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2227 University Blvd. W. (Amherst Ave.), Wheaton Manor, Wheaton, MD 20902
301-933-8388
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  • 8
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  • 14
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  • 1
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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
Cantonese lunch

We ordered roasted duck and pork Hong Kong style, brisket noodles, shrimp wontons, bean curd casserole and crispy and spicy squid. I would pass the brisket noodles, nothing to write home about. Everything else was delicious. Authentic food. Good value for money. Nice decor.

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 27, 2015
HelenaGuerra
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015 NEW

We ordered roasted duck and pork Hong Kong style, brisket noodles, shrimp wontons, bean curd casserole and crispy and spicy squid. I would pass the brisket noodles, nothing to write home about. Everything else was delicious. Authentic food. Good value for money. Nice decor.

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Gaithersburg, MD
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

This is clearly a Chinese restaurant - not a Chinese American one! We had two dishes and a soup that were absolutely terrific. The soup was a shrimp dumpling soup with 8 excellent shrimp dumplings - probably the best I have ever had (really!). The follow on dishes were fried squid and a pork & snow pea combo. This place... More 

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Columbia, MD
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

After you pass by the pan handler in the run-down strip mall that features bizarre dining options (including a Spanish French bistro), you enter a somewhat tired looking restaurant that serves some amazing food. Despite outward appearances, these people in Full Key know what they are doing. You get the feeling that the cooks and staff have been there a... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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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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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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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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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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Address: 2227 University Blvd. W. (Amherst Ave.), Wheaton Manor, Wheaton, MD 20902
Phone Number: 301-933-8388
Location: United States  >  Maryland (MD)  >  Wheaton
Average Prices: USD 20
Cuisine: Chinese

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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 20
  • Cuisine: Chinese

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children

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