what we bring to the table:

Best Value, Guaranteed!


You won't find a better all-you-can-eat deal anywhere. We stand head and shoulders above the quality of big chain competitors and cheaper Chinese buffets. And unlike them, we can guarantee a clean environment and genuine Southern hospitality. 

We're here to make an honest living, not nickel and dime you. Every buffet purchase includes refillable Water, Red Diamond iced tea, lemonade, coffee, decaf, Pepsi, Diet Pepsi, Dr. Pepper, Mountain Dew, Mug Root Beer, Mountain Dew, Diet Dr. Pepper, Fanta Orange, Fruit Punch, hot tea, and hot chocolate.

Home Cooking. Really.


Our longtime cooks have been preparing the same crowd-pleasing recipes for over a decade. The Nelson family guarantees you that not one single vegetable will ever come from a can except for the potatoes in our Pot Roast and the tomatoes in our Okra & Tomatoes. The salad bars are fresh, never frozen. Our fried foods are hand-battered, and our steaks are carved in-house. We make our own puddings and bake our own cookies and cobblers. Ok, so the ice cream is soft serve, but it's 100% dairy, and nobody's ever seemed to mind much...

A Reputation We're Proud Of


In addition to maintaining AT LEAST a 4-Star average rating on Google, Facebook, and TripAdvisor, we've been featured in several publications:

"#1 All-You-Can-Eat Deal in Alabama" -NY Daily News

"Best All-You-Can-Eat Buffet in Alabama" -OnlyInYourState.com

10 Best Buffets in Alabama -BestThingsAL.com

"Best All-You-Can-Eat Deal in Alabama" -The Daily Meal

What's Cookin'?


Daily Menu

  • You'll always find Fried Chicken (battered with our signature seasoning), fried Fish Fillets w/ Hushpuppies, Pork Pot Roast, and Baked Chicken on the bar. Our other meats and proteins rotate daily based on what the cooks are feeling that day. 
  • Sometimes you'll see dishes like Fried Pork Chops, Baked Fish w/ Crab Sauce, Country Fried Steak w/ Pepper Gravy, Buffalo Wings, Smothered Chicken or Pork Chops, Chicken & Rice, Lasagna, Chili Mac, or Chicken Pot Pie.
  • We always feature 2 of Chef Eugene's made-from-scratch soups like Potato Bacon, Broccoli Cheddar, Vegetable Beef, Chicken Noodle, Creamy Chicken, Taco Soup, and Chili.
  • Our daily sides are Mac & Cheese, Turnip Greens, Mashed Potatoes & Gravy, Rice, Green Beans, Corn, Candied Yams, Yeast Rolls, Cornbread, and Hushpuppies. 
  • The rest of our more than 40 slots on our 2 hot bars will always be filled with a revolving selection of fried snacks like Onion Rings, Jalapeno Poppers, and Potato Wedges and fresh southern veggies like Yellow Rice, Black Eyed Peas, Okra & Tomatoes, Stewed Cabbage, Red Beans & Rice, Rutabagas, Baby Limas, White Limas, Steamed Broccoli, Green Peas, Sliced Carrots, Speckled Butterbeans, Yellow Squash, Red Potatoes, and Field Peas & Snaps.
  • Call (251) 679-1461 to see what's on  the bar today!


Daily Specials

  • Steak, Seafood, & Gumbo after 4:00 on Fridays & Saturdays. Hand-Carved Steaks w/ Stewed Veggies, Baked Potatoes, Fried Shrimp, Stuffed Crab Shells, Fried Clam Strips, and homemade Shrimp & Sausage Gumbo.
  • Whole Catfish on-the-bone is served hot & fresh from the fryer Monday-Saturday after 4pm.
  • Meatloaf, our fan favorite, is served Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays until it runs out.
  • Fried Livers start early Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday.
  • Fried Gizzards give the liver a break on Tuesdays.
  • Italian Day is Wednesday. You can expect to see Spaghetti w/ Meat Sauce, Garlic Cheese Biscuits, and Pepperoni Pizza with occasional surprises like Stuffed Bell Peppers, Lasagna, or Fried Eggplant.
  • BBQ Night is Saturday. Our delicious BBQ Ribs almost outshine the steak and seafood thanks to Chef James' homemade barbecue sauce. Look out for pulled pork or baked beans too, and help yourself to some potato salad & watermelon.
  • Kids Eat Free every Tuesday night after 4! We serve hand-breaded Chicken Tenders, French Fries, and Pepperoni Pizza.


