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Ryan's Grill Buffet & Bakery

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1053 Hunters Xing, Alcoa, TN 37701-1850
(865) 681-7776
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Maryville, Tennessee, United States
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183 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2016

We have lived here in the area for over 20 years and have been to this Ryan's location many times over the years. It is terrible and we are sorry that we came and wasted our money every single time. However, we stay away for a while and then decide that, if it is still in business, maybe they have... More 

Thank Laura A
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170 reviews
136 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2016

been here a # of times. service is hit or miss, but this type place you don't really go for the service. the food is pretty consistent. its cafeteria quality, but its always pretty fresh.

Thank Daniel C
Oak Ridge, Tn
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374 reviews
254 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 207 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2016

I visited on Valentine's Day evening and the restaurant was less than half full. Several pans on the hot bars were empty and restocking of the dishes was going slowly. So much of the food was bland, and I have never used so much salt to try and give it some flavor. Their chicken and dumplings appeared to have come... More 

Thank Bryan L
Knoxville, Tennessee
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80 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2016 via mobile

These guys are never going to win any culinary awards but for just a little more than what you'd pay for a fast food lunch, you can get actual food that tastes pretty good pretty much most of the time. I had nicely prepared meatloaf, well-seasoned corn, green beans, carrots, and almost seasoned mashed potatoes. None of the veg was... More 

Thank JymResciniti
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154 reviews
123 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2016

If you like this sort of restaurant, buffet with lots of choices, this is the prototypical experience. Most food is freah as their is always plenty of people eating making for a good buffet turnover. Variety is very good, food is average. Deserts are the best thing going here. Wait staff always very busy with a rush rush attitude.

Thank Shake T
Maryville, Tennessee
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2015

Senior special is a GOOD deal for lunch! Good food choices and very economical for budget minded seniors.

Thank SandyR41
Maryville, Tennessee
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45 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2015

I have eaten at other Ryan's that were not too bad, but this one is terrible. The food looks like it has been sitting out for days and tastes like it. I swear this will be the last time we eat there.

Thank Bob P
Knoxville, Tennessee, United States
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17 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

The restaurant was a little warm, however the food was fresh and plenty of choices. Be careful of touching the tongs though they can get hot like they do at most buffets. The food was cooked right and never had an empty cup for to long. Our waitress was very attentive.

Thank Michaelle T
hiram, ga
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

Chicken is always good ,popular among the senior citizens for meals and the senior discount . they have a banquet room if needed .

Thank hiram retiree
Maryville, Tennessee
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23 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

Huge buffet of msg ridden, fat soaked garbage. If your into a painful death due to horrid eating habits then this is the place to go.

Thank BigTallNithira

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 stars
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    3 of 5 stars
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1053 Hunters Xing, Alcoa, TN 37701-1850
  • Location: United States  >  Tennessee (TN)  >  Alcoa
  • Phone Number: (865) 681-7776

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?