. Needs a trimming. Walking up to the front door the small trash can was over run falling onto the ground. A down spout... More 

Thank CaverQ
Seneca, South Carolina
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50 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2015 via mobile

My uncle took us here one when we got into town. Food was good and service was good as well. Nothing fancy. Just families enjoying a nice meal.

Thank Blissperk
Luther, Michigan
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015 via mobile

Was a great dinner ..we love Ryans steakhouse..it was a great buffet for the price ..a great time ! A number of variety to choose from and kind staff ..would go back again !

Thank Amber H
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015 via mobile

The atmosphere was great and the scenery was wonderful. The employees were all very friendly, professional, and accurate. Buffet was very clean, full and had a scrumptious variety of foods. I would definitely recommend this restaurant to stop by and eat if I am back in the area.

Thank Emmiepoo
Rochester Hills, MI
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

The restaurant itself isn't bad and the food isn't that bad either. I am not that picky of an eater and with that in mind, I am usually not disappointed. I usually visit this Ryan's a few times a year and will continue to go back. Sure, there have been a few times where a particular dish wasn't the best... More 

Thank J2J1P
Harrogate, Tennessee
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015

The food was good but the whole place needs a good cleaning. Doorways and floor around walls looked like they had never been cleaned. Do they know what a crevice attachment is. Bathroom floors at walls were bad. There was shredded toilet paper that looked like it was from an overflow, behind toilet. I wonder what the kitchen looks like... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1238 N 12 th St, Middlesboro, KY
  • Location: United States  >  Kentucky (KY)  >  Middlesboro
  • Phone Number: 606-242-2900

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American
Open Hours
8:00 am - 8:30 pm
10:45 am - 8:30 pm
10:45 am - 8:30 pm
10:45 am - 8:30 pm
10:45 am - 8:30 pm
10:45 am - 9:00 pm
8:00 am - 9:00 pm

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