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154 Washington St, Claremont, NH 03743-5510
603-542-8833
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11:00 am - 3:30 pm
4:00 pm - 9:30 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Sat 11:00 am - 3:30 pm
4:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner

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Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Great place to meet friends and enjoy American/Chinese Buffet

I have a friend from Brattleboro with whom I meet for lunch every month. Usually we seek out Indian food, but every once in a while we return to the Imperial Buffet in Claremont. Always satisfied with it even when it was getting a bit tired looking. This visit it seemed they have remodeled and... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 21, 2015
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Woodstock, Vermont
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Woodstock, Vermont
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

I have a friend from Brattleboro with whom I meet for lunch every month. Usually we seek out Indian food, but every once in a while we return to the Imperial Buffet in Claremont. Always satisfied with it even when it was getting a bit tired looking. This visit it seemed they have remodeled and it is lighter, brighter and... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

First time to this place and was surprised both at the size- seating easy even on a Friday evening when they were busy and the number of tables and choices offered with the buffet. Many of my favorite "American Chinese" items were available including crab rangoons and general Tso. String beans were not quite as good as some places. Lots... More 

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Windsor, Vermont, United States
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

Though this is a very reasonably priced lunch with a great selection, not one of my choices was hot, including the soup. Everything was lukewarm though very tasty. When I told the cashier on the way out that her food was very tasty but not hot she said it was because I was there at a slow time (2:30 pm)... More 

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Cavendish, Vermont
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

Claremont is not going through a good economic patch at the moment, Along with losing 3 chain stores, only 1 of the city's 5 Asian restaurants remains. And whether it is a reflection of the economic climate or the lack of competition, the Imperial Buffet has changed. A friend and I had lunch there this past week, just after what... More 

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Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2014

This is a hit and miss type of place depending on what time of day you go. We have been here many times and have enjoyed it, we also have come when they buffet had empty containers and they did not fill them, and we also had experiences where the food tasted like it had been sitting for many hours.... More 

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Claremont, New Hampshire
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014

I usually go at lunch time during the week when it is less expensive 7.00 ish. I normally get water at as I know most places make most of their money on sodas, however they are very reasonable here at 1.50 for all the refills you can drink. They greet you at the door and seat you right away. the... More 

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Lyme, New Hampshire
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2014

I had not eaten at this buffet for a number of years, because it was shabby, with a very poor buffet. I finally decided to try it again recently, and as soon as I walked in saw that they had completely renovated and remodeled it. The interior was well lit with an amazing buffet. It still is Americanized, but the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2013

The buffet is huge with more choices then one can imagine. We love going there. The staff are friendly and very attentive. I love their string beans.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2013

I try to go to the Imperial once a month at least, and I am never dissatisfied. The food is great, and exotic but never too spicy. They have a wide selection including strictly American. It's very family friendly, warm, and inviting. My personal favorite dish is the crab legs, always served warm. Can't wait to go again!!!

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Claremont, New Hampshire
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2013

I went with 7 others,the waitress was very rude and rushed us! Examples: 1of our guests was blatantly ignored when trying to ask for something, one of our guests offered a bite of his meal to another so he could determine if he would like it,the waitress actually came over and told him, put that down-you did not pay for... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 154 Washington St, Claremont, NH 03743-5510
  • Location: United States  >  New Hampshire (NH)  >  Claremont
  • Phone Number: 603-542-8833

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Chinese
Open Hours
Monday
11:00 am - 3:30 pm
4:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 3:30 pm
4:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 3:30 pm
4:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 3:30 pm
4:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 3:30 pm
4:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 3:30 pm
4:00 pm - 9:30 pm

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