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“Going downhill......” 3 of 5 stars
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Summer Palace
2800 N Interstate 35, Round Rock, TX 78681
(512) 733-8100 ‎
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Ranked #188 of 298 Restaurants in Round Rock
Cuisines: Chinese
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Mason, Texas
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“Going downhill......”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2011

We have eaten at Summer Palace many times over the past few years, and always thought the food was good, at a reasonable price. A recent visit showed that the upkeep on the restaurant seems to be going downhill. The carpet, booths, and especially the rest rooms are in need of an upgrade. Some of the food items on the buffet were not up to temperature. Most of the items were tasty, and there is a large variety to choose from. The service was slow, but on a buffet that does not matter much, except when you need more water or tea. I can recommend eating there, but just barely.

  • Visited May 2011
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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Sunnyvale, CA
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“Dependable and consistent -- Good value”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2011

This is a chinese buffet located right next to a variety of different restaurants and hotels off of I35 and Settlers Trail (Exit 254). this place used to be a Golden Corral restaurant but its now a chinese buffet.

The selections are impressive and they keep the food reasonably fresh and hot. There is a large number of BBQ items like chinese BBQ ribs, chicken, shrimp, several soups and a large number of rice, noodle, and chicken/beef dishes. I like their version of chicken with jalapeno peppers. The service is consistent and friendly as the staff attentively clears off plates and keeps your drinks filled.

They have some western dishes like pizza and clams and crab legs, but I've never tried them -- I usually go for whats freshly prepared and hot.

This is not gourmet but if you're after good consistent chinese food, NO MSG, and served in a buffet, all you can eat style, this is definitely one of the places in Round Rock for you. They are open late at night to make it easy to walk over from the hotels to grab a bite. You can do a take out where you pay by the pound for what you're taking.

  • Visited March 2011
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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