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4373 Courtney Drive, Tuscaloosa, AL 35405
10:45 - 20:30
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Mon - Thu 10:45 - 20:30
Fri 10:45 - 21:00
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Tuscaloosa, Alabama
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293 reviews
194 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 January 2016 via mobile

Have been disappointed with dinner in the past but breakfast was excellent. Service and Staff was the best we have had in a long time. Had about given up on them but this changed my mind. Will be going back- do feel housekeeping and cleanliness needs to be looked at- an internal remodel is due.

Thank Kwajkid007
Lake Charles, Louisiana
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322 reviews
152 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 December 2015 via mobile

We wanted some vegetables and this restaurant was at the exit we chose to stop and eat. It was a pleasant surprise. The food was fresh and very tasty. It was seasoned well ( not typical at ryan's) and the waitress was very timely with refills as well as polite. The manager came by to check on us also. Very... More 

Thank E B
Birmingham, Alabama
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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 December 2015 via mobile

My girlfriend and I ate lunch at Ryans today and have been sick since eating there. The lettuce was brown and the salad bar consisted of old freezer burned sides. We ate only veggies for our meal and the mashed potatoes looked like soup and the corn, green beans, carrots tasted terrible. We ate a few bites and left and... More 

Thank P A
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190 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 November 2015

Good variety of all American/southern food. We were there at the transition of breakfast to lunch on a Sunday so got the best of both! Plenty of seating and parking, long lines at Cracker Barrel, I hop and Waffle House but walked right in here and had some great food for just over $7 for adult buffet!

Thank MACVirginia
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 June 2015

My family and I were in Tuscaloosa, Alabama for four days and ate at the Ryan's restaurant for dinner on day one of our trip. We were road weary and just wanted to have a decent meal. We had never visited a Ryans before. The place was absolutely filthy. Who is the upper management of this dump and how are... More 

3 Thank Shayla i
Birmingham, Alabama
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144 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 April 2015

We stopped for lunch & had never been to a Ryans' restaurant before, Didn't realize it was a buffet. Well layed out, food was good and the staff was very, very friendly. Used to seeing a larger selection of items at most buffets, mostly low country southern items to choose from, except the taco bar. Their rating was an 80,... More 

1 Thank Deb596
Tuscaloosa, Alabama
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150 reviews
140 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 February 2015 via mobile

It was about $15 for buffet and drink and honestly it was FINE but the selection was small, the pot pie was cold and the steak sucked. I got about 4 of their mini steak and 1/4 was edible meaning it wasn't burned to the crisp. I asked for medium every time lol. I would rather spend the $15 at... More 

1 Thank Abconnor2
Colorado Springs, Colorado
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80 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 February 2015

We were looking for someplace close to eat and saw it was pot pie night. They are a buffet style restaurant with Southern comfort foods. You can even order a steak. The prices were reasonable. The food was hot and the waitstaff friendly and attentive.

1 Thank Therese C
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23 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 January 2015

We arrived around 4pm on a Saturday evening. There were not many patrons, which should have been the first clue. But due to the early arrival, I thought that was why it was not busy. Wrong! The women's bathroom was disgusting. There was throw up in one stall, and toilet paper on the floor of every stall. Looked as though... More 

3 Thank sassin01
Auburn, Alabama
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15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 December 2014

I went there for breakfast on Sunday November 16, 2014 and I was appalled by the conditions of the restaurant, the food bars, the low quality food being served and the dirty clothing the employees were wearing! It was was first visit and probably the last visit! I contacted their corporate office and issued a formal complaint about the terrible... More 

2 Thank RHRailey

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    2 of 5 bubbles
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
    2 of 5 bubbles
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Open Hours
10:45 - 20:30
10:45 - 20:30
10:45 - 20:30
10:45 - 20:30
10:45 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4373 Courtney Drive, Tuscaloosa, AL 35405
  • Location: United States  >  Alabama (AL)  >  Tuscaloosa
  • Phone Number: 366-1114

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