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120 Ctr St, Auburn, ME 04210-6000
(207) 782-7888
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11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sun 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner

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Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 stars
    Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    2.5 of 5 stars
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My husband and I LOVE this place. We have a routine when we go in and I love the selection of food. The only thing I can complain about is the service. I have been comin here for a long time and I always feel rushed out. They bring you your check right before your done your first plate making... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed November 18, 2014
Kaylove4410
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Auburn, Maine
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DownEast and Acadia Maine, Maine
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66 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

Been here a few times over the last year. The food was good, it's kind of hit or miss; some days they're quick to replenish, other days not so much. But overall, they carry typical "Chinese" staples (pork, beef, chicken wings/fingers, etc), as well as a little bit of sushi, pizza, and a few other hot foods. They have a... More 

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Augusta, Maine
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15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

Was in the area doing other shopping when my GF asked if I wanted to go to lunch here. We were seated and was asked what we would like for a drink. We both asked for water. We got up and got our plate of food. Came back to the table and there was no water. Was several minutes before... More 

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Auburn, Maine
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

My husband and I LOVE this place. We have a routine when we go in and I love the selection of food. The only thing I can complain about is the service. I have been comin here for a long time and I always feel rushed out. They bring you your check right before your done your first plate making... More 

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OVIEDO
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

There aren't many good places to eat Chinese food in Auburn, Maine, but Tin Tin Buffet is one of the best places. I was very surprised to find that the food was fresh and the atmosphere pleasant. The variety was pretty good and had the staples of a good Chinese Buffet. Many of the items were covered in sweet sauces... More 

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Auburn, Maine
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

Of the three buffets in the area, this one probably has the largest variety and most consistent food. The fare is typical of Chinese buffets and is typically warm. Good for a night out with a lot of people as the space is huge. They do a good job making sure that there is plenty of food for the number... More 

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Portland, Maine
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2014

We eat here on a regualr basis, the kids are always excited to go. It is a great place for a quick and tatsy meal, and they have a nicely prepared roast beef on Fridays'.

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South Waterford, Maine
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2013

they do offer a variety of choices,someone is always going around the food checking for cleanups,stirring the food,or any that needs replacing.The waiter or waitress can sometime seam there unsure of what there doing,or bothering you a little to much but they just want to keep your table clean from old plates,and if you need refill drinks.Everything has to be... More 

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Monmouth, Maine
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2013

Chinese buffets scare people a lot. They don't know how old the food is, or it someone used a serving spoon from one dish in another. Tin Tin's is busy enough to have current food, and they have very good prices. I enjoy the way they prepare the food (The General tso's chicken is more sweet than spicy) and they... More 

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Poland, Maine
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2013

DO NOT EAT AT THE TIN TIN BUFFET ON CENTER STREET IN AUBURN! THEY HAVE COCKROACHES! My husband and I was eating up in the front of the restaurant near the buffet tables this afternoon and the waitress had brought a stack of napkins and put them on our table. My husband went to get one and the cockroach came... More 

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Auburn, Maine
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2013

I used to frequent the Tin Tin quite regularly. I noticed about 3 or 4 years ago it went downhill--the food and cleanliness. I went again a couple of years ago, and I just can't go there again.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 120 Ctr St, Auburn, ME 04210-6000
  • Location: United States  >  Maine (ME)  >  Auburn
  • Phone Number: (207) 782-7888

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Chinese
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm

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