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Full Key Restaurant

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2227 University Blvd. W. (Amherst Ave.), Wheaton Manor, Wheaton, MD 20902
301-933-8388
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  • 7
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Authentic Cantonese Food!

After moved to DC for over 3 years, I finally found one Cantonese restaurant that gives me a slice of Hong Kong. I found this place at Yelp. Thanks to Yelp really. It is very unassuming. Located in a small shopping mall and the outside was not glam... I went in and it was still busy on a... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed January 25, 2015
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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470 reviews 470 reviews
351 restaurant reviews
124 helpful votes 124 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015

After moved to DC for over 3 years, I finally found one Cantonese restaurant that gives me a slice of Hong Kong. I found this place at Yelp. Thanks to Yelp really. It is very unassuming. Located in a small shopping mall and the outside was not glam... I went in and it was still busy on a Saturday afternoon... More 

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Silver Spring, Maryland
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8 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015 via mobile

I was introduced to Full Key by two clients, both are Vietnamese, and they know great Chinese food!! I've had appetizers, soups and entrees over the last 4 years, every item is the best!! Service is the best too!!

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Baltimore, Maryland
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21 reviews 21 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014

We've been going here for over 100 years to this Wheaton institution (exaggerating maybe a little :-) ) and we're always pleased of the quality of the food here. It's about time I wrote a review. Management is at the top of their game. Food here is consistently great and prices very reasonable. Our favorites: - Shrimp dumpling Kong Kong... More 

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Wheaton
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

Full Key is by far my favorite Chinese food in Maryland. No thick sugary American style food here. A dinner portion of the house wonton soup is an amazing meal. I had no point of reference before trying this soup. I highly recommend the Peking chicken. My only knock is no beer or wine served.

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Silver Spring, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014 via mobile

Have had both lunch and dinner at Full Key for over 4 years and have enjoyed every item consumed by me, and the service has been as great as the food - appetizers, soups, and entrees.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

they got one of the best roasted ducks in town. crispy skin and juicy tender meat. its a small restaurant but the decor is good.

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Silver Spring, Maryland
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51 reviews 51 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014

No American style Chinese food here. This is the real deal. A small cozy restaurant that serves fantastic food. Cooked quickly and come immediately to your table piping hot. Get the roast pork and watch the guy cut it up with the meat cleaver. The roast pork, the shredded pork fried noodles, the cod and tofu hotpot, the congee soup,... More 

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Menlo Park, California
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14 restaurant reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2014 via mobile

Heard so much about this place from friends and it did not disappoint. The beef brisket rice plate is unbelievable. The meat is so tender that it melts in your mouth. Hong Kong style wanton soup and noodles is also very nice, so is the BBQ pork dishes. Definitely a hidden gem. Best of all, this place is cheap.

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Baltimore, Maryland
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6 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2013 credit card Amex Card Member Review

We like coming here for shrimp wanton noodles, beef noodle soup, congee and many more. Its always packed. Staff are friendly. We buy more than we could eat in house and take the rest home.

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Rockville, Maryland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2013 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Full Key's been around for over 20 yrs, but still remains as popular as ever. That's due to the good food, esp. the BBQ stuff hanging in the windows and fast, efficient service. I always get the simple stuff here: congee, chow fun, BBQ meats, and they usually don't disappoint. Parking is a hassle though since the lot is very... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 2227 University Blvd. W. (Amherst Ave.), Wheaton Manor, Wheaton, MD 20902
  • Location: United States  >  Maryland (MD)  >  Wheaton
  • Phone Number: 301-933-8388

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 0 - 20
  • Cuisine: Chinese

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children

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