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2227 University Blvd. W. (Amherst Ave.), Wheaton Manor, Wheaton, MD 20902
301-933-8388
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Dining options: Dinner, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • 10
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  • 16
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  • 3
    Average
  • 1
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  • 4
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
It's all about the food, folks!

The food here is really good but you have to focus on that and ignore the rest. The place is fun- I think- with plastic tablescloths that belong in a Mexican restaurant, strings of lights here and there, and tables filling every inch with little walk room. Once that duck noodle soup arrives, who... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed January 2, 2016
LindaandEmily
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Washington,DC
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Silver Spring, Maryland
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562 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 172 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We stopped by to see what Full Key would be like and we're delighted with the results. A small, comfortable, extremely quiet dining space; we got three dishes...a Kung Pao bean curd (a special not on the e regular menu), a Chao Fun (sp?) With pork and shrimp (another special), and the e sauteed broccoli. All were delicious, and there... More 

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Thank dlosea
Washington,DC
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2016

The food here is really good but you have to focus on that and ignore the rest. The place is fun- I think- with plastic tablescloths that belong in a Mexican restaurant, strings of lights here and there, and tables filling every inch with little walk room. Once that duck noodle soup arrives, who cares where we are? This place... More 

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Thank LindaandEmily
Silver Spring, Maryland
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66 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2015

My ex husband raves about the duck and its okay but the atmosphere is not so nice - really needs remodeling

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Thank Barbara T
Silver Spring
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42 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2015

My family has frequented Full Key for years. We especially love the pan fried noodles. My children always ask for chok from this restraunt when they are sick because it is so creamy!

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Thank jennyliurn
Beltsville, Maryland
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131 reviews
116 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

The shrimp dumpling soup is wonderful, hot and flavorful. The dumplings are plump and full and great. But we had to go get the waitress twice, our water glasses were never refilled, she was almost arrogant in the way she behaved at our table. We were the only Caucasians in the place but I don't think that was the problem.... More 

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Thank John O
Germantown, Maryland
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

I ordered a half roast duck. For some reasons, I did not see the wing and the upper part of the leg. If you order a roasted duck or chicken, make sure you get everything you should get. I also ordered a pan fried garlic Chinese broccoli. The garlic was over cooked and caused the whole dish a bitter taste.... More 

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Thank lambomiura
Sarasota, Florida
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63 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015

This restaurant is known for it's variety of soups. I ordered the wonton soup which came with 8 nice size dumplings filled with shrimp. You can also choose the combination wonton/noodle option but you will only get 4 wontons. The soup dish is very filling and makes a decent lunch for just about anybody.

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Thank John S
Burtonsville, Maryland
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3 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

Don't spoil your day out eating in this place, the waitress is rude and demanded tip more than they deserve at the end and when we complained to the owner he was so defiant. Foods are not good, many places like East Hollywood Cafe, and east pearl restaurant offer friendly services and foods.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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2,573 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015 via mobile

We ordered roasted duck and pork Hong Kong style, brisket noodles, shrimp wontons, bean curd casserole and crispy and spicy squid. I would pass the brisket noodles, nothing to write home about. Everything else was delicious. Authentic food. Good value for money. Nice decor.

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Thank HelenaGuerra
Gaithersburg, MD
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225 reviews
157 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

This is clearly a Chinese restaurant - not a Chinese American one! We had two dishes and a soup that were absolutely terrific. The soup was a shrimp dumpling soup with 8 excellent shrimp dumplings - probably the best I have ever had (really!). The follow on dishes were fried squid and a pork & snow pea combo. This place... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 2227 University Blvd. W. (Amherst Ave.), Wheaton Manor, Wheaton, MD 20902
  • Location: United States  >  Maryland (MD)  >  Wheaton
  • Phone Number: 301-933-8388

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 20
  • Cuisine: Chinese, Asian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children

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