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“One of few remaining old school chow mein places left.” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Mee Sum Restaurant & Cocktail

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Mee Sum Restaurant & Cocktail
1819 S Main St, Fall River, MA 02724
(508) 678-9869
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Ranked #26 of 212 Restaurants in Fall River
Cuisines: Chinese
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Providence, Rhode Island
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29 reviews 29 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 21 cities Reviews in 21 cities
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
“One of few remaining old school chow mein places left.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2012

I have to laugh at the reviews written to date.. I honestly can't argue with them... The fact is, Mee Sum's isn't going to win any awards for ambiance. But it isn't ambiance you come to Mee Sum's for. It's the chow Mein sandwiches that you order, hoping to re-experience a part of your child hood that was lost long ago... This place is one of the few remaining old school chow mein places left in this tired old mill city many of us remain fond of. Back in 1980, arguably, the quintessential chow mein sandwich could be had from only 3 places, (all of which procured their chow mein from the Oriental Chow Mein Company on 8th Street) China Royal, Mark You, and Mee Sum's. Today, only Mee Sum's is open. Enjoy it... it hasn't changed in 30 years and you know what... thats a good thing! BTW it's cash only.

  • Visited February 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Templeton, Massachusetts
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“good for the soul”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2012

I never return home to Fall River without visiting Mee Sum. It is just the way it's always been and I hope it never changes, a little perfect jewel in the South End. There are not too many places serving real Fall River style Chinese food anymore, and Mee Sum is still one of the best.

  • Visited March 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Portsmouth, Rhode Island
1 review
“Over priced & over cooked!!!!”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2010

Save your time & money by going anywhere else but here!!! It's soooo over priced!! Their version of a combination plate is 1 item & rice. If you get 2 items & eggroll its $14 & it does NOT come with rice! The meats are dried out & over cooked!!! Its sad because I grew up going to mee Sums with my grandparents & it has gone way down hill!!

    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
    • 1 of 5 stars Food
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“My family's favorite. Regina rocks! Plus, this is Emeril's favorite, too...but I think it was my Papa's first. ;)”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2008

My family's favorite. Regina rocks! Plus, this is Emeril's favorite, too...but I think it was my Papa's first. ;)

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“not as good as it used to be but still good, and pricy too.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2008

not as good as it used to be but still good, and pricy too.

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