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Allen Family Style Meals

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1301 East Broadway Street, Sweetwater, TX 79556-4721
+1 325-235-2060
11:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 20:00
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Tue - Sun 11:00 - 14:00
Tue - Fri 17:00 - 20:00
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you're passing by or in Sweetwater and its lunch time you should stop here. I've been numerous times, and have never been disappointed. You walk in, see an empty seat and sit down. The waitress will arrive instantly and ask if you want tea or water and give you your utensils. Everything is served family style on the table.... More 

Thank Jim R
Hot Springs Village, Arkansas
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Think this is my first ever one star rating but this place warrants it. Sweetwater was our overnight stop so due to reviews on TripAdvisor we decided to try this place. We thought it sounded like something a little different than the usual places we all tend to eat at so let's give it a try. Big mistake. I have... More 

2 Thank AR-Doodad
Colorado City
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The chicken is the best. The yams and squash are amazing and the peach cobbler is epic! If you're on a diet leave it in the car. This place is worth every single bite.

Thank chaser512
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

I walked in for lunch and was immediately seated. I saw no menu they just started bringing out fried chicken, okra, squash and other sides in family style bowls for the whole table to share. It was a good experience with the vegetables being my favorite type of food. The chance to be courteous, ask for items to be passed,... More 

Thank TexasBigbird
Waxahachie, Texas
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 February 2017 via mobile

Although it's a little unusual sitting with strangers, the atmosphere was friendly and inviting. All of the food choices on our table were delicious and you cannot beat their fried chicken! We had meatloaf as a second meat as well as collard greens, squash, boiled okra, two types of potatoes, English pea salad, coleslaw, yams, Green beans, and peach cobbler.... More 

Thank khristystrange
Recife, Pernambuco, Brazil
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110 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 February 2017

Everything was truly delicious. People are sat on big tables and share dishes around it. If you need any extra just ask! great country experience for a urban folks.

Thank Jus41n
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2017

ALWAYS give large servings for take out cost is more than reasonable for the quality of food.big servings of home style foods.

Thank Jerry O
Sweetwater, Texas
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2017

You will get to know the people at your table as you share home style cookin' The fried chicken is famous, and rightly so! The many vegetables are delicious. and the cobbler reminds me of the cobbler my grandmother use to make. What is a meal without ice tea? Ice tea is something we southerners take seriously! Every now and... More 

1 Thank 605jacquem
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27 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 February 2017 via mobile

If you are looking for a home cooking in a friendly atmosphere this is the place for you. $10 per person all you can eat buffet style. Fried chicken, Mac and cheese, authentic German potato, cornbread, beans, some type of beef in gravy., corn, and more. You pay as you walk in, grab a seat. They bring you a drink... More 

1 Thank lw3
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12 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017

If you have never been, but heard about Allen's, once you step through the door and start to see all the food they bring out, you will understand what all the fuss is about. Excellent food, friendly folks, and amazing peach cobbler. Very worth the trip wherever you are coming from. Get ready to meet some nice folks because it... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 14:00
11:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 14:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1301 East Broadway Street, Sweetwater, TX 79556-4721
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Sweetwater
  • Phone Number: +1 325-235-2060

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?