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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
Most recent review
- Jul 21, 2014
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Dining options: Reservations
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Machias, Maine
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22 reviews 22 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

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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34 reviews 34 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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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10 reviews 10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 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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Waterville, Maine
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14 reviews 14 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2014

Welcoming, appealing atmosphere, always a treat to come here! Wait staff and hostess always friendly and helpful. Have Chinese your way… no MSG, no problem… sauce on the side, surely… helpful waitresses can explain anything that you have a question about. And I get my meal exactly the way I want it. Always flavorful, generous portions. You might want to... More

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Windermere, Florida
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14 reviews 14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2014

I have eaten at many places all over Maine .When your in Waterville or close by stop in.And try there fabulous soups and dishes there the Tops .

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Waterville, Maine
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

Ming Lee Chinese Restaurant comes with great service and great food. My family has eaten in and we have also ordered out. Each time has been a worth wild. Fresh food every time with a short wait time. Make sure to take the time and give them a try.

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Fairfield, Maine
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32 reviews 32 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Typical Chinese food, but mostly made fresh to order. It rates near the top in this local market but with no outstanding elements of being different or offering any outsatnding items. A reasonable value if you like run of the mill chinese food.

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Johnstown, Ohio
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2014

Whenever I come back home, I've got to stop at this place and eat their fried rice, boneless ribs, egg rolls, duck sauce and dumplings. Too bad they don't deliver! The carryout business is always booming, but if they had delivery, I think it would add another 20% in business ... yes, it's that good.

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Waterville, Maine
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2013 via mobile

I have been going to Ming Lees ever since they opened. I, my husband and many friends enjoy it and the owner is wonderful. The staff are even polite to the rudest of customers. Please DONT let one toxic persons review deter you from enjoying a meal there.

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Rome, Maine
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2013

It use to be a great place but now I guess the owner hate single white males the last 6 times I have been there its been the same thing your table will be next and a few other couples will walk in and they are seated right down. They also have a fat waitress with a bun on her... More

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