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“real local flavor” 3 of 5 bubbles
Review of Rick's Iron Skillet

Rick's Iron Skillet
Ranked #165 of 394 Restaurants in Fayetteville
Price range: $10 - $15
Cuisines: American, Diner
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Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Edmond, Oklahoma
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62 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
“real local flavor”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 14, 2009

This is a really interesting place. It's a basic, no frills place, decorated with a shelf around the top of the room that was lined with all sorts of old toy trucks. You are really eating with the locals here, and we like that.

We had breakfast there on Sunday morning after parents weekend at UA. Our son had the pancakes which were huge and tasty, along with an order of hash browns and bacon, which looked really yummy. My husband and I chose the buffet. It was okay. There were two choices of scrambled eggs, one straight up, and the other with peppers, onion and cheese. I chose the latter, and for buffet eggs they were good. Also, offered bacon, sausage, and pork chops, along with biscuits, muffins, and french toast sticks (looked like the basic frozen kind). They had several types of fruits, some fresh, and some looked canned or frozen in syrup. A couple of really strange things also. Bananas drizzled in chocolate syrup and basic store bought chocolate and powdered sugar bite size donuts. I can honestly say I've never seen that on a buffet before.

The staff was very friendly and attentive, even though the place was packed. Our cups never got more than half way empty before coffee was refilled. We may go back, but next time I'll order off the menu.

    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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  • English first
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English first
Fayetteville, AR
1 review
“My Favorite!!!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 17, 2009

New owners have taken over the restaurant, and they make a delicious lunch and breakfast. Much better than previous owners. Ricks has a breakfast menu -- breakfast served during business hours, which are 6AM - 2PM --, and a lunch Buffet which opens around 11PM - 2PM. Been here countless times, and the food is always excellent. The service is great as well. A few of my favorites are the smoked ribs, that are cooked perfectly, biscuits and sausage gravy are awsome... the list goes on. A wonderful regular place to eat!

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Wetumpka, AL
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“Good Homestyle food”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 13, 2008

We ate here for breakfast. Good country cooking. Everything was tasty, served piping hot and delicious. Service was good, too. Have Breakfast Buffett on Sat. and Sun. We ordered off menu and left happy! The prices were reasonable for the amount of food.

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“fun for breakfast; it's...”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 22, 2008

fun for breakfast; it's got that "local flavor"

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