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King Buffet

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905 E Lancaster Ave, Downingtown, PA 19335
(610) 518-5188
Today
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Dining options: Buffet

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Rating summary
  • Food
    2 of 5 stars
    Service
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    2 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    2 of 5 stars
Under new management - not what it used to be!

I mourn the days when this place was under old management a couple of years back. The food was consistently awesome every time we went and the service was great. However, as soon as it changed hands, the place went to pot. The food is now less than mediocre, they don't have good crab legs... read more

2 of 5 starsReviewed December 10, 2012
LordZordec
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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13 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Philadelphia area
Top Contributor
292 reviews 292 reviews
152 restaurant reviews
195 helpful votes 195 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

This used to be one of our favorite go-to places for a weekend evening meal, in part because they had fresh oysters aplenty on the buffet but in general because the food was well prepared. However, we hadn't been in a few years. It must be under new management and not for the best, for there were no oysters (or... More 

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Cypress, Texas
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015

Lots to choose from but not good quality. The soup is very watered down. Lots of fried food that doesn't look very healthy.

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Downingtown
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34 reviews 34 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2014

The review written on January 2014 could have been written by me. On New Years Day a group of five friends had a terrible experience. Totally understaffed, it was difficult to get beverages even though there were only about 5 tables occupied. Trays on the buffet were empty...with promises of "soon". Even the Wonton soup was missing the wontons and... More 

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Wayne, PA
Top Contributor
70 reviews 70 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2014

We ventured into this restaurant and later wished that we had not. It is the worst Chinese buffet that I have ever eaten at. We went in at 7pm on a Sat. night which should be a very busy time, but there were many empty tables. Understandably, since the locals know that this place is terrible. The entrees and appetizers... More 

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Senior Contributor
30 reviews 30 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2012

I mourn the days when this place was under old management a couple of years back. The food was consistently awesome every time we went and the service was great. However, as soon as it changed hands, the place went to pot. The food is now less than mediocre, they don't have good crab legs anymore, and the last time... More 

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Chester County, PA
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34 reviews 34 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2012 via mobile

If its been over a year since you've eaten here..just keep going..it's no longer worth a stop. New owners have changed and cheapened the Buffett selections. Using new inserts into the steam trays that only present a small mound of food. Less to go bad sitting out but frequently empty. Reasonable price but the bathroom is a horror show. Last... More 

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Downingtown, Pennsylvania, United States
Senior Contributor
42 reviews 42 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2012

The food at the king buffet used to be alot better than now. I do not know what changed but I will probably not go back.

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Philadelphia suburb
Top Contributor
76 reviews 76 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2012

Good food. Interesting variety from sushi to chicken wings. Lots of food well prepared. Buffet areas kept fresh with good food.

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Atglen
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23 reviews 23 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2012

Fress and floavorful food for everyone in the family.

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west virginia
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45 reviews 45 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2011

Five of us visited the King Buffet at about 7:00 on a Wednesday evening. We should have gone elsewhere when we saw few people in the dining room. Most of these customers were very heavy and may have been more interested in quantity, rather than quality of the food. Most entrees were some sort of seafood. I did not feel... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 905 E Lancaster Ave, Downingtown, PA 19335
  • Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Downingtown
  • Phone Number: (610) 518-5188

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 10 - 15
  • Cuisine: Chinese
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 9:30 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?