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“love Ryans”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of Ryan's

Ryan's
Ranked #28 of 66 Restaurants in Sylva
Cuisines: American
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Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Cherokee, North Carolina
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19 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“love Ryans”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 4, 2012

Ryans is a nice place to eat. Lots of things to choose from. Can get steaks if you like. Last time we ate there, the server wasn't so good. Barely came around to refill our drinks. Other then that,, I will go back. It is a great price and we get birthday coupons and things like that in our email. It is a buffet, shouldn't be that hard to refill drinks. I don't know how many tables she had to watch over though. I work in a restaurant so I know how it can be sometimes.

Visited May 2012
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English first
Bryson City, North Carolina
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111 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
“very good, excellent service”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 20, 2012

Visited twice recently, food was very good and the service excellent. The buffet was replenished frequently and a very large variety. Will return.

  • Visited August 2012
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32 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Typical family-style buffet”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 28, 2012

Ryan's is a typical family style buffet restaurant with the usual food options. The food on the buffet is pretty good, but the steaks are usually poor quality. The weirdest thing is that you have to get your own fork and napkin.

Visited May 2012
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Atlanta, Georgia
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157 reviews
96 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
“Gets worse and worse. Inconsistent food quality. Crowded.”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 16, 2012

I used to enjoy this Ryan's. We live about 60 miles away and many people from our town used to travel the 60 miles just to eat at Ryan's. That has changed, though.

The food at this Ryan's location seems to get progressively worse. Or it might be great one visit and horrible the the next. You never know what you're going to get.

Something we have noticed in our years of visiting this location: If a large group or people is expected such as a ball team or church group, the shrimp dishes are removed from the buffet. I have seen this happen at least 3 times, all with ball teams. As the group starts thinning out, the shrimp dishes magically reappear. In my opinion, that is a bad business practice. Those people are paying the same prices as everyone else.

As the food gets worse, the price gets higher. Also, they have a new "lemon policy". If you want water to drink, you aren't allowed to have lemon because its "only available with paid beverages". Come on.

  • Visited April 2012
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Franklin, North Carolina, United States
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“buffet dining”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 13, 2012

the buffet is good with lots of selections and the price is very reasonable

Visited July 2011
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