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San Lin East Chinese Restaurant - CLOSED

953 W Pulaski Hwy, Elkton, MD 21921-4714
+1 410-620-5009
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  • Average60%
  • Poor10%
  • Terrible10%
Oct 29, 2014
Apr 11, 2014
“Just gross”
Restaurant Hours Closed
$$ - $$$
953 W Pulaski Hwy, Elkton, MD 21921-4714
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Reviewed October 29, 2014

It was okay but the restaurant closed earlier this year and the owner retired. The Budda was burned or stolen at one point in time and was missing for a year or more. San Lin is no more.

Thank DT19Md
Reviewed April 11, 2014

Ordered 34 dollars worth of food it was so disgusting we threw it all in the trash shrimp fried rice was burnt and had a foul odor pork fried rice was burnt and had big chunk s of I don't know what in it scared...More

1  Thank Cutie45231
Reviewed October 17, 2013

The big Buddha attracted us. We decided to try it. Saturday evening at 6:00 we were the only customers in the restaurant. The host/ owner/ waiter showed us to our table. It was extremely hot with only a fan to cool it down. The food...More

Thank BobofPD
Reviewed August 5, 2013

Like many others, visited because of the giant golden Buddha status out front. Decor is almost overwhelming and feels like something out of a movie (or the A-Team tv show). Food is average "American" Chinese with a good selection, and the menu contains a dozen...More

1  Thank traveling_fr0m_TX
Reviewed December 31, 2011

I've read some of the other recent reviews, and while there were no cats anywhere to be seen, the rest of the reviews seem pretty spot-on. I will echo the sentiment that the interior of the restaurant is very unique, lights and decorations, musty smell,...More

Thank 1987porsche944
Reviewed December 17, 2011

We've been driving past this restuarant for many years. You can't miss it with the giant gold buddha out front and sitting by itself amongst the tall trees. There were only a handful of people at the bar at 6PM on a Friday night. There...More

1  Thank Werbrichfamily
Reviewed December 13, 2011

I first went to this restaurant as a guest for a birthday dinner. The place is fascinating inside. There not an empty place on a wall anywhere -knicknacks,fairy lights, pictures, urns...fun just to look around. Room is very dark. There were a number of us...More

1  Thank bluehenfan077
Reviewed September 21, 2011

I have visited San Lin for many years...the best of times were in Havre de Grace, Md...the food and service was excellent; always busy, with many regular customers. Since they closed that restaurant, and moved to Elkton, MD, the food and service is less than...More

Thank OrphanA
Reviewed December 24, 2010

We love this place! The menu has a nice selection and the food is always cooked with freshest ingredients. Don't pass up a chance to drop in.

3  Thank travel-food
Reviewed January 8, 2010

My wife and I notice this wonderfully hard to miss restaurant every time we drive up to New Jersey, and we finally decided to make it a point to stop and try it out. It is always lit up with white Christmas lights, and the...More

2  Thank renfield1969
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Restaurant Details

Average prices
$7 - $16
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 953 W Pulaski Hwy, Elkton, MD 21921-4714
  • Location: United States  >  Maryland (MD)  >  Elkton
  • Phone Number: +1 410-620-5009
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Sometimes spelled "Sanlin"
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