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Empire Chinese Restaurant

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1700 N Monroe St Ste 12, Tallahassee, FL 32303-0501
(850) 222-5550
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Sun 11:30 am - 10:30 pm
Mon - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Tallahassee, Florida
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82 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I had almost stopped eating Chinese food because my go-to places were losing ground. I was in this area of town and stopped in. Very pleasantly surprised with the cleanliness of the place and friendly staff. When I got to my destination and we opened up the large bag of wontons, egg rolls, shrimp fried rice, Gen Tso's Chicken and... More 

Thank 293peggyw
Level Contributor
21 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2015

First time trying this Chinese take out restaurant near the Publix at Lake Ella. It was surprisingly open on Christmas Day and the food was above average for take out. Definitely found a new Chinese takeout joint and worth the travel from our neighborhood north of Lake Jackson

Thank Aquaman70
Thomasville, Georgia
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543 reviews
207 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 399 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2015

This typically small Chinese restaurant on Monroe is near Lake Ella, next to Publix. The service is extremely friendly and they are willing to make any changes/additions/deletions to whatever entree you order. Most people order takeout but there are a few tables and the seating area was very clean. My food has always been consistently good, always hot, but nothing... More 

Thank Smiles4miles
Tallahassee, Florida
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132 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

For cheap, americanized cantonese food this is pretty good. The price is high and meat dishes come with virtually no meat, but the msg and salt keep everything tasting good. This is a small, family owned place and if you insist on cheap takeout it isn't the worst place you could go. All around oh-kay but certainly not great.

Thank LiveLifeAbroad
Tallahassee, Florida, United States
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014

This is the second time I ordered take-out from this restaurant. And each time I ordered 2 shrimp rolls with our meal. But, they only gave me one shrimp roll with my first order and I didn't bother complaining about it. But, they did it again! I'm beginning to think that they do this deliberately. Terrible service negates anything good... More 

Thank Mary Lynn M
Tallahassee, Florida
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50 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

I saw a neighbor walking up to his front door with a bag of Empire food and asked about it. He said, " I just love Chinese- but I only get egg drop soup there." HHHMM. I live near the Empire Chinese Restaurant and was excited to try it. They had left a brochure on our door a couple of... More 

Thank noworreez
Tallahassee, Fl
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146 reviews
114 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2013

Two and a half stars would be best... I can't imagine anyone actually eating in this storefront restaurant as the bare tables and open kitchen are as uninviting as possible. But for take-out, the selection is large, the staff barely speaks English, leading you to believe the food may be authentic, and the service is fast and pleasant. I ordered... More 

Thank foodieintally
Orlando, Florida
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2013

If you have never had good Chinese food, then you may like this place. Otherwise keep looking. Everything was below average.

1 Thank Dee411
Pine Valley, California
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84 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2013 via mobile

...or a relative. If there were no other Chinese restaurants in Tallahassee, I would return the next time I had a craving for Chinese, But of course there are many options in Tallahassee for Chinese and Asian, and I will try most or all of them before I return to Empire Chinese. The FOOD is AT BEST AVERAGE, maybe a... More 

Thank RogerDR26
Tallahassee, Florida
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70 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2013

...a little greasy. Family operated and right next to Publix Market, this basic Chinese style restaurant offers take out or dine in.

Thank TimeTraveler041847

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    3 of 5 stars
Average prices
$7 - $11
Chinese, Asian
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Delivery
Open Hours
11:30 am - 10:30 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1700 N Monroe St Ste 12, Tallahassee, FL 32303-0501
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Florida Panhandle  >  Tallahassee
  • Phone Number: (850) 222-5550

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?