ugg. try working there....managers always outside smoking and never go to tables to thank guest for coming... poorest management ever. no breaks work six hours not even allowed a break..
worse than dorm food and more expensive.
Not much good to say about Ryan's except you can eat as much as you want of it. There is a lot of bad fried food sitting out under heat lamps.
And don't forget you need to tip 15% for the privilege of having ice tea and bread brought to your table.
Not a good value at all.
You are better off at the dorm cafeteria. Thumbs way down.
Ryan's not the best deal at all..
One of the cashiers was very rude . I had a coupon which was was for after 4:00pm and it was still 10 to 4:00 so she would not take it - said register wouldn't let her. Other cashier overhead and took it. Later we realized if we had just paid the lunch (which ends at 4:00) and not used the coupon it would have been cheaper. So actually this coupon was a dishonest ploy to get us in there in my opinion.
The meats and veges are just barely average. The deserts are just not good or special in any way. The hot bread is the only item really good. A decent variety of salad items.
Since kids get drinks free with their meal it if a average price for them to have a variety and some ice cream and they do like to look and choose.
Do Not Recommend. Ryan's has very limited amounts of everything. A couple of veggies here, a couple of fried things there. Oh, and mashed potatoes-not baked or fried, just mashed (and one type of gravy). I think the other review was correct in stating that they just add to the items instead of putting fresh food out. Everything was very mushy and sweet or hard and tasteless. The rolls were the best part of this meal. Staff was very courteous as well.
The other reviews are just plain wrong.. Nowhere else can you find decent food that is as plentiful as this. Sure, this isn't Dan McClusky's or Ruth's Chris Steakhouse, but it doesn't need to be. Going to Ryan's is like going to the grandma you had who could cook really, really well. We're not talking "gourmet" here, but wholesome, home-cooked meals which often are better than "gourmet." Ryan's is a terrific intersection between taste and price, the management and waiters are extremely cordial, and I try to go there as often as possible. I've eaten at country clubs in Austin, places like the Four Seasons and the Hyatt, but paying $40-50 bucks for food that doesn't leave me full is not fun. I love Ryans, have eaten there for about four years, and I'll keep going there until I die, leave Austin, or both.
How can they call this a Steakhouse???. What a poor excuse for a steakhouse! The meat the call steak is of poor quality. The buffet is poorly kept and I don't think they freshen things from Lunch to Dinner. It looks as if they just add to it. YUK!!
This is a steakhouse?. I can not imagine why this is considered a steakhouse. A buffet of meatloaf, fried chicken, hot wings and sausage, Potatoes, salad and a few vegetables here and there. The best thing about this place is the bread. Oh if you want steak, that is extra.
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