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1238 N 12 th St, Middlesboro, KY
606-242-2900
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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: Lunch, Dinner

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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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English first
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3 reviews
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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.

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Rochester Hills, MI
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4 reviews
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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 

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Harrogate, Tennessee
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3 reviews
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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Lexington, Kentucky
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

We went here on father's day, only 4 or5 cars in parking lot should have been a sign. The building did not look clean and the floors even worse. The senior price for Sunday was $28.15 with drinks. The food was plentiful but not good. Even the fried chicken which new was brought out was not good. I would not... More 

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Middlesboro, Kentucky, United States
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28 reviews
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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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 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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30 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 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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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
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 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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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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Additional Information about Ryan's

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

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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
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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