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China Lin Restaurant

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501 Belt Line Rd Ste 20N, Collinsville, IL 62234-4410
(618) 346-8230
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10:30 am - 10:00 pm
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Sun 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Mon - Thu 10:30 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 10:30 am - 10:30 pm
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Collinsville, Illinois, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We just love this place. Normally, don't eat in, but they do deliver and delivery is usually fairly fast, the food will still be hot. Crab Rangoon are the best around. Shrimp in lobster sauce is awesome. Hubby's favorite is the General Tso Chicken. Get a combo dinner and you definitely got your money's worth.

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Thank LindanGeff K
Estero, Florida
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2016 via mobile

Rather pedestrian food. Busy restaurant but fast service. Good crab rangoon. Rather dirty bathroom and dining floor. Sometimes the General Tsoas chicken is tough and overcooked so it's a crap shoot.

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Thank F3394JGkarenh
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2015

One of the best Chinese delivery restaurants around, I've been ordering from here for years. They never get my order wrong and the food is always hot. the delivery man (usually a man) is super nice and friendly. They even deliver to my work!! prices are ok for the amount of food you get. The fried pork egg rolls and... More 

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Thank Justin C
Collinsville, il
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

Solidly good food. We've been ordering from China Lin for a couple of years and never have been disappointed. Best delivery service in the area. Always fast and friendly. Hot portions are always delivered hot. If dining in, expect more of a fast food atmosphere.

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Thank IdoraTrip
Farmersville, Illinois
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18 reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

One of my favorite Chinese dishes & the worst Black Pepper Chicken I have ever eaten. It was swimming in BBQ sauce. I don't like BBQ sauce. I, also, don't like "wet" Chinese food; the "sauce" is important for flavor, but I don't want my food taking a swim in it. My friend had Garlic Chicken & she said her... More 

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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

We ordered takeout to be delivered and it was at the house in less than 20 minutes. Arrived hot and order was totally correct. Very reasonable prices. I had sesame chicken whose flavor was very good, but the pieces of chicken were cut very small so they were a bit too crunchy. Pork fried rice was very good. General Tso... More 

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Thank Wano16
Collinsville, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

A great place for take out only. Not the best place for dine in. The fried dumplings are the best in the world. The rest of the food is very good. The friendliness of the service is so/ so. I order from this establishment appox 10 time per month. I like it.

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Thank Shayne S
Southern Illinois
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2014

Yes, we had a little bit of bad weather today but nothing that bad. I had people over and for the first time asked for delivery. It took so long that I called and eventually pulled out frozen pizzas to feed the group. At 8 pm when food showed up, one guest tried the crab rangoon. It was cold. The... More 

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Thank Bingo47
Collinsville, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2012

Very good Chinese food. They speak Chinese a lot, but I don't mind because as long as the food is good and cheap I'm happy. Also I don't think they act rude on purpose it is just there custom.

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Thank Ben H
Collinsville, Illinois
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2012

Let me first say that I used think this was the BEST Chinese Carry Out in Collinsville but after a new owner took it over the food and customer service is TERRIBLE. For example the "new owner" has a very poor attitude and is very rude. My mother went in there to pick up food and was going to take... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 stars
Cuisine
Chinese
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
10:30 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
10:30 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
10:30 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
10:30 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
10:30 am - 10:30 pm
Saturday
10:30 am - 10:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 501 Belt Line Rd Ste 20N, Collinsville, IL 62234-4410
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Collinsville
  • Phone Number: (618) 346-8230

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