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Chinese, Asian
Lunch, Dinner
Takeout, Seating, Table Service

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4.4 miles from Pensacola Naval Air Station
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Reviewed May 29, 2020

My wife and I stopped by yesterday for a take-out lunch. The owners had gone to great lengths to follow all Covid-19 guidelines- even using a microphone and speaker in the parking lot so customers could wait in their cars while their order was being...prepared. The food was very warm when we arrived home after driving for 20 minutes. The food was also very good. My Shrimp Lo-Mein order was literally enough for two meals! These nice people are trying very hard- and it shows. Give them a chance. You'll be glad you did. Check their hours of operation before you go...More

Date of visit: May 2020
Reviewed April 11, 2020

Love this place. My very first take out experience was in 1970. My Dad brought it home. I was skeptical. But it was great. They have had some ups and downs over the years, but all and all a great place. Ordering pickup is a...great value. Don't forget to ask for extra sauce on the sweet and sour or there famous cashew chicken. Unfortunately, they have skimped a little on the sauce over the last 10 years or so. All is well if you just remember to ask for extra. Get a takeout today and you will be happy. I am going there this afternoon as well.More

Date of visit: April 2020
Reviewed January 15, 2020

I really wanted to like this place and I am extremely NOT PICKY. The fried rice had a burnt taste and the shrimp was rubbery. I feel bad because so many people talked about how good it was. Maybe I went at a bad time...or a bad day, but I definitely won't be returning to find out.More

Date of visit: January 2020
Reviewed August 9, 2019

While on a recent vacation trip to Pensacola we had the pleasure of eating lunch at the House of Chong Chinese buffet restaurant. We were just driving down the road looking for somewhere to have lunch when we saw this place and decided to give...it a try. We are so glad we did! The dining area is pleasant and clean and has quite a few tables. It was very clean and the staff welcomed us right as we entered. We wanted the buffet so we could sample a wide variety of items. Everthing we tried was very good, and there were far more selections available than what we could try in a single visit. I can't say whay was my favorite item (well, maybe the sesame chicken!) but I can say that everything I took I ate; and I ate a lot! Every item was hot and fresh, and when something ran out it was quickly replaced. I was even impressed with the dessert offerings which in our experience are not usually that great a most Chinese places. Lastly we were impressed with the cost. It was well under $20 for two lunch buffets! My only complaint is that we live 1500 miles away and won't be able to return until our next vacation there! Go and enjoy a great meal! I highly recommend House of Chong.More

Date of visit: July 2019
Reviewed June 17, 2019

The food was disgusting. I ordered $51 worth of food for delivery through Door Dash and everything except the rangoons were inedible. The shrimp was ridiculously overcooked and chewy like rubber. The fried rice was bland and gross. They gave me the wrong thing one...one of my orders (supposed to be vegetable lo mein noodles and there was no noodles, just shredded cabbage with fried eggs?!) , and when I called them and asked if I could drive up there and substitute it out, they refused. They wouldn't even listen to me, just told me they were busy and did not care. The beef and broccoli was equally tasteless and rubbery. First and LAST time ordering from here. Absolute waste of $51 plus a $6 tip for the DoorDash driver.More

Date of visit: June 2019
Reviewed March 21, 2019

Went there to lunch today. The positive comments we had read must have been written by the cook (almost mistakenly called that persona chef). Mostly very flat in taste. Although it was lunch hour many pans on buffet were empty or had one or two...pieces in them. Some items I question what day they were cooked. I already called a friend told her about the reviews and told her NOT to bother with it!More

Date of visit: March 2019
Reviewed March 7, 2019

went to pick up my to go order and the young man was very rude and their food is decent , but not good enough to be rude like he was

Date of visit: March 2019
Reviewed March 2, 2019

I came for dinner with a large group, 10+ people. They put some tables together to make a long table to sit us all. The menu was Americanized and I tried to pick something not Americanized. So I had the shrimp with lobster sauce. By...lobster sauce, they mean corn starch sauce with white pepper. As seen in the picture, there are about 4 shrimps with some cut up imitation crab meat and veggies. The shrimp wasn't seasoned and overcooked. The dish was about as soupy as a stew. For $8.95, I guess I shouldn't have high hope. Fun fact: I was waiting to pay my check at the counter. Some dude waiting for pick up and asked me to go check his order. I told him that I don't work there and I was a customer. His friend tried to save the day and made a light heart comment about me knowing the best place to eat. I told him that I just moved here. A young couple in their early 20's about 10 feet away giggled from their stereotyping comments. Pensacola, I am so glad that I am getting out of this place soon.More

Date of visit: March 2019
Reviewed January 29, 2019 via mobile

Visually sad and actually made me sick. Service sucked, my friend was begging for water with how dry and overcooked everything was, and no one had asked or brought her one. No refills given. No one came to table whole meal. I left sick and...fast to find a bathroom! Never again! They gave up on caring about what they serve. Canned, frozen, recycled parts.... disgusting! Dessert buffet was laughable. Enjoy the joke, I snapped 2 photos before I sat down with nothing for dessert.More

Date of visit: January 2019
Reviewed January 14, 2019

My family has been eating at The House of Chong since the 1970’s and have never been disappointed. We have eaten at Chinese restaurants all over the United States and have never had food that even comes close to The House of Chong’s. If you...visit Pensacola, Fl make sure you eat there. If they ever go out of business, it would be wonderful if they put the recipe on Pinterest.More

Date of visit: January 2019
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