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“What a find!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of China Dine-ah

China Dine-ah
281 Lakeview Dr (route 202), South China, ME
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Cuisines: American
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch
Portland, Maine
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53 reviews 53 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 17 cities Reviews in 17 cities
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
“What a find!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2012

I was not expecting much from this place, a diner in central Maine, but I was wrong. The breakfast at the China Dine-ah was amazing! I had a veggie omelet and grilled homemade biscuit. The omelet was one of the best I have ever had. The vegetables were fresh and cooked perfectly. The biscuit was light, fluffy, and grilled to perfection. The wait staff was attentive, but still allowed space. If you are in the central Maine area during breakfast time, make this your stop. I will certainly be returning.

  • Visited September 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Sherri G, General Manager at China Dine-ah, responded to this review, September 8, 2012
Thank you so much for taking the time to write about the China Dine-ah on Trip Advisor. We are so happy you enjoyed your meal and look forward to your return. Thanks for sharing. Sherri
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  • English first
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English first
Augusta, Maine
1 review
“Some of the Best Food I have ever had!!!!!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2012

This food is amazing the pulled pork sandwich and chicken baskets are the best and the friendly staff is always nice from top to bottom especiially the owner Norm. I advise everyone near and far to check out the Chinah Dinah you will leave with a big smile on your face.

Thank You,
Corey H.

  • Visited July 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Sherri G, General Manager at China Dine-ah, responded to this review, September 8, 2012
Thank you for you wonderful review. We appreciate you taking the time to write and share your experience. We look forward to seeing you again. Sherri
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New York City, New York
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38 reviews 38 reviews
Reviews in 29 cities Reviews in 29 cities
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
“worth the long drive!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2012

China Dine-ah offers healthy local wonderful fare prepared with a sense of contemporary tastes in mind. Menu does not offer only fatty, fried, cheesey dishes one expects from a diner. Rather really fresh food creatively served. Portions are generous. Crab cakes are full of crab and not breadcrumbs and Ritz crackers. Fish is perfectly baked. Breakfasts will keep you going all day. Pancakes are the best ever. Staff is personal, relaxed and professional at the same time. Beer is ice cold. Wine list is perfect. Wish we lived nearby!

  • Visited August 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Skowhegan, Maine
1 review
“Great Prime Rib!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2012

The prime rib (10 oz, 16 oz and the 32 oz) was cooked to perfection. The staff was friendly and very accommodating in relocating us after our group increased in size. The food was served promptly when ready and did not arrive cold even with a busy night. Will go back again.

  • Visited July 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Augusta, Maine
1 review
“Excellent seafood platter enough for 2 meals”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2012

Tricia was our waitress can't say enough good about her. Every restaurant should have staff like her. Loved the seafood platter fried clams were the best I've ever had. Everthing was cooked just right. Plan to go back for breakfast buffet. Have heard excellent reports.

  • Visited August 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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