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“Wow! Great food!”

Allen Family Style Meals
Ranked #2 of 36 Restaurants in Sweetwater
Cuisines: American
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Reviewed 24 August 2017 via mobile

We were passing through Sweetwater and checked for recommended places to eat lunch, and I'm so glad we did. The outside doesn't look like much but they have the best fried chicken and side dishes we've had in a long while. Served family style, the food was delicious and plentiful. All you can eat at a very, very, reasonable price, Allen's Family Style Meals is the place to eat in Sweetwater!

Thank Patricia L
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Reviewed 16 July 2017

This food is great
I will make a trip just to eat here
Allen family is awesome folks too
Chicken and brisket are the best

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Thank BrianSerrano
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Reviewed 16 July 2017 via mobile

Allen's has two buildings with a parking lot between them. Lunch is served "family style" in the older, light green building on the west side of the parking lot. Dinner is served in the newer, red building on the east side. Dinner is served buffet style, NOT family style. While the food is equally good in each building, I highly recommend lunch the first time you go. Eating family style is an important part of the experience and you are unlikely to to find this opportunity elsewhere

1  Thank Bluto B
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Reviewed 11 July 2017

You'll know you're in for a different experience as soon as you sit down. This is like a country cooking buffet in reverse - they bring all the selections to your table instead of you going through a buffet line. Refills keep coming as long as you're eating.

Fried chicken, okra, mashed potatoes, peach cobbler.... You may share your table with others because each seat at the table is filled.

Excellent value and great tasting food!

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Thank Danny L
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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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Thank ampty2017
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