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“Fun atmosphere”

Allen Family Style Meals
Ranked #2 of 36 Restaurants in Sweetwater
Cuisines: American
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Reviewed 10 July 2017

This place is very unique. At lunch time, there's not a menu, they just start bringing your table (which you may be sharing with strangers) food - fried chicken, brisket, corn, potato salad, pea salad, yams, yellow squash, green beans, etc. It's a pretty fun way to do it, family-style, and definitely a different experience.

The food is just okay, though. The fried chicken is definitely the best part, but the majority of the sides (corn, green beans, yams) came straight out of a can. I was not super impressed with the food, and the service was pretty slow, too (although there were only 2 waitresses for the after-church rush, so it wasn't their fault).

Overall, worth a stop, if you like family-style meals, but don't expect greatness from the food.

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Reviewed 31 May 2017 via mobile

A group ate here on a 50th class reunion held over the weekend in May and we enjoyed the food and service. The waitress was good and put up with our loud and fun spirit!

The appetizers were great, especially the fried jalapeños! Loved the food and experience!!

Thank SallyTurner49
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Reviewed 7 May 2017

The evening buffet is $10, which includes your drink, all you can eat buffet and dessert. What a deal! Many dishes to choose from, and plenty of vegetables, which is what I was hungry for. The only disappointment was the peach cobbler, which was not good. The okra, sweet potatoes, corn, green beans and chicken were really good.

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Thank Deborah G
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Reviewed 20 April 2017

They must be doing something right. I used to eat there about 45 years ago and it doesn't sound like it has changed. Food was great then and oil field people always went out of their way to eat there if possible. Noone left hungry. I have seen people who frequented the Petroleum Club in Dallas eat there and rave about the place.

Thank MPLCo
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Reviewed 14 April 2017 via mobile

The review of 3-11-17 obviously did not go to the same place for lunch that I did as the lunch at Allen's is not a buffet. I had heard about this place from friends and we were not disappointed. We sat down and they started bringing out every side dish you could imagine. Then they brought a plate of some of the best fried chicken you will ever have. And the cobbler is fantastic! And it's only $10 per person.

Thank kmbama
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