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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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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, Lunch

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  • 7
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  • 3
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Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 stars
    Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 stars
decent

not much for buffet food, but the food was hot and plentiful..however I asked for butter on the potato bar and was there for over an hour and butter was never brought out...

3 of 5 starsReviewed October 26, 2014
shesalady1st
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Dublin, Georgia
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Middlesboro, Kentucky, United States
Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

The waitress we had never came by to ask if we needed bread or refills. Good was out way too long. Fish looked like it was left over from the day before. The building smelled like dirty mop water, not an inviting place to go to eat.

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Florida
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

For $10 a person we will never be back. The food wasn't even hot. The salad bar looked like it had been sitting there all day. They never put out any fresh entrees while we were there. The fish was rubbery. The meats were barely warm at best and the sides looked like they had been there all day as... More 

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Middlesboro
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25 reviews 25 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

Went with my husband for lunch, most of the food was old looking, several things were even out. When the items were added, very little and if you asked a a steak, be prepared to get two, yes two small bite size pieces, don't ask for three because you will be told you are only allowed two. Really? For the... More 

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Dublin, Georgia
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

not much for buffet food, but the food was hot and plentiful..however I asked for butter on the potato bar and was there for over an hour and butter was never brought out...

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Norton, Virginia
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16 reviews 16 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

So, we were hungry and wanting something filling because we still had a lot to do. Ryan's filled the bill. The price was great. We ate there at lunch time so it was about $15 for my husband and I, which was a good price for all you get. We never like paying anyone's drink prices, so we always drink... More 

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Middlesboro, Kentucky
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29 reviews 29 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

The food was cold, the salad bar was trashed, all they serve on the bar is medium well steak still bleeding. In order to get well done, one must ask the waitress, wait 20 minutes for 2 pieces about 1-2 inches long. The waitress even messed up our drink order, she poured watered down sprite in our water cups. We... More 

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Bean Station, Tennessee
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44 reviews 44 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

Sadly, this place is on a down hill slide. I expect it to be a cheenise place son. The food is just OK at best. The parking area is OK at best. Getting into it can drag your bumper

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Top Contributor
65 reviews 65 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

The buffet was hot but obviously the food had been sitting for awhile. The tortillas in the keeper had turned to crackers while most of the meats were rubbery. The waitress managed to check on us occasionally but she smelled like a wet ash tray so we were happier that she stayed away. The rolls were stake and the desserts... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2014

Thus wull be my last visit here. The food on the bar looks and tastes as though it has been setting there for days. The salad bar while somewhat fresh has fewer items every time I have been here. This is truly the most disgusting restaurant in Middlesboro.

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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24 reviews 24 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2014

Nice restaurant with average selection. I was there for a meeting. The meeting room was large and worked out well enough. There were doors to keep the noise from the dining room out and the service was great. But, like Mose of these types of places, the tables, chairs, napkin holders, salt and pepper shakers, etc. we're quite sticky!

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1238 N 12 th St, Middlesboro, KY
  • Location: United States  >  Kentucky (KY)  >  Middlesboro

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American
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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