We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

“Great Value - Good Food” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Fried Tomato Buffet

Fried Tomato Buffet
6050 Atlanta Hwy, Montgomery, AL 36117-2856
334-244-6162
Website
Menu
Improve this listing
Ranked #15 of 377 Restaurants in Montgomery
Cuisines: American
Description: Fried Tomato Buffet 6050 Atlanta Highway, Montgomery, AL 36117-2856. Phone. (334)244-6162
Restaurant details
Description: Fried Tomato Buffet 6050 Atlanta Highway, Montgomery, AL 36117-2856. Phone. (334)244-6162
Montgomery, Alabama
Contributor
13 reviews 13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
“Great Value - Good Food”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2011

You absolutely cannot beat the value you get at this place. 2 people can easily eat under $20 with money left over for a tip. Food choices are changed on a daily basis so it's not the same thing every day. My only caveat to that statement is that they do serve many of the same items on the same day each week. If you happen to only get in there on a particular day each time, you will see some repetition. Don't go looking for gourmet selections here. It's strictly comfort food for the most part...chicken, beef, pork, rice, assorted veggies, rolls, a decent salad bar, and some dessert choices. Servers are usually very attentive and keep your table clean and your drinks filled. I've been to this place several times and in only one instance, did I feel like the food was not up to par. I give everyone an "off" day every now and then. Like I said, out of the many times I've been, I've only had one instance where I wasn't very satisfied.

  • Visited November 2011
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
Was this review helpful? Yes 1
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Write a Review

38 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
    18
    11
    5
    2
    2
Rating summary
    Food
    Service
    Value
    Atmosphere
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Any
English first
Montgomery, Alabama
Top Contributor
162 reviews 162 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 56 cities Reviews in 56 cities
81 helpful votes 81 helpful votes
“This restaurant gives Southern food a bad name.”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2011 via mobile

First, I should disclose that the word "buffet" in the title already biased me against this restaurant, but I can truthfully say it earned my displeasure on its own.

This is one of those restaurants that apparently earns its popularity from the "all you can eat for one set price" policy. While admittedly that price is quite reasonable, I didn't see any item on the buffet that warranted paying even that small price.

Since most of the entrees and vegetables are fried or made into casseroles, the key ingredient of which is canned cream of mushroom soup, I opted for the salad bar. The greens were wilted and the vegetable choices were few, most of which were tired looking and picked over.

Service consists of someone taking your drink order. After that, you are on your own.

Obviously some people like this place, as the parking lot is almost always full. But the food is not good or healthy, the service is almost non-existent, and the place has no atmosphere unless you like to eat in what sounds like a rowdy football stadium. If you're really hungry and only care about how much food you can swallow for 8 bucks, this is your place. Otherwise, avoid this place.

    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
    • 2 of 5 stars Food
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Travelers who viewed Fried Tomato Buffet also viewed

 

Been to Fried Tomato Buffet? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

If you own or manage Fried Tomato Buffet, register now for free tools to enhance your listing, attract new reviews, and respond to reviewers.