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“Not bad...just average” 3 of 5 stars
Review of Chef Lin Buffet

Chef Lin Buffet
417 A S Jefferson St, Prospect Plaza Shopping Ctr, Frederick, MD
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Ranked #101 of 330 Restaurants in Frederick
Cuisines: Chinese
Description: (301) 620-0664
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Description: (301) 620-0664
Frederick, Maryland
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
“Not bad...just average”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2014

Bout what you would expect, with a lot of seafood. The salad bar was nice - my six year old enjoyed the vegetable selection. The food is nothing fancy, but there is plenty of it and it is kept fresh.

  • Visited April 2014
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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  • English first
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English first
Baltimore, Maryland
Senior Contributor
29 reviews 29 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 26 cities Reviews in 26 cities
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
“Hands down, Best Buffet Ever!!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2013 via mobile

I am a chinese buffet afficianado... I've been to a different chinese buffets in different states as well... let me tell you, this is the best chinese buffet I have ever tasted!!! Hands down!!! Food taste great, service was awesome... staff was very friendly and attentive to customers! I am from Maryland and I was just passing Frederick from our West Virginia weekend trip. If this place is not almost 2 hours from where I live, for sure I would come here all the time. But if we're back in the area, we're definitely coming back!

  • Visited November 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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baltimore
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114 reviews 114 reviews
92 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 52 cities Reviews in 52 cities
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
“Good food, good prices, good location”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2013

This is a typical Chinese Buffet that has all the usual offerings, including a Mongolian grill and sushi. But, the exception was the duck, this was a treat! Other pleasant suprises were the salt/pepper shrimp, the grilled Teryaki chicken wings that were moist and tender, and the mixed vege tempura-very light and non-greasy. Coming from the "off" side of things were the cold shrimp that did not taste quite right and the canned peaches and pears that were sl fermented. The staff was friendly and efficient, filling the glasses routinely, the Chinese tea was perfect, it had a delicate smokeyness about it. They do offer a senior discount and have a party room in the back for larger groups. They make good use of the modest space they have. True, the decor is basic and somewhat dated, but this is a pretty good place where you will not leave hungry.

  • Visited October 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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4 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“Ugh! ”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2013

I have no idea how people can give this place such good reviews?! I didn't even enjoy the fortune cookie... That's how much I disliked this place!

Unless you don't have taste buds, skip this place...

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Clarksburg, Maryland
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18 reviews 18 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Best Chinese restaurant in town”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2013

Chef Lin Buffet is the best Chinese restaurant in town. The servers are friendly and fast at clearing away dirty plates. The food is hot and excellent. Donna and her husband put in very long hours to keep the place running smoothly. They are always adding new items. The latest is a chocolate fountain and lots of items to dip into it. Lots of food, lots of desserts and you can't beat the price. 10% off to seniors as well. They also have a chef cooking to order at no extra charge. Choose your items on the plate and hand it to the chef.

  • Visited May 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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