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825 Wooded Acres Dr, Waco, TX 76710-4545
254-776-1072
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11:00 am - 9:30 pm
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Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 9:30 pm

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  • 7
    Excellent
  • 3
    Very good
  • 6
    Average
  • 1
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Cheap but not a place I'd recommend.

The staff is friendly, but far from providing good service. The food is not always hot, and is mediocre at best. The "chips" they serve are often stale. I only go when my lunch mates drag me there. While it may be cheap, I would pay double for good food, a clean establishment, and quality... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed June 3, 2015
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Waco, Texas
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 via mobile

This has to be the best Chinese Restaurant in Waco, Tx. Each time you come in, the food is made fresh. My favorite soup there is the Chicken Rice Soup. I also look forward to that. In a matter of fact, my son orders a large bowl of it each time we come and that serves as his meal. There... More 

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Austin, Texas
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

On our way home from Dallas last weekend we stopped in Waco to eat. We looked at Zomato to find what was nearby and good. We found that Cathay House had a 4.4 on Zomato so we decided to try it. It was a little bit out of the way but with the 4.4 we thought it was worth the... More 

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Waco, Texas
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

The staff is friendly, but far from providing good service. The food is not always hot, and is mediocre at best. The "chips" they serve are often stale. I only go when my lunch mates drag me there. While it may be cheap, I would pay double for good food, a clean establishment, and quality service.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2014

This is one of my favorite Chinese places in town. They always take the water chess nuts out of anything I order. Food comes out hot. Family run they recognize customers. Super busy at lunch but not so at night. Easy place to go with out a wait for good food on weekends !

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

Wasn't too impressed with the food. It was decent but have had much better. The chicken in the chicken lo mein was bland. But they did give heaping portions. No alcohol available, it seems they lost their liquor license. The reason I thought it would have been better was because when we walked in there was rather large table of... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

Cathay House has quality food and always comes out hot. They will work with you if you don't care for some ingredients or want added ingredients in a dish. Prices are very reasonable and owners are on the premises. The dad is a super chef. I also like the quiet ambiance of the restaurant.

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Waco, Texas
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014 via mobile

Credit where credit is due...potstickers are made while you wait and are the best we have had! Crispies were stale, and too much breading around small brown mystery chicken meat. Avoid on Sunday or experience mean rude apparently starving after church crowds with wild eyes lunging at the buffet (only on Sundays).

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Waco, Texas
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2013 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Not the real chinese food, but I guess it's one of the best in waco. what do you expect?it's waco.。。

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2013 via mobile

I've been going here for 20 years and the food and atmosphere have always been great. Keep up the great job! PS - love the won ton

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Dallas, Texas
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2013

I returned to Cathay House after a 15 year absence and found it to be less flavorful than I remembered. This could be just a change in taste rather than any change to the restaurant itself. The atmosphere was fine. The food was good, but not exceptional. Service was good.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 825 Wooded Acres Dr, Waco, TX 76710-4545
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Waco
  • Phone Number: 254-776-1072

Price and Cuisine

  • 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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