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Ming Lee Chinese Restaurant

365 Main St, Waterville, ME 04901-4924
207-873-2828
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Ranked #12 of 82 Restaurants in Waterville
Cuisines: Chinese
Dining options: Reservations
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Dining options: Reservations
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Belgrade Lakes, Maine
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24 reviews 24 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

Fairly standard Americanized Chinese food. Appetizers are the best part. Stick with chicken or beef; the pork is a strange texture (dry & dense) and flavored (marinated?). The owner is often present & always charming, and her young staff are generally upbeat. There aren't many great dining choices in this area, so we do eat here occasionally, even though it... More 

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Maine
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59 reviews 59 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

We come here all the time. This is by far the best Chinese restaurant we have been to. Everything has great flavor and cooked perfect. The drinks are the best! Managment is always in the room talking to all the customers. Always great to see. A must stop!

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Top Contributor
85 reviews 85 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

You know what it feels like to visit a restaurant run by teenaged girls? Where was the adult manager presence?

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North Port, Florida, United States
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

I happened to be staying at the Best Western on upper Main St. in Waterville, Me. and just happened into the Ming Lee's Chinese restaurant. I live most of the year in FL but am in central Maine area for a couple of months a year. Ming Lee's was tastefully decorated, clean and the food was wonderful!! I have eaten... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

The food is above the local average, however the young women who work the front seem to be at the whim of their emotional and personal lives. This leaves some with a bad taste in their mouths. The better choice is the Chinese restaurant in Temple St.

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Houston, Texas
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

The food was great and the service was great, Pricing was reasonable. Portions were large, I recommend the egg fu yung!

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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

My wife and I LOVE to go here... It's our "guilty pleasure". Excellent food and the drinks aren't bad either!

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Machias, Maine
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40 reviews 40 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

What a nice clean place this is, first of all. The atmosphere is great, and last but certainly not least, the food is fantastic. The plate is not one of those small ones to make it look you've got a big meal...their plates are huge to start with, and then the plate is full when you get it! If anyone... More 

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Salem, New Hampshire
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43 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

Ming Lee is, by far, the most popular Chinese restaurant in Waterville. The place itself is nicely laid-out, but the entryway is usually crowded with people--either waiting for pick-up or waiting to be seated. It can get very confusing, especially for older people. Once you're seated, the waitresses are attentive, but the food itself isn't that good. The "Crab Rangoon"... More 

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Omaha, Nebraska
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14 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

Was hopeful given the reviews, so stopped there for lunch while bringing a kid on college trip to see Colby. Uggh. Standard American-Chinese menu, sweet-sour chicken was heavily breaded chicken strips accompanied by a red fluorescent sauce. Lo mein was soupy and no flavor, fortunately they had some chili sauce to add at least a little flavor. Beef with veges... More 

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Address: 365 Main St, Waterville, ME 04901-4924
Phone Number: 207-873-2828
Location: United States  >  Maine (ME)  >  Waterville
Cuisine: Chinese

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