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San Lin East Chinese Restaurant

953 W Pulaski Hwy, Elkton, MD
410 620 5009
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Ranked #54 of 77 Restaurants in Elkton
Price range: $7 - $16
Cuisines: Chinese
Description: Sometimes spelled "Sanlin"
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Description: Sometimes spelled "Sanlin"
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English first
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2014 via mobile

Ordered 34 dollars worth of food it was so disgusting we threw it all in the trash shrimp fried rice was burnt and had a foul odor pork fried rice was burnt and had big chunk s of I don't know what in it scared my kids half to deaththe shrimp lomaine was stale and worst iI ever tasted and... More

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Port Deposit, Maryland
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23 reviews 23 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2013 via mobile

The big Buddha attracted us. We decided to try it. Saturday evening at 6:00 we were the only customers in the restaurant. The host/ owner/ waiter showed us to our table. It was extremely hot with only a fan to cool it down. The food was quite good but the service was very slow. I wonder how much longer they... More

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Houston, Texas
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82 reviews 82 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
118 helpful votes 118 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2013 via mobile

Like many others, visited because of the giant golden Buddha status out front. Decor is almost overwhelming and feels like something out of a movie (or the A-Team tv show). Food is average "American" Chinese with a good selection, and the menu contains a dozen or so of the cheesy sweet cocktails in funky glasses. I was a bit put... More

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Havre de Grace, Maryland
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70 reviews 70 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2011

I've read some of the other recent reviews, and while there were no cats anywhere to be seen, the rest of the reviews seem pretty spot-on. I will echo the sentiment that the interior of the restaurant is very unique, lights and decorations, musty smell, dark atmosphere, random stuff everywhere. It's definitely a sensory overload. The first time I went... More

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Newark, Delaware
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169 reviews 169 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
76 helpful votes 76 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2011

We've been driving past this restuarant for many years. You can't miss it with the giant gold buddha out front and sitting by itself amongst the tall trees. There were only a handful of people at the bar at 6PM on a Friday night. There is a musky smell when you enter, kinda like gandma's house. The decor is very... More

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mid atlantic
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52 reviews 52 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2011

I first went to this restaurant as a guest for a birthday dinner. The place is fascinating inside. There not an empty place on a wall anywhere -knicknacks,fairy lights, pictures, urns...fun just to look around. Room is very dark. There were a number of us at several tables pushed together, but not another person dining at any other table. Food... More

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Perryville, Maryland
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2011

I have visited San Lin for many years...the best of times were in Havre de Grace, Md...the food and service was excellent; always busy, with many regular customers. Since they closed that restaurant, and moved to Elkton, MD, the food and service is less than adequate. I love the owner, Yu Pin, but am so disappointed with everything else. The... More

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North East, Maryland
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34 reviews 34 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2010

We love this place! The menu has a nice selection and the food is always cooked with freshest ingredients. Don't pass up a chance to drop in.

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189 reviews 189 reviews
168 restaurant reviews
86 helpful votes 86 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2010

My wife and I notice this wonderfully hard to miss restaurant every time we drive up to New Jersey, and we finally decided to make it a point to stop and try it out. It is always lit up with white Christmas lights, and the outside decor includes a huge golden Buddha. The inside decor has much of the same,... More

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