I visited Ryan's on a recent trip to Tennessee to see my mother. Not being a huge fan of buffet style eating, I wasn't looking forward to it. I was very pleasantly surprised and impressed. Not a five star restaurant by most standards, but definitely five star in its class! The food was delicious, with a wide array of choices, even sugar-free desserts. The set-up was very organized and kept VERY clean. Everyone was friendly and helpful, and provided timely service. Based on this experience, I just might have to give buffets another chance!
My experience at the Ryan's in Union City, TN was wonderful. The service was timely and accurate. The food was probably the best tasting food I've eaten out. The salmon was very moist. The steak was very tender. Everything was wonderful. Even the managers walked around to see how everyone was doing. They also had the servers walk around passing out things like fried green tomatoes. I recommend it to anyone who likes a friendly family-like environment.