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Chow Town Grill & Buffet

$$ - $$$
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1668 Montgomery Hwy, Hoover, AL 35216-4904
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 9:30 pm
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Birmingham, Alabama
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32 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 30, 2016

I am a BIG fan of Chow Town - what an array of food for a reasonable price! You just don't know where to start! Let me say 1st iof all - weekday lunch buffet has mostly chicken entrees at a modest price. At night and weekends, add in LOTS of seafood for just a bit more. Sushi all the... More 

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Birmingham, Alabama
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157 reviews
91 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 21, 2016

Clean and well-stocked with a nice variety of fresh foods. The staff was courteous and attentive. Dinner hours are probably the best time to visit.

Thank andAwayIGo
Birmingham, AL, United States
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54 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 27, 2016

My squeeze and I had a 6:30 PM meeting at the Hoover Library so we decided we would eat close by for supper. We had never been to Chow Town but heard good things about the food. We were not disappointed. Greeted by a friendly host we were promptly seated. The restaurant has a large amount of seats. After ordering... More 

Thank Mike B
Birmingham, Alabama
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36 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 21, 2016

When I first entered this very nice restaurant, I thought the price overall would be a bit too pricey for my purse. How sad, I assumed incorrectly. The aesthetic appeal speaks as if you will surely have a huge tab after experiencing the fantastic food items that they so nicely displayed. Everything I sampled, from the hot wings to the... More 

Thank Ann J
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 5, 2015

i love eating here, they are not cheap with the food, huge variety of foods, i love the shrimp and sushi.

Thank David B
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19 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 5, 2015

I sometimes eat as a Chinese buffet because I like the variety. I read the reviews for Chow Town Grill, some of which were not great, and was a little hesitant about going there. However, I am glad I went because I was very pleasantly surprised. There were a wide variety of appetizers, main courses and deserts, and for the... More 

Thank Thornleigh55
Hoover, Alabama
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 22, 2015

From up North we know our Chinese food usually the south don't have great Chinese, but this place was a pleasant surprise! Everything I tried tasted like I remembered in NY!! Will continue to go there as long as they keep getting it right if it's not broken leave it alone it doesn't' need fixing they got it right. Kudos... More 

Thank Patricia M
Birmingham, Alabama
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19 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 30, 2014

Overall Chow Town is just what it sounds like: A big buffet that has a wide selection of foods. Overall it's a pretty good place; the food quality is better than the average buffet, and their selection is good. The real gem though is the mini-Mongolian BBQ in the back by the Sushi bar. Here you can put together the... More 

Thank hernshound
Alabaster, Alabama
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 13, 2014

Don't go after 8PM or EVER I'd say after my experience. The service was awful from the get-go. The rude hostess was more concerned about letting us know what time they were going to close than anything else. The hostess also refused to let me pick the seat I wanted. They rushed us in the door and also out the... More 

2 Thank DFuentes2014
Birmingham, Alabama
1 review
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 15, 2014

I went to Chow Town tonight to get some dinner. It was father's day and they were offering Lobster as a special. It was considerably more expensive than usual and after I decided I would stay and eat, they ran out of Lobster. I finished my dinner and then got up to pay. Considering that I was paying more for... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
Chinese, Asian, Sushi
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Dining on a budget, Families with children
Open Hours
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1668 Montgomery Hwy, Hoover, AL 35216-4904
  • Location: United States  >  Alabama (AL)  >  Hoover
Just opened last week-end. Next to TJ Max & Home Goods American, Chinese, Sushi Bar.etc. Full choice buffet

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