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King Buffet

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905 E Lancaster Ave, Downingtown, PA 19335
(610) 518-5188
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11:00 am - 9:30 pm
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Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Dining options: Dinner, 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
Not crowded

There were lots of choices on the buffet, many of them fried.The crab legs, a specialty, took a LONG time to get replenished, and then disappeared within minutes. They were not replaced even when asked. The desserts were stale. The shrimp was tough. The variety gave opportunity for most people to... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed August 11, 2015
vineyard57
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West Chester PA
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West Chester PA
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18 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

There were lots of choices on the buffet, many of them fried.The crab legs, a specialty, took a LONG time to get replenished, and then disappeared within minutes. They were not replaced even when asked. The desserts were stale. The shrimp was tough. The variety gave opportunity for most people to find something they like.

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West Chester, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

I have eaten here many times and have always had a good experience. This isn't a buffet in a casino which is used to lure you into losing a bunch of bread (pun intended), so I don't expect that kind of experience. I could hop in my car and take a long drive to a gambling joint so I could... More 

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Montgomery, Pennsylvania
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

Crab and lobster day....it is a bait and switch..lobster will be out every couple of 30 mins. It is a wast of money.

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Philadelphia area
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 160 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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4 restaurant reviews
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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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 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
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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
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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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30 restaurant reviews
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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
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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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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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