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startrooper00
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Fire Mountain - Sat, 06/4/05 9:47 PM
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There is a new Fire Mountain that has just opened about 60 miles from my house...its the first one in Kentucky and was wondering if anyone knows anything about it ... i.e. is the food good, prices decent, etc.
thanks

garryd451
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RE: Fire Mountain - Sat, 06/4/05 10:22 PM
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Originally posted by startrooper00

There is a new Fire Mountain that has just opened about 60 miles from my house...its the first one in Kentucky and was wondering if anyone knows anything about it ... i.e. is the food good, prices decent, etc.
thanks


I never been to a Fire Mountain, but it looks to me like it's part of Ryan's Steakhouse, that should tell you alot!!

According to their website, there are 16 Ryan's in Indiana, 1 Fire Mountain in Indiana, 2 Ryan's in Michigan and 2 Fire Mountain in Michigan!

Below is a link to their webpage:


http://www.ryansrg.com/whats_cooking/index.php

tiki
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RE: Fire Mountain - Sun, 06/5/05 4:35 AM
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The only chain steak house that would consider eating at is Does Eat Place Place. Not a very big chain but they have one now in Tulsa that tempts me. I know that i can definatly do a steak dinner better,cheaper and quicker at home and GOOD beef is easy to come by here and with a minimum of cleaning up afterwards---so i will save my time,energy and money for a meal thats got lots of sauces and sides and dishes and pots that I DONT have to clean up!

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RE: Fire Mountain - Mon, 06/6/05 9:09 AM
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My .02 worth ....

Fire Mountains are basically Ryans steakhouses. They've been renovated a bit with an open view of the kitchen/grill area. My recommendation is to save your money for something better. The AYCE buffet is the same. Poor quality food, but high on quantity. Just another bad AYCE joint !

I always wonder about eating establishments that change their name. Are they trying to hide something ?

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RE: Fire Mountain - Mon, 06/6/05 9:31 AM
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The only word I can use to describe Fire Mountain is "VILE".

Essentially a pig trough. Quality of food was appalling though quantity was indeed impressive. Judging by the stature of most of the diners, the quantity is the key. The "steaks" were of unknown origin - never had anything like that from a cow. Gristle slice with enough fiber to hold it together.

One of the more regrettable dining decisions I ever made. Just say "NO"!!!!

scbuzz
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RE: Fire Mountain - Mon, 06/6/05 4:03 PM
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Heh Heh !!

Bill .. sounds like we both sampled the same Fire Mountain !!!


terrible way to blow 10 bucks !!!

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RE: Fire Mountain - Tue, 01/24/06 8:51 PM
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Fire Mountain in Coulumbus,MS has got some sorry managers. They treat their waitresses like crap. The managers dump the trash on the floor and make the waitresses pick it up with their hands. When they tell you to do something and you do it and get hurt they ask you why you were doing it in the first place. I think somebody needs to fire those managers that are causeing all the problems and hire new ones that know how to treat people.

mblovessg
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RE: Fire Mountain - Wed, 01/25/06 12:16 PM
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If anybody is ever going through Columbus,MS don't stop and eat at Fire Mountain. As I said before the managers are sorry. I proved my point when I told one of them the truth and they tried to fire me because they knew I was telling the truth. The look on her face was kinda funny though.

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RE: Fire Mountain - Thu, 02/2/06 12:06 AM
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Fire Mountain Lexington Ky:
It is not as I have read here.
Would I say it’s prime cut no not by any means.

The quality and service along with value is the draw for this restaurant.
The selections of food I have seen are a lot better then the Ryan’s restaurants I have been to.

It is the best in its style of restaurant far better then Golden Corral of which we have several in the area.


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RE: Fire Mountain - Mon, 07/9/07 12:27 AM
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I have been to three Fire Mountains (Gardendale,AL; Auburn,IN; and Terre Haute, IN) and all have been really good. I was going to try the one in Lexington,KY this weekend but they have changed it back to a Ryan's. It must have been a fairly recent change because it's only been a few months since I drove by and it was still a Fire Mountain.

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RE: Fire Mountain - Mon, 07/9/07 12:53 AM
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Fire Mountain, a well as Ryan's, are all now owned by Buffets, Inc., d/b/a Old Country Buffet. I know this because I work at an OCB. You're right about the food quality being mediocre, but OCB is trying to upgrade this. Knowing that OCB isn't exactly always a culinary delight, I wonder how much of an upgrade is to be expected-time will tell.

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RE: Fire Mountain - Tue, 07/10/07 4:05 PM
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Haven't tried Fire Mountain yet. There is one in New Braunfels,
unless they closed it up recently.They had a Ryan's Steakhouse in San Antonio for years.But that closed i think last year ago or so.

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RE: Fire Mountain - Tue, 07/10/07 4:18 PM
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We have one in Mansfield tx. tho it has a large selection, it's very bland. of course, aren't all buffets bland ? I would say it's only ok if you have a very large appetite.

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RE: Fire Mountain - Tue, 08/14/07 2:18 AM
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Fire Mountain has opened and closed here in Charlotte, NC. Food was mediocre at best, though the fried chicken was nice, but the attention to details (like sanitation) really took a back seat. We came to call it poo-mountain due to the constant state of the mens room (nuff said there!) It is now re-opened as.......Ryans Steakhouse and buffet (SHOCK!) but we do not go (writer is shivering with the thought).