Sunday Dinner

  • Sunday Dinner is its own category in the South! It's more than a meal, it's a place for family and community to gather and celebrate. Don't think "Lunch" or "Dinner," this is a daylong affair.
  • Every Sunday, you can expect Baked Ham, Turkey & Gravy, Cranberry Sauce, Cornbread Dressing, Corn Souffle, Sweet Potato Casserole, Broccoli & Cheese Casserole, Chicken & Dumplings, and Collard Greens. This past year, we've also had huge success adding Ham Hocks, Turkey Necks, and Turkey Wings to our Sunday menu.
  • Just like everything else, it's first come, first serve! Come early before you miss out.


Weekend Breakfast Buffet

  • Saturdays and Sundays starting at 8am, the legendary Chef Eugene serves up every Southern breakfast favorite under the sun.
  • That includes made-from-scratch entrees like Pancakes and French Toast, not to mention classic staples like Scrambled Eggs, Grits, Bacon, Patty Sausage, Link Sausage, Breakfast Ham, Breakfast Potatoes, Toast, Biscuits, Pepper Gravy, and lots more.
  • There's also a large cold buffet with Fresh-Cut Fruits, Danishes, Muffins, Donuts, and more.
  • Enjoy fresh breakfast with a hot cup of fresh Coffee and some Orange Juice, Pineapple Juice, Apple Juice, Grapefruit Juice, or V8 Tomato Juice.

variety you won't find anywhere else


Healthy Choices

  • Despite our name, Barnyard is the perfect place for health-conscious eaters. We go light on the salt and let our guests season their food at the table so they can watch their sodium. We also offer sugar-free desserts. 
  • Baked Chicken and Baked Fish are offered alongside lots of green veggies and superfoods!
  • At the Salad Bar, start off with a side caesar on chopped romaine and feta, or build the garden salad of your dreams! 

  1. Start with a bed of fresh Iceberg lettuce
  2. Choose fresh toppings like tomatoes, cucumbers, spinach, mushrooms, onions, broccoli, black olives, pickled beets, banana peppers, pickled jalapeños, spiced apple rings, kosher pickle spears, ham, or egg.
  3. Dress your salad with Homemade Ranch, Blue Cheese, Italian, French, 1000 Island, Honey Mustard, Raspberry Vinaigrette, or Oil & Vinegar. 
  4. Top it off with croutons, bacon bits, sunflower seeds, Craisins, cafe crackers, saltines, or wheat thins.

  • We also feature cold treats like Coleslaw, Potato Salad, Tuna Salad, Chicken Salad, Watergate Salad, Carrot Raisin Salad, Pears, Peaches, Pineapples, Cottage Cheese, and Fresh-Cut Fruit Salad.


Got a Sweet Tooth?

  • Hot cobbler. Peach, cherry, strawberry, or blackberry. Cold vanilla ice cream. Can't beat that.
  • Look out, Cookie Monster! We try to keep a couple of freshly baked cookie options somewhere near the brownies.
  • Banana Split Bar
    1. Grab a banana boat.
    2. Pick your banana.
    3. Chocolate ice cream, vanilla, or twist??
    4. Caramel sauce, chocolate sauce, strawberry sauce, or all 3?
    5. Oreos, peanuts, rainbow sprinkles, chocolate chips, peanut butter cups, Heath Bites, M&M Mini's, Gummi Bears, or all of the above?

  • Our dessert lady, Punkin, makes at least 4 different mousse cakes a day. Would you like Oreo cream cake, caramel, coconut, or strawberry cream?
  • You a pie guy? You're in luck. From Banana Cream to French Silk to Pecan, we've got it all. Throw in some cheesecake, red velvet, or carrot cake, and we guarantee you're in for a nap afterwards.
  • Banana Pudding, or Mississippi Mud Pie? Keep it cool with our delicious homemade puddings.
  • Classic Southern hot Bread Pudding, made from scratch.
  • Watch out for homemade banana bread!