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“Ok Buffet”
Review of Ryan's Family Steakhouse - CLOSED

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Ryan's Family Steakhouse
Cuisines: Steakhouse
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Seating, Waitstaff
Restaurant details
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Seating, Waitstaff
Louisville, Kentucky
Level Contributor
216 reviews
146 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
“Ok Buffet”
Reviewed March 18, 2013

The wife and I ate here over the weekend. I thought it was over priced. It cost us $27 and some change. The food was bland. They were not very fast to replenish food. The steak was very chewey. The desert section had more sugar free selections than anything. I would not recommend this place to eat.

  • Visited March 2013
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1 Thank hoosierboy72
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English first
Sayre, PA
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307 reviews
120 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 138 helpful votes
“Good value !”
Reviewed September 15, 2012 via mobile

We are senior citizens who took advantage of the early bird special and felt we certainly got our money's worth. The variety of food gives everyone plenty of choices. Our server Gary was the best and sympathized with us on the frigid temperature in the restroom - Brrr! But we think Golden Corral beats Ryan's with variety.

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Thank 2seniorcitizens
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Louisville, Kentucky
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110 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
“A good family place”
Reviewed August 6, 2012

Ryan's offer's a well balanced meal for a reasonable price. Steak is a little more expensive, but it is a fine place to take hungry children

Visited September 2011
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Thank Gent258
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Lexington, Kentucky
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30 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Service where was it ??? 1”
Reviewed July 4, 2012

When Ryan`s was open here in Lexington, they use to carry your tray to the table I guess not at this one , the waitress use to ask you every now and then how is your meal do you need anything . But not here ! No shout out to these place We Started with one waitress and ended with none she went out for a smoke , lol , I really wish they would open back up in Lexington where I don`t even have to go back to this place ever again ! Really don`t think i`ll be back again !!! 1

  • Visited June 2012
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Thank Rev Roderick S
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Louisville, KY
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35 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
“We Won't Be Back”
Reviewed February 5, 2011

Ryan's used to be the best family buffet in town. That is no longer the case. After our first visit here in years, it was easy to see why so many of them around town have shut down.

First off, some of their "specials" are misleading and you really have to read the fine print on their pricing for children and for seniors.

Secondly, the service was rude - particularly the front desk operator. She acted like we were putting her out by showing up or something. Very strange.

And lastly, and most importantly, the food quality is now really poor. Frankly, some of it was disgusting. This includes the mashed potatoes, carrots, corn and several other mainstays. Steak was loaded with fat and not cooked the way I'd requested.

At this point, if you're looking for a family buffet, stick with the Golden Corral. Better food and better service.

Visited January 2011
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Thank Chris_and_Bethany
